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EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation Highlight - Calibration samples to measure particle identification performance in the LHCb experiment

Deep underground in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, beams of protons travel around in circles at almost the speed of light before they are collided head-on. These high-energy collisions produce large numbers of tiny, short-lived particles that quickly decay into lighter, more stable particles. Investigating these particle decays allows physicists to catch a glimpse of the early history of the universe. In new work published in EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation, Marianna Fontana and Donal Hill describe the method to create calibration samples that help determine the accuracy of the detector in the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment in identifying different particles.

Read the guest post by Donal Hill & Marianna Fontana, originally published in the SpringerOpen blog.

For the second time since the beginning of the "QCD@Work" series we have experienced the publication of our proceedings with EPJ Web of Conferences. As in 2014, we are fully satisfied with the efficient publication procedure. We are very grateful to the EPJ Web Conf Editorial board for the excellent job.

Fulvia De Fazio, INFN Sezione di Bari, Italy
On behalf of the Editors of QCD@Work 2016 proceedings, EPJ Web of Conferences vol. 129 (2016)

ISSN: 2100-014X (Electronic Edition)

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