A set of three dedicated triggers designed to detect long-lived neutral particles decaying throughout the ATLAS detector to a pair of hadronic jets is described. The efficiencies of the triggers for selecting displaced decays as a function of the decay position are presented for simulated events. The effect of pile-up interactions on the trigger efficiencies and the dependence of the trigger rate on instantaneous luminosity during the 2012 data-taking period at the LHC are discussed.

Aad, G., Abajyan, T., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Khalek, S.a., Abdelalim, A.a., et al. (2013). Triggers for displaced decays of long-lived neutral particles in the ATLAS detector. JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, 8, 1-34 [10.1088/1748-0221/8/07/P07015].

Triggers for displaced decays of long-lived neutral particles in the ATLAS detector

CERADINI, Filippo;DI MICCO, Biagio;Di Nardo R;ORESTANO, DOMIZIA;PETRUCCI, FABRIZIO;SALAMANNA, GIUSEPPE;