Bonn 2010 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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HK: Fachverband Physik der Hadronen und Kerne

HK 41: Schwerionenkollisionen und QCD Phasen IV

HK 41.7: Vortrag

Donnerstag, 18. März 2010, 15:45–16:00, HG I

Open charm measurement in the CBM experiment — •Iouri Vassiliev — Institut für Kernphysik, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

One of the major experimental challenges of the CBM experiment is to trigger on the displaced vertex of the Open charm particle decays via hadronic decay modes in the environment of a heavy-ion collision. This task requires fast and efficient track reconstruction algorithms and high resolution secondary vertex determination. Particular difficulties in recognizing the displaced vertex of the rare D-meson and Λc decays are caused by weak KS0 and Λ decays which produce displaced vertices 1 cm downstream the target, very low multiplicity of the D-meson production, low branching ratios and multiple scattering in the beam pipe and detectors.

The primary and secondary vertices have been reconstructed with high accuracy (5µm and 50µm respectively) from the tracks fitted in the STS with a non-homogeneous magnetic field by the Kalman filter procedure. Two open charm trigger configurations have been proposed: Detached Kaon Trigger and Detached Vertex Trigger. Progress with feasibility studies of the open charm measurements in the CBM experiment will be discussed.

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