All Detectors are Not Created Equal!
Compared to the ATLAS and CMS experiments, the LHCb experiment is very different! In those experiments, the collision happens inside the large detector, since it encases the beam pipe! However, the collision of proton beams occurs just outside the beginning of the detector at the LHCb experiment. This is due to the nature of the most important particle to us, the B’s!
There are many detectors that make up the LHCb experiment, each one being just as important as the next. Below is a schematic diagram of all the detectors:
Please follow the links and the “Next” button to explore a series of blog posts from a Syracuse University postdoctoral researcher, Anna Phan. The original blog posts are from the Quantum Diaries.
- The LHCb detector
- VELO – Vertex Locator
- Track Stations (TT, T1-T3)
- RICH1 and RICH2
- The large dipole magnet
- Trigger – or how to keep only the good data
- Electron and Hadron Calorimeters (SPD/PS, ECAL and HCAL)
- Muon Detector (M1-M5)
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