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year 2017
author(s) Sebastian Weber
title Operation and Performance of the ATLAS Level-1 Calorimeter and Level-1 Topological Triggers in Run 2 at the LHC
KIP-Nummer HD-KIP 18-22
KIP-Gruppe(n) F8
document type Paper
source PoS(EPS-HEP2017)806
Abstract (en)

In Run 2 at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, the ATLAS detector uses a two-level trigger system to reduce the event rate from the nominal collision rate of 40 MHz to the event storage rate of 1 kHz, while preserving interesting physics events. The first step of the trigger system, Level-1, reduces the event rate to 100 kHz within a latency of less than 2.5 μs. One component of this system is the Level-1 Calorimeter Trigger (L1Calo), which uses coarse-granularity information from the electromagnetic and hadronic calorimeters to identify regions of interest corresponding to electrons, photons, taus, jets, and large amounts of transverse energy and missing transverse energy. In this contribution, we discuss improved features and performance of the L1Calo system in the challenging, high-luminosity conditions provided by the LHC in Run 2. A new dynamic pedestal correction algorithm reduces pile-up effects and the use of variable thresholds and isolation criteria for electromagnetic objects allows for optimal performance both at low and high energies.

As the LHC exceeds its design luminosity, it is becoming even more critical to reduce event rates while preserving interesting physics. A new feature of the ATLAS Run 2 trigger system is the Level-1 Topological Trigger (L1Topo), which performs kinematic and angular selections within a latency of 200 ns. The physics motivation for L1Topo, as well as its implementation and performance in the ATLAS trigger system in Run 2, are discussed.

  author   = {Sebastian M. Weber},
  title    = {Operation and Performance of the ATLAS Level-1 Calorimeter and Level-1 Topological Triggers in Run 2 at the LHC},
  booktitle = {},
  year     = {2017},
  volume   = {314},
  pages    = {}
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