Finding Particles in MATHUSLA Using Timing Information

Date

2024

Authors

Aitken, Branden

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University of Victoria

Abstract

The MATHUSLA detector is a proposed large volume detector that specializes in detecting long-lived particles above the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The detector uses scintillating material in order to detect charged particles. At UVic, a prototype is being constructed to test the materials and methods intended for the MATHUSLA detector. At the forefront of these studies is using timing information to locate particles within the detector. We are testing methods that allow us to locate particles using timing delays in our signal. This project demonstrates that finding location based on this information is feasible, but also shows some of the challenges associated with the apparatus. The largest success of the project was showing the temperature dependence of the apparatus and how it affects timing measurements.

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particle, timing, SiPM, detector, MATHUSLA

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