Measurement of the muon reconstruction performance of the ATLAS detector using 2011 and 2012 LHC proton–proton collision data
Aad, Georges; Abbott, Brad; Abdallah, Jalal; Abdel Khalek, Samah; Abdinov, Ovsat Bahram oglu; Aben, Rosemarie; Abi, Babak; Abolins, Maris; AbouZeid, Hass; Abramowicz, Halina; Buanes, Trygve; Dale, Ørjan; Eigen, Gerald; Kastanas, Alex; Liebig, Wolfgang; Lipniacka, Anna; Martin dit Latour, Bertrand; Rosendahl, Peter Lundgaard; Sandaker, Heidi; Sjursen, Therese B.; Smestad, Lillian; Stugu, Bjarne; Ugland, Maren; Bugge, Lars; Bugge, Magnar Kopangen; Cameron, David Gordon; Catmore, James Richard; Czyczula, Zofia; Franconi, Laura; Gjelsten, Børge Kile; Gramstad, Eirik; Ould-Saada, Farid; Pajchel, Katarina; Pedersen, Maiken; Read, Alexander Lincoln; Røhne, Ole Myren; Stapnes, Steinar; Strandlie, Are; Abreu, Henso; Abreu, Rômulo F.; Adamczyk, Leszek; Adams, David; Adelman, Jareed; Adomeit, Stefanie; Adye, Tim; Agatonovic-Jovin, Tatjana; Aguilar Saavedra, Juan Antonio; Åkerstedt, Henrik; Åkesson, Torsten P.A.; Åsman, Barbro; ATLAS, Collaboration
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This paper presents the performance of the ATLAS muon reconstruction during the LHC run with pp collisions at √s = 7–8 TeV in 2011–2012, focusing mainly on data collected in 2012. Measurements of the reconstruction efficiency and of the momentum scale and resolution, based on large reference samples of J/ψ → μμ, Z → μμ and ϒ → μμ decays, are presented and compared to Monte Carlo simulations. Corrections to the simulation, to be used in physics analysis, are provided. Over most of the covered phase space (muon |η| < 2.7 and 5 ≲pT ≲pT 100 GeV) the efficiency is above 99% and is measured with per-mille precision. The momentum resolution ranges from 1.7% at central rapidity and for transverse momentum pT ≃ 10 GeV, to 4% at large rapidity and pT ≃ 100 GeV. The momentum scale is known with an uncertainty of 0.05% to 0.2% depending on rapidity. A method for the recovery of final state radiation from the muons is also presented.