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A precision measurement of the muon decay parameter delta  

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The muon decay parameter delta characterizes momentum dependence of the parity-violating muon decay asymmetry. A new measurement of delta has been performed using the first physics data recorded by the TWIST experiment at TRIUMF. The obtained value, delta=0.74964+-0.00066(stat.)+-0.00112(syst.), is consistent with the Standard Model expectation delta=3/4. This is the first determination of delta performed using a blind analysis technique. Combined with other data, the measurement sets new model-independent limits on effective right-handed couplings of the muon. Improved limits on the product of another muon decay parameter, xi, and the muon polarization in pion decay, Pmu, are obtained in the form: 0.9960Pmu*xi<=xi<1.0040, at 90% confidence level. Implications for left-right symmetric models are discussed.

Gaponenko, Andrei

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A precision measurement of the muon decay parameter delta  

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The muon decay parameter delta characterizes momentum dependence of the parity-violating muon decay asymmetry. A new measurement of delta has been performed using the first physics data recorded by the TWIST experiment at TRIUMF. The obtained value, delta=0.74964+-0.00066(stat.)+-0.00112(syst.), is consistent with the Standard Model expectation delta=3/4. This is the first determination of delta performed using a blind analysis technique. Combined with other data, the measurement sets new model-independent limits on effective right-handed couplings of the muon. Improved limits on the product of another muon decay parameter, xi, and the muon polarization in pion decay, Pmu, are obtained in the form: 0.9960Pmu*xi<=xi<1.0040, at 90% confidence level. Implications for left-right symmetric models are discussed.

Andrei Gaponenko

2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Michel parameter rho in muon decay  

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The TWIST Collaboration has measured the Michel parameter rho in normal muon decay,u+ -> e+VeVu. In the standard model of particle physics,rho = 3/4. Deviations from this value require mixing of left- and right-handed muon and electron couplings...

Musser, James Raymond

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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MUON DECAY PARAMETERS Revised June 2011 by W. Fetscher and H.-J. Gerber (ETH  

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­ 1­ MUON DECAY PARAMETERS Revised June 2011 by W. Fetscher and H.-J. Gerber (ETH Z¨urich). Introduction: All measurements in direct muon decay, µ- e- + 2 neutrals, and its inverse, µ + e- µ- + neutral on muon decay are valid for the leptonic tau decays + + ¯e with the replacements mµ m , me m

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MUON DECAY PARAMETERS Revised August 2009 by W. Fetscher and H.-J. Gerber (ETH  

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­ 1­ MUON DECAY PARAMETERS Revised August 2009 by W. Fetscher and H.-J. Gerber (ETH Z¨urich). Introduction: All measurements in direct muon decay, - e- + 2 neutrals, and its inverse, + e- - + neutral on muon decay are valid for the leptonic tau decays + + ¯e with the replacements m m , me m

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MUON DECAY PARAMETERS Revised January 2012 by W. Fetscher and H.-J. Gerber (ETH  

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­ 1­ MUON DECAY PARAMETERS Revised January 2012 by W. Fetscher and H.-J. Gerber (ETH Z¨urich). Introduction: All measurements in direct muon decay, µ- e- + 2 neutrals, and its inverse, µ + e- µ- + neutral on muon decay are valid for the leptonic tau decays + + ¯e with the replacements mµ m , me m

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Majorons and muon decay  

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The existence of a massless Goldstone boson coupling to neutrinos in theories with spontaneous violation of a global B-L symmetry may be consequential in precision measurements of the parameters in muon decay. We calculate the decay parameters for ??eMM, where the Majoron M is the Goldstone boson, and discuss limits on the Majoron-neutrino coupling.

T. Goldman; Edward W. Kolb; G. J. Stephenson; Jr.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Decay Deep Underground  

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A measurement of delayed coincidences characteristic of muon decay has been made at a depth of 1440-hg/cm2 standard rock with a 200-liter liquid scintillation detector. These results are consistent with the decay rate predicted from the depth-intensity curve for the penetrating component of the cosmic rays, providing independent evidence that this component is energetic muons.

W. R. Kropp; Jr.; F. Reines; R. M. Woods; Jr.

1968-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Michel Parameter xi" in Polarized Muon Decay and Implications on Exotic Couplings of the Leptonic Weak Interaction  

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The Michel parameter xi" has been determined from a measurement of the longitudinal polarization of positrons emitted in the decay of polarized and depolarized muons. The result, xi" = 0.981 +- 0.045stat +- 0.003syst, is consistent with the Standard Model prediction of unity, and provides an order of magnitude improvement in the relative precision of this parameter. This value sets new constraints on exotic couplings beyond the dominant V-A description of the leptonic weak interaction.

R. Prieels; O. Naviliat-Cuncic; P. Knowles; P. Van Hove; X. Morelle; J. Egger; J. Deutsch; J. Govaerts; W. Fetscher; K. Kirch; J. Lang

2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiative Decay of the Muon  

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The radiative decay of the muon, ?+?e++?+?e+??, has been measured using muons from the Columbia University Nevis synchrocyclotron. The decay products e+ and ? were observed at relative angles near 180, using scintillation counters and two 9-in.10-in. NaI crystals, which enabled simultaneous measurement of the positron and ? energies. The pulses from the crystals were displayed on oscilloscopes and photographed, and the measured amplitudes of these pulses were calibrated using the positron spectrum of the nonradiative decay. The two-dimensional energy spectrum for positrons and ?'s was obtained for about 900 events, after subtraction of background. This spectrum and the measured rate, obtained by normalizing to the nonradiative decay, were compared with theoretical predictions for the radiative decay. The results were in good agreement with the theory, within statistics, for the case of pure V-A coupling.

E. Bogart; E. DiCapua; P. Nmethy; A. Strelzoff

1967-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon decay in a laser field  

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We investigate the change in the decay rate of a muon caused by embedding it in the field of a laser. A previous paper found that the change could be large, as much as an order of magnitude. We find the more intuitive result that the change is small and give analytic expressions for the small corrections.

Duane A. Dicus; Arsham Farzinnia; Wayne W. Repko; Todd M. Tinsley

2009-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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New results in rare allowed muon and pion decays  

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Simple dynamics, few available decay channels, and highly controlled radiative and loop corrections, make pion and muon decays a sensitive means of exploring details of the underlying symmetries. We review the current status of the rare decays: pi+ -> e+ nu, pi+ -> e+ nu gamma, pi+ -> pi0 e+ nu, and mu+ -> e+ nu nu-bar gamma. For the latter we report new preliminary values for the branching ratio B(E_gamma >10 MeV, theta_(e-gamma) > 30deg) = 4.365 (9)_stat (42)_syst x 10^{-3}, and the decay parameter eta-bar = 0.006 (17)_stat (18)_syst, both in excellent agreement with standard model predictions. We review recent measurements, particularly by the PIBETA and PEN experiments, and near-term prospects for improvement. These and other similar precise low energy studies complement modern collider results materially.

D. Pocanic; E. Munyangabe; M. Bychkov; V. A. Baranov; W. Bertl; Yu. M. Bystritsky; E. Frlez; V. A. Kalinnikov; N. V. Khomutov; A. S. Korenchenko; S. M. Korenchenko; M. Korolija; T. Kozlowski; N. P. Kravchuk; N. A. Kuchinsky; M. C. Lehman; D. Mekterovic; D. Mzhavia; A. Palladino; P. Robmann; A. M. Rozhdestvensky; I. Supek; P. Truoel; Z. Tsamalaidze; A. van der Schaaf; B. Vandevender; E. P. Velicheva; V. P. Volnykh

2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon decay in orbit: Spectrum of high-energy electrons  

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Experimental searches for lepton-flavor-violating coherent muon-to-electron conversion in the field of a nucleus, have been proposed to reach the unprecedented sensitivity of 10-1610-18 per stopped muon. At that level, they probe new interactions at effective-mass scales well beyond 1000TeV. However, they must contend with background from ordinary bound muon decay. To better understa560nd the background-spectrum shape and rate, we have carried out a detailed analysis of Coulombic-bound-state muon decay, including nuclear recoil. Implications for future experiments are briefly discussed.

Andrzej Czarnecki, Xavier Garcia i Tormo, and William J. Marciano

2011-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinos from Decaying Muons, Pions, Kaons and Neutrons in Gamma Ray Bursts  

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In the internal shock model of gamma ray bursts ultrahigh energy muons, pions, neutrons and kaons are likely to be produced in the interactions of shock accelerated relativistic protons with low energy photons (KeV-MeV). These particles subsequently decay to high energy neutrinos/antineutrinos and other secondaries. In the high internal magnetic fields of gamma ray bursts, the ultrahigh energy charged particles ($\\mu^+$, $\\pi^+$, $K^+$) lose energy significantly due to synchrotron radiations before decaying into secondary high energy neutrinos and antineutrinos. The relativistic neutrons decay to high energy antineutrinos, protons and electrons. We have calculated the total neutrino flux (neutrino and antineutrino) considering the decay channels of ultrahigh energy muons, pions, neutrons and kaons. We have shown that the total neutrino flux generated in neutron decay can be higher than that produced in $\\mu^+$ and $\\pi^+$ decay. The charged kaons being heavier than pions, lose energy slowly and their secondary total neutrino flux is more than that from muons and pions at very high energy. Our detailed calculations on secondary particle production in $p\\gamma$ interactions give the total neutrino fluxes and their flavour ratios expected on earth. Depending on the values of the parameters (luminosity, Lorentz factor, variability time, spectral indices and break energy in the photon spectrum) of a gamma ray burst the contributions to the total neutrino flux from the decay of different particles (muon, pion, neutron and kaon) may vary and they would also be reflected on the neutrino flavour ratios.

Reetanjali Moharana; Nayantara Gupta

2012-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Polarized Muon Decay at Rest with V+A Interaction  

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In this paper, we analyze the polarized muon decay at rest (PMDaR) and elastic neutrino-electron scattering (ENES) admitting the non-standard V+A interaction in addition to standard V-A interaction. Considerations are made for Dirac massive muon neutrino and electron antineutrino. Moreover, muon neutrinos are transversely polarized. It means that the outgoing muon-neutrino beam is a mixture of the left- and right-chirality muon neutrinos and has a fixed direction of transverse spin polarization with respect to production plane. We show that the angle-energy distribution of muon neutrinos contains the interference terms between the standard V-A and exotic V+A couplings, which are proportional to the transverse components of muon neutrino spin polarization. They do not vanish in a limit of massless neutrino and include the relative phases to test the CP violation. In consequence, it allows to calculate a neutrino flux and an expected event number in the ENES (detection process) both for the standard model prediction and the case of neutrino left-right mixture.

W. Sobkw; S. Ciechanowicz; M. Misiaszek

2011-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiative Decay Modes of the Muon  

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A 5-in. freon bubble chamber was used to search for the following decay modes of the ?+ meson: (1)?+?e++?, (2)?+?e++e-+e+, (3)?+?e++?0+?0+?, (4)?+?e++?0+?0+e++e-. Two exposures were made at the Carnegie Institute of Technology synchrocyclotron. A total of 200 000 pictures were taken yielding 3.3105 ?+ meson decays.A total of 3105 ?+ decays were examined for mode (1). No decays consistent with this mode were found. The upper limit on the branching ratio Rrad was found to be Rrad=(?+?e++?)(?+?e++?0+?0)<2.510-5.A total of 3.3105 ?+ decays were scanned for mode (2) and no such decays were observed. The limit on the branching ratio R3e was found to be R3e=(?+?e++e-+e+)(?+?e++?0+?0)<410-6.The internal bremsstrahlung rate (mode 3) was measured for two values of E?0 (the minimum photon energy detected). The results were RIB=(?+?e++?0+?0+?)(?+?e++?0+?0), RIB=(1.40.4)10-2,E?0=10Mev, RIB=(3.31.3)10-3,E?0=20Mev.The rate of internal conversion of internal bremsstrahlung [mode (4)] was found to be RIC=(?+?e++?0+?0+e++e-)(?+?e++?0+?0)=(2.21.5)10-5,E0=10Mev, where E0 is the minimum energy of the internally converted ? ray.A summary is given of previous experiments on these decay modes and results are discussed with special reference to the intermediate boson scheme of weak four-fermion interactions.

R. R. Crittenden; W. D. Walker; J. Ballam

1961-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon decays in the Earth's atmosphere, time dilatation and relativity of simultaneity  

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Observation of the decay of muons produced in the Earth's atmosphere by cosmic ray interactions provides a graphic illustration of the counter-intuitive space-time predictions of special relativity theory. Muons at rest in the atmosphere decaying simultaneously are subject to a universal time-dilatation effect when viewed from a moving frame and so are also observed to decay simultaneously in all such frames, whereas the decays of muons with different proper frames show relativity of simultaneity when observed from different inertial frames.

J. H. Field

2006-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for di-muon decays of a low-mass Higgs boson in radiative decays of the ?(1S)  

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We search for di-muon decays of a low-mass Higgs boson (A[superscript 0]) produced in radiative ?(1S) decays. The ?(1S) sample is selected by tagging the pion pair in the ?(2S,3S)??[superscript +]?[superscript -]?(1S) ...

Cowan, Ray Franklin

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Muon Collider  

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Parameters are given of muon colliders with center of mass energies of 1.5 and 3 TeV. Pion production is from protons on a mercury target. Capture, decay, and phase rotation yields bunch trains of both muon signs. Six dimensional cooling reduces the emittances until the trains are merged into single bunches, one of each sign. Further cooling in 6 dimensions is then applied, followed by final transverse cooling in 50 T solenoids. After acceleration the muons enter the collider ring. Ongoing R&D is discussed.

Palmer, R.

2009-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A Diffusion Cloud Chamber Study of Very Slow Mesons. II. Beta Decay of the Muon  

DOE R&D Accomplishments [OSTI]

The spectrum of electrons arising from the decay of the negative mu meson has been determined. The muons are arrested in the gas of a high pressure hydrogen filled diffusion cloud chamber. The momenta of the decay electrons are determined from their curvature in a magnetic field of 7750 gauss. The spectrum of 415 electrons has been analyzed according to the theory of Michel.

Lederman, L. M.; Sargent, C. P.; Rinehart, M.; Rogers, K.

1955-03-00T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon decays in the Earth's atmosphere, differential aging and the paradox of the twins  

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Observation of the decay of muons produced in the Earth's atmosphere by cosmic ray interactions provides a graphic illustration of the counter-intuitive space-time predictions of special relativity theory. Muons at rest in the atmosphere, decaying simultaneously, are subject to a universal time-dilatation effect when viewed from a moving frame and so are also observed to decay simultaneously in all such frames. The analysis of this example reveals the underlying physics of the differential aging effect in Langevin's travelling-twin thought experiment.

J. H. Field

2008-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty evaluation of delayed neutron decay parameters  

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parameters fit their individual measurement data well in spite of these differences. This dissertation focuses on evaluation of the errors and methods of delayed neutron relative yields and decay constants for thermal fission of U-235. Various numerical...

Wang, Jinkai

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy spectrum of pions and polarization of muons and electrons in the K?3 and Ke3 decay  

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In this paper two aspects of the K?3 and Ke3 decay are discussed: the energy density of final states and the longitudinal polarization of the muons and electrons. It is assumed that the ... theory of the neutrino...

S. W. McDowell

1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AN INTENSE LOW ENERGY MUON SOURCE FOR THE MUON COLLIDER  

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AN INTENSE LOW ENERGY MUON SOURCE FOR THE MUON COLLIDER D. Taqqu Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, CH Abstract A scheme for obtaining an intense source of low energy muons is described. It is based of the decay muons an intense intermediate energy muon beam is obtained. For the specific case of negative

McDonald, Kirk

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Muon-induced backgrounds in the CUORICINO experiment  

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Muon-induced backgrounds in the CUORICINO experiment E.the contribution of cosmic ray muons to the CUORICINOKey words: CUORICINO, muons, cosmic rays, double beta decay,

Andreotti, E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the decay asymmetry parameter and CP violation parameter in the Lambda(c)+ ---> Lambda pi+ decay  

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Using data from the FOCUS (E831) experiment at Fermilab, we present a new measurement of the weak decay-asymmetry parameter a{sub {Lambda}{sub c}} in {Lambda}{sub c}{sup +} {yields} {Lambda}{pi}{sup +} decay. Comparing particle with antiparticle decays, we obtain the first measurement of the CP violation parameter {Alpha} {triple_bond} a{sub {Lambda}{sub c}} + a{sub {ovr {Lambda}{sub c}}}/a{sub {Lambda}{sub c}} - a{sub {ovr {Lambda}{sub c}}}. We obtain a{sub {Lambda}{sub c}} = -0.78 {+-} 0.16 {+-} 0.13 and {Alpha} = -0.07 {+-} 0.19 {+-} 0.12 where errors are statistical and systematic.

Link, J.M.; Yager, P.M.; /UC, Davis; Anjos, J.C.; Bediaga, I.; Castromonte, C.; Machado, A.A.; Magnin, J.; Massafferri, A.; de Miranda, J.M.; Pepe, I.M.; Polycarpo, E.; dos Reis, A.C.; /Rio de Janeiro, CBPF; Carrillo, S.; Casimiro, E.; Cuautle, E.; Sanchez-Hernandez, A.; Uribe, C.; Vazquez, F.; /CINVESTAV, IPN; Agostino, L.; Cinquini, L.; Cumalat,; /Colorado U. /Fermilab /Frascati /Guanajuato U. /Illinois U., Urbana /Indiana U. /Korea U. /Kyungpook Natl. U. /INFN, Milan /Milan U. /North Carolina U. /Pavia U. /INFN,

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Muons and Neutrinos  

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......parameters to reproduce the observed muon energy spectrum in a certain zenithal...If we restrict ourselves to the muons of energy greater than, say, 5 GeV, we...parameters to reproduce the observed muon energy spectrum in a certain zenithal......

Masatoshi Koshiba

1969-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining neutrino oscillation parameters from atmospheric muon neutrino disappearance with three years of IceCube DeepCore data  

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We present a measurement of neutrino oscillations via atmospheric muon neutrino disappearance with three years of data of the completed IceCube neutrino detector. DeepCore, a region of denser instrumentation, enables the detection and reconstruction of atmospheric muon neutrinos between 10\\,GeV and 100\\,GeV, where a strong disappearance signal is expected. The detector volume surrounding DeepCore is used as a veto region to suppress the atmospheric muon background. Neutrino events are selected where the detected Cherenkov photons of the secondary particles minimally scatter, and the neutrino energy and arrival direction are reconstructed. Both variables are used to obtain the neutrino oscillation parameters from the data, with the best fit given by $\\Delta m^2_{32}=2.72^{+0.19}_{-0.20}\\times 10^{-3}\\,\\mathrm{eV}^2$ and $\\sin^2\\theta_{23} = 0.53^{+0.09}_{-0.12}$ (normal mass hierarchy assumed). The results are compatible and comparable in precision to those of dedicated oscillation experiments.

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OPTIMIZING MUON CAPTURE AND TRANSPORT FOR A NEUTRINO FACTORY/MUON COLLIDER FRONT END  

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OPTIMIZING MUON CAPTURE AND TRANSPORT FOR A NEUTRINO FACTORY/MUON COLLIDER FRONT END Hisham K In the current baseline scheme of the Neutrino Fac- tory/Muon Collider a muon beam from pion decay is pro- duced of the field along the beam, were varied to maximize the number of muons delivered to the Cooling Channel

McDonald, Kirk

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When a muon is not a muon Detecting fast long-lived charged particles from cascade decays using a mass scan  

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If produced at the LHC, long-lived charged particles (LLCPs) would leave tracks in the muon detector. Time-of-Flight based methods for...?...? 0.95 even at a 7 TeV LHC. We propose to use the (mis-measured) invari...

Iftah Galon; Yael Shadmi; Shahrazad Tarboush

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparative Study of RF and Induction Linac Approaches to Phase Rotation of a Muon Bunch in the Production Region of a muon + - muon- Collider  

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until pion decay is Fig.l: Muon energy versus arrival time.we therefore chose a pion/muon kinetic energy interval 50 toAs the pions/muons in this energy interval propagate a

Turner, W.C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fermilab | Muon Collider | How Does a Muon Collider Work?  

