TORCH, a novel time of flight detector for LHCb upgrade II
November 23, 2022
June 15, 2023
The plans for LHCb upgrade II in the HL LHC era include complementing the experiment’s particle identification capabilities in the low momentum region up to 10-15GeV/c with the novel TORCH time of flight detector. TORCH is designed to provide 15ps timing resolution for charged particles, resulting in K/pi (p/K) particle identification up to 10 (15)GeV/c momentum over a 10m flight path.
We present the results of beam and laboratory test of TORCH prototypes; the latest TORCH design for the LHCb upgrade II Framework Technical Design Report; and the simulated particle ID performance in LHCb upgrade II high luminosity running conditions.
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