Studies of triggering and exotic particle searches at ATLAS, and a search for trapped monopoles
2013 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
The ATLAS detector at the LHC operated through 2011 and 2012 with 7 and 8 TeV centre-of-mass energy of its colliding proton bunches, respectively. One if its main objectives is to search for physics beyond the Standard Model. This thesis presents a study of a data-driven background method designed for long-lived heavy particles searches, where the signatures are allowed by for example R-parity violating Supersymmetry. Several studies of the perfor- mance of ATLAS trigger system have also been carried out. A contribution to a non-ATLAS search for primordial trapped magnetic monopoles was also undertaken. Data-taking and calibration of a SQUID magnetometer used when searching for magnetic monopoles in volcanic polar rocks were carried out.
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Stockholm: Department of Physics, Stockholm University , 2013. , 158 p.
Magnetic monopoles, ATLAS, SQUID, trigger, exotic particles, heavy long-lived particles
Research subject High Energy Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97789OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-97789DiVA: diva2:680160
2014-01-13, A4:1003, Roslagstullsbacken 21, Stockholm, 13:15 (English)
Finley, Chad, Ph.D.
Milstead, David, Professor
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