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A muon collider complex would comprise several machines and many different A muon collider complex would comprise several machines and many different components. Scientists across the world are developing and testing them. View full graphic How Does a Muon Collider Work? A muon collider complex would comprise several machines and many different components. Scientists across the world are developing and testing them. Proton accelerator To create lots of muons, scientists use a high-intensity proton accelerator that steers protons into a target. The collisions create short-lived particles called pions. Within 50 meters the pions decay into muons and neutral particles called neutrinos. The muons have an energy of about 200 MeV. Capture cavities Magnets guide the muons into and through a set of radiofrequency cavities. The electric field inside the cavities increases the energy of slow muons

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Muon Muon Collider: Feasibility Study  

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A feasibility study is presented of a 2 + 2 TeV muon collider with a luminosity of L = 10{sup 35} cm{sup -2}s{sup -1}. The resulting design is not optimized for performance, and certainly not for cost; however, it does suffice - we believe - to allow us to make a credible case, that a muon collider is a serious possibility for particle physics and, therefore, worthy of R and D support so that the reality of, and interest in, a muon collider can be better assayed. The goal of this support would be to completely assess the physics potential and to evaluate the cost and development of the necessary technology. The muon collider complex consists of components which first produce copious pions, then capture the pions and the resulting muons from their decay; this is followed by an ionization cooling channel to reduce the longitudinal and transverse emittance of the muon beam. The next stage is to accelerate the muons and, finally, inject them into a collider ring wich has a small beta function at the colliding point. This is the first attempt at a point design and it will require further study and optimization. Experimental work will be needed to verify the validity of diverse crucial elements in the design. Muons because of their large mass compared to an electron, do not produce significant synchrotron radiation. As a result there is negligible beamstrahlung and high energy collisions are not limited by this phenomena. In addition, muons can be accelerated in circular devices which will be considerably smaller than two full-energy linacs as required in an e{sup +} - e{sup -} collider. A hadron collider would require a CM energy 5 to 10 times higher than 4 TeV to have an equivalent energy reach. Since the accelerator size is limited by the strength of bending magnets, the hadron collider for the same physics reach would have to be much larger than the muon collider. In addition, muon collisions should be cleaner than hadron collisions. There are many detailed particle reactions which are open to a muon collider and the physics of such reactions - what one learns and the necessary luminosity to see interesting events - are described in detail. Most of the physics accesible to an e{sup +} - e{sup -} collider could be studied in a muon collider. In addition the production of Higgs bosons in the s-channel will allow the measurement of Higgs masses and total widths to high precision; likewise, t{bar t} and W{sup +}W{sup -} threshold studies would yield m{sub t} and m{sub w} to great accuracy. These reactions are at low center of mass energy (if the MSSM is correct) and the luminosity and {Delta}p/p of the beams required for these measurements is detailed in the Physics Chapter. On the other hand, at 2 + 2 TeV, a luminosity of L {approx} 10{sup 35} cm{sup -2}s{sup -1} is desirable for studies such as, the scattering of longitudinal W bosons or the production of heavy scalar particles. Not explored in this work, but worth noting, are the opportunities for muon-proton and muon-heavy ion collisions as well as the enormous richness of such a facility for fixed target physics provided by the intense beams of neutrinos, muons, pions, kaons, antiprotons and spallation neutrons. To see all the interesting physics described herein requires a careful study of the operation of a detector in the very large background. Three sources of background have been identified. The first is from any halo accompanying the muon beams in the collider ring. Very carefully prepared beams will have to be injected and maintained. The second is due to the fact that on average 35% of the muon energy appears in its decay electron. The energy of the electron subsequently is converted into EM showers either from the synchrotron radiation they emit in the collider magnetic field or from direct collision with the surrounding material. The decays that occur as the beams traverse the low beta insert are of particular concern for detector backgrounds. A third source of background is e{sup +} - e{sup -} pair creation from {mu}{sup +} - {mu}{sup -} interaction. Studies of

Gallardo, J.C.; Palmer, R.B.; /Brookhaven; Tollestrup, A.V.; /Fermilab; Sessler, A.M.; /LBL, Berkeley; Skrinsky, A.N.; /Novosibirsk, IYF; Ankenbrandt, C.; Geer, S.; Griffin, J.; Johnstone, C.; Lebrun, P.; McInturff, A.; Mills, Frederick E.; Mokhov, N.; Moretti, A.; Neuffer, D.; Ng, K.Y.; Noble, R.; Novitski, I.; Popovic, M.; Qian, C.; Van Ginneken, A. /Fermilab /Brookhaven /Wisconsin U., Madison /Tel Aviv U. /Indiana U. /UCLA /LBL, Berkeley /SLAC /Argonne /Sobolev IM, Novosibirsk /UC, Davis /Munich, Tech. U. /Virginia U. /KEK, Tsukuba /DESY /Novosibirsk, IYF /Jefferson Lab /Mississippi U. /SUNY, Stony Brook /MIT /Columbia U. /Fairfield U. /UC, Berkeley; ,

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The Muon Accelerator Program  

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Multi-TeV Muon Colliders and high intensity Neutrino Factories have captured the imagination of the particle physics community. These new types of facility both require an advanced muon source capable of producing O(10{sup 21}) muons per year. The muons must be captured within bunches, and their phase space manipulated so that they fit within the acceptance of an accelerator. In a Neutrino Factory (NF), muons from this 'front end' are accelerated to a few GeV or a few tens of GeV, and then injected into a storage ring with long straight sections. Muon decays in the straight sections produce an intense neutrino beam. In a Muon Collider (MC) the muons must be cooled by a factor O(10{sup 6}) to produce beams that are sufficiently bright to give high luminosity in the collider. Bunches of positive and negative muons are then accelerated to high energy, and injected in opposite directions into a collider ring in which they collide at one or more interaction points. Over the last decade our understanding of the concepts and technologies needed for Muon Colliders and Neutrino Factories has advanced, and it is now believed that, within a few years, with a well focused R&D effort (i) a Neutrino Factory could be proposed, and (ii) enough could be known about the technologies needed for a Muon Collider to assess the feasibility and cost of this new type of facility, and to make a detailed plan for the remaining R&D. Although these next NF and MC steps are achievable, they are also ambitious, and will require an efficient and dedicated organization to accomplish the desired goals with limited resources. The Muon Accelerator Program (MAP) has recently been created to propose and execute this R&D program.

Geer, Steve; /Fermilab; Zisman, Mike; /LBL, Berkeley

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Overview on Muon Physics  

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A summary of the present status of the charged lepton flavor violation search with muons is presented. The relevant measurements (g-2){sub {mu}}, the {mu} {sup +}{yields} e{sup +} {gamma} decay and the direct muon-to-electron conversion projects are briefly reviewed.

Piredda, Giancarlo [INFN Sezione di Roma, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita Sapienza (Italy)

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparations for Measurement of Electroweak Boson Production Cross-Sections using the Electron Decay Modes, with the Compact Muon Solenoid Detector  

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The Compact Muon Solenoid was designed to make discoveries at the TeV scale : to elucidate the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking and to search for physics beyond the Standard Model. For any such discovery to be credible, it must first be demonstrated that the CMS detector is understood. One mechanism to make this demonstration is to measure standard candle processes, such as W and Z production. This thesis describes preparations undertaken to make these measurements using the electron decay modes, with an integrated luminosity of 10 inverse picobarns of collision data. The energy resolution of the electromagnetic calorimeter was measured in test beam data. An improved method of deriving the optimised weights necessary for amplitude reconstruction is described. The measurement of electron charge using tracks is impaired by the electron showering in the tracker material. A novel charge measurement technique that is complementary to the existing method was assessed. Missing transverse energy is a pow...

Wardrope, D R

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the muon neutrino mass  

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During the runs of the PS 179 experiment at LEAR of CERN, we photographed an event of antiproton-Ne absorption, with a complete pi+ -> mu+ ->e+ chain. From the vertex of the reaction a very slow energy pi+ was emitted. The pi+ decays into a mu+ and subsequently the mu+ decays into a positron. At the first decay vertex a muon neutrino was emitted and at the second decay vertex an electron neutrino and a muon antineutrino. Measuring the pion and muon tracks and applying the momentum and energy conservation and using a classical statistical interval estimator, we obtained an experimental upper limit for the muon neutrino mass: m_nu < 2.2 MeV at a 90% confidence level. A statistical analysis has been performed of the factors contributing to the square value of the neutrino mass limit.

N. Angelov; F. Balestra; Yu. Batusov; A. Bianconi; M. P. Bussa; L. Busso; L. Ferrero; R. Garfagnini; I. Gnesi; E. Lodi Rizzini; A. Maggiora; D. Panzieri; G. Piragino; G. Pontecorvo; F. Tosello; L. Venturelli

2006-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon capture for the front end of a muon collider  

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We discuss the design of the muon capture front end for a {mu}{sup +}-{mu}{sup -} Collider. In the front end, a proton bunch on a target creates secondary pions that drift into a capture transport channel, decaying into muons. A sequence of rf cavities forms the resulting muon beams into strings of bunches of differing energies, aligns the bunches to (nearly) equal central energies, and initiates ionization cooling. The muons are then cooled and accelerated to high energy into a storage ring for high-energy high luminosity collisions. Our initial design is based on the somewhat similar front end of the International Design Study (IDS) neutrino factory.

Neuffer, D.; /Fermilab; Yoshikawa, C.; /MUONS Inc., Batavia

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon g-2 Anomaly and Dark Leptonic Gauge Boson  

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One of the major motivations to search for a dark gauge boson of MeV-GeV scale is the long-standing muon g-2 anomaly. Because of active searches such as fixed target experiments and rare meson decays, the muon g-2 favored parameter region has been rapidly reduced. With the most recent data, it is practically excluded now in the popular dark photon model. We overview the issue and investigate a potentially alternative model based on the gauged lepton number or U(1)_L, which is under different experimental constraints.

Lee, Hye-Sung [W& M

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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$B_s \\to ?^+ ?^-$ and the upward-going muon flux from the WIMP annihilation in the sun or the earth  

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We consider the upward-going muon flux due to the WIMP annihilations in the cores of the sun and the earth, including the upper bound on the branching ratio for $B_s \\to \\mu^+ \\mu^-$ decay. We find that the constraint from $B_s \\to \\mu^+ \\mu^-$ is very strong in most parameter space, and exclude the supergravity parameter space regions where the expected upward-going muon fluxes are within the expected reach of AMANDA II.

Seungwon Baek; Yeong Gyun Kim; P. Ko

2005-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-muon events at CDF  

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We report a study of multi-muon events produced at the Fermilab Tevatron collider and recorded by the CDF II detector. In a data set acquired with a dedicated dimuon trigger and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2100 pb{sup -1}, we isolate a significant sample of events in which at least one of the identified muons has large impact parameter and is produced outside the beam pipe of radius 1.5 cm. We are unable to fully account for the number and properties of the events through standard model processes in conjunction with our current understanding of the CDF II detector, trigger and event reconstruction. Several topological and kinematic properties of these events are also presented. In contrast, the production cross section and kinematics of events in which both muon candidates are produced inside the beam pipe are successfully modeled by known QCD processes which include heavy flavor production. The presence of these anomalous multi-muon events offers a plausible resolution to long-standing inconsistencies related to b{bar b} production and decay.

Ptochos, F.; /Cyprus U.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-muon events at CDF  

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We report a study of multi-muon events produced at the Fermilab Tevatron collider and recorded by the CDF II detector. In a data set acquired with a dedicated dimuon trigger and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2100 pb$^{-1}$, we isolate a significant sample of events in which at least one of the identified muons has large impact parameter and is produced outside the beam pipe of radius 1.5 cm. We are unable to fully account for the number and properties of the events through standard model processes in conjunction with our current understanding of the CDF II detector, trigger and event reconstruction. Several topological and kinematic properties of these events are also presented. In contrast, the production cross section and kinematics of events in which both muon candidates are produced inside the beam pipe are successfully modeled by known QCD processes which include heavy flavor production. The presence of these anomalous multi-muon events offers a plausible resolution to long-standing inconsistencies related to $b\\bar{b}$ production and decay.

F. Ptochos

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Spin Rotation Studies of Enediynes  

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The muon spin plays the role of a nuclear spin, but the spectroscopy proves to be equally sensitive both to muons in electronically diamagnetic environments and to those which experience a hyperfine coupling with paramagnetic electrons, the latter being of importance to the studies involving organic radicals. ... The samples were mounted in a cryostat and exposed to the beam of spin-polarized positive muons while an external magnetic field of 0.2 T was applied transverse to the muon (spin) beam direction. ... To correlate a positron decay with a muon incident on the sample, the experiment was run in time differential mode in which the incoming muon starts a clock at t = 0 and in so doing triggers a gate signal of 10 ?s length (a few muon lifetimes) during which no further muons can be counted. ...

Vasily S. Oganesyan; Andrew N. Cammidge; Gareth A. Hopkins; Fiona M. Cotterill; Ivan D. Reid; Upali A. Jayasooriya

2004-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Muons in minimum bias events from the first CMS data  

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Muon signatures are extremely important in the challenging environment of collisions at the LHC. Understanding the observed muon yield from Standard Model processes is the first task for all analyses involving muons. Basic muon kinematical observables are presented for the first CMS data at {radical}(s) = 7 TeV and compared with Monte Carlo expectations. The muon sample composition is studied by using the MC truth in terms of muons from heavy flavours, muons from light hadron decays and hadron punch-through is studied from MC truth.

Barbone, Lucia [Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica and INFN Sezione di Bari, via E. Orabona 4, 70126 Bari (Italy)

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon systems  

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The designs of both the GEM and SDC muon systems an the technological choices are reviewed. In particular, the chamber options for the detectors are discussed.

Bensinger, J.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a Muon Collider  

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A multi TeV Muon Collider is required for the full coverage of Terascale physics. The physics potential for a Muon Collider at {approx}3 TeV and integrated luminosity of 1 ab{sup -1} is outstanding. Particularly strong cases can be made if the new physics is SUSY or new strong dynamics. Furthermore, a staged Muon Collider can provide a Neutrino Factory to fully disentangle neutrino physics. If a narrow s-channel resonance state exists in the multi-TeV region, the physics program at a Muon Collider could begin with less than 10{sup 31} cm{sup -2} s{sup -1} luminosity. Detailed studies of the physics case for a 1.5-4 TeV Muon Collider are just beginning. The goals of such studies are to: (1) identify benchmark physics processes; (2) study the physics dependence on beam parameters; (3) estimate detector backgrounds; and (4) compare the physics potential of a Muon Collider with those of the ILC, CLIC and upgrades to the LHC.

Eichten, E.; /Fermilab

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Yield Comparisons for Different ICOOL  

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1 Muon Yield Comparisons for Different ICOOL Versions and Lattices X. Ding Front End, Nov. 23, 2010 parameters of 11 and 13GeV from interpolation) � Take the muon/pion/kaons at z=0 m from MARS output (Field of Running MARS #12;4 Muon Yield from Different Versions of ICOOL with ST2a-BNL Input Deck #12;5 Muon Yield

McDonald, Kirk

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Muon Fluxes From Dark Matter Annihilation  

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We calculate the muon flux from annihilation of the dark matter in the core of the Sun, in the core of the Earth and from cosmic diffuse neutrinos produced in dark matter annihilation in the halos. We consider model-independent direct neutrino production and secondary neutrino production from the decay of taus produced in the annihilation of dark matter. We illustrate how muon energy distribution from dark matter annihilation has a very different shape than muon flux from atmospheric neutrinos. We consider both the upward muon flux, when muons are created in the rock below the detector, and the contained flux when muons are created in the (ice) detector. We contrast our results to the ones previously obtained in the literature, illustrating the importance of properly treating muon propagation and energy loss. We comment on neutrino flavor dependence and their detection.

Arif Emre Erkoca; Mary Hall Reno; Ina Sarcevic

2009-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Spin Relaxation Study of the Spin Transition Compound [Fe(Phen)2(NCS)2  

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The muons enter the sample with their polarization antiparallel to the beam direction, chosen as the z direction, and decay with a mean lifetime of 2.2 ?s, emitting positrons preferentially along the muon spin direction that are detected by scintillation detectors which surround the sample. ... In these expts., implanted muons were used to study the magnitude, distribution and dynamics of the local field at the muon site. ... (11)?Muon Science:? Muons in Physics, Chemistry and Solids. ...

Y. Garcia; V. Ksenofontov; S. J. Campbell; J. S. Lord; Y. Boland; P. Gtlich

2004-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Tridents  

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Under the assumption that muons are heavy electrons, the total cross section for muon tridents on lead is calculated for 12.0-BeV incident muons including the effect of exchange for identical particles in the final state; various differential cross sections are presented. The positron spectrum for 31.5-MeV electron tridents on copper is also calculated and found to agree with Criegee's experimental results. It is found that the entire effect of statistics is confined to a region of phase space where the two leptons of like charge in the final state have an invariant mass of less than 3.5 times their rest mass.

Michael J. Tannenbaum

1968-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon (g 2): Renormalization at Work, All the Way Down to the Weak Scale  

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......sufficient proton-beam energy made it possible...pions, and thus muons, in the laboratory...the maximum allowed energy in the muon rest frame, Emax...decay, the highest-energy positrons are emitted parallel to the muon spin in the muon......

B. Lee Roberts

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tau contributions to muon/electron events at a neutrino factory  

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The oscillation of the muon and electron neutrinos (anti-neutrinos) to tau neutrinos (anti-neutrinos) adds to the muon and electron events sample (both right sign and wrong sign) via leptonic decays of the taus produced through charge current interactions in the detector. We focus on how this contribution affects a precision measurement of the atmospheric mixing parameters and the deviation of v{sub {mu}} {r_reversible} v{sub {tau}} mixing from maximality. We also comment on the tau contamination in the golden and platinum channels.

Sinha, Nita [Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai 600 113 (India)

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the CP-violation parameter of B0 mixing and decay with pp-bar???X data  

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Measurement of the CP-violation parameter of B0 mixing and decay with p #1;p ! #1;#1;X data V. M. Abazov,35 B. Abbott,75 M. Abolins,65 B. S. Acharya,28 M. Adams,51 T. Adams,49 M. Agelou,17 E. Aguilo,5 S. H. Ahn,30 M. Ahsan,59 G. D. Alexeev,35 G... Kos?ice, Slovakia. MEASUREMENT OF THE CP-VIOLATION PARAMETER . . . PHYSICAL REVIEW D 74, 092001 (2006) 092001-3 decay, we extract the CP-violation parameter of B0 mixing and decay: <#3;#1;B0 #4; 1#5;j#1;B0 j2 #1; AB04 #1; #2;0:0023#6; 0:0011#3;stat#4; #6...

Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Coppage, Don; Gardner, J.; Hensel, Carsten; Moulik, Tania; Wilson, Graham Wallace; Abazov, V. M.; Abbott, B.; Abolins, M.

2006-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Spin Rotation and Mssbauer Investigations of the Spin Transition in [Fe(ptz)6](ClO4)2  

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Muon Spin Rotation and Mssbauer Investigations of the Spin Transition in [Fe(ptz)6](ClO4)2? ... The muons decay with a mean lifetime of 2.2 ?s and emit positrons preferentially in the direction of the muon spin. ... (c) Muon Science: Muons in Physics, Chemistry and Solids, (Eds. ...

S. J. Campbell; V. Ksenofontov; Y. Garcia; J. S. Lord; Y. Boland; P. Gtlich

2003-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy spectrum and angular distribution of prompt cosmic-ray muons  

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The energy spectrum and angular distribution of atmospheric prompt muons are calculated by using an integral solution ... production of charmed particles, their decay and muon transport in the atmosphere. Current...

C. Castagnoli; P. Picchi; A. Castellina; B. DEttorre Piazzoli

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strongest Pulsed Muon Source at J-PARC MUSE  

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The muon science facility (MUSE, abbreviation of MUon Science Establishment), along with the neutron, hadron, and neutrino facilities, is located in the Materials and Life Science Facility (MLF), which is a building integrated to include both neutron and muon science programs. On the November, 2009 beam cycle, we achieved extraction of the world's strongest pulsed muon beam at J-PARC MUSE by beam tuning at the Decay-Surface muon beam line (D-line). Surface muons ({mu}{sup +}) as much as 1.8x10{sup 6}/s were extracted with the use of 120 kW of protons from the Rapid Cycle Synchrotron (RCS), which corresponds to 1.5x10{sup 7}/s surface muons when a future proton beam reached at the intensity of 1MW. These intensities, at the future 1 MW operation, will correspond to more than ten times those at the RIKEN-RAL Muon facility.

Miyake, Y.; Shimomura, K.; Kawamura, N.; Strasser, P.; Koda, A.; Fujimori, H.; Makimura, S.; Nakahara, K.; Kato, M.; Takeshita, S.; Nishiyama, K.; Kobayashi, Y.; Kojima, K.; Kadono, R. [Meson Science Laboratory, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan); Muon Section, Materials and Life Science Division, J-PARC Center, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Higemoto, W.; Ito, T.; Ninomiya, K. [Muon Section, Materials and Life Science Division, J-PARC Center, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Japan Atomic Energy Research Center (JAEA), Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Hiraishi, M.; Miyazaki, M. [Department of Materials Structure Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Japan); Kubo, K. [Graduate School Division of Natural Sciences, International Christian University, Mitaka, Tokyo (Japan)

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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LINACS FOR FUTURE MUON FACILITIES  

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Future Muon Colliders (MC) and Neutrino Factories (NF) based on muon storage rings will require innovative linacs to: produce the muons, cool them, compress longi-tudinally and shape them into a beam and finally to rap-idly accelerate them to multi-GeV (NF) and TeV (MC) energies. Each of these four linac applications has new requirements and opportunities that follow from the na-ture of the muon in that it has a short lifetime (? = 2.2 ?sec) in its own rest frame, it is produced in a tertiary process into a large emittance, and its electron, photon, and neutrino decay products can be more than an annoy-ance. As an example, for optimum performance, the linac repetition rates should scale inversely with the laboratory lifetime of the muon in its storage ring, something as high as 1 kHz for a 40 GeV Neutrino Factory or as low as 20 Hz for a 5 TeV Muon Collider. A superconducting 8 GeV Linac capable of CW operation is being studied as a ver-satile option for muon production [1] for colliders, facto-ries, and muon beams for diverse purposes. A linac filled with high pressure hydrogen gas and imbedded in strong magnetic fields has been proposed to rapidly cool muon beams [2]. Recirculating Linear Accelerators (RLA) are possible because muons do not generate significant syn-chrotron radiation even at extremely high energy and in strong magnetic fields. We will describe the present status of linacs for muon applications; in particular the longitu-dinal bunch compression in a single pass linac and multi-pass acceleration in the RLA, especially the optics and technical requirements for RLA designs, using supercon-ducting RF cavities capable of simultaneous acceleration of both ?+ and ?? species, with pulsed linac quadrupoles to allow the maximum number of passes. The design will include the optics for the multi-pass linac and droplet-shaped return arcs.

Slawomir Bogacz, Rolland Johnson

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the decay rate and form factor parameter $\\alpha_{K}*$ in the decay $K_{L} \\rightarrow e^{+}e^{-}\\gamma$  

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The decay rate of the neutral K meson $\\mathrm{K_{L} \\rightarrow e^{+}e^{-}\\gamma}$ has been measured with the NA48 detector at the CERN SPS. A total of 6864 events has been observed with an estimated background of 10 events. The branching ratio is $\\mathrm{\\Gamma(K_{L} \\rightarrow e^{+}e^{-}\\gamma)/\\Gamma(K_{L} rightarrow all) = (1.06 \\pm 0.02_{stat.} \\pm 0.02_{sys.} \\pm 0.04_{calc.})\\times 10^{-5}}$. The parameter describing the relative strength of the two contributing amplitudes to this decay through $\\mathrm{\\alpha_{K^{*}}}$ intermediate seudoscalar or vector mesons, was measured to be $\\mathrm{\\alpha_{K^{*}} = -0.36 \\pm 0.06_{stat.} \\pm 0.02_{sys.}}$

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A Monte Carlo study of the distribution of parameter estimators in a dual exponential decay model  

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inspired me to overcome several problems in preparing this paper. TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter I. INTRODUCTION II, PROCEDURE Selecting Representative Parameters Generating Sample Curves Obtaining the Parameter Estimates 3 3 4 III, ANALYSIS... Type I Parameter Estimates 3. Set-3 Type I Parameter Estimates 4. Set-3A Type I Parameter Estimates 5. Summary of Chi-square Goodness of Fit Test 6. Set-1 Type II Parameter Estimates 7. Set-2 Type II Parameter Estimates 8. Set-3 Type II Parameter...

Garcia, Raul

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Capture on the Proton  

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The MuCap experiment measures the singlet rate Lambda_S of muon capture on the proton. A negative muon beam is stopped in a time projection chamber filled with ultra-pure hydrogen gas at 10 bar and room temperature. In combination with the surrounding decay electron detectors, the lifetime of muons in hydrogen can be measured to determine LS to a final precision of 1%. The capture rate is then used to derive the nucleon's pseudoscalar form factor gP. Our first-stage result, gP= 7.3\\pm1., will soon be updated with the final analysis of the full statistics reducing the error by a factor of ~2.

P. Winter

2011-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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B physics expected performances with the Compact Muon Solenoid detector  

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We present here the future performances of the Compact Muon Solenoid detector for B physics. We show that CMS will contribute significantly to the CP violation parameter sin 2{beta} measurement with a precision of {delta} sin 2{beta}{approx_equal}0.02 (1 year of integrated luminosity). The asymetry in the channel B{sub s}{sup 0}{yields}J/{psi}{phi} will be tested to the 2-5% level. The mixing parameter x{sub s} of B{sub s}{sup 0} oscillations will be measured up to 40. Finaly the rare B decay should be searched down to the SM expectation and in the case of the semileptonic rare decays will provide enough statistics to performed detailed studies.

