The FASER Detector

Collaboration, FASER, Abreu, Henso, Mansour, Elham Amin, Antel, Claire, Ariga, Akitaka, Ariga, Tomoko, Bernlochner, Florian, Boeckh, Tobias, Boyd, Jamie, Brenner, Lydia
et al (show 87 more authors) (2022) The FASER Detector. [Preprint]

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FASER, the ForwArd Search ExpeRiment, is an experiment dedicated to searching for light, extremely weakly-interacting particles at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Such particles may be produced in the very forward direction of the LHC's high-energy collisions and then decay to visible particles inside the FASER detector, which is placed 480 m downstream of the ATLAS interaction point, aligned with the beam collisions axis. FASER also includes a sub-detector, FASER$\nu$, designed to detect neutrinos produced in the LHC collisions and to study their properties. In this paper, each component of the FASER detector is described in detail, as well as the installation of the experiment system and its commissioning using cosmic-rays collected in September 2021 and during the LHC pilot beam test carried out in October 2021. FASER will start taking LHC collision data in 2022, and will run throughout LHC Run 3.

Item Type: Preprint
Additional Information: 92 pages, 72 Figures
Uncontrolled Keywords: physics.ins-det, physics.ins-det, hep-ex
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2022 16:30
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2024 16:30
DOI: 10.48550/arxiv.2207.11427
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