22-27 September 2014
Vietri sul Mare
Europe/Berlin timezone

Backtracking algorithm for lepton recontruction with HADES

23 Sep 2014, 18:30
Hotel meeting room (Vietri sul Mare)

Hotel meeting room

Vietri sul Mare


Mr Patrick Sellheim (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)


The HADES (High Acceptance Di-Electron Spectrometer) at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung investigates dilepton and strangeness production in elementary and heavy-ion collisions. In April - May 2012 HADES recorded 7 billion Au+Au events at a beam energy of 1.23 GeV/u with the highest multiplicities measured so far. The track reconstruction and particle identification in the high track density environment are challenging. Most important detector component for lepton identification is a Ring Imaging Cherenkov detector. Its main purpose is the separation of electrons and positrons from large background of charged pions produced in heavy-ion collisions. In order to improve lepton identification a new backtracking algorithm was developed. In this contribution we will show the results of a new backtracking algorithm compared to the currently applied method for 𝑒−/+ identification. Efficiency and purity of a reconstructed 𝑒−/+ sample will be discussed as well. Supported by BMBF (05P12RFGHJ), Helmholtz Alliance EMMI, HIC for FAIR, HGS-HIRe and H-QM.

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Mr Patrick Sellheim (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

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