Charles, Francois [Groupe de Recherche en Physique des Hautes Energies, Universite de Haute Alsace, 61 rue A. Camus, 68093 Mulhouse (France)

1998-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic Moment of the Positive Muon  

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The magnetic moment of the positive muon has been redetermined in terms of proton moments using a precession technique. The sensitivity achieved yields an error of 13 parts per million. The muons are stopped in various targets in a homogeneous magnetic field. The anisotropic distribution of the decay electrons relative to the muon spin direction permits the measurement of the spin precession frequency. The proton spin resonance is measured in the same field, yielding f?fp=3.183380.00004. This result may be combined with that of other experiments, the muon g factor, and the ratio of electron cyclotron frequency to proton resonance, fefp, to obtain a more precise evaluation of the muon mass in terms of electron masses. m?me equals 206.7650.005.

David P. Hutchinson; Jack Menes; G. Shapiro; A. M. Patlach

1963-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Collider Progress: Accelerators  

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in Fig. 7. The muons lose energy in all three dimensions viaincrease the energy loss of high-energy muons compared withthat for low-energy muons. Conceptually, there are several

Zisman, Michael S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Collider Progress: Accelerators  

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A N. V. Mokhov et al. , Muon Collider Interaction RegionR. B. Palmer et al. , Muon Colliders, in the 9th AdvancedB. Palmer and R. Fernow, Muon Collider Final Cooling in 30

Zisman, Michael S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

The Muon Collider  

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11] D. Summers et al. , Muon Acceleration to 750 GeV in theThe muon collider M. S. Zisman * Lawrence Berkeley Nationalnew type of accelerator, the muon collider. This accelerator

Zisman, Michael S.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

The Muon Collider  

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11] D. Summers et al. , Muon Acceleration to 750 GeV in theThe muon collider M. S. Zisman * Lawrence Berkeley Nationalnew type of accelerator, the muon collider. This accelerator

Zisman, Michael S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

CP and CPT violating parameters determined from the joint decays of C=+1 entangled neutral pseudoscalar mesons  

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Entangled pseudoscalar neutral meson pairs have been used in studying CP violation and searching for CPT violation, but almost all the previous works concern the C=?1 entangled state. Here we consider the C=+1 entangled state of pseudoscalar neutral mesons, which is quite different from the C=?1 entangled state and provides complementary information on symmetry violating parameters. After developing a general formalism, we consider three kinds of decay processes, namely, semileptonic-semileptonic, hadronic-hadronic, and semileptonic-hadronic processes. For each kind of processes, we calculate the integrated rates of joint decays with a fixed time interval, as well as asymmetries defined for these joint rates of different channels. In turn, these asymmetries can be used to determine the four real numbers of the two indirect symmetry violating parameters, based on a general relation between the symmetry violating parameters and the decay asymmetries presented here. Various discussions are provided on indirect and direct violations and the violation of the ?F=?Q rule, with some results presented as theorems.

Zhijie Huang and Yu Shi

2014-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

68

Kicked surface muon beams  

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The possibility of splitting a surface muon beam into three separate components using an ... and could be very effectively used to provide muons to time differential ?SR experiments.

J. L. Beveridge

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Figures: 2001/04/19 Chris Waltham  

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Muon Figures: 2001/04/19 Chris Waltham Hanging Wall 65 Looking o o ~25 S of W Fault Line r=2730 r) and replaced with back#12;ll. The grid is 1000' (#25;300m) square. p Muon Track Light from Muon Xf PSUP Impact Parameter at time Tf Muon leaves PSUP V h Cherenkov Cone Figure 3: Fitting Diagram 2 #12; ) (degrees) fit v

Learned, John

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Measurement of CP violation parameters in B<[superscript 0] ? DK[superscript *0] decays  

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An analysis of B[superscript 0] ? DK[superscript *0] decays is presented, where D represents an admixture of D[superscript 0] and [bar over D][superscript 0] mesons reconstructed in four separate final states: K[superscript ...

Aaij, R.

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R-Axion: A New LHC Physics Signature Involving Muon Pairs  

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......decays into a pair of muons and leaves a displaced...Ibe M. J. High Energy Phys. (2009) 03...T. T. J. High Energy Phys. (2009) 04...Signature Involving Muon Pairs~) Hock-Seng...Signature Involving Muon Pairs 29 2. Interactions...sectors, the low energy effective theory......

Hock-Seng Goh; Masahiro Ibe

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

First Observation of Accelerator Muon Antineutrinos in MINOS  

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We report the first direct observation of muon antineutrinos in the MINOS Far Detector in the current muon-neutrino dominated beam. The magnetic field of the detector is utilized to separate muon neutrinos and antineutrinos event-by-event by identifying the charge sign of the muon created in charged-current interactions. We present preliminary results on the {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} oscillation parameters as well as limit on the fraction of neutrinos that disappear and reappear as antineutrinos. We also discuss the prospect of the measurement when the polarity of the magnetic focusing horns will be reversed to create a dedicated muon antineutrino beam.

Danko, Istvan

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Search for R-parity violating supersymmetry in two-muon and four-jet topologies  

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We present results of a search for R-parity-violating decay of the neutralino (?) over tilde (0)(1), taken as the lightest supersymmetric particle, to a muon and two jets. The decay proceeds through a lepton-number ...

Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Coppage, Don; Hebert, C.

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Search for a non-standard-model Higgs boson decaying to a pair of new light bosons in four-muon final states  

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Abstract Results are reported from a search for non-standard-model Higgs boson decays to pairs of new light bosons, each of which decays into the ? + ? ? final state. The new bosons may be produced either promptly or via a decay chain. The data set corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.3 fb ? 1 of protonproton collisions at s = 7 TeV , recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2011. Such Higgs boson decays are predicted in several scenarios of new physics, including supersymmetric models with extended Higgs sectors or hidden valleys. Thus, the results of the search are relevant for establishing whether the new particle observed in Higgs boson searches at the LHC has the properties expected for a standard model Higgs boson. No excess of events is observed with respect to the yields expected from standard model processes. A model-independent upper limit of 0.86 0.06 fb on the product of the cross section times branching fraction times acceptance is obtained. The results, which are applicable to a broad spectrum of new physics scenarios, are compared with the predictions of two benchmark models as functions of a Higgs boson mass larger than 86 GeV / c 2 and of a new light boson mass within the range 0.253.55 GeV / c 2 .

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The program in muon and neutrino physics: Superbeams, cold muon beams, neutrino factory and the muon collider  

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The concept of a Muon Collider was first proposed by Budker [10] and by Skrinsky [11] in the 60s and early 70s. However, there was little substance to the concept until the idea of ionization cooling was developed by Skrinsky and Parkhomchuk [12]. The ionization cooling approach was expanded by Neufer [13] and then by Palmer [14], whose work led to the formation of the Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration (MC) [3] in 1995. The concept of a neutrino source based on a pion storage ring was originally considered by Koshkarev [18]. However, the intensity of the muons created within the ring from pion decay was too low to provide a useful neutrino source. The Muon Collider concept provided a way to produce a very intense muon source. The physics potential of neutrino beams produced by muon storage rings was investigated by Geer in 1997 at a Fermilab workshop [19, 20] where it became evident that the neutrino beams produced by muon storage rings needed for the muon collider were exciting on their own merit. The neutrino factory concept quickly captured the imagination of the particle physics community, driven in large part by the exciting atmospheric neutrino deficit results from the SuperKamiokande experiment. As a result, the MC realized that a Neutrino Factory could be an important first step toward a Muon Collider and the physics that could be addressed by a Neutrino Factory was interesting in its own right. With this in mind, the MC has shifted its primary emphasis toward the issues relevant to a Neutrino Factory. There is also considerable international activity on Neutrino Factories, with international conferences held at Lyon in 1999, Monterey in 2000 [21], Tsukuba in 2001 [22], and another planned for London in 2002.

R. Raja et al.

2001-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

76

A Sterile Neutrino Search with Kaon Decay-at-rest  

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Monoenergetic muon neutrinos (235.5 MeV) from positive kaon decay-at-rest are considered as a source for an electron neutrino appearance search. In combination with a liquid argon time projection chamber based detector, such a source could provide discovery-level sensitivity to the neutrino oscillation parameter space indicative of a sterile neutrino. Current and future intense >3 GeV kinetic energy proton facilities around the world can be employed for this experimental concept.

Spitz, J

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

A Sterile Neutrino Search with Kaon Decay-at-rest  

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Monoenergetic muon neutrinos (235.5 MeV) from positive kaon decay-at-rest are considered as a source for an electron neutrino appearance search. In combination with a liquid argon time projection chamber based detector, such a source could provide discovery-level sensitivity to the neutrino oscillation parameter space indicative of a sterile neutrino. Current and future intense >3 GeV kinetic energy proton facilities around the world can be employed for this experimental concept.

J. Spitz

2012-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Spin Rotation of Carbonyl Compounds, an Exploration of the Mechanism of Hyperfine Interaction  

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Detection and characterization of radical species with exceptional sensitivity is now possible using spin-polarized muons and single-particle counting techniques.1 The acronym ?SR stands for muon spin rotation, relaxation, and resonance, covering the various ways in which the evolution of the muon polarization is studied. ... The muon spin plays the role of a nuclear spin, but the spectroscopy proves to be equally sensitive both to muons in electronically diamagnetic environments and to those which experiences a hyperfine coupling with paramagnetic electrons, the latter being of importance to the strategies involving organic radicals. ... To correlate a positron decay with a muon incident on the sample, the experiment was run in time differential mode, in which the incoming muon starts a clock at t = 0 and, in so doing, triggers a gate signal of 10 ?s length (a few muon lifetimes) during which no further muons can be counted. ...

John A. Stride; Upali A. Jayasooriya; Ivan D. Reid

2001-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

79

Use of proportional tubes in a muon polarimeter  

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A prototype muon polarimeter was built to study the feasibility of measuring the positive muon polarization in the decay K/sub L/ ..-->.. ..mu../sup +/..mu../sup /minus//. The system consisted of alternating layers of extruded aluminum gas proportional tubes and polarization-retaining absorber plates of either aluminum or marble. Longitudinally polarized positive muons from the Stopped Muon Channel at the Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) were stopped in the absorber plates where they precessed in a field of 60 gauss. Decay times were recorded in 100 ns first-in-first-out memories for all wires hit during a 12.8 ..mu..s period centered about the muon stop trigger. The performance of the system was studied for different beam rates and absorber thicknesses. The value of imposing time and spacial cuts on track data to enhance the precession signal was also investigated. 7 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

Kenney, C.J.; Eckhause, M.; Ginkel, J.F.; Guss, P.P.; Kane, J.R.; Vulcan, W.F.; Welsh, R.E.; Whyley, R.J.; Bilskie, J.; Hart, G.W.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SNM detection by active muon interrogation  

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Muons are charged particles with mass between the electron and proton and can be produced indirectly through pion decay by interaction of a charged-particle beam with a target. There are several distinct features of the muon interaction with matter attractive as a probe for detection of SNM at moderate ranges. These include muon penetration of virtually any amount of material without significant nuclear interaction until stopped by ionization loss in a short distance. When stopped, high-energy penetrating x-rays (in the range of 6 MeV for uranium,) unique to isotopic composition are emitted in the capture process. The subsequent interaction with the nucleus produces additional radiation useful in assessing SNM presence. A focused muon beam can be transported through the atmosphere, at a range limited mainly by beam-size growth through scattering. A muonbeam intensity of > 10{sup 9} /second is required for efficient interrogation and, as in any other technique, dose limits are to be respected. To produce sufficient muons a high-energy (threshold {approx}140 MeV) high-intensity (<1 mA) proton or electron beam is needed implying the use of a linear accelerator to bombard a refractory target. The muon yield is fractionally small, with large angle and energy dispersion, so that efficient collection is necessary in all dimensions of phase space. To accomplish this Los Alamos has proposed a magnetic collection system followed by a unique linear accelerator that provides the requisite phase-space bunching and allows an energy sweep to successively stop muons throughout a large structure such as a sea-going vessel. A possible maritime application would entail fitting the high-gradient accelerators on a large ship with a helicopter-borne detection system. We will describe our experimental results for muon effects and particle collection along with our current design and program for a muon detection system.

Jason, Andrew J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Miyadera, Haruo [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Turchi, Peter J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Future Muon Dipole Moment Measurements  

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From the famous experiments of Stern and Gerlach to the present, measurements of magnetic dipole moments, and searches for electric dipole moments of ``elementary'' particles have played a major role in our understanding of sub-atomic physics. In this talk I discuss the progress on measurements and theory of the magnetic dipole moment of the muon. I also discuss a new proposal to search for a permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of the muon and put it into the more general context of other EDM searches. These experiments, along with searches for the lepton flavor violating decays $\\mu \\to e \\gamma$ and $\\mu^- + A \\to e^- + A$, provide a path to the high-energy frontier through precision measurements.

B. Lee Roberts

2004-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a compensatable Muon Collider calorimeter with manageable backgrounds  

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Muon Collider detectors pose very challenging problems in detector technology due to extremely large backgrounds present in the detector volume as a result of muon decays. Current designs of a 750 GeV/c per beam Muon Collider envisage 4.28 x 10{sup 5} muon decays per meter in the beam pipe close to the interaction region. The decay electrons after intense shielding still manage to produce large backgrounds in the detector volume of low energy photons, neutrons and higher energy Bethe Heitler muons. There are 170/184/6.8/177 TeVs energy entering the detector volume per crossing due to EM particles/Muons/Mesons/Baryons respectively. We investigate the capabilities of an iron calorimeter with pixelated readout where each pixel gives a yes/no answer as to whether a charged particle passed through it or not, to solve this problem. Each pixel is individually triggered by a 'travelling gate trigger' with a gate of 2 ns where the beginning of the gate is the time of arrival of a light signal from the interaction region to the pixel. We show that such a calorimeter is compensatable and propose two schemes to compensate the digital output in software to improve the resolution of the calorimeter. We show that such a calorimeter is capable of digitizing physics signals from the interaction region and as a result, the backgrounds from the muon decays are much reduced and under control.

Raja, R.; /Fermilab

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Power spectrum of large-scale magnetic fields from Gravitoelectromagnetic inflation with a decaying cosmological parameter  

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Introducing a variable cosmological parameter $\\Lambda (t)$ in a geometrical manner from a 5D Riemann-flat metric, we investigate the origin and evolution of primordial magnetic fields in the early universe, when the expansion is governed by a cosmological parameter $\\Lambda (t)$ that decreases with time. Using the gravitoelectromagnetic inflationary formalism, but without the Feynman gauge, we obtain the power of spectrums for large-scale magnetic fields and the inflaton field fluctuations during inflation. A very important fact is that our formalism is {\\em naturally non-conformally invariant}.

Federico Agustin Membiela; Mauricio Bellini

2007-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

84

Muon Physics: A Pillar of the Standard Model  

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Since its discovery in the 1930s, the muon has played an important role in our quest to understand the sub-atomic theory of matter. The muon was the first second-generation standard-model particle to be discovered, and its decay has provided information on the (Vector -Axial Vector) structure of the weak interaction, the strength of the weak interaction, G_F, and the conservation of lepton number (flavor) in muon decay. The muon's anomalous magnetic moment has played an important role in restricting theories of physics beyond the standard standard model, where at present there is a 3.4 standard-deviation difference between the experiment and standard-model theory. Its capture on the atomic nucleus has provided valuable information on the modification of the weak current by the strong interaction which is complementary to that obtained from nuclear beta decay.

B. Lee Roberts

2007-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

85

Decay of accelerated particles  

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We study how the decay properties of particles are changed by acceleration. It is shown that under the influence of acceleration (1) the lifetime of particles is modified and (2) new processes (such as the decay of the proton) become possible. This is illustrated by considering scalar models for the decay of muons, pions, and protons. We discuss the close conceptual relation between these processes and the Unruh effect.

Rainer Mller

1997-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Front End for a Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider  

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Muon Front End for a Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Chris Rogers, ASTeC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 15th January 2013 #12;High Energy Muon Facilities Growing interest in large, high energy muon facilities Neutrino Factory -> neutrino oscillations and Muon Collider -> energy frontier or Higgs factory

McDonald, Kirk

87

MUON SCATTERING INTO 1-5 MUON FINAL STATES  

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MUON SCATTERING INTO1 - 5 MUON FINAL STATES Physics Depar~ment and Lawrenceof 209-GeV and 90-GeV muons within a magnetized~steel

Clark, A.R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Characterisation of the muon beams for the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment  

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A novel single-particle technique to measure emittance has been developed and used to characterise seventeen different muon beams for the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment (MICE). The muon beams, whose mean momenta vary from 171 to 281 MeV/c, have emittances of approximately 1.5--2.3 \\pi mm-rad horizontally and 0.6--1.0 \\pi mm-rad vertically, a horizontal dispersion of 90--190 mm and momentum spreads of about 25 MeV/c. There is reasonable agreement between the measured parameters of the beams and the results of simulations. The beams are found to meet the requirements of MICE.

Adams, D.; et al.,

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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muon Collider Notes  

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Muon Collider Notes Muon Collider Notes MC-001 D. Neuffer, "Colliding Muon Beams at 90 GeV" Fermilab Note FN-319, July 1979. MC-002 D. Neuffer, "Principles and Applications of Muon Cooling" Proc. of the 12th International Conf. on High-Energy Accelerators, p. 481, 1983. MC-003 V.V. Parkhomchuk and A.N. Skrinsky, "Ionization Cooling: Physics and Applications" Proc. of the 12th International Conf. on High-Energy Accelerators, p. 485, 1983. MC-004 E.A. Perevedentsev and A.N. Skrinsky, "On the Proton Klystron" Proc. of the 12th International Conf. on High-Energy Accelerators, p. 508, 1983. MC-005 D. Neuffer, "Principles and Applications of Muon Cooling" Particle Accelerators, Vol. 14, p. 75, 1983. MC-006 D. Neuffer, "Multi-TeV Muon Colliders" Proc. of the Advanced

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Muon Cooling: Longitudinal Compression  

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A 10??MeV/c positive muon beam was stopped in helium gas of a few mbar in a magnetic field of 5T. The muon swarm has been efficiently compressed from a length of 16cm down to a few mm along the magnetic field axis (longitudinal compression) using electrostatic fields. The simulation reproduces the low energy interactions of slow muons in helium gas. Phase space compression occurs on the order of microseconds, compatible with the muon lifetime of 2???s. This paves the way for the preparation of a high-quality low-energy muon beam, with an increase in phase space density relative to a standard surface muon beam of 107. The achievable phase space compression by using only the longitudinal stage presented here is of the order of 104.

Yu Bao; Aldo Antognini; Wilhelm Bertl; Malte Hildebrandt; Kim Siang Khaw; Klaus Kirch; Angela Papa; Claude Petitjean; Florian M. Piegsa; Stefan Ritt; Kamil Sedlak; Alexey Stoykov; David Taqqu

2014-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

91

Muon Capture and Nuclear Structure  

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We have studied the fundamental muon-nucleon interaction from the muon capture in gaseous and molecular hydrogen and ... problem upon the knowledge of the former from muon captures in C12 and O16.

M. Morita; H. Ohtsubo; A. Fujii

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Rare muon processes  

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The status of rare muon processes as tests of the standard model is reviewed with the emphasis on results that are expected from experiments in the near future.

Cooper, M.D.; The MEGA Collaboration

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Rare muon processes  

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The status of rare muon processes as tests of the standard model is reviewed with the emphasis on results that are expected from experiments in the near future.

Cooper, M.D.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

FFAG LATTICE FOR MUON ACCELERATION WITH DISTRIBUTED RF.  

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A future muon collider or neutrino factory requires fast acceleration to minimize muon decay. We have previously described an FFAG ring that accelerated muons from 10 to 20 GeV in energy. The ring achieved its large momentum acceptance using a low-emittance lattice with a small dispersion. In this paper, we present an update on that ring. We have used design tools that more accurately represent the ring's behavior at large momentum offsets. We have also improved the dynamic aperture from the earlier design.

COURANT,E.D..TRBOJEVIC,D.BERG,S.J.BLASKIEWICZ,M.COURANT,E.D..TRBOJEVIC,D.BERG,S.J.BLASKIEWICZ,M.M.PALMER,R.GARREN,A.

2003-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Colliders: New Prospects for Precision Physics and the High Energy Frontier  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

An overview is given of muon collider technology and of the current status of the muon collider research program. The exciting potential of muon colliders for both neutrino physics and collider physics studies is then described and illustrated using self-consistent collider parameter sets at 0.1 TeV to 100 TeV center-of-mass energies.

Bruce J. King

1999-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

96

Muon collider gains momentum  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... , US scientists staked their claim in a daring new venture: the world's first muon collider. The collider could overtake two more-mature concepts, each of which plan to ... expected to achieve. They are now trying to rally enthusiasm for a collider that smashes muons, a particle that is about 200 times more massive than the electron. ...

Eric Hand

2009-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

97

Muon spin rotation  

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... vast funding accorded high energy physics research in recent years.?SR-the acronym stands for Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation, Resonance, Research or what have you, and refers to the ... the most promising new work related to purely chemical problems. Indeed, the use of muons in chemistry is striking not only for providing yet another probe of chemical systems, ...

G. C. Stirling

1978-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

98

Muons and Neutrinos 2007  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper is the written version of the rapporteur talk on Section HE-2, muons and neutrinos, presented at the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Merida, Yucatan, July 11, 2007. Topics include atmospheric muons and neutrinos, solar neutrinos and astrophysical neutrinos as well as calculations and instrumentation related to these topics.

Thomas K. Gaisser

2008-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

99

Muon Spin Spectroscopy of the Nematic Liquid Crystal 4-n-Pentyl-4?-cyanobiphenyl (5CB)  

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(22, 23) These techniques involve injecting spin-polarized positive muons into a sample and detecting the positron produced by the decay of each muon. ... The field dependence of the muon polarization due to a ?0 resonance in the I phase is given by(28) where fR is the fraction of muons that have formed the radical; N is the dimension of the spin matrix; ? is the muon spin relaxation rate (1/T1?); and ?r is the ALC transition frequency, which is given by ... Roduner, E. In Muon Science: Muons in Physics, Chemistry and Materials (Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics); Lee, S. L.; Cywinski, R.; Kilcoyne, S. H., Eds.; Taylor and Francis Group: Abingdon, 1999; pp 173? 209. ...

Iain McKenzie; Herbert Dilger; Alexey Stoykov; Robert Scheuermann

2009-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

100

OVERVIEW OF A MUON CAPTURE SECTION FOR MUON ACCELARATORS*  

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OVERVIEW OF A MUON CAPTURE SECTION FOR MUON ACCELARATORS* Diktys Stratakis# , J. Scott Berg, H Snopok, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA Abstract We describe a muon capture section to manipulate the longitudinal and transverse phase-space to collect efficiently a muon beam produced from

McDonald, Kirk

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101

Papers on Muon Colliders  

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Magnets for Muon Collider and Neutrino Storage Ring Magnets for Muon Collider and Neutrino Storage Ring (and Open Midplane Dipole for LARP): R. Gupta, et al., "High Field HTS Solenoid for a Muon Collider – Demonstrations, Challenges and Strategies, MT23, July 2013", presented at MT23, (talk) R. Weggel et al., "Open Midplane Dipoles for Muon Collider", 2011 Particle Accelerator Conference, New York (POSTER).. R. Gupta, M. Anerella, A. Ghosh, H. Kirk, R. Palmer, S. Plate, W. Sampson, Y. Shiroyanagi, P. Wanderer, B. Brandt, D. Cline, A. Garren, J. Kolonko, R. Scanlan, R. Weggel, "High field HTS R&D solenoid for muon collider", 2010 Applied Superconductivity Conference, Washington, DC, August 2010 >> Y. Shiroyanagi, W. Sampson, A. Ghosh, R. Gupta, "The Construction and

102

Free Muons and Muonium - Some Achievements and Possibilities in Low Energy Muon Physics  

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Some recent precision experiments in low energy muon physics are discussed. Spectroscopy on the muonium atom, the bound state of a positve muon and an electron, has provided precise tests of standard theory and yielded most precise values of important fundamental constants. A search for spontaneous muonium to antimuonium conversion test lepton flavour conservation and yields most stringent limits on parameters in several speculative models. The muon magnetic anomaly may contain hints to new physics and is a relevant calibration point for numerous models beyond standard theory. Since most precision experiments are limited by the particle fluxes at present muon sources, possibilities in this field are shown which will emerge at upgraded present facilities or new accelerator complexes under construction or planning. At such places novel techniques would be enabled.

