Performance of the ATLAS Level-1 topological trigger in Run 2

ATLAS Collaboration, Paul Newman

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During LHC Run 2 (2015–2018) the ATLAS Level-1 topological trigger allowed efficient data-taking by the ATLAS experiment at luminosities up to 2.1×1034 cm−2s−1, which exceeds the design value by a factor of two. The system was installed in 2016 and operated in 2017 and 2018. It uses Field Programmable Gate Array processors to select interesting events by placing kinematic and angular requirements on electromagnetic clusters, jets, τ-leptons, muons and the missing transverse energy. It allowed to significantly improve the background event rejection and signal event acceptance, in particular for Higgs and B-physics processes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7
Number of pages26
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2022

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36 pages in total, author list starting page 20, 10 figures, 3 tables, published in EPJC. All figures including auxiliary figures are available at


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