Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bhat, Pushpalatha C.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Physics||Large Hadron Collider (France and Switzerland)--Research||Muons--Research||Solenoids--Research||Radiation--Measurement--Instruments--Software

Abstract

This thesis presents results of recent radiation simulations for the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN performed using the Monte Carlo simulation package FLUKA. High statistics simulations with a fine granularity in the detector were carried out using the Condor batch system at the Fermilab LHC Physics Center. In addition, an existing web tool for accessing and displaying simulation data was upgraded. The FLUKA data and previously generated MARS Monte Carlo data can be plotted using 1-D or 2-D plotting functionalities along R and Z, the transverse distance from the beamline and the distance along the beamline, respectively. Comparisons between the data sets have been carried out; the effect of particle transport thresholds in both packages was explored, comparisons with zero magnetic field in the CMS solenoid and full field are made, a model of non-ionizing energy losses is examined, and sensitive areas of interest within the simulation are identified.

Comments

Advisors: Pushpa Bhat.||Committee members: Dhiman Chakraborty; Michael Eads.

Extent

71 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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