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Title
The CMS experiment at the CERN LHC
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector is described. The detector operates at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It was conceived to study proton-proton (and lead-lead) collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 14 TeV (5.5 TeV nucleon-nucleon) and at luminosities up to 1034 cm−2 s−1 (1027 cm−2 s−1). At the core of the CMS detector sits a high-magnetic-field and large-bore superconducting solenoid surrounding an all-silicon pixel and strip tracker, a lead-tungstate scintillating-crystals electromagnetic calorimeter, and a brass-scintillator sampling hadron calorimeter. The iron yoke of the flux-return is instrumented with four stations of muon detectors covering most of the 4¦Ð solid angle. Forward sampling calorimeters extend the pseudorapidity coverage to high values (|¦Ç| ¡Ü 5) assuring very good hermeticity. The overall dimensions of the CMS detector are a length of 21.6 m, a diameter of 14.6 m and a total weight of 12500 t.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of instrumentation. - Bristol, 2006, currens
Publication
Bristol : Institute of Physics, 2008
ISSN
1748-0221
Volume/pages
3(2008), p. S08004,1-S08004,361
Article Reference
S08004
ISI
000258875900011
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