Triggering On Hadronic Signatures In The Atlas Experiment-Developments For 2017 And 2018
LIP, Departamento de Física, Universidade do Minho,
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Published online: 17 September 2019
Hadronic signatures are critical to the ATLAS physics program, and are used extensively for both the StandardModel measurements and searches for new physics. These signatures include generic quark and gluon jets, as well as jets originating from b-quarks or the decay of massive particles (such as electroweak bosons or top quarks). Additionally, missing transverse momentum from non-interacting particles provides an interesting probe in the search for new physics beyond the Standard Model. Developing trigger selections that target these events is a hugechallenge at the LHC due to the enormous rates associated with hadronic signatures. This challenge is exacerbated by the amount of pile-up activity, which continues to grow. In order to address these challenges, several new techniques were developed to significantly improve the potential of the 2017 dataset. An overview of how we triggeron hadronic signatures at the ATLAS experiment is presented, outlining the challenges of hadronic object triggering and describing the improvements performed over the course of the Run 2 LHC data-taking program. The performance in Run 2 data is shown, including demonstrations of the new techniques being used in 2017. We also discuss further critical developments implemented for the rest of Run 2 and their performance in early 2018 data.
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