Klaus P. Jungmann

2002-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

103

Dose from slow negative muons  

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......radiation with emphasis on low energy muons are scarce. Pelliccioni(7...for incoming 1 and 10 MeV muons. Muon energy 1 MeV 10 MeV H*(10)/phi...scoring volume dimensions. When the muon energy increases to 10 MeV, they penetrate......

T. Siiskonen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Possible explanation for the low flux of high energy astrophysical muon neutrinos  

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I consider the possibility that some exotic neutrino property is responsible for reducing the muon neutrino flux at high energies from distant sources; specifically, (i) neutrino decay and (ii) neutrinos being pseudo-Dirac particles. This would provide a mechanism for the lack of high energy muon events in the Icecube detector.

Pakvasa, Sandip [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States)

2013-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

105

Muon Collider Progress: Accelerators  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A muon collider would be a powerful tool for exploring the energy-frontier with leptons, and would complement the studies now under way at the LHC. Such a device would offer several important benefits. Muons, like electrons, are point particles so the full center-of-mass energy is available for particle production. Moreover, on account of their higher mass, muons give rise to very little synchrotron radiation and produce very little beamstrahlung. The first feature permits the use of a circular collider that can make efficient use of the expensive rf system and whose footprint is compatible with an existing laboratory site. The second feature leads to a relatively narrow energy spread at the collision point. Designing an accelerator complex for a muon collider is a challenging task. Firstly, the muons are produced as a tertiary beam, so a high-power proton beam and a target that can withstand it are needed to provide the required luminosity of ~1 10{sup 34} cm{sup 2}s{sup 1}. Secondly, the beam is initially produced with a large 6D phase space, which necessitates a scheme for reducing the muon beam emittance (cooling). Finally, the muon has a short lifetime so all beam manipulations must be done very rapidly. The Muon Accelerator Program, led by Fermilab and including a number of U.S. national laboratories and universities, has undertaken design and R&D activities aimed toward the eventual construction of a muon collider. Design features of such a facility and the supporting R&D program are described.

Zisman, Michael S.

2011-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

106

The Muon Collider  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We describe the scientific motivation for a new type of accelerator, the muon collider. This accelerator would permit an energy-frontier scientific program and yet would fit on the site of an existing laboratory. Such a device is quite challenging, and requires a substantial R&D program. After describing the ingredients of the facility, the ongoing R&D activities of the Muon Accelerator Program are discussed. A possible U.S. scenario that could lead to a muon collider at Fermilab is briefly mentioned.

Zisman, Michael S

2010-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

107

Muon g-2  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The muon g-2 collaboration has measured the anomalous magnetic g value of the positive muon to within a relative uncertainty of 0.7 parts per million. The result, a_{\\mu^+} = 11 659 204(7)(5) x 10^{-10} is in good agreement with the preceding data on a_{\\mu^+} and a_{\\mu^-} and has about twice smaller uncertainty. The measurement tests standard model theory, which at the level of the experimental uncertainty involves quantum electrodynamics, quantum chromodynamics, and electroweak interaction in significant ways. The analysis of the anomalous magnetic g value of the negative muon is well underway.

Ernst Sichtermann; for the g-2 collaboration

2003-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

108

Temperature effect of the integral flux of cosmic-ray muons at high energies  

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The temperature coefficients of the integral fluxes of cosmic-ray muons arriving at sea level vertically and horizontally with energies of 102, 104, and 3 106...GeV are calculated. Decays of pions, kaons, and c...

L. V. Volkova

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Complete Muon Cooling Channel Design and Simulations  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Considerable progress has been made in developing promising subsystems for muon beam cooling channels to provide the extraordinary reduction of emittances required for an energy-frontier muon collider. However, it has not yet been demonstrated that the various proposed cooling subsystems can be consolidated into an integrated end-to-end design. Presented here are concepts to address the matching of transverse emittances between subsystems through an extension of the theoretical framework of the Helical Cooling Channel (HCC), which allows a general analytical approach to guide the transition from one set of cooling channel parameters to another.

C. Y. Yoshikawa, C.M. Ankenbrandt, R.P. Johnson, Y.S. Derbenev, V.S. Morozov, D.V. Neuffer, K. Yonehara

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Complete Muon Cooling Channel Design and Simulations  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Considerable progress has been made in developing promising subsystems for muon beam cooling channels to provide the extraordinary reduction of emittances required for an energy-frontier muon collider. However, it has not yet been demonstrated that the various proposed cooling subsystems can be consolidated into an integrated end-to-end design. Presented here are concepts to address the matching of transverse emittances between subsystems through an extension of the theoretical framework of the Helical Cooling Channel (HCC), which allows a general analytical approach to guide the transition from one set of cooling channel parameters to another.

Neuffer, D.V.; /Fermilab; Ankenbrandt, C.M.; Johnson, R.P.; Yoshikawa, C.Y.; /MUONS Inc., Batavia; Derbenev, Y.S.; Morozov, V.S.; /Jefferson Lab

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Muon Collider Machine-Detector Interface  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In order to realize the high physics potential of a Muon Collider (MC) a high luminosity of {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}-collisions at the Interaction Point (IP) in the TeV range must be achieved ({approx}10{sup 34} cm{sup -2}s{sup -1}). To reach this goal, a number of demanding requirements on the collider optics and the IR hardware - arising from the short muon lifetime and from relatively large values of the transverse emittance and momentum spread in muon beams that can realistically be obtained with ionization cooling should be satisfied. These requirements are aggravated by limitations on the quadrupole gradients as well as by the necessity to protect superconducting magnets and collider detectors from muon decay products. The overall detector performance in this domain is strongly dependent on the background particle rates in various sub-detectors. The deleterious effects of the background and radiation environment produced by the beam in the ring are very important issues in the Interaction Region (IR), detector and Machine-Detector Interface (MDI) designs. This report is based on studies presented very recently.

Mokhov, Nikolai V.; /Fermilab

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Muon Spin Relaxation Study of Spinel Lithium Manganese Oxides  

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Muons can be implanted into any material, and the direction of the muon spin at the instant of decay (?+ ? e+ + ?e + ???, lifetime = 2.179 ?s) provides information on the dynamics of the muon during its lifetime and on the static and fluctuating magnetic fields from neighboring nuclear and atomic moments. ... On the other hand, the shape of the H+-MnO2 spectrum at 100 K shows two Gaussian components, which indicates the existence of at least two different depolarization rates that can be due to muons at two different muon sites. ... Therefore, these results indicate that the temperature for onset of Li+ ion diffusion decreases with an increase in the amount of lithium in the spinel manganese oxide, which is not incompatible with a higher Li+ diffusion coefficient on LiMn2O4 than on Li1.33Mn1.67O4 found from NMR experiments,21 since NMR data will average over all Li nuclei whereas muons only interact with those Li nearest to the muon. ...

Mara J. Ariza; Deborah J. Jones; Jacques Rozire; James S. Lord; Didier Ravot

2003-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

113

Muon-proton Scattering  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A recent proposal to measure the proton form factor by means of muon-proton scattering will use muons which are not ultrarelativistic (and also not nonrelativistic). The usual equations describing the scattering cross section use the approximation that the scattered lepton (usually an electron) is ultrarelativistic, with v/c approximately equal to 1. Here the cross section is calculated for all values of the energy. It agrees with the standard result in the appropriate limit.

E. Borie

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

114

Muon Identification in the ATLAS Calorimeters  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Muon Identification in the ATLAS Calorimeters #12;#12;Muon Identification in the ATLAS Calorimeters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 2.2.3 Muon spectrometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 2.2.4 The forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 2.2.6 The trigger system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 3 Muon

van Suijlekom, Walter

115

Calibrating the energy of a 50 X 50 GeV muon collider using spin precession  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The neutral Higgs boson is expected to have a mass in the region 90-150 GeV in various schemes within the Minimal Supersymmetric extension to the Standard Model. A first generation Muon Collider is uniquely suited to investigate the mass, width and decay modes of the Higgs boson, since the coupling of the Higgs to muons is expected to be strong enough for it to be produced in the s channel mode in the muon collider. Due to the narrow width of the Higgs, it is necessary to measure and control the energy of the individual muon bunches to a precision of a few parts in a million. We investigate the feasibility of determining the energy scale of a muon collider ring with circulating muon beams of 50 GeV energy by measuring the turn by turn variation of the energy deposited by electrons produced by the decay of the muons. This variation is caused by the existence of an average initial polarization of the muon beam and a non-zero value of g-2 for the muon. We demonstrate that it is feasible to determine the energy scale of the machine with this method to a few parts per million using data collected during 1000 turns.

Rajendran Raja; Alvin Tollestrup

1998-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

116

Contribution of prompt muon production to total muon fluxes  

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The flux of prompt cosmic-ray muons coming from charmed particles which are produced ... compare the observed results on angular distributions of muon intensities at a given depth with the ... . There is no clear...

H. Inazawa; K. Kobayakawa; T. Kitamura

117

Underground muon energy spectrum and its relevance for muon astronomy  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A striking result from the NUSEX (1) and SOUDAN (2...) experiments is the discovery of a high flux of muons from the direction of Cygnus X-3 ... source. The differential energy spectrum of these muons is much fla...

A. Castellina; B. DEttorre Piazzoli; G. Mannocchi

1985-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

118

Measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry parameter alpha_b and the helicity amplitudes for the decay Lambda_b->J/psi+Lambda with the ATLAS detector  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A measurement of the parity-violating decay asymmetry parameter, alpha_b, and the helicity amplitudes for the decay Lambda_b->J/psi(mu mu)+Lambda(p pi) is reported. The analysis is based on 1400 Lambda_b and anti-Lambda_b baryons selected in 4.6/fb of proton-proton collision data with a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. By combining the Lambda_b and anti-Lambda_b samples under the assumption of CP conservation, the value of alpha_b is measured to be 0.30+/-0.16(stat)+/-0.06(syst). This measurement provides a test of theoretical models based on perturbative QCD or heavy-quark effective theory.

ATLAS Collaboration

2014-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

119

Muon RLA - design status and simulations  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Neutrino Factory baseline design involves a complex chain of accelerators beginning with a linac. This first pre-linac follows the capture and bunching section and accelerates the muons from about 244 to 900 MeV and must accept a high emittance beam about 30 cm wide with a 10% energy spread. It uses counterwound, shielded superconducting solenoids and 201 MHz superconducting cavities, and currently consists of 24 3 m and 24 5 m long cryomodules. The next stage is a 1st dogbone-shaped RLA that takes the total energy from 900 MeV to 3.6 GeV in 4.5 passes, followed by a 2nd RLA that takes the energy from 3.6 to 12.6 GeV in 4.5 passes. Simulations are in progress to optimize the optics and determine the radiation loads from beam loss and muon decay.

Beard, Kevin B. [Muons, Inc., Batavia, IL (United States); Bogacz, Slawomir A. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Morozov, Vasiliy S. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Roblin, Yves R. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Muon spectrum and convoy effects after muon-catalyzed fusion  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We study final-state interactions of the muon after muon-catalyzed D-T fusion reaction with the ? particle and with target matter. The yield of convoy muons, traveling with the ? particle but remaining unbound is calculated. Energy loss in the dense target may lead to capture of a fraction of these muons into outer shells of the ? particle. We show that the final capture probability can be strongly density dependent.

B. Mller; H. E. Rafelski; J. Rafelski

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Reconstruction and Identification in CMS  

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We present the design strategies and status of the CMS muon reconstruction and identification identification software. Muon reconstruction and identification is accomplished through a variety of complementary algorithms. The CMS muon reconstruction software is based on a Kalman filter technique and reconstructs muons in the standalone muon system, using information from all three types of muon detectors, and links the resulting muon tracks with tracks reconstructed in the silicon tracker. In addition, a muon identification algorithm has been developed which tries to identify muons with high efficiency while maintaining a low probability of misidentification. The muon identification algorithm is complementary by design to the muon reconstruction algorithm that starts track reconstruction in the muon detectors. The identification algorithm accepts reconstructed tracks from the inner tracker and attempts to quantify the muon compatibility for each track using associated calorimeter and muon detector hit information. The performance status is based on detailed detector simulations as well as initial studies using cosmic muon data.

Everett, A. [Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 47906 (United States)

2010-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

122

Muon Identification at the Tevatron  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The muon detection and identification schemes for the CDF ... Fermilab Tevatron are described. Both experiments detect muons through the use of scintillation counters and ... surrounding a central tracker. Three ...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Radiative muon capture  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

It is shown by relating the transition amplitude of radiative muon capture to that of radiative pion capture, that the transition amplitude of radiative muon capture proposed recently by Hwang and Primakoff differs from the others mainly by Low's counter terms. Despite the fact that the "original" transition amplitude does not violate seriously the conservation of the hadronic electromagnetic current, Low's counter terms, as introduced via Low's prescription to secure the presence of small conservation-of-hadronic-electromagnetic-current-breaking terms, are confirmed to be of numerical importance. Further, it is found in the "elementary-particle" treatment of radiative muon capture that the uncertainty arising from the nuclear structure can be reduced to become negligible. Therefore, an exclusive radiative muon capture experiment can in principle differentiate the Hwang-Primakoff theory from the others and yet provide a comprehensive test of partial conservation of axial-vector current.RADIOACTIVITY Theories of radiative muon capture, linearity hypothesis versus Low's prescription; nuclear structure and PCAC.

W -Y. P. Hwang

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Measurement of D[superscript 0][line over D][subscript 0] Mixing Parameters and Search for CP Violation Using D[subscript 0] ? K[subscript +]?[subscript -] Decays  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Measurements of charm mixing parameters from the decay-time-dependent ratio of D[superscript 0] ? K[superscript +]?[superscript ?] to D[superscript 0] ? K[superscript ?]?[superscript +] rates and the charge-conjugate ratio ...

Williams, Michael

125

Invisible decay of muonium: Tests of the standard model and searches for new physics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In the Standard Model there are several canonical examples of pure leptonic processes involving the muon, the electron and the corresponding neutrinos which are connected by the crossing symmetry: i) the decay of muon, ii) the inverse muon decay, and iii) the annihilation of a muon and an electron into two neutrinos. Although the first two reactions have been observed and measured since long ago, the third process, resulting in the invisible final state, has never been experimentally tested. It may go either directly, or, at low energies, via the annihilation of a muon and an electron from an atomic bound state, called muonium (M=\\mu^+e^-). The M\\to \

S. N. Gninenko; N. V. Krasnikov; V. A. Matveev

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Study of High pT Muons in IceCube  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Muons with a high transverse momentum (p{sub T}) are produced in cosmic ray air showers via semileptonic decay of heavy quarks and the decay of high p{sub T} kaons and pions. These high p{sub T} muons have a large lateral separation from the shower core muon bundle. IceCube is well suited for the detection of high p{sub T} muons. The surface shower array can determine the energy, core location and direction of the cosmic ray air shower while the in-ice array can reconstruct the energy and direction of the high p{sub T} muon. This makes it possible to measure the decoherence function (lateral separation spectrum) at distances greater than 150 meters. The muon p{sub T} can be determined from the muon energy (measured by dE/dx) and the lateral separation. The high p{sub T} muon spectrum may also be calculated in a perturbative QCD framework; this spectrum is sensitive to the cosmic-ray composition.

IceCube Collaboration; Gerhardt, Lisa; Klein, Spencer

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Muon Production in Relativistic Cosmic-Ray Interactions  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Cosmic-rays with energies up to 3x1020 eV have been observed. The nuclear composition of these cosmic rays is unknown but if the incident nuclei are protons then the corresponding center of mass energy is sqrt snn = 700 TeV. High energy muons can be used to probe the composition of these incident nuclei. The energy spectra of high-energy (> 1 TeV) cosmic ray induced muons have been measured with deep underground or under-ice detectors. These muons come from pion and kaon decays and from charm production in the atmosphere. Terrestrial experiments are most sensitive to far-forward muons so the production rates aresensitive to high-x partons in the incident nucleus and low-x partons in the nitrogen/oxygen targets. Muon measurements can complement the central-particle data collected at colliders.This paper will review muon production data and discuss some non-perturbative (soft) models that have been used to interpret the data. I will show measurements of TeV muon transverse momentum (pT) spectra in cosmic-ray air showers fromMACRO, and describe how the IceCube neutrino observatory and the proposed Km3Net detector will extend these measurements to a higher pT region where perturbative QCD should apply. With a 1 km2 surface area, the full IceCube detector should observe hundreds of muons/year with pT in the pQCD regime.

Klein, Spencer

2009-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

128

Muon capture in hydrogen  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Theoretical difficulties in reconciling the measured rates for ordinary and radiative muon capture are discussed, based on heavy-baryon chiral perturbation theory. We also examine ambiguity in our analysis due to the formation of p$\\mu$p molecules in the liquid hydrogen target.

S. Ando; F. Myhrer; K. Kubodera

2001-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

129

Radiative muon capture in hydrogen  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We analyze the radiative capture of the negative muon in hydrogen using amplitudes derived within the chiral Lagrangian approach. Besides the leading and next to leading order terms, given by the well-known Rood-Tolhoek Hamiltonian, we extract from these amplitudes the corrections of the next order in 1/M (M is the nucleon mass). In addition, we estimate within the same formalism also the ?(1232) isobar excitation effects and processes described by an anomalous Lagrangian. The model we consider allows us to put the ? isobar off-shell. Our calculations show sensitivity of capture rates and photon spectra to Z, one of the off-shell parameters, related to the ?N? vertex. We have found that the model can provide the photon spectra, which are in the interval 60?MeV<~k<~kmax (k is the photon momentum) close to the experimental one.

E. Truhlk and F. C. Khanna

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Nuclear muon-capture sum rules and mean nuclear excitation energies  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A discussion is given of non-energy-weighted and of energy-weighted sum rules in nuclear muon capture. It is argued that the mean nuclear excitation energy in muon capture does not vary appreciably as A and Z vary. A combined non-energy-weighted and energy-weighted sum rule which constitutes a three-parameter fit to the experimental data on total muon-capture rates is presented.

B. Goulard and H. Primakoff

1974-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

A measurement of neutrino oscillations with muon neutrinos in the MINOS experiment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Experimental evidence has established that neutrino flavor states evolve over time. A neutrino of a particular flavor that travels some distance can be detected in a different neutrino flavor state. The Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS) is a long-baseline experiment that is designed to study this phenomenon, called neutrino oscillations. MINOS is based at Fermilab near Chicago, IL, and consists of two detectors: the Near Detector located at Fermilab, and the Far Detector, which is located in an old iron mine in Soudan, MN. Both detectors are exposed to a beam of muon neutrinos from the NuMI beamline, and MINOS measures the fraction of muon neutrinos that disappear after traveling the 734 km between the two detectors. One can measure the atmospheric neutrino mass splitting and mixing angle by observing the energy-dependence of this muon neutrino disappearance. MINOS has made several prior measurements of these parameters. Here I describe recently-developed techniques used to enhance our sensitivity to the oscillation parameters, and I present the results obtained when they are applied to a dataset that is twice as large as has been previously analyzed. We measure the mass splitting {Delta}m{sub 23}{sup 2} = (2.32{sub -0.08}{sup +0.12}) x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2}/c{sup 4} and the mixing angle sin{sup 2}(2{theta}{sub 32}) > 0.90 at 90% C.L. These results comprise the world's best measurement of the atmospheric neutrino mass splitting. Alternative disappearance models are also tested. The neutrino decay hypothesis is disfavored at 7.2{sigma} and the neutrino quantum decoherence hypothesis is disfavored at 9.0{sigma}.

Coleman, Stephen James; /William-Mary Coll.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Muon Experiments Masaharu Aoki, Osaka University  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Muon Experiments Masaharu Aoki, Osaka University NP02 International workshop on Nuclear and Particle Physics at 50-GeV PS Kyoto #12;_ The muon is the best place to search for new physics beyond the Standard Model. ­ Muon LFV Forbidden Process ­ Muon EDM Suppressed Process ­ Muon g-2 Precise Measurement

Roberts, B. Lee

133

R&D Toward a Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

There is considerable interest in the use of muon beams to create either an intense source of decay neutrinos aimed at a detector located 3000-7500 km away (a Neutrino Factory), or a Muon Collider that produces high-luminosity collisions at the energy frontier. R&D aimed at producing these facilities has been under way for more than 10 years. This paper will review experimental results from MuCool, MERIT, and MICE and indicate the extent to which they will provide proof-of-principle demonstrations of the key technologies required for a Neutrino Factory or Muon Collider. Progress in constructing components for the MICE experiment will also be described.

Zisman, Michael S

2009-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

134

Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson Produced in Association with a Z Boson in the Electron-Muon Final State and the Higgs Boson Decaying into Bottom Quarks.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??A search for the standard model Higgs boson is presented in the associated production channel Z(??)H(bb) where each tau decays leptonically, one to an electron, (more)

Bartek, Rachel A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Muon-Muon and Other High Energy Colliders  

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Before we discuss the muon collider in detail, it is useful to...(pp, $$p\\bar p$$ ), of lepton (e + e ...

R. B. Palmer; J. C. Gallardo

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Compact muon production and collection scheme for high-energy physics experiments  

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The relative immunity of muons to synchrotron radiation suggests that they might be used in place of electrons as probes in fundamental high-energy physics experiments. Muons are commonly produced indirectly through pion decay by interaction of a charged particle beam with a target. However, the large angle and energy dispersion of the initial beams as well as the short muon lifetime limits many potential applications. Here, we describe a fast method for manipulating the longitudinal and transverse phase-space of a divergent pionmuon beam to enable efficient capture and downstream transport with minimum losses. We also discuss the design of a handling system for the removal of unwanted secondary particles from the target region and thus reduce activation of the machine. The compact muon source we describe can be used for fundamental physics research in neutrino experiments.

Diktys Stratakis; David V Neuffer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Muon Collider design status  

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Muon Collider (MC) - proposed by G.I. Budker and A.N. Skrinsky a few decades ago - is now considered as the most exciting option for the energy frontier machine in the post-LHC era. A national Muon Accelerator Program (MAP) is being formed in the USA with the ultimate goal of building a MC at the Fermilab site with c.o.m. energy in the range 1.5-3 TeV and luminosity of {approx} 1.5 {center_dot} 10{sup 34} cm{sup -2} s{sup -1}. As the first step on the way to MC it envisages construction of a Neutrino Factory (NF) for high-precision neutrino experiments. The baseline scheme of the NF-MC complex is presented and possible options for its main components are discussed.

