publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 2017

RapidSim: An application for the fast simulation of heavy-quark hadron decays

Cowan, G.A.; Craik, D.C.; Needham, M.D.;
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  • Published: 01 May 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
RapidSim is a lightweight application for the fast simulation of phase space decays of beauty and charm quark hadrons, allowing for quick studies of the properties of signal and background decays in particle physics analyses. Based upon the TGenPhaseSpace class from the ROOT application it uses externally provided fixed-order next-to-leading-logarithm calculations to boost the initial beauty and charm hadrons to the appropriate energy for the production environment of interest. User-defined momentum resolution functions can be used to mimic the effect of imperfect track reconstruction. User-defined efficiency shapes can be applied during generation to reproduce ...
Subjects
arXiv: High Energy Physics::Experiment
free text keywords: Phase space, Charm quark, Physics, Kinematics, Invariant mass, Momentum, Quark, Hadron, Particle physics, Detector, High Energy Physics - Experiment

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