Performance of the ATLAS muon trigger in run i and upgrades for run II

Dai Kobayashi

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The ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has taken data at a centre-of-mass energy between 900 GeV and 8 TeV during Run I (2009-2013). The LHC delivered an integrated luminosity of about 20 fb-1 in 2012, which required dedicated strategies to ensure the highest possible physics output while effectively reducing the event rate. The Muon High Level Trigger has successfully adapted to the changing environment from low instantaneous luminosity (1032 cm-2 s-1) in 2010 to the peak high instantaneous luminosity (1034 cm-2 s-1). The selection strategy has been optimized for the various physics analyses involving muons in the final state. We will present the excellent performance achieved during Run I. In preparation for the next data taking period (Run II) several hardware and software upgrades to the ATLAS Muon Trigger have been performed to deal with the increased trigger rate expected at higher centre-of-mass energy and increased instantaneous luminosity. We will highlight the development of novel algorithms that have been developed to maintain a highly efficient event selection while reducing the processing time by a factor of three. In addition, the two stages of the high level trigger that was deployed in Run I will be merged for Run II. We will discuss novel approaches that are being developed to further improve the trigger algorithms for Run II and beyond.

Original languageEnglish
Article number092016
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, CHEP 2015 - Okinawa, Japan
Duration: Apr 13 2015Apr 17 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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