Alexahin, Y.; /Fermilab

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Radiative Muon Capture  

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The theory of radiative muon capture is developed. The discussion includes both parity conserving and nonconserving effects. The Gell-Mann weak magnetic term and the induced pseudoscalar are included, along with comparable relativistic effects in the nucleons. The theory is applied to light nuclei and especially to the radiative Godfrey reaction ?-+C126??+?+B125. An experiment to detect the induced pseudoscalar directly is proposed.

Jeremy Bernstein

1959-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Critical Issues and MUON Colliders - A Summary  

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Prospects for a High Energy Muon Collider Based On Electro-and understanding of high energy muon colliders, associatedyield of muons per electron, even at the optimum energy of

Chattopadhyay, S.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Too Many Muons from Cosmic Accelerators?  

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The evidence for both surface and underground muons produced by radiation from Cyg X3 is reviewed. The number of surface muons if real require impossibly large muon to electron ratios if they are produced by gamm...

R. Morse

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Anomalous Interactions of High Energy Muons  

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......research-article Articles Anomalous Interactions of High Energy Muons Takashi Kitamura Reiji Sugano Department of Physics...on penetrating showers with large transferred energies producted by high energy muons are accepted, the muon would have anomalous......

Takashi Kitamura; Reiji Sugano

1966-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Muon Collider Overview: Progress and Future Plans  

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NATIONAL LABORATORY Muon Collider Overview: Progress andCBP Note-263 BNL- 65627 Muon Collider Overview: Progress and9] 5 REFERENCES [1] Status of the Muon Collider Research and

Palmer, R.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Muon Simulation at the Daya Bay SIte  

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Muon simulation at the Daya Bay site Guan Mengyun ? Caowe simulated the underground muon background at the Daya Baysite. To get the sea-level muon ?ux parameteri- zation, a

Mengyun, Guan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Muon colliders and neutrino factories  

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Over the last decade there has been significant progress in developing the concepts and technologies needed to produce, capture and accelerate {Omicron}(10{sup 21}) muons/year. This development prepares the way for a new type of neutrino source (Neutrino Factory) and a new type of very high energy lepton-antilepton collider (Muon Collider). This article reviews the motivation, design and R&D for Neutrino Factories and Muon Colliders.

Geer, S.; /Fermilab

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Muon Capture by the Triton  

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Muon capture by the triton is investigated. "Exact" ground-state wave functions extracted from realistic nucleon-nucleon interactions are incorporated in the calculations. The treatment involves non-energy-weighted sum rules and explicit introduction of the three-neutron final state. Beside results on muon capture by He3, a lower limit is established for the muon-capture rate in H3.

J. Torre; Cl. Gignoux; G. Goulard

1978-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

146

Sterile neutrino search with kaon decay at rest  

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Monoenergetic muon neutrinos (235.5 MeV) from positive kaon decay at rest are considered as a source for an electron neutrino appearance search. In combination with a liquid argon time projection chamber based detector, ...

Spitz, Joshua B.

147

muon_collider  

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148

Muon Acceleration R and D  

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An intense muon source can be built in stages to support a uniquely broad program in high energy physics. Starting with a low-energy cooled muon beam, extraordinarily precise lepton flavor violation experiments are possible. Upgrading the facility with acceleration and a muon storage ring, one can build a Neutrino Factory that would allow a neutrino mixing physics program with unprecedented precision. Adding further acceleration and a collider ring, an energy-frontier muon collider can explore electroweak symmetry breaking and open a window to new physics.

Torun, Yagmur [Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (United States)

2009-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

149

US: Muon Spin Resonance (?SR)  

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Fig. I.92. US, s.c. ?SR; Zero field muon spectra. Asymmetry, A, vs. ?. (a) Relaxation spectrum at 181 K, i.e. slightly above T ...

R. Tro?

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

An update of muon capture on hydrogen  

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The successful precision measurement of the rate of muon capture on a proton by the MuCap Collaboration allows for a stringent test of the current theoretical understanding of this process. Chiral perturbation theory, which is a low-energy effective field theory that preserves the symmetries and the pattern of symmetry breaking in the underlying theory of QCD, offers a systematic framework for describing $\\mu p$ capture and provides a basic test of QCD at the hadronic level. We describe how this effective theory with no free parameters reproduces the measured capture rate. A recent study has addressed new sources of uncertainties that were not considered in the previous works, and we review to what extent these uncertainties are now under control. Finally, the rationale for studying muon capture on the deuteron and some recent theoretical developments regarding this process are discussed.

S. Pastore; F. Myhrer; K. Kubodera

2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

151

Discovering the Higgs boson with low mass muon pairs  

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Many models of electroweak symmetry breaking have an additional light pseudoscalar. If the Higgs boson can decay to a new pseudoscalar, LEP searches for the Higgs can be significantly altered and the Higgs can be as light as 86GeV. Discovering the Higgs boson in these models is challenging when the pseudoscalar is lighter than 10GeV because it decays dominantly into tau leptons. In this paper, we discuss discovering the Higgs in a subdominant decay mode where one of the pseudoscalars decays to a pair of muons. This search allows for potential discovery of a cascade-decaying Higgs boson with the complete Tevatron data set or early data at the LHC.

Mariangela Lisanti and Jay G. Wacker

2009-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

152

From Neutrino Factory to Muon Collider  

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Both Muon Colliders and Neutrino Factories require a muon source capable of producing and capturing {Omicron}(10{sup 21}) muons/year. This paper reviews the similarities and differences between Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider accelerator complexes, the ongoing R&D needed for a Muon Collider that goes beyond Neutrino Factory R&D, and some thoughts about how a Neutrino Factory on the CERN site might eventually be upgraded to a Muon Collider.

Geer, S.; /Fermilab

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Imaging and sensing based on muon tomography  

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Techniques, apparatus and systems for detecting particles such as muons for imaging applications. Subtraction techniques are described to enhance the processing of the muon tomography data.

Morris, Christopher L; Saunders, Alexander; Sossong, Michael James; Schultz, Larry Joe; Green, J. Andrew; Borozdin, Konstantin N; Hengartner, Nicolas W; Smith, Richard A; Colthart, James M; Klugh, David C; Scoggins, Gary E; Vineyard, David C

2012-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

154

Muon Spin Rotation Spectroscopy - Utilizing Muons in Solid State Physics  

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Over the past decades muon spin rotation techniques (mSR) have established themselves as an invaluable tool to study a variety of static and dynamic phenomena in bulk solid state physics and chemistry. Common to all these approaches is that the muon is utilized as a spin microprobe and/or hydrogen-like probe, implanted in the material under investigation. Recent developments extend the range of application to near surface phenomena, thin film and super-lattice studies. After briefly summarizing the production of so called surface muons used for bulk studies, and discussing the principle differences between pulsed and continuous muon beams, the production of keV-energy muon sources will be discussed. A few topical examples from different active research fields will be presented to demonstrate the power of these techniques.

Suter, Andreas [Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland

2012-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

155

CP violations in ? meson decay  

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We study the pion decays with intermediate on-shell neutrinos N into two electrons and a muon, ? ? eN ? ee??. We investigate the branching ratios Br = [?(?? ? e?e??+?) ?(?+ ? e+e+???)]/?(?? ? all) and the CP asymmetry ratio for such decays, in the scenario with two different on-shell neutrinos. If N is Dirac, only the lepton number conserving (LC) decays contribute (LC: ? = ?e or ); if N is Majorana, both LC and lepton number violating (LV) decays contribute (LV: or ? = ??). The results show that the CP asymmetry is in general very small, but increases and becomes ~1 when the masses of the two intermediate neutrinos get closer to each other, i.e., when their mass difference becomes comparable with their decay width, . The observation of CP violation in pion decays would be consistent with the existence of the well-motivated ?MSM model with two almost degenerate heavy neutrinos.

Gorazd Cveti?; C S Kim; Jilberto Zamora-Sa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Muon-induced backgrounds in the CUORICINO experiment  

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To better understand the contribution of cosmic ray muons to the CUORICINO background, 10 plastic scintillator detectors were installed at the CUORICINO site and operated during the final 3 months of the experiment. From these measurements, an upper limit of 0.0021 counts/(keV kg yr) (95% CL) was obtained on the cosmic ray-induced background in the neutrinoless double beta decay region of interest. The measurements were also compared to Geant4 simulations.

E. Andreotti; C. Arnaboldi; F. T. Avignone III; M. Balata; I. Bandac; M. Barucci; J. W. Beeman; F. Bellini; T. Bloxham; C. Brofferio; A. Bryant; C. Bucci; L. Canonica; S. Capelli; L. Carbone; M. Carrettoni; M. Clemenza; O. Cremonesi; R. J. Creswick; S. Di Domizio; M. J. Dolinski; L. Ejzak; R. Faccini; H. A. Farach; E. Ferri; F. Ferroni; E. Fiorini; L. Foggetta; A. Giachero; L. Gironi; A. Giuliani; P. Gorla; E. Guardincerri; T. D. Gutierrez; E. E. Haller; R. Kadel; K. Kazkaz; S. Kraft; L. Kogler; Yu. G. Kolomensky; C. Maiano; R. H. Maruyama; C. Martinez; M. Martinez; L. Mizouni; S. Morganti; S. Nisi; C. Nones; E. B. Norman; A. Nucciotti; F. Orio; M. Pallavicini; V. Palmieri; L. Pattavina; M. Pavan; M. Pedretti; G. Pessina; S. Pirro; E. Previtali; L. Risegari; C. Rosenfeld; C. Rusconi; C. Salvioni; S. Sangiorgio; D. Schaeffer; N. D. Scielzo; M. Sisti; A. R. Smith; C. Tomei; G. Ventura; M. Vignati

2009-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

157

Muon catalysis of hot fusion  

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... all rates to the nearest order of magnitude). In other words, stripping of the muon is very probable, and it would thus be able to take part in further ... the confinement time is 109s, and the reaction rate 109s-1, on average each muon would catalyse one reaction, hence the occurrence of Rc (the catalytic chain ratio) ...

E. P. HINCKS; M. K. SUNDARESAN; P. J. S. WATSON

1977-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

158

Fundamental Constants of the Muon  

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Three precise measurements exist on static properties of the muon. These are the g factor, g-2, and the frequency of the 3D-2P transition in mesonic phosphorus. They are combined to obtain the best fit to the fundamental constants of the muon.

G. Shapiro and L. M. Lederman

1962-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Muon Capture by Deuterons  

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Rates of muon capture from the separate ?d hyperfine states are computed. The dependence of the measurement of effective coupling constants on the neutron energy is explicitly demonstrated. The calculation of the neutron energy spectra includes mainly the following refinements: (1) use of two-nucleon wave functions with hard core, (2) corrections for the target-proton momentum, and (3) inclusion of certain induced pseudoscalar terms. The capture rates obtained are 334 and 15 sec-1 for the ?d doublet and quartet states, respectively.

I-T. Wang

1965-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

160

The Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration Physics Opportunities with Muon Beams  

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The Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration Physics Opportunities with Muon Beams: Neutrino Factories and Muon Colliders p Source, 8­24 GeV, 1­4MW A Neutrino Factory based on a Muon Storage Linac 2 ­ 50 GeV Recirculating Linac 50­GeV Muon Storage Ring ~ 1km circumference Neutrino Beam to Near

McDonald, Kirk

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161

Negative Muon Chemistry: The Quantum Muon Effect and the Finite Nuclear Mass Effect  

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Negative Muon Chemistry: The Quantum Muon Effect and the Finite Nuclear Mass Effect ... In this approach electrons and muons are described as quantum waves. ... The nonrelativistic Hamiltonian, Htot, of a molecular system containing Ne electrons, N? muons, and Nnuc nuclei is(1)here m? is the muon mass and MA and ZA are the mass and charge of nucleus A, respectively. ...

Edwin Posada; Flix Moncada; Andrs Reyes

2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

162

The Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration Physics Opportunities with Muon Beams  

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The Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration Physics Opportunities with Muon Beams: Neutrino Factories and Muon Colliders p Source, 8-24 GeV, 1-4MW A Neutrino Factory based on a Muon StorageV Recirculating Linac 50-GeV Muon Storage Ring ~ 1km circumference Neutrino Beam to Near Detector Neutrino Beam

McDonald, Kirk

163

Muon B Flavor Tagging A Likelihood Approach  

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Muon B Flavor Tagging A Likelihood Approach Text for the blessed web page { CDF note 7043 The CDF Collaboration July 29, 2004 Abstract We describe a muon identi#12;cation algorithm to be used for opposite side in a likelihood function which estimates the probability that a muon object is a real muon. The tagger performance

Fermilab

164

Research and Development of Future Muon Collider  

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Muon collider is a considerable candidate of the next generation high-energy lepton collider machine. A novel accelerator technology must be developed to overcome several intrinsic issues of muon acceleration. Recent research and development of critical beam elements for a muon accelerator, especially muon beam phase space ionization cooling channel, are reviewed in this paper.

Yonehara, K.; /Fermilab

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

BNL -66968 CAP-265-Muon-99C  

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BNL - 66968 CAP-265-Muon-99C The Design of a Liquid Lithium Lens for a Muon Collider A. Hassanein, 1999, Vol. 5, pp. 3062-3064. #12;I #12;THE DESIGN OF A LIQUID LITHIUM LENS FOR A MUON COLLIDER* A stage of ionization cooling for the muon collider requires a multistage liquid lithium lens. This system

Harilal, S. S.

166

Muon reconstruction with AMANDA Christopher Wiebusch  

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Muon reconstruction with AMANDA Christopher Wiebusch DESY IfH Platanenallee 6, 15738 Zeuthen, Germany Abstract This document describes the method of muon track reconstruction in AMANDA. #12; 1 particles such as muons. Clearly identified up­going muon tracks are a key signature for charged current

Wiebusch, Christopher

167

How Many Muons Do We Need to Store in a Ring For Neutrino Cross-Section Measurements?  

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Analytical estimate of the number of muons that must decay in the straight section of a storage ring to produce a neutrino & anti-neutrino beam of sufficient intensity to facilitate cross-section measurements with a statistical precision of 1%. As we move into the era of precision long-baseline {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} and {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} {yields} {bar {nu}}{sub e} measurements there is a growing need to precisely determine the {nu}{sub e} and {bar {nu}}{sub e} cross-sections in the relevant energy range, from a fraction of 1 GeV to a few GeV. This will require {nu}{sub e} and {bar {nu}}{sub e} beams with precisely known fluxes and spectra. One way to produce these beams is to use a storage ring with long straight sections in which muon decays ({mu}{sup -} {yields} e{sup -}{nu}{sub {mu}}{bar {nu}}{sub e} if negative muons are stored, and {nu}{sup +} {yields} e{sup +}{nu}{sub e}{bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} if positive muons are stored) produce the desired beam. The challenge is to capture enough muons in the ring to obtain useful neutrino and anti-neutrino fluxes. Early proposals to use a muon storage ring for neutrino oscillation experiments were based upon injecting 'high energy' charged pions into the ring which then decayed to create stored muons. These proposals were hampered by lack of sufficient intensity to pursue the physics. The Neutrino Factory proposal in 1997 was designed to fix this problem by using a Muon Collider class 'low energy' muon source to capture many more pions at low energy, allow them to decay in an external decay channel, manipulate their phase space to capture as many muons as possible within the acceptance of an accelerator, and then accelerate to the energy of choice before injecting into a specially designed ring with long straight sections. All this technology would do a wonderful job in fixing the intensity problem, but at a price that excludes this solution from being realized in the short term. The question that we are now faced with is whether the older, lower intensity 'parasitic' muon storage ring based on 'high energy' pion decays can, with suitable modification, produce sufficient intensity to measure the desired cross-sections. Fortunately, the intensity requirements for cross-section measurements are less demanding than the corresponding requirements for oscillation measurements, so there is hope. To fuel the discussion, in this note we consider the design goal: how many muons do we need to store?

Geer, Steve; /Fermilab

2011-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

168

Radiative Muon Capture in Calcium  

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The branching ratio relative to ordinary muon capture and the photon asymmetry relative to the muon-spin direction were measured for radiative muon capture in Ca40. For ~ 1200 photon events, the partial branching ratio is Rk>57MeV=(21.11.4)10-6, and the asymmetry for k>63.5 MeV is +0.900.50. A fit of the photon spectrum to the theory of Rood, Yano, and Yano gives the value gP?=(6.51.6)gA for the pseudoscalar-coupling constant. These results are in disagreement with earlier experiments.

R. D. Hart; C. R. Cox; G. W. Dodson; M. Eckhause; J. R. Kane; M. S. Pandey; A. M. Rushton; R. T. Siegel; R. E. Welsh

1977-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

169

Muon motion irradiated by a femtosecond laser pulse in muon-catalyzed fusion  

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Introducing a superintense femtosecond laser pulse in the muon-catalyzed fusion (?CF) target, taking ... equations, the paper studies the movement of muon in the plasma. Muon drift along the direction of laser pr...

Tong-cheng Wu ???; Chun-hua Shi ???

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Muon-spin-rotation study of muon polarization losses in plastic scintillators and quartz  

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Muon polarization losses in plastic scintillators of two ... been studied by the ?SR method. The muon and muonium spin precession spectra have been ... SR setup placed at the output of the muon channel of the Gat...

S. I. Vorobev; A. L. Getalov; E. N. Komarov; S. A. Kotov; I. I. Pavlova

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Direct production of muon pairs by high-energy muons  

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For ultrarelativistic muons, the cross section for the process ?+Z??+Z+?++?? is calculated with allowance for the nuclear and atomic form factors. It is shown that the nuclear form factor affects significantly th...

S. R. Kelner; R. P. Kokoulin; A. A. Petrukhin

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Muon Physics Possibilities at a Muon-Neutrino Factory  

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New intense proton accelerators with above GeV energies and MW beam power, such as they are discussed in connection with neutrino factories, appear to be excellently suited for feeding bright muon sources for low...

Klaus P. Jungmann

173

Magnetic Moment of the Free Muon  

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The magnetic moment of the positive ? meson has been measured in several target materials by a magnetic resonance technique. Muons were brought to rest with their spins parallel to a magnetic field. A radio-frequency pulse was applied to effect a spin reorientation which was detected by counting the decay electrons emerging after the pulse in a fixed direction. Results are expressed in terms of a g factor which for a spin 1/2 particle is the ratio of the actual moment to e?2m?c. The most accurate result obtained in a CHBr3 target, is that g=2(1.00260.0009) compared to the theoretical prediction of g=2(1.0012). Less accurate measurements yielded g=2.0050.005 in a copper target and g=2.000.01 in a lead target.

T. Coffin; R. L. Garwin; S. Penman; L. M. Lederman; A. M. Sachs

1958-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

A measurement of open charm using single muons at forward angles for p+p collisions at center of mass energy 200 GeV.  

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??This dissertation presents the measurement of single muons from the semi-leptonic decay of heavy quark mesons (charm and bottom) in ?s=200 GeV p+p collisions at (more)

Hornback, Donald Eric

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Composition from high $p_\\mathrm{T}$ muons in IceCube  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cosmic rays with energies up to $10^{11}\\,\\mathrm{GeV}$ enter the atmosphere and produce showers of secondary particles. Inside these showers muons with high transverse momentum ($p_\\mathrm{T} \\gtrsim 2\\,\\mathrm{GeV}$) are produced from the decay of heavy hadrons, or from high $p_\\mathrm{T}$ pions and kaons very early in the shower development. These isolated muons can have large transverse separations from the shower core up to several hundred meters, together with the muon bundle forming a double or triple track signature in IceCube. The separation from the core is a measure of the transverse momentum of the muon's parent particle. Assuming the validity of perturbative quantum chromodynamics (pQCD) the muon lateral distribution depends on the composition of the incident nuclei, thus the composition of high energy cosmic rays can be determined from muon separation measurements. Vice versa these muons can help to understand uncertainties due to phenomenological models as well as test pQCD predictions of high ...

Soldin, D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Fermilab | Science | Particle Physics | Muons  

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force at the time of the big bang? How did the universe change from being dominated by energy and radiation to the one we see today, made of both visible and dark matter? Muons...

177

The Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment  

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The calculations entering the prediction of the standard model value for the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon $a_\\mu$ are reviewed, and compared to the very accurate experimental measurement. The situation for the electron is discussed in parallel.

Knecht, Marc

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

A Staged Muon Accelerator Facility For Neutrino and Collider Physics  

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Muon-based facilities offer unique potential to provide capabilities at both the Intensity Frontier with Neutrino Factories and the Energy Frontier with Muon Colliders. They rely on a novel technology with challenging parameters, for which the feasibility is currently being evaluated by the Muon Accelerator Program (MAP). A realistic scenario for a complementary series of staged facilities with increasing complexity and significant physics potential at each stage has been developed. It takes advantage of and leverages the capabilities already planned for Fermilab, especially the strategy for long-term improvement of the accelerator complex being initiated with the Proton Improvement Plan (PIP-II) and the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF). Each stage is designed to provide an R&D platform to validate the technologies required for subsequent stages. The rationale and sequence of the staging process and the critical issues to be addressed at each stage, are presented.

Delahaye, Jean-Pierre; Brice, Stephen; Bross, Alan David; Denisov, Dmitri; Eichten, Estia; Holmes, Stephen; Lipton, Ronald; Neuffer, David; Palmer, Mark Alan; Bogacz, S Alex; Huber, Patrick; Kaplan, Daniel M; Snopok, Pavel; Kirk, Harold G; Palmer, Robert B; Ryne, Robert D

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

The US muon accelerator program  

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A directed R&D program is presently underway in the U.S. to evaluate the designs and technologies required to provide muon-based high energy physics (HEP) accelerator capabilities. Such capabilities have the potential to provide unique physics reach for the HEP community. An overview of the status of the designs for the neutrino factory and muon collider applications is provided. Recent progress in the technology R&D program is summarized.

Palmer, M A

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Radiative muon absorption in oxygen  

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The photon spectrum from radiative absorption of negative muons in O16 has been measured with a high-resolution pair spectrometer. The integrated branching ratio for photons with energies greater than 57 MeV relative to the total muon absorption rate is (3.80.4)10-5. The data are consistent with nuclear model calculations for a value of the induced pseudoscalar coupling in O16 of gP/gA=13.51.5.

