Stand-alone cosmic muon reconstruction before installation of the CMS silicon strip tracker Academic Article uri icon


  • The subsystems of the CMS silicon strip tracker were integrated and commissioned at the Tracker Integration Facility (TIF) in the period from November 2006 to July 2007. As part of the commissioning, large samples of cosmic ray data were recorded under various running conditions in the absence of a magnetic field. Cosmic rays detected by scintillation counters were used to trigger the readout of up to 15 % of the final silicon strip detector, and over 4.7 million events were recorded. This document describes the cosmic track reconstruction and presents results on the performance of track and hit reconstruction as from dedicated analyses. 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd and SISSA.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Instrumentation

author list (cited authors)

  • Collaboration, C.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Collaboration, CMS Tracker

publication date

  • May 2009