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Performance of the CMS cathode strip chambers with cosmic rays

S Chatrchyan, V Khachatryan, AM Sirunyan, W Adam, B Arnold, H Bergauer, T Bergauer, M Dragicevic, M Eichberger, J Ero, et al. (2010) JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION. 5.
abstract
The Cathode Strip Chambers (CSCs) constitute the primary muon tracking device in the CMS endcaps. Their performance has been evaluated using data taken during a cosmic ray run in fall 2008. Measured noise levels are low, with the number of noisy channels well below 1%. Coordinate resolution was measured for all types of chambers, and fall in the range 47 mu m to 243 mu m. The efficiencies for local charged track triggers, for hit and for segments reconstruction were measured, and are above 99%. The timing resolution per layer is approximately 5 ns.
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