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    Study of ageing and gain limits of microstrip gas chambers at high rates

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    The CMS experiment comprises MSGCs as one of the key detection elements for high luminosity tracking at LHC. In addition to the high dose rate of 10 mC/year per cm of strip, these detectors have to survive the hostile presence of highly ionizing particles, neutrons low energy gammas and hadrons. In this report we present the results of systematic tests on maximum safe operational gain limits in MSGCs before the discharge. Long term ageing tests performed on prototype open Ibanana¬Ļ modules envisaged to be arranged around the interaction region in the forward part of the CMS tracker show no evidence of gain drop up to equivalent ~ 10 years of LHC operation. A comparison is made between argon and neon gas mixtures with DME in equal proportions by investigating long term irradiation effects on chamber operation by introducing controlled and reproducible pollution in the gas lines

    Study of Z boson production in pPb collisions at ‚ąösNN = 5.02 TeV

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    © 2016 The Author.The production of Z bosons in pPb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV is studied by the CMS experiment via the electron and muon decay channels. The inclusive cross section is compared to pp collision predictions, and found to scale with the number of elementary nucleon-nucleon collisions. The differential cross sections as a function of the Z boson rapidity and transverse momentum are measured. Though they are found to be consistent within uncertainty with theoretical predictions both with and without nuclear effects, the forward-backward asymmetry suggests the presence of nuclear effects at large rapidities. These results provide new data for constraining nuclear parton distribution functions
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