Vertex reconstruction algorithms in the PHOBOS experiment at RHIC


The PHOBOS experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is studying interactions of heavy nuclei at the largest energies available in the laboratory. The high multiplicity of particles created in heavy ion collisions makes precise vertex reconstruction possible using information from a spectrometer and a specialized vertex detector with relatively small acceptances. For lower multiplicity events, a large acceptance, single layer multiplicity detector is used and special algorithms are developed to reconstruct the vertex, resulting in high efficiency at the expense of poorer resolution. The algorithms used in the PHOBOS experiment and their performance are presented.

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@inproceedings{Woniak2006VertexRA, title={Vertex reconstruction algorithms in the PHOBOS experiment at RHIC}, author={Krzysztof Woźniak}, year={2006} }