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Silicon vertex tracker: a fast precise tracking trigger for CDF

Publication date2000
Abstract

The Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT), currently being built for the CDF II experiment, is a hardware device that reconstructs 2-D tracks online using measurements from the Silicon Vertex Detector (SVXII) and the Central Outer Tracker (COT). The precise measurement of the impact parameter of the SVT tracks will allow, for the first time in a hadron collider environment, to trigger on events containing B hadrons that are very important for many studies, such as CP violation in the b sector and searching for new heavy particles decaying to b . In this report we describe the overall architecture, algorithms and the hardware implementation of the SVT.

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ASHMANSKAS, W. et al. Silicon vertex tracker: a fast precise tracking trigger for CDF. In: Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section A, Accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment, 2000, vol. 447, n° 1-2, p. 218–222. doi: 10.1016/S0168-9002(00)00190-X
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