A. Frischknecht; M. Dbeli; W. Stehling; G. Strassner; P. Trul; J. C. Alder; C. Joseph; J. F. Loude; J. P. Perroud; D. Ruegger; M. T. Tran; H. Panke

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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20 years of cosmic muons research performed in IFIN-HH  

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During the last two decades a modern direction in particle physics research has been developed in IFIN-HH Bucharest, Romania. The history started with the WILLI detector built in IFIN-HH Bucharest in collaboration with KIT Karlsruhe (formerly Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe). The detector was designed for measurements of the low energy muon charge ratio (< 1GeV) based on a delayed coincidence method, measuring the decay time of the muons stopped in the detector: the positive muons decay freely, but the negative muons are captured in the atom thus creating muonic atoms and decay depending on the nature of the host atom. In a first configuration, the WILLI detector was placed in a fixed position for measuring vertical muons. Further WILLI has been transformed in a rotatable device which allows directional measurements of muon charge ratio and muon flux. The results exhibit a pronounced azimuthal asymmetry (East-West effect) due to the different in fluence of the geomagnetic field on the trajectories of positive and negative muons in air. In parallel, flux measurement, taking into account muon events with nergies > 0.4GeV, show a diurnal modulation of the muon flux. The analysis of the muon events for energies < 0.6GeV reveals an aperiodic variation of the muon flux. A new detection system performing coincidence measurements between the WILLI calorimeter and a small array of 12 scintillators plates has been installed in IFIN-HH starting from the autumn of 2010. The aim of the system is to investigate muon charge ratio from individual EAS by using the mini-array as trigger for the WILLI calorimeter. Such experimental studies could provide detailed information on hadronic interaction models and primary cosmic ray composition at energies around 10{sup 15}eV. Simulation studies and preliminary experimental tests, regarding the performances of the mini-array, have been performed using H and Fe primaries, with energies in a range 10{sup 13}eV - 10{sup 15}eV. The results show detailed effects of the direction of EAS incidence relative to the geomagnetic field, depending, in particular, of the primary mass. Based on the results, we can say that WILLI-EAS experiment could be used for testing the hadronic interaction models. Measurements of the high energy muon flux in underground of the salt mine from Slanic Prahova, Romania was performed using a new mobile detector developed in IFIN-HH, Bucharest. Consisting of 2 scintillator plates measuring in coincidence, the detector is installed on a van which facilitates measurements on different positions at surface or in underground. The detector was used to measure muon fluxes in different locations at surface or in underground. The detector was used to measure muon fluxes at different sites of Romania and in the underground of the salt mines from Slanic Prahova, Romania where IFIN-HH has a modern underground laboratory. New methods for the detection of cosmic ray muons are investigated in our institute based on scintillator techniques using optical fiber and MPPC photodyodes.

Mitrica, Bogdan [Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering - IFIN HH, Bucharest, P.O.B.MG-6 (Romania)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

182

Muon Colliders: The Next Frontier  

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Muon Colliders provide a path to the energy frontier in particle physics but have been regarded to be "at least 20 years away" for 20 years. I will review recent progress in design studies and hardware R&D and show that a Muon Collider can be established as a real option for the post-LHC era if the current vigorous R&D effort revitalized by the Muon Collider Task Force at Fermilab can be supported to its conclusion. All critical technologies are being addressed and no show-stoppers have emerged. Detector backgrounds have been studied in detail and appear to be manageable and the physics can be done with existing detector technology. A muon facility can be built through a staged scenario starting from a low-energy muon source with unprecedented intensity for exquisite reach for rare processes, followed by a Neutrino Factory with ultrapure neutrino beams with unparalleled sensitivity for disentangling neutrino mixing, leading to an energy frontier Muon Collider with excellent energy resolution.

Yagmur Tourun

2009-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

183

Muon Colliders: The Next Frontier  

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Muon Colliders provide a path to the energy frontier in particle physics but have been regarded to be "at least 20 years away" for 20 years. I will review recent progress in design studies and hardware R&D and show that a Muon Collider can be established as a real option for the post-LHC era if the current vigorous R&D effort revitalized by the Muon Collider Task Force at Fermilab can be supported to its conclusion. All critical technologies are being addressed and no show-stoppers have emerged. Detector backgrounds have been studied in detail and appear to be manageable and the physics can be done with existing detector technology. A muon facility can be built through a staged scenario starting from a low-energy muon source with unprecedented intensity for exquisite reach for rare processes, followed by a Neutrino Factory with ultrapure neutrino beams with unparalleled sensitivity for disentangling neutrino mixing, leading to an energy frontier Muon Collider with excellent energy resolution.

Yagmur Tourun

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

184

New limits for neutrinoless tau decays  

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double beta decays, neutrino oscillations, Z!l11l22 decays, and other rare pro- cesses. In particular, there are strict limits on muon neutrino- less decays: B(m!eg),4.9310211 and B(m!eee),2.4 310212 at 90% confidence level @18#. However, lepton num- ber... particles and on the new coupling constants. The most optimistic branching fraction predictions are at the level of about 1026. Constraints on lepton flavor violation come from studies of rare and forbidden K , p, and m decays, e-m conversions, neutrinoless...

Ammar, Raymond G.; Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Besson, David Zeke; Coppage, Don; Darling, C.; Davis, Robin E. P.; Kotov, S.; Kravchenko, I.; Kwak, Nowhan; Zhou, L.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Limit on the electric charge-nonconserving $?^+ \\to invisible$ decay  

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The first limit on the branching ratio of the electric charge-nonconserving invisible muon decay $Br(\\mu^+ \\to invisible) invisible$ decay rate are discussed. These leptonic charge-nonconserving processes may hold in four-dimensional world in models with infinite extra dimensions, thus making their searches complementary to collider experiments probing new physics.

S. N. Gninenko

2007-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

186

Search for baryon number violation in top-quark decays  

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A search for baryon number violation (BNV) in top-quark decays is performed using pp collisions produced by the LHC at [sqrt s]=8 TeV. The top-quark decay considered in this search results in one light lepton (muon or ...

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187

Direct experimental lower bound on the radiative lifetime of the muon neutrino  

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A sensitive search for ?? and ?? decay into photons was performed in a high-intensity beam of neutrinos from ?+ and ?+ decay at rest. An upper limit of 68 possible ?-ray events was established, leading to a lower bound on the radiative lifetime of the muon (anti)neutrino of ?m???15.4 sec/eV (90% C.L.). This result represents more than a factor of 100 improvement over previous direct laboratory searches.

D. A. Krakauer; R. L. Talaga; R. C. Allen; H. H. Chen; R. Hausammann; W. A. Johnson; W. P. Lee; X -Q. Lu; H. J. Mahler; K. C. Wang; H. Yao; T. J. Bowles; R. L. Burman; R. D. Carlini; D. R. F. Cochran; P. J. Doe; J. S. Frank; M. E. Potter; E. Piasetzky; V. D. Sandberg

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Reducing backgrounds in the higgs factory muon collider detector  

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A preliminary design of the 125-GeV Higgs Factory (HF) Muon Collider (MC) has identified an enormous background loads on the HF detector. This is related to the twelve times higher muon decay probability at HF compared to that previously studied for the 1.5-TeV MC. As a result of MARS15 optimization studies, it is shown that with a carefully designed protection system in the interaction region, in the machine-detector interface and inside the detector one can reduce the background rates to a manageable level similar to that achieved for the optimized 1.5-TeV case. The main characteristics of the HF detector background are presented for the configuration found.

Mokhov, N. V.; Tropin, I. S.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Depolarization of Negative Muons in Low-Z Muonic Atoms with Nonzero Nuclear Spin  

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The decay asymmetries resulting from the residual polarization of negative muons were measured in the components of the ground-state hyperfine doublet of Li6, Li7, Be9, B10, and B11 muonic atoms. The results show a characteristic consequence of the muonmucleus magnetic dipole coupling during the muonic cascade.

D. Favart; F. Brouillard; L. Grenacs; P. Igo-Kemenes; P. Lipnik; P. C. Macq

1970-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

190

Muon transfer induced by collisional excitation of helium muonide He?+ after muon catalyzed fusionafter muon catalyzed fusion  

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Possibility of negative muon transfer from helium muonide He?+...to T /or D/ through collisional excitation after muon catalyzed fusion has been pointed out. The...+...in the medium of tritium or deuterium. It is...

K. Yoshihara; T. Sekine

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Tapered Six-Dimensional Cooling Channel for a Muon Collider  

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A high-luminosity muon collider requires a reduction of the six-dimensional emittance of the captured muon beam by a factor of {approx} 10{sup 6}. Most of this cooling takes place in a dispersive channel that simultaneously reduces all six phase space dimensions. We describe a tapered 6D cooling channel that should meet the requirements of a muon collider. The parameters of the channel are given and preliminary simulations are shown of the expected performance. A complete scheme for cooling a muon beam sufficiently for use in a muon collider has been previously described. This scheme uses separate 6D ionization cooling channels for the two signs of the particle charge. In each, a channel first reduces the emittance of a train of muon bunches until they can be injected into a bunch-merging system. The single muon bunches, one of each sign, are then sent through a second tapered 6D cooling channel where the transverse emittance is reduced as much as possible and the longitudinal emittance is cooled to a value below that needed for the collider. The beam can then be recombined and sent through a final cooling channel using high-field solenoids that cools the transverse emittance to the required values for the collider while allowing the longitudinal emittance to grow. This paper mainly describes the design of the 6D cooling channel before bunch merging. Cooling efficiency is conveniently measured using a parameter Q, which is defined as the rate of change of 6D emittance divided by the rate of change of the number of muons in the beam. In a given lattice Q starts off small due to losses from initial matching, then rises to a large value (Q {approx} 15 is typical for the channels discussed here), and finally falls as the emittance of the beam approaches its equilibrium value. The idea for the 6D cooling channel described here originated with the RFOFO cooling ring. This design evolved into a helical channel referred to as a 'Guggenheim' in order to avoid serious problems with injection of large emittance beams. We found that good cooling efficiency requires that the channel be tapered. In that case when Q starts to fall off the lattice is modified to reduce the beta function. This ensures that the beam emittance is always large compared with the equilibrium emittance.

Palmer, R.B.; Fernow, R.C.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

192

Muon Collaboration Friday Meetings  

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Collaboration Friday Meetings Collaboration Friday Meetings Muon Collaboration Friday Meetings are held at Fermilab, in the Snakepit (WH 2E), at 1:30 pm CDT/CST on most Fridays. An audio bridge is available, details are in the meeting notice. To receive the weekly meeting notice, either join the NuMu-Collaboration-l mailing list or send email to Terry Hart (look me up in the FNAL Phonebook). 13-NOV-2009 Agenda Zisman.pdf 30-OCT-2009 Agenda Bross.ppt Ankenbrandt.ppt 22-OCT-2009 Agenda Fernow_1.pdf Fernow_2.pdf Snopok.pdf Palmer.pdf 16-OCT-2009 Agenda News Alexahin.ppt Alexakhin.pdf 9-OCT-2009 Agenda Yonehara.ppt 8-OCT-2009 Agenda Kirk.pdf 1-OCT-2009 Agenda Lamm.pdf 25-SEP-2009 Agenda Fernow.pdf 24-SEP-2009 Agenda 18-SEP-2009 Derun.pptx 17-SEP-2009 popovic.ppt 10-SEP-2009 Action_items.doc Bross.ppt Agenda 4-SEP-2009 Kaplan.pdf

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The Program in Muon and Neutrino Physics: Super Beams, Cold Muon Beams,  

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The Program in Muon and Neutrino Physics: Super Beams, Cold Muon Beams, Neutrino Factory and the Muon Collider Editor: Rajendran Raja1 1 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510, USA Members of the Executive Board of the Muon Collaboration D. Cline,2 J. Gallardo,3 S. Geer,1 D. Kaplan,4 K

194

Directional muon jet chamber for a muon collider (Groovy Chamber)  

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A directional jet drift chamber with PAD readout is proposed here which can select vertex originated muons within a given time window and eliminate those muons which primarily originate upstream, using only a PAD readout. Drift time provides the Z-coordinate, and the center of gravity of charge distribution provides the r-{psi} coordinates. Directionality at the trigger level is obtained by the timing measurement from the PAD hits within a given time window. Because of the long drift time between the bunch crossings, a muon collider enables one to choose a drift distance in the drift chamber as long as 50 cm. This is an important factor in reducing cost of drift chambers which have to cover relatively large areas.

Atac, M. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States)]|[Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Search for muon-electron and muon-positron conversion  

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Limits on the lepton-flavor-violating reactions ?-+Z?e-+Z and ?-+Z?e++(Z-2), muon-electron and muon-positron conversion, have been obtained from a search performed at TRIUMF using a time-projection chamber. Upper limits (90% C.L.) for the branching ratios compared to ordinary muon capture for a titanium target are R(Ti)=?(?-Ti?e-Ti)/?(?-Ti capture)<4.610-12 and R+(Ti)=?(?-Ti?e+Ca*)/?(?-Ti capture)<.1.710-10 A smaller data set obtained using a lead target yielded R-(Pb)<4.910-10. The implications of these results for extensions of the standard model which allow lepton-flavor violation are discussed.

S. Ahmad; G. Azuelos; M. Blecher; D. A. Bryman; R. A. Burnham; E. T. H. Clifford; P. Depommier; M. S. Dixit; K. Gotow; C. K. Hargrove; M. Hasinoff; M. Leitch; J. A. Macdonald; H. Mes; I. Navon; T. Numao; J-M. Poutissou; R. Poutissou; P. Schlatter; J. Spuller; J. Summhammer

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Experiments with low-energy muons  

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Two experiments with low-energy muons are described: the determination of the stopping ... of C, Si, Ti and Au for muons at energies down to 2 keV and the measurement ... . A pronounced Barkas effect was found fo...

F. J. Hartmann; H. Daniel; Chr Maierl; M. Mhlbauer; W. Schott

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Muon catalysed fusion for pellet ignition  

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... and ordinary fusion reaction rates. Simultaneously, or a short time beforehand, a pulse of muons (probably > 1010 in 1010 in muon energy distribution is selected such that most of the ...

W.P.S. Tan

1976-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

198

Diamagnetic muon yields of metal acetylacetonates  

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Diamagnetic muon yields /PD.../ in various metal acetylacetonates were measured at room temperature by the muon spin rotation technique. We have found a...D between complexes of typical elements and those of tran...

M. K. Kubo; Y. Sakai; T. Tominaga

1989-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

199

Muon Knight Shift Studies in Metals  

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The Knight shift K? of the positive muon implanted as a proton substitute in various ... has been measured by means of a stroboscopic muon spin rotation method 1). The stroboscopic ... + SR technique bases on a p...

F. N. Gygax; A. Hintermann; W. Regg

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Muon motion in titanium hydride  

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Motional narrowing of the transverse-field muon-spin rotation signal has been reported previously for ?-TiHx with x=1.83, 1.97, and 1.99. An analysis of the results for TiH1.99 near room temperature indicates that the mechanism responsible for the motion of the muon out of the octahedral site is thermally activated diffusion with an attempt frequency comparable to the optical vibrations of the lattice. The motional narrowing in TiH1.97 near 500 K is interpreted with the aid of Monte Carlo calculations which simulated the effect of muon and proton motion upon the field-correlation time for the muon. The results of these simulations coupled with published proton nuclear-magnetic-resonance T1 measurements indicate that the field-correlation time for the muon can be explained if the rate of motion for the nearest-neighbor protons is decreased relative to the hopping rate for the unperturbed lattice.

J. R. Kempton; K. G. Petzinger; W. J. Kossler; H. E. Schone; C. E. Stronach

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Muon-Pair Production by Atmospheric Muons in CosmoALEPH  

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Data from a dedicated cosmic ray run of the ALEPH detector were used in a study of muon trident production, i.e., muon pairs produced by muons. Here the overburden and the calorimeters are the target materials while the ALEPH time projection chamber provides the momentum measurements. A theoretical estimate of the muon trident cross section is obtained by developing a MonteCarlo simulation for muon propagation in the overburden and the detector. Two muon trident candidates were found to match the expected theoretical pattern. The observed production rate implies that the nuclear form factor cannot be neglected for muon tridents.

F. Maciuc; C. Grupen; N.-O. Hashim; S. Luitz; A. Mailov; A.-S. Mller; A. Putzer; H.-G. Sander; S. Schmeling; M. Schmelling; R. Tcaciuc; H. Wachsmuth; Th. Ziegler; K. Zuber

2006-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

202

Muon-neutrino carbon charged-current interaction near the muon threshold  

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A measurement of the muon-neutrino carbon charged-current cross section, C12(??,?-)X, was performed using the in-flight pion-decay neutrino source at the LAMPF accelerator. At an average interacting neutrino energy of 202 MeV an inclusive cross section of (15.92.63.7)10-39 cm2 was measured. This value is in best agreement with the Fermi-gas model and is in disagreement with a previous experiment and subsequent calculations that yielded substantially lower cross sections. However, the muon energy spectrum shows a marked depletion of events at high energies compared to the Fermi-gas model. From a small sample of events in which the final-state nucleus was in the ground state of N12, a cross section for the reaction C12(??,?-)12N(g.s.) of (1.70.80.3)10-39 cm2 or about 115 % of the total event rate was obtained.

D. D. Koetke et al.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Neutrinoless double beta decay  

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Present status of the search for 0??? decay and of the related theoretical questions is reviewed. The mechanism of the decay and how to recognize it is discussed first followed by the relation of the effective neutrino Majorana mass and the oscillation parameters and the problems of nuclear matrix elements. The planned ? 100 kg experiments are briefly described.

Petr Vogel

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Muon Spin Relaxation Studies of Lithium Nitridometallate Battery Materials: Muon Trapping and Lithium Ion Diffusion  

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Muon Spin Relaxation Studies of Lithium Nitridometallate Battery Materials: Muon Trapping and Lithium Ion Diffusion ... The muons themselves are quasi-static, most probably located in a 4h site between the [Li2N] plane and the Li(1)/Ni layer. ... The initial fall in ? results from an increase in muon hopping as the temperature is raised, while the subsequent rise originates from an increasing proportion of trapped and therefore static muons. ...

Andrew S. Powell; James S. Lord; Duncan H. Gregory; Jeremy J. Titman

2009-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

205

Energy spectrum of cosmic-ray muons  

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The energy spectrum of cosmic-ray muons at sea-level is calculated by the ... in good agreement with the observed data of muons with the zenith angles of 0 and ... the scaling model is valid up to the muon energy

H. Komori; K. Mitsui

206

Muon Cooling via Ionization Andrea Kay Forget  

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1 Muon Cooling via Ionization Andrea Kay Forget Department of Physics, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202 Dated: August 7, 2006 Muons only live a few microseconds before they ultimately, and laser cooling) cannot be used to properly cool muons that are being used in proposed accelerators

Cinabro, David

207

Muon Studies in Organic Conductors [and Discussion  

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15 February 1995 research-article Muon Studies in Organic Conductors [and Discussion...Stoneham This paper contains a brief review of muon studies of organic conductors with emphasis...polymers. The species created by implanted muons in both semiconducting polymers and polymers...

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Intense Muon Physics Working Group Summary  

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The intense muon beams which will be available at a neutrino factory provide a unique opportunity for searching for physics beyond the standard model, both in lepton flavor violation and in the search for a permanent electric dipole moment for the muon. Other experiments which can use intense muon beams will also be possible.

B. Lee Roberts; Marco Grassi; Akira Sato

2005-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

209

Search for the decay D[superscript 0] ? ?[superscript +]?[superscript -]?[superscript +]?[superscript -  

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A search for the D[superscript 0]??[superscript +]?[superscript ?]?[superscript +]?[superscript ?] decay, where the muon pair does not originate from a resonance, is performed using protonproton collision data corresponding ...

Williams, Michael

210

Muon Capture in Heavy Nuclei  

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The systematics of muon capture rates in complex nuclei is discussed in the closure approximation. It is shown that for calculations in infinite nuclear matter, the nuclear ground state can be reasonably approximated by an infinite Fermi gas. The closure approximation and Fermi-gas model for the nuclear ground state are then used in an analysis of the experimental capture rates in a large number of nuclei. We find that this procedure does allow one to satisfactorily interpret quantitatively the muon-capture rates in the heavier nuclei and that it is possible to interpret the analysis in a manner which is not inconsistent with a universal Fermi interaction. The possibility of using muon capture rates to determine a neutron-proton nuclear-radius difference is also explored but with negative results.

R. Klein

1966-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

211

Law of Conservation of Muons  

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A multiplicative selection rule for mu meson-electron transitions is proposed. A "muon parity" = -1 is considered for the muon and its neutrino, while the "muon parity" for all other particles is +1. The selection rule then states that (-1) exp(no. of initial (-1) parity particles) = (-1) exp(no. of final (-1) parity particles). Several reactions that are forbidden by an additive law but allowed by the multiplicative law are suggested; these reactions include mu{sup +} .> e{sup +} + nu{sub mu} + {ovr nu}{sub e}, e{sup -} + e{sup -} .> mu{sup -} + mu{sup -}, and muonium .> antimuonium (mu{sup +} + e{sup -} .> mu{sup -} + e{sup +}). An intermediate-boson hypothesis is suggested. (T.F.H.)

Feinberg, G.; Weinberg, S.

1961-02-00T23:59:59.000Z

212

Spatial and Energy Distribution of Muons in Gamma-induced Air Showers  

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The FLUKA Monte Carlo program is used to calculate the effects of hadroproduction by primary gamma rays incident upon the earth's atmosphere; for the results presented in this paper, only primary angles at 0 degrees from zenith are considered. The FLUKA code is believed to be quite accurate in reproducing experimental photon hadroproduction data in the 1 GeV to 10 TeV energy range studied. The charged pions which are so produced can decay to muons with sufficient energy to reach ground level. The number of these muons and their radial and energy distribution are studied for incident gamma ray energies from 1 GeV to 10 TeV. The number of these muons is not negligible; they can, in certain circumstances, be used to study potential sources of gamma rays like gamma ray bursts. It is found, for example, that a 10 TeV incident primary gamma ray produces, on average, 3.4 muons which reach ground level; the gamma ray energy which produces the maximum number of muons at ground level depends on the spectral index of the primary gamma spectrum, a constant which describes how the primary gamma flux rises with decreasing primary energy. An example: for a differential spectral index of 2.7, there is a broad maximum number of muons coming from ~ 30 GeV primary gamma ray energy.

A. Fasso`; J. Poirier

2000-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of direct CP violation parameters in B?J/?K and B?J/?? decays with 10.4??fb-1 of Tevatron data  

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We present a measurement of the direct CP-violating charge asymmetry in B mesons decaying to J/?K and J/?? where J/? decays to ?+??, using the full run II data set of 10.4??fb?1 of proton-antiproton collisions collected using the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. A difference in the yield of B? and B+ mesons in these decays is found by fitting to the difference between their reconstructed invariant mass distributions resulting in asymmetries of AJ/?K=[0.590.37]%, which is the most precise measurement to date, and AJ/??=[?4.24.5]%. Both measurements are consistent with standard model predictions.

