The dynamic range of physics studies and the demanding experimental environment of high-luminosity 13 TeV proton-proton collisions have led to challenging performance requirements for the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. For example, high track density affects the performance of the ATLAS track finding algorithms.
The transition radiation tracker (TRT) is the outermost layer of the ATLAS Inner Detector. One of its goals is to provide particle tracking in the high particle flux environment. Systematic variations in the time measurement result in a degradation in tracking capability. I work on calibration of the time measurement to correct for these variations.
Supervisor(s): Dr. Wendy Taylor