The CMS RPC detector performance and stability during LHC RUN-2

M. A. Shah*, R. Hadjiska, A. Fagot, M. Gul, C. Roskas, M. Tytgat, N. Zaganidis, S. Fonseca De Souza, A. Santoro, F. Torres Da Silva De Araujo, A. Aleksandrov, P. Iaydjiev, M. Rodozov, M. Shopova, G. Sultanov, A. Dimitrov, L. Litov, B. Pavlov, P. Petkov, A. PetrovS. J. Qian, D. Han, W. Yi, C. Avila, A. Cabrera, C. Carrillo, M. Segura, S. Aly, Y. Assran, A. Mahrous, A. Mohamed, C. Combaret, M. Gouzevitch, G. Grenier, F. Lagarde, I. B. Laktineh, H. Mathez, L. Mirabito, K. Shchablo, I. Bagaturia, D. Lomidze, I. Lomidze, L. M. Pant, V. Bhatnagar, R. Gupta, R. Kumari, M. Lohan, J. B. Singh, V. Amoozegar, B. Boghrati, H. Ghasemy, S. Malmir, M. Mohammadi Najafabadi, M. Abbrescia, A. Gelmi, G. Iaselli, S. Lezki, G. Pugliese, L. Benussi, S. Bianco, D. Piccolo, F. Primavera, S. Buontempo, A. Crescenzo, G. Galati, F. Fienga, I. Orso, L. Lista, S. Meola, P. Paolucci, E. Voevodina, A. Braghieri, P. Montagna, M. Ressegotti, C. Riccardi, P. Salvini, P. Vitulo, S. W. Cho, S. Y. Choi, B. Hong, K. S. Lee, J. H. Lim, S. K. Park, J. Goh, T. J. Kim, S. Carrillo Moreno, O. Miguel Colin, F. Vazquez Valencia, S. Carpinteyro Bernardino, J. Eysermans, I. Pedraza, C. Uribe Estrada, R. Reyes-Almanza, M. C. Duran-Osuna, M. Ramirez-Garcia, G. Ramirez-Sanchez, A. Sanchez-Hernandez, R. I. Rabadan-Trejo, H. Castilla-Valdez, A. Radi, H. Hoorani, S. Muhammad, I. Crotty

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The CMS experiment, located at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN, has a redundant muon system composed by three different gaseous detector technologies: Cathode Strip Chambers (in the forward regions), Drift Tubes (in the central region), and Resistive Plate Chambers (both its central and forward regions). All three are used for muon reconstruction and triggering. The CMS RPC system confers robustness and redundancy to the muon trigger. The RPC system operation in the challenging background and pileup conditions of the LHC environment is presented. The RPC system provides information to all muon track finders and thus contributing to both muon trigger and reconstruction. The summary of the detector performance results obtained with proton-proton collision at s = 13 TeV during 2016 and 2017 data taking have been presented. The stability of the system is presented in terms of efficiency and cluster size vs time and increasing instantaneous luminosity. Data-driven predictions about the expected performance during High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) stage have been reported.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC11012
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Gaseous detectors
  • Resistive-plate chambers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics

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