Abazov, V. M.; Abbott, B.; Acharya, B. S.; Adams, M.; Adams, T.; Agnew, J. P.; Alexeev, G. D.; Alkhazov, G.; Alton, A.; Askew, A.; Atkins, S.; Augsten, K.; Avila, C.; Badaud, F.; Bagby, L.; Baldin, B.; Bandurin, D. V.; Banerjee, S.; Barberis, E.; Baringer, P.; Bartlett, J. F.; Bassler, U.; Bazterra, V.; Bean, A.; Beattie, M.; Begalli, M.; Bellantoni, L.; Beri, S. B.; Bernardi, G.; Bernhard, R.; Bertram, I.; Besanon, M.; Beuselinck, R.; Bhat, P. C.; Bhatia, S.; Bhatnagar, V.; Blazey, G.; Blessing, S.; Bloom, K.; Boehnlein, A.; Boline, D.; Boos, E. E.; Borissov, G.; Brandt, A.; Brandt, O.; Brock, R.; Bross, A.; Brown, D.; Bu, X. B.; Buehler, M.; Buescher, V.; Bunichev, V.; Burdin, S.; Buszello, C. P.; Camacho-Prez, E.; Casey, B. C. K.; Castilla-Valdez, H.; Caughron, S.; Chakrabarti, S.; Chan, K. M.; Chandra, A.; Chapon, E.; Chen, G.; Cho, S. W.; Choi, S.; Choudhary, B.; Cihangir, S.; Claes, D.; Clutter, J.; Cooke, M.; Cooper, W. E.; Corcoran, M.; Couderc, F.; Cousinou, M.-C.; Cutts, D.; Das, A.; Davies, G.; de Jong, S. J.; De La Cruz-Burelo, E.; Dliot, F.; Demina, R.; Denisov, D.; Denisov, S. P.; Desai, S.; Deterre, C.; DeVaughan, K.; Diehl, H. T.; Diesburg, M.; Ding, P. F.; Dominguez, A.; Dubey, A.; Dudko, L. V.; Duperrin, A.; Dutt, S.; Eads, M.; Edmunds, D.; Ellison, J.; Elvira, V. D.; Enari, Y.; Evans, H.; Evdokimov, V. N.; Feng, L.; Ferbel, T.; Fiedler, F.; Filthaut, F.; Fisher, W.; Fisk, H. E.; Fortner, M.; Fox, H.; Fuess, S.; Garbincius, P. H.; Garcia-Bellido, A.; Garca-Gonzlez, J. A.; Gavrilov, V.; Geng, W.; Gerber, C. E.; Gershtein, Y.; Ginther, G.; Golovanov, G.; Grannis, P. D.; Greder, S.; Greenlee, H.; Grenier, G.; Gris, Ph.; Grivaz, J.-F.; Grohsjean, A.; Grnendahl, S.; Grnewald, M. W.; Guillemin, T.; Gutierrez, G.; Gutierrez, P.; Haley, J.; Han, L.; Harder, K.; Harel, A.; Hart, B.; Hauptman, J. M.; Hays, J.; Head, T.; Hebbeker, T.; Hedin, D.; Hegab, H.; Heinson, A. P.; Heintz, U.; Hensel, C.; Heredia-De La Cruz, I.; Herner, K.; Hesketh, G.; Hildreth, M. D.; Hirosky, R.; Hoang, T.; Hobbs, J. D.; Hoeneisen, B.; Hogan, J.; Hohlfeld, M.; Howley, I.; Hubacek, Z.; Hynek, V.; Iashvili, I.; Ilchenko, Y.; Illingworth, R.; Ito, A. S.; Jabeen, S.; Jaffr, M.; Jayasinghe, A.; Holzbauer, J.; Jeong, M. S.; Jesik, R.; Jiang, P.; Johns, K.; Johnson, E.; Johnson, M.; Jonckheere, A.; Jonsson, P.; Joshi, J.; Jung, A. W.; Juste, A.; Kajfasz, E.; Karmanov, D.; Katsanos, I.; Kehoe, R.; Kermiche, S.; Khalatyan, N.; Khanov, A.; Kharchilava, A.; Kharzheev, Y. N.; Kiselevich, I.; Kohli, J. M.; Kozelov, A. V.; Kraus, J.; Kumar, A.; Kupco, A.; Kur?a, T.; Kuzmin, V. A.; Lammers, S.; Lamont, I.; Lebrun, P.; Lee, H. S.; Lee, S. W.; Lee, W. M.; Lei, X.; Lellouch, J.; Li, D.; Li, H.; Li, L.; Li, Q. Z.; Lim, J. K.; Lincoln, D.; Linnemann, J.; Lipaev, V. V.; Lipton, R.; Liu, H.; Liu, Y.; Lobodenko, A.; Lokajicek, M.; Lopes de Sa, R.; Luna-Garcia, R.; Lyon, A. L.; Maciel, A. K. A.; Madar, R.; Magaa-Villalba, R.; Malik, S.; Malyshev, V. L.; Mansour, J.; Martnez-Ortega, J.; Mason, N.; McCarthy, R.; McGivern, C. L.; Meijer, M. M.; Melnitchouk, A.; Menezes, D.; Mercadante, P. G.; Merkin, M.; Meyer, A.; Meyer, J.; Miconi, F.; Mondal, N. K.; Mulhearn, M.; Nagy, E.; Narain, M.; Nayyar, R.; Neal, H. A.; Negret, J. P.; Neustroev, P.; Nguyen, H. T.; Nunnemann, T.; Orduna, J.; Osman, N.; Osta, J.; Pal, A.; Parashar, N.; Parihar, V.; Park, S. K.; Partridge, R.; Parua, N.; Patwa, A.; Penning, B.; Perfilov, M.; Peters, Y.; Petridis, K.; Petrillo, G.; Ptroff, P.; Pleier, M.-A.; Podstavkov, V. M.; Popov, A. V.; Prewitt, M.; Price, D.; Prokopenko, N.; Qian, J.; Quadt, A.; Quinn, B.; Ratoff, P. N.; Razumov, I.; Ripp-Baudot, I.; Rizatdinova, F.; Rominsky, M.; Ross, A.; Royon, C.; Rubinov, P.; Ruchti, R.; Sajot, G.; Snchez-Hernndez, A.; Sanders, M. P.; Santos, A. S.; Savage, G.; Sawyer, L.; Scanlon, T.; Schamberger, R. D.; Scheglov, Y.; Schellman, H.; Schwanenberger, C.; Schwienhorst, R.; Sekaric, J.; Severini, H.; Shabalina, E.; Shary, V.; Shaw, S.; Shchukin, A. A.; Simak, V.; Skubic, P.; Slattery, P.; Smirnov, D.; Snow, G. R.; Snow, J.; Snyder, S.; Sldner-Rembold, S.; Sonnenschein, L.; Soustruznik, K.; Stark, J.; Stoyanova, D. A.; Strauss, M.; Suter, L.; Svoisky, P.; Titov, M.; Tokmenin, V. V.; Tsai, Y.-T.; Tsybychev, D.; Tuchming, B.; Tully, C.; Uvarov, L.; Uvarov, S.; Uzunyan, S.; Van Kooten, R.; van Leeuwen, W. M.; Varelas, N.; Varnes, E. W.; Vasilyev, I. A.; Verkheev, A. Y.; Vertogradov, L. S.; Verzocchi, M.; Vesterinen, M.; Vilanova, D.; Vokac, P.; Wahl, H. D.; Wang, M. H. L. S.; Warchol, J.; Watts, G.; Wayne, M.; Weichert, J.; Welty-Rieger, L.; Williams, M. R. J.; Wilson, G. W.; Wobisch, M.; Wood, D. R.; Wyatt, T. R.; Xie, Y.; Yamada, R.; Yang, S.; Yasuda, T.; Yatsunenko, Y. A.; Ye, W.; Ye, Z.; Yin, H.; Yip, K.; Youn, S. W.

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Lateral distribution of muon pairs in deep underground muon showers  

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The lateral distribution of muon showers deep underground in the Utah muon detector has been studied. The results are presented in the form of a decoherence curve, which is defined to be the rate of pairs of coincident muons in two small detectors (as a function of their separation) divided by the product of the areas of the detectors. Rates are measured for separations from 1 to greater than 60 m for depths ranging from 2.4 105 gcm-2 to 5.6 105 gcm-2 and zenith angles ranging from 42.5 to 62.5 degrees. Significant improvements on previously reported data have been made due to increased detector-memory size, improved triggering efficiency, longer running time and better statistical analysis. When the decoherence curve is parameterized by the function R(x)=R0e-xx0 the value of the mean separation x0 at 47.5, 2.4 105 gcm-2 is 11.21 0.38 m. In a modified scaling model this separation suggests an average transverse momentum of roughly 0.65 GeV/c for muons from hadron-air collisions with energy > 10 TeV.

G. H. Lowe; H. E. Bergeson; J. W. Keuffel; M. O. Larson; J. L. Morrison; W. J. West

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Muon Identification in the LHCb experiment  

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A short summary of the LHCb muon identification procedure is given in this article. First, the muon system of LHCb is presented, together with some examples of physics measurements of the experiment where the muon identification is crucial. Then, the muon identification algorithm is introduced in three single steps. With this, the efficiency vs. misidentification rate is shown for MC simulated data. The way this method will be calibrated with real data is also seen. Finally, some preliminary muon identification results with proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 900 GeV are presented.

X. Cid Vidal

2010-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparative Study of RF and Induction Linac Approaches to Phase Rotation of a Muon Bunch in the Production Region of a muon + - muon- Collider  

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Approach to Phase Rotation of a Muon Bunch in the Productionto Phase Rotation of a Muon Bunch in the Production Regionthe selection of input muons. Some work has been done on the

Turner, W.C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A LATTICE FOR THE 50 GEV MUON COLLIDER RING.  

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A resent progress report on the lattice design of the 50-50 GeV muon collider is presented. The ring circumference needs to be as small as possible due to the short lifetime of the 50 GeV muons. The background at the detector is affected by the continuous decay of muons into electrons which requires a dipole between the high focusing quadrupoles and the detector. To obtain a luminosity on the order of 1 x 10{sup 33} cm{sup {minus}2} S{sup {minus}1} it is required to have beam intensities on the order of 1 x 10{sup 12} particles per bunch. The rms momentum spread of the beam is equal to 0.12% and the beta functions at the interaction point are equal to 4 cm. The maxima of the betatron functions at these quadrupoles are 1300 m, resulting in large chromaticities which must be corrected by local chromatic correction. Pairs of horizontal and vertical chromatic sextupoles are located at locations where the corresponding betatron functions are 100 m and the values of the horizontal dispersion functions are 3 and 2 m, respectively. They are carefully placed so that most of their nonlinear effects are canceled. The dynamic aperture is larger than 7 times the mean size of the beam for the momentum offsets larger than {minus}6 and +10 sigmas.

TRBOJEVIC,D.

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First direct observation of muon antineutrino disappearance  

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This letter reports the first direct observation of muon antineutrino disappearance. The MINOS experiment has taken data with an accelerator beam optimized for ??? production, accumulating an exposure of 1.71 x 1020 protons on target. In the Far Detector, 97 charged current ??? events are observed. The no-oscillation hypothesis predicts 156 events and is excluded at 6.3?. The best fit to oscillation yields |?m?2| = (3.36-0.40 +0.46(stat.) 0.06(syst.)) x 10-3 eV2, sin2(2 ??) = 0.86-0.12+0.11 (stat.) 0.01(syst.). The MINOS ?? and ??? measurements are consistent at the 2.0% confidence level, assuming identical underlying oscillation parameters.

Adamson, P [Fermilab; Andreopoulos, C [Rutherford; Auty, D J [Sussex U.; Ayres, D S [Argonne; Backhouse, C [Oxford U.; Barr, G [Oxford U.; Bishai, M [Brookhaven; Blake, A [Cambridge U.; Bock, G J [Fermilab; Boehnlein, D J [/Fermilab; Bogert, D [Fermilab; Harvard U., Phys. Dept.

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Simulation of large acceptance LINAC for muons  

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There has been a recent need for muon accelerators not only for future Neutrino Factories and Muon Colliders but also for other applications in industry and medical use. We carried out simulations on a large-acceptance muon linac with a new concept 'mixed buncher/acceleration'. The linac can accept pions/muons from a production target with large acceptance and accelerate muon without any beam cooling which makes the initial section of muon-linac system very compact. The linac has a high impact on Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider (NF/MC) scenario since the 300-m injector section can be replaced by the muon linac of only 10-m length. The current design of the linac consists of the following components: independent 805-MHz cavity structure with 6- or 8-cm-radius aperture window; injection of a broad range of pion/muon energies, 10-100 MeV, and acceleration to 150 - 200 MeV. Further acceleration of the muon beam are relatively easy since the beam is already bunched.

Miyadera, H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kurennoy, S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jason, A J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Performance of the ATLAS muon trigger in pp collisions at $\\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV  

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The performance of the ATLAS muon trigger system has been evaluated with proton-proton collision data collected in 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The performance was primarily evaluated using events containing a pair of muons from the decay of Z bosons. The efficiency is measured for the single-muon trigger for a kinematic region of the transverse momentum $p_T$ between 25 and 100 GeV, with a statistical uncertainty of less than 0.01% and a systematic uncertainty of 0.6%. The performance is also compared in detail to the predictions from simulation. The efficiency was measured over a wide $p_T$ range (a few GeV to several hundred GeV) by using muons from J/$\\psi$ mesons, W bosons, and top and antitop quarks. It showed highly uniform and stable performance.

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Leon Lederman, the K-meson, the Muon Neutrino, and the Bottom Quark  

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Leon Lederman, the K-meson, the Muon Leon Lederman, the K-meson, the Muon Neutrino, and the Bottom Quark His Honors · His Involvement in Science Education His Wisdom and Humor · Resources with Additional Information Leon Lederman started his career in Physics at Columbia University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1952. He 'stayed on at Columbia following his studies, remaining for nearly 30 years, as the Eugene Higgins Professor and, from 1961 until 1979, as director of Nevis Laboratories in Irvington, the Columbia physics department center for experimental research in high-energy physics. ... Leon Lederman Courtesy of Fermilab In 1956, working with a Columbia team at the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, Lederman discovered a new particle, the long-lived neutral K-meson, which had been predicted from theory. Further research at Columbia demonstrated the non-conservation of parity during muon decay. ...

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Di-muon measurements in CBM experiment at FAIR  

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The compressed baryonic matter (CBM) experiment at the future FAIR accelerator facility near Darmstadt, Germany, aims at the investigation of baryonic matter at highest net baryon densities but moderate temperatures, by colliding heavy-ions at beam energies from 10 to 45 A GeV. The research program comprises the exploration of some basic landmarks of the QCD phase diagram like transitions from hadronic to partonic phase, the region of first order de-confinement as well as chiral phase transition, and the critical end point. The proposed key observables include the measurement of low mass vector mesons and charmonia, which can be detected via their decay into the di-lepton channel. As the decayed leptons leave the hot and dense fireball without further interactions, hence they provide almost unscathed information about the interior of the collision zone where they are being created. In this paper, we discuss the physics motivation, detector concepts, and the feasibility studies in the di-muon measurements for central Au + Au collisions, with a special reference to the detailed simulation activities performed by the CBM muon group.We also discuss the R&D activities of detector in brief.

A. Prakash; P. P. Bhaduri; S. Chattopadhyay; A. Dubey; B. K. Singh

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Muon spin resonance by strong pulsed r.f. field with pulsed muons  

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Muon spin resonance experiments have been performed for...+ in H2O and for some other cases, and the first observation has been made of the time-differential pattern of muon spin resonance, namely, spin precessio...

Y. Kitaoka; M. Takigawa; H. Yasuoka; M. Itoh; S. Takagi; Y. Kuno

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon capture in Ar. The muon lifetime and yields of Cl isotopes  

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The time and energy spectra of ? rays, accompanying negative muon capture in a 40Ar target, have been measured using Ge detectors. The results of measuring the muon lifetime in 40Ar and yields of different Cl and...

A. V. Klinskikh; S. Brianson; V. B. Brudanin

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon bonding versus muonium formation: Muon-Spin-Relaxation in ?-Al2O3  

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Results of Muon-Spin-Relaxation (?SR) experiments on well...2O3...) are reported. Major issue in this study is the controversy of muon bonding or muonium formation in insulators. Transverse ... applied field. The...

C. Boekema; K. C. Chan; R. L. Lichti; A. B. Denison; D. W. Cooke

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Catalyzed Fusion and Basic Muon Reactions in Deuterium and Hydrogen  

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By now, the kinetics of muon catalyzed fusion in pure D 2...and in H-D mixtures is understood in terms of the basic underlying processes. It provides rich information about muon induced few-body r...

Peter Kammel

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision Muon Reconstruction in Double Chooz  

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We describe a muon track reconstruction algorithm for the reactor anti-neutrino experiment Double Chooz. The Double Chooz detector consists of two optically isolated volumes of liquid scintillator viewed by PMTs, and an Outer Veto above these made of crossed scintillator strips. Muons are reconstructed by their Outer Veto hit positions along with timing information from the other two detector volumes. All muons are fit under the hypothesis that they are through-going and ultrarelativistic. If the energy depositions suggest that the muon may have stopped, the reconstruction fits also for this hypothesis and chooses between the two via the relative goodness-of-fit. In the ideal case of a through-going muon intersecting the center of the detector, the resolution is ~40 mm in each transverse dimension. High quality muon reconstruction is an important tool for reducing the impact of the cosmogenic isotope background in Double Chooz.

Abe, Y; Barriere, J C; Baussan, E; Bekman, I; Bergevin, M; Bezerra, T J C; Bezrukov, L; Blucher, E; Buck, C; Busenitz, J; Cabrera, A; Caden, E; Camilleri, L; Carr, R; Cerrada, M; Chang, P -J; Chauveau, E; Chimenti, P; Collin, A P; Conover, E; Conrad, J M; Crespo-Anadn, J I; Crum, K; Cucoanes, A; Damon, E; Dawson, J V; Dietrich, D; Djurcic, Z; Dracos, M; Elnimr, M; Etenko, A; Fallot, M; von Feilitzsch, F; Felde, J; Fernandes, S M; Fischer, V; Franco, D; Franke, M; Furuta, H; Gil-Botella, I; Giot, L; Gger-Neff, M; Gonzalez, L F G; Goodenough, L; Goodman, M C; Grant, C; Haag, N; Hara, T; Haser, J; Hofmann, M; Horton-Smith, G A; Hourlier, A; Ishitsuka, M; Jochum, J; Jollet, C; Kaether, F; Kalousis, L N; Kamyshkov, Y; Kaplan, D M; Kawasaki, T; Kemp, E; de Kerret, H; Kryn, D; Kuze, M; Lachenmaier, T; Lane, C E; Lasserre, T; Letourneau, A; Lhuillier, D; Lima, H P; Lindner, M; no, J M Lpez-Casta; LoSecco, J M; Lubsandorzhiev, B; Lucht, S; Maeda, J; Mariani, C; Maricic, J; Martino, J; Matsubara, T; Mention, G; Meregaglia, A; Miletic, T; Milincic, R; Minotti, A; Nagasaka, Y; Nikitenko, Y; Novella, P; Obolensky, M; Oberauer, L; Onillon, A; Osborn, A; Palomares, C; Pepe, I M; Perasso, S; Pfahler, P; Porta, A; Pronost, G; Reichenbacher, J; Reinhold, B; Rhling, M; Roncin, R; Roth, S; Rybolt, B; Sakamoto, Y; Santorelli, R; Schilithz, A C; Schnert, S; Schoppmann, S; Shaevitz, M H; Sharankova, R; Shimojima, S; Sibille, V; Sinev, V; Skorokhvatov, M; Smith, E; Spitz, J; Stahl, A; Stancu, I; Stokes, L F F; Strait, M; Stken, A; Suekane, F; Sukhotin, S; Sumiyoshi, T; Sun, Y; Svoboda, R; Terao, K; Tonazzo, A; Thi, H H Trinh; Valdiviesso, G; Vassilopoulos, N; Veyssiere, C; Vivier, M; Wagner, S; Watanabe, H; Wiebusch, C; Winslow, L; Wurm, M; Yang, G; Yermia, F; Zimmer, V

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Muon Identification at ATLAS and CMS  

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Muonic final states will provide clean signatures formany physics processes at the LHC. The two LHC experiments ATLAS and CMS will be able to identify muons with a high reconstruction efficiency above 96% and a high transverse momentum resolution better than 2% for transverse momenta below 400 GeV/c and about 10% at 1 TeV/c. The two experiments follow complentary concepts of muon detection. ATLAS has an instrumented air-toroid mangetic system serving as a stand-alone muon spectrometer. CMS relies on high bending power and momentum resolution in the inner detector, and uses an iron yoke to increase its magnetic field. The iron yoke is instrumented with chambers used for muon identification. Therefore, muon momenta can only be reconstructed with high precision by combining inner-detector information with the data from the muon chambers.

Oliver Kortner

2007-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon bremsstrahlung on heavy atoms  

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The cross section for high energy muon bremsstrahlung on heavy atoms is calculated without the use of the Born approximation. It is shown that the correction to the Born approximation in the region of momentum transfers q of the order of ?c has the same order of magnitude as the well-known correction of Davies, Bethe, and Maximon. It is shown also that these corrections have different signs and nearly compensate each other.

Yu. M. Andreev and E. V. Bugaev

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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R&D Toward a Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider  

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electrons of the same energy, muons experience negligibleBeam-beam tune shift Muons per bunch Beam stored energy (kJ)results in a muon beam having a large energy spread and very

Zisman, Michael S

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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R&D PROPOSAL FOR THE NATIONAL MUON ACCELERATOR PROGRAM  

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specification for the stored muon energy is 25 GeV and theradiation allows high-energy muon bunches to be stored in ato deliver O(10 21 ) low energy muons per year within the

Zisman, Michael S.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Equivalent dose rate by muons to the human body  

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......strongly on thickness(6). Muons lose energy in the atmosphere. The average rate of muon energy loss is where a(E) is the ionisation...coefficients as a function of muon energy for isotropic geometrical conditions......

I. Bacioiu

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROTON BEAM REQUIREMENTS FOR A NEUTRINO FACTORY AND MUON COLLIDER  

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target concept. 4.1. Beam Energy The muons captured by theto bring the muons to the desired energy. The short lifetimeAt the energy frontier, the fact that the muon is a point

Zisman, Michael S.

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Frictional accumulation of negative muons and its application  

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A novel method is proposed for the efficient conversion of intermediate energy negative muons into a low-energy muon beam. It is based on using an electric field to eject muons from a moderator consisting of a la...

D. Taqqu

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Some thoughts on the production of muons for fusion catalysis  

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For muon-catalyzed fusion to be of practical interest, a very efficient means of producing muons must be found. We describe here some schemes for producing muons that may be more energy efficient than any heretof...

George Chapline; Ralph Moir

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Positive muon behavior in KCl with and without F centers  

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Positive muon behavior in KCl containing F centers has been studied. The muon spin depolarization rate showed a maximum near ... probably due to the fact that free positive muons are trapped by F centers in KCl. ...

