Regular Article – Experimental Physics
A simple method to determine charge-dependent curvature biases in track reconstruction in hadron collider experiments
Imperial College London, London, UK
2 University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
3 University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Accepted: 27 February 2021
Published online: 22 March 2021
A new data-driven method, using decays, is proposed to correct for charge-dependent curvature biases in spectrometer experiments at hadron colliders. The method is studied assuming a detector with a “forward-spectrometer” geometry similar to that of the LHCb experiment, and is shown to reliably control several simplified detector mis-alignment configurations. The applicability of the method for use in measurements of precision electroweak observables is evaluated.
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