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Tracking Performance

Charged tracks found in the CDC are linked to clusters of pixels in the VXD by extrapolating each track and selecting the best set of associated clusters[7]. A set of clusters may not be shared by multiple tracks. The track parameters are then recalculated, accounting for multiple scattering. In tau-pair events, at least one VXD cluster is linked to a well-measured CDC track in 99%of the cases.

The measured impact parameter resolution transverse to the beam line for the combined tracking system is m for infinite momentum tracks and m at 1 GeV/c. Along the beam direction the resolution is m for infinite momentum and m at 1 GeV/c. The momentum resolution of the tracking system in the 0.6 T field of the SLD solenoid is , where is the track transverse momentum in GeV/c.

Mon Sep 11 11:36:55 PDT 1995