Masao Doyama; T. Hatano; Y. Suzuki; R. Nakai; R. Yamamoto

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Production in Relativistic Cosmic-Ray Interactions  

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enough to study high p T muon production in air showers.production of far forward muons, potentially probing nuclearto this study of high p T muons. This work was supported in

Klein, Spencer

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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nuSTORM - Neutrinos from STORed Muons: Letter of Intent to the Fermilab Physics Advisory Committee  

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The idea of using a muon storage ring to produce a high-energy ({approx_equal} 50 GeV) neutrino beam for experiments was first discussed by Koshkarev in 1974. A detailed description of a muon storage ring for neutrino oscillation experiments was first produced by Neuffer in 1980. In his paper, Neuffer studied muon decay rings with E{sub {mu}} of 8, 4.5 and 1.5 GeV. With his 4.5 GeV ring design, he achieved a figure of merit of {approx_equal} 6 x 10{sup 9} useful neutrinos per 3 x 10{sup 13} protons on target. The facility we describe here ({nu}STORM) is essentially the same facility proposed in 1980 and would utilize a 3-4 GeV/c muon storage ring to study eV-scale oscillation physics and, in addition, could add significantly to our understanding of {nu}{sub e} and {nu}{sub {mu}} cross sections. In particular the facility can: (1) address the large {Delta}m{sup 2} oscillation regime and make a major contribution to the study of sterile neutrinos, (2) make precision {nu}{sub e} and {bar {nu}}{sub e} cross-section measurements, (3) provide a technology ({mu} decay ring) test demonstration and {mu} beam diagnostics test bed, and (4) provide a precisely understood {nu} beam for detector studies. The facility is the simplest implementation of the Neutrino Factory concept. In our case, 60 GeV/c protons are used to produce pions off a conventional solid target. The pions are collected with a focusing device (horn or lithium lens) and are then transported to, and injected into, a storage ring. The pions that decay in the first straight of the ring can yield a muon that is captured in the ring. The circulating muons then subsequently decay into electrons and neutrinos. We are starting with a storage ring design that is optimized for 3.8 GeV/c muon momentum. This momentum was selected to maximize the physics reach for both oscillation and the cross section physics. See Fig. 1 for a schematic of the facility.

Kyberd, P.; Smith, D.R.; /Brunel U.; Coney, L.; /UC, Riverside; Pascoli, S.; /Durham U., IPPP; Ankenbrandt, C.; Brice, S.J.; Bross, A.D.; Cease, H.; Kopp, J.; Mokhov, N.; Morfin, J.; /Fermilab /Yerkes Observ. /Glasgow U. /Imperial Coll., London /Valencia U. /Jefferson Lab /Kyoto U. /Northwestern U. /Osaka U.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The US Muon Accelerator Program (MAP)  

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The US Department of Energy Office of High Energy Physics has recently approved a Muon Accelerator Program (MAP). The primary goal of this effort is to deliver a Design Feasibility Study for a Muon Collider after a 7 year R&D program. This paper presents a brief physics motivation for, and the description of, a Muon Collider facility and then gives an overview of the program. I will then describe in some detail the primary components of the effort.

Bross, Alan D.; /Fermilab

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The US Muon Accelerator Program (MAP)  

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The US Department of Energy Office of High Energy Physics has recently approved a Muon Accelerator Program (MAP). The primary goal of this effort is to deliver a Design Feasibility Study for a Muon Collider after a 7 year R and D program. This paper presents a brief physics motivation for, and the description of, a Muon Collider facility and then gives an overview of the program. I will then describe in some detail the primary components of the effort.

Bross, Alan D. [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States)

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Capture in Gaseous Deuterium  

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We report the results of an experiment performed to measure the muon nuclear capture rate by free deuterons. The muons were slowed down in ultrapure gaseous hydrogen at 7.6 atm and 293 K, containing 5% of deuterium. A special target was used, in which a system of gas proportional counters, working with the (H2 + D2) gaseous mixture itself, was operating. Neutrons from the capture reactions were detected using liquid scintillation counters, and the ?-ray background was eliminated by pulse-shape discrimination. The experimental result is ?exp=(44560) sec-1, which is consistent with muon-electron universality and with the assumption that the nuclear capture proceeds from the doublet spin state of the ?d muonic atoms. Combining the present experimental value with a previous result obtained with a liquid-hydrogen deuterated target, one obtains a ratio between the axial-vector and vector coupling constants given by gA,?gV,?=-1.350.1.

A. Bertin; A. Vitale; A. Placci; E. Zavattini

1973-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Muon to electron conversion: how to find an electron in a muon haystack  

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...year' compiled and edited by Michael Pepper Muon to electron conversion: how to find an electron in a muon haystack A. Kurup 1 2 * * a.kurup@imperial...processes that are forbidden by the SM, such as muon to electron conversion. This paper will...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

High energy leptons from muons in transit  

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The differential energy distribution for electrons and taus produced from lepton pair production from muons in transit through materials is numerically evaluated. We use the differential cross section to calculate underground lepton fluxes from an incident atmospheric muon flux, considering contributions from both conventional and prompt fluxes. An approximate form for the charged current differential neutrino cross section is provided and used to calculate single lepton production from atmospheric neutrinos. We compare the fluxes of underground leptons produced from incident muons with those produced from incident neutrinos and photons from muon bremsstrahlung. We discuss their relevance for underground detectors.

Alexander Bulmahn; Mary Hall Reno

2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

244

Muons from high-energy cosmic photino  

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The muon production at photino-nucleon $$(\\bar \\gamma \\mathcal{N})$$ interaction for high-energy photino (E?)104GeV)...

V. S. Berezinsky; E. V. Bugaev; E. S. Zaslavskaya

245

Low energy atmospheric muon neutrinos in MACRO  

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The flux of low energy neutrinos (~ 4 GeV) has been studied with the MACRO detector at Gran Sasso via the detection of muon neutrinos interactions inside the apparatus, and of upward-going stopping muons. Data collected in ~3 y with the full apparatus were analyzed. The results are compatible with a deficit of the flux of atmospheric muon neutrinos from below, and no reduction from above, with respect to Monte Carlo predictions. The deficit and the angular distributions are interpreted in terms of neutrino oscillations, and compared with the MACRO results on the upward throughgoing muons (~ 100 GeV).

M. Spurio; for the MACRO Collaboration

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Upward Showering Muons in Super?Kamiokande  

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A small subset of neutrino?induced upward going muons in the Super?Kamiokande detector consists of high energy muons that undergo radiative energy losses through bremsstrahlung e + e ? pair production and photo?nuclear interactions. The mean energy of the parent neutrinos of these showering upward muons is approximately 1 TeV allowing the selection of a high energy sample of neutrinos. We present physics(mainly oscillation analysis) as well as astrophysical results with the upward showering muon dataset using about 1680 days of Super?K?I data.

Shantanu Desai; Super?Kamiokande Collaboration

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Magnetic moment of the negative muon  

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The most accurate value of the negative-muon magnetic moment, ??-=3.183 345(10)?p, is obtained by combining the negative-muon mass from x-ray transitions in muonic atoms and the reanalyzed negative-muon g factor with the proton magnetic moment in Bohr magnetons. The fractional uncertainty of 3.110-6 is 15 times more accurate than any previous direct measurement. The obtained ratio of the magnetic moments of the positive muon and the negative muon, ??+/??-=1.000 000 2(31), provides a test of CPT invariance at the level of 3 ppm. The negative-muon g factor g?- and the magnetic moment anomaly a?- derived for a test of CPT theorem are obtained from an approach now made possible using the new value of the negative-muon magnetic moment. To substantially improve the verification of the CPT theorem for the muon g factor, a much more precise value for ??-/?p is needed to determine the anomalous g factor a?- for the new Brookhaven National Laboratory muon g-2 experiment.

X. Fei

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Magnetic Moment of the Positive Muon  

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The magnetic moment of the positive muon has been measured relative to that of the proton by determining its precession frequency in a magnetic field measured by proton NMR. With both protons and muons bound in a spherical sample of water, the result is ????p?=3.183 3620.000 030 (9.4 ppm). Including uncertainties due to the chemical environment of the muon, the result for free muons and protons is ???p=3.183 3300.000 044 (14 ppm) which is consistent with recent measurements of the hyperfine splitting of muonium.

D. P. Hutchinson; F. L. Larsen; N. C. Schoen; D. I. Sober; A. S. Kanofsky

1970-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Magnets for Muon 6D Cooling Channels  

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The Helical Cooling Channel (HCC), an innovative technique for six-dimensional (6D) cooling of muon beams using a continuous absorber inside superconducting magnets, has shown considerable promise based on analytic and simulation studies. The implementation of this revolutionary method of muon cooling requires high field superconducting magnets that provide superimposed solenoid, helical dipole, and helical quadrupole fields. Novel magnet design concepts are required to provide HCC magnet systems with the desired fields for 6D muon beam cooling. New designs feature simple coil configurations that produce these complex fields with the required characteristics, where new high field conductor materials are particularly advantageous. The object of the program was to develop designs and construction methods for HCC magnets and design a magnet system for a 6D muon beam cooling channel. If successful the program would develop the magnet technologies needed to create bright muon beams for many applications ranging from scientific accelerators and storage rings to beams to study material properties and new sources of energy. Examples of these applications include energy frontier muon colliders, Higgs and neutrino factories, stopping muon beams for studies of rare fundamental interactions and muon catalyzed fusion, and muon sources for cargo screening for homeland security.

Johnson, Rolland [Muons, Inc.; Flanagan, Gene [Muons, Inc.

2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Total Hadron Cross Section, New Particles, and Muon Electron Events in e{sup +}e{sup -} Annihilation at SPEAR  

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The review of total hadron electroproduction cross sections, the new states, and the muon--electron events includes large amount of information on hadron structure, nine states with width ranging from 10's of keV to many MeV, the principal decay modes and quantum numbers of some of the states, and limits on charm particle production. 13 references. (JFP)

Richter, B.

1976-01-00T23:59:59.000Z

251

Propagation of muons and taus at high energies  

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The photonuclear contribution to charged lepton energy loss has been reevaluated taking into account DESY HERA results on real and virtual photon interactions with nucleons. With large Q2 processes incorporated, the average muon range in rock for energies of 109?GeV is reduced by only 5% compared with the standard treatment. We have calculated the tau energy loss for energies up to 109?GeV taking into consideration the decay of tau. A Monte Carlo evaluation of tau survival probability and range shows that at energies below 107108?GeV, depending on the material, only tau decays are important. At higher energies the tau energy losses are significant, reducing the survival probability of the tau. We show that the average range for tau is shorter than its decay length and reduces to 17 km in water for an incident tau energy of 109?GeV, as compared with its decay length of 49 km at that energy. In iron, the average tau range is 4.7 km for the same incident energy.

S. Iyer Dutta, M. H. Reno, I. Sarcevic, and D. Seckel

2001-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

252

Theory of Allowed and Forbidden Transitions in Muon Capture Reactions  

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A general formula for the transition rate of the muon capture reaction, ?-+(A,Z)??+(A,Z-1), where the final nuclear state has definite spin and parity, is given in terms of the total and orbital angular momenta of the emitted neutrino and of the spins of the initial and final nuclear states. The induced pseudoscalar interaction and the interaction due to the assumption of conserved vector current are taken into account, together with the vector and axial vector interactions. The forbiddenness of the muon capture reaction is defined in a manner analogous to the theory of the beta decay. The spin and parity changes can assume the values (0+, 1+), (0-, 1-, 2-), [n(-)n,n+1(-)n] for the allowed, first forbidden, and nth (n?2) forbidden transitions, respectively. (+ and - mean the parity change "no" and "yes".) For these transitions, the number of reduced nuclear matrix elements involved is nine, sixteen, and fourteen, respectively. The transition rate of muon capture reaction is reduced by a factor of 103, approximately, for a two-unit increase of the forbiddenness, if the atomic number and the energy of neutrino are constant. The contribution from the higher order transition to the lower one is less than 0.1% in the medium and light nuclei. Explicit formulas for the transition rate are given for the allowed, first forbidden and nth forbidden transitions. They are related to the corresponding formulas of beta decay. Our formalism was applied to the calculation of the partial muon capture rate by C12 ending in the ground state of B12. The numerical analysis indicates that measurement of this capture rate can determine whether the conserved vector current interaction term exists in nature only if the coupling constant of the induced pseudoscalar interaction and the nuclear wave functions are well known. The transition rates are given in Table V and Fig. 1, for the j-j coupling shell model and harmonic oscillator wave functions. They are 9-13% smaller than those given by Fujii and Primakoff.

Masato Morita and Akihiko Fujii

1960-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

253

Searches for Leptonic B Decays at BaBar  

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Measurements of the branching fractions of purely leptonic decays of B-mesons translate into constraints in the plane of the charged Higgs mass versus tan {beta} which are relatively insensitive to the particular theoretical model. Using the full BABAR dataset of 450 million B-decays we search for these decays. No significant signal is found in the decays into electrons or muons and we set upper limits on the branching fractions of the order of a 10{sup -6} at 90% confidence level. We measure the branching fraction of B {yields} {tau}{mu} to be (1.7 {+-} 0.6) x 10{sup -4}.

Nelson, Silke; /SLAC

2012-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

254

A parameterisation of the flux and energy spectrum of single and multiple muons in the deep water or ice  

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Atmospheric muons play an important role in underwater/ice neutrino detectors. A parameterisation of the flux of single and multiple muon events, of their lateral distribution and energy spectrum is presented. The kinematics parameters were modelled starting from a full Monte Carlo simulation of the interaction of primary cosmic rays with atmospheric nuclei. The parametric formulas are valid for a vertical depth of 1.55km w.e. and up to 85 ? for the zenith angle, and can be used as input for a fast simulation of atmospheric muons in underwater/ice detectors.

M. Spurio

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

A Toy Model Study of Decay Trapping | Superconducting Magnet Division  

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A Toy Model Study of Decay Trapping, reported by Brett Parker A Toy Model Study of Decay Trapping, reported by Brett Parker Introduction A group from the BNL Superconducting Magnet Division is looking at various options for dipole magnets which would be suitable for use in a muon storage ring that is used as a neutrino factory. Since the useful neutrino beams from a neutrino factory come from straight sections it is desirable to minimize the rings arc circumference, in relation to straight section length, in order to ensure that the fraction of muons which decay in the straight section is as large as possible. Therefore superconducting magnets, with higher B-fields and smaller bend radii, are reasonable to consider for this application. Unfortunately the decay electrons generated along with the neutrinos carry on average about a third of the original

256

Muon Flux at the Geographical South Pole  

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The muon flux at the South-Pole was measured for five zenith angles, $0^{\\circ}$, $15^{\\circ}$, $35^{\\circ}$, $82.13^{\\circ}$ and $85.15^{\\circ}$ with a scintillator muon telescope incorporating ice Cherenkov tank detectors as the absorber. We compare the measurements with other data and with calculations.

X. Bai; T. K. Gaisser; A. Karle; K. Rawlins; G. M. Spiczak; Todor Stanev

2006-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

257

Evidence for a Higgs boson in tau decays with the CMS detector  

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In this thesis, I describe the search for a Higgs boson through its decay to a pair of tan leptons with the tau-pair subsequently decaying to ail electron, a muon, and neutrinos. The search is performed using data collected ...

Dutta, Valentina

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Recirculating Linac Accelerators For Future Muon Facilities  

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Neutrino Factories (NF) and Muon Colliders (MC) require rapid acceleration of shortlived muons to multi-GeV and TeV energies. A Recirculating Linear Accelerator (RLA) that uses superconducting RF structures can provide exceptionally fast and economical acceleration to the extent that the focusing range of the RLA quadrupoles allows each muon to pass several times through each high-gradient cavity. A new concept of rapidly changing the strength of the RLA focusing quadrupoles as the muons gain energy is being developed to increase the number of passes that each muon will make in the RF cavities, leading to greater cost effectiveness. We discuss the optics and technical requirements for RLA designs, using RF cavities capable of simultaneous acceleration of both m+ and m- species. The design will include the optics for the multi-pass linac and droplet-shaped return arcs.

Yves Roblin, Alex Bogacz, Vasiliy Morozov, Kevin Beard

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Radiative muon absorption in calcium  

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The photon spectrum from radiative absorption of negative muons in Ca40 has been measured with a high-resolution pair spectrometer. The data are analyzed in order to determine the induced pseudoscalar coupling constant gp in nuclear matter. When compared to models which use a realistic nuclear response function and avoid the closure approximation, a value of gp/gA=4.01.5 is obtained, which indicates a quenching of this coupling compared to the nucleonic value by a factor 0.570.25.

A. Frischknecht; W. Stehling; G. Strassner; P. Trul; J. C. Alder; C. Joseph; J. F. Loude; J. P. Perroud; D. Ruegger; T. M. Tran; W. Dahme; H. Panke; R. Kopp

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Muon Capture in Oxygen-16  

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The muon capture rate in oxygen is used as a means for measuring the induced pseudoscalar coupling constant (CP) of weak interactions. The capture rate between the JP=0+ ground state of O16 and the 0-, 1-, 2-, and 3- states of N16 are calculated as a function of CP with different nuclear models. Using the experimental values of the transition rates, we then determine CP. We find that the transition rate, and therefore CP, depends strongly on the nuclear model. We conclude that 5

Vincent Gillet and David A. Jenkins

1965-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Spontaneous Muon Emission during Fission, a New Nuclear Radioactivity  

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In this paper the essential theoretical predictions for the nuclear muonic radioactivity are presented by using a special fission-like model similar with that used in description of the pionic emission during fission. Hence, a fission-like model for the muonic radioactivity takes into account the essential degree of freedom of the system: muon-fissility, muon-fission barrier height, etc. Using this model it was shown that most of the SHE-nuclei lie in the region where the muonic fissility parameters attain their limiting value X=1. Hence, the SHE-region is characterized by the absence of a classical barrier toward spontaneous muon and pion emissions. Numerical estimations on the yields for the natural muonic radioactivities of the transuranium elements as well numerical values for barrier heights are given only for even-even parent nuclei. Some experimental results from LCP-identification emission spectrum are reviewed. Also, the experimental results obtained by Khryachkov et al, using new spectrometer for investigation of ternary nuclear fission, are presented. The OPERA-experiment proposed to perform search for muonic radioactivity from lead nuclei, in the low background conditions offered by the Gran Sasso underground Laboratory (LNGS), is discussed.

D. B. Ion; M. L. D. Ion; Reveica Ion-Mihai

2011-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

262

Muon Capture in Gaseous Hydrogen  

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An experiment to measure the muon nuclear capture rate in ultrapure gaseous hydrogen (8 atm, 293K) has been performed using a special target in which a system of gas proportional counters, working with the pure hydrogen of the target itself, were operating. Neutrons from the capture reactions were detected using a scintillation-counter technique, and the ?-ray background was eliminated by pulse-shape discrimination. The working conditions ensured that the captures were taking place in ?p atomic systems in a singlet total-spin state. The experimental result is ?expt=65157 sec-1, which has to be compared with the theoretical rate ?s,theor=62626 sec-1. From the experimental capture rate, and within the framework of the currently accepted theory, we have obtained for the induced pseudoscalar coupling constant gp=(-7.33.7)gV. The results of the present experiment are analyzed, together with results obtained from stopping negative muons in liquid hydrogen.

A. Alberigi Quaranta; A. Bertin; G. Matone; F. Palmonari; G. Torelli; P. Dalpiaz; A. Placci; E. Zavattini

1969-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

263

Muon Collaboration Status 124 Scientists & Engineers from 33 Institutions  

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Muon Collaboration Status 124 Scientists & Engineers from 33 Institutions Co-spokespeople: Steve Meeting, 18 Nov. 2002 #12;Muon Collaboration 124 Scientists & Engineers from 33 Institutions 6 US Labs ANL Univ. Pohang Univ. RAL Tel Aviv Univ. Muon Collaboration #12;Steve Geer HEPAP 18 November 2002 3 Muon

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Muon Telescope By Nandita Sampath and Izzy Harrison  

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Muon Telescope By Nandita Sampath and Izzy Harrison #12;Abstract We wanted to determine whether the count rate of muons per hour would be affected if we changed the angle that our muon telescope pointed to the roof of the parking garage so the muons could not be affected by surrounding

California at Santa Cruz, University of

265

The Muon g-2 Experiment The NMR Probe Circuitry  

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The Muon g-2 Experiment The NMR Probe Circuitry Upgrading the Circuit Building the Circuit Future Work Updating NMR Probe Electronics in the Muon g-2 Experiment Audrey Kvam University of Washington September 1, 2014 Audrey Kvam Updating NMR Probe Electronics in the Muon g-2 Experiment #12;The Muon g-2

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

266

Muon method for structural defects investigation in ferromagnetic metals  

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Equations describing depolarization of positive muons implanted in a pure crystalline ferromagnetic metal...

L. A. Kuzmin; V. P. Melnichuk; V. Yu. Miloserdin

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Technical Challenges and Scientific Payoffs of Muon Beam Accelerators for Particle Physics  

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particles, all of the muon beam energy is available forfootprint. Indeed, an energy frontier Muon Collider couldaccelerating muons to even higher energies of several TeV,

Zisman, Michael S.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

CHARM PRODUCTION BY MUONS AND ITS ROLE IN SCALE-NONINVARIANCE  

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histograms (a) Daughter muon energy. increases not Errorsstrong influence on muon energies, distribution approximatestate (the sum of the muon energies and the shower energy)

Gollin, G.D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Progress on a Cavity with Beryllium Walls for Muon Ionization Cooling Channel R&D.  

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WITH BERYLLIUM WALLS FOR MUON IONIZATION COOLING CHANNELNY 11973, USA Abstract The Muon Accelerator Program (MAP)an ionization cooling channel for muon beams. An ionization

Bowring, D.L.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

ELECTRON MODEL OF AN FFAG MUON ACCELERATOR.  

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Parameters are derived for the lattice and RF system of an electron model of a non-scaling FFAG ring for accelerating muons. The model accelerates electrons from about 10 to about 20 MeV, and has about 15 m circumference. Magnet types and dimensions, spacing, half apertures, about 12 mm by 20 mm, and number of cells are presented. The tune variation with momentum covers several integers, similar to that in a full machine, and allows the study of resonance crossing. The consequences of misaligned magnets are studied by simulation. The variation of orbit length with momentum is less than 36 mm, and allows the study of acceleration outside a bucket. A 100 mm straight section, in each of the cells, is adequately long for an RF cavity operating at 3 GHz. Hamiltonian dynamics in longitudinal phase space close to transition is used to calculate the accelerating voltage needed. Acceleration is studied by simulation. Practical RF system design issues, e.g. RF power, and beam loading are estimated.

KEIL,E.; BERG,J.S.; SESSLER,A.M.

2004-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

271

From Neutrino Factory to Muon Collider  

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After summarizing the important commonalities between neutrino factories and muon colliders, the key differences are discussed. These include a much larger needed cooling factor ({approx}10{sup 6} in six-dimensional emittance), a smaller number of muon bunches (perhaps only one of each charge), and acceleration to much higher energy, implying significantly different technical choices for some of the cooling and acceleration subsystems. The final storage rings are also quite different. Nevertheless, a neutrino factory could serve as a key stepping stone on the path to a muon collider.

Kaplan, Daniel M. [Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616 (United States)

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

272

E1 Working Group Summary: Neutrino Factories and Muon Colliders  

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We are in the middle of a time of exciting discovery, namely that neutrinos have mass and oscillate. In order to take the next steps to understand this potential window onto what well might be the mechanism that links the quarks and leptons, we need both new neutrino beams and new detectors. The new beamlines can and should also provide new laboratories for doing charged lepton flavor physics, and the new detectors can and should also provide laboratories for doing other physics like proton decay, supernovae searches, etc. The new neutrino beams serve as milestones along the way to a muon collider, which can answer questions in yet another sector of particle physics, namely the Higgs sector or ultimately the energy frontier. In this report we discuss the current status of neutrino oscillation physics, what other oscillation measurements are needed to fully explore the phenomenon, and finally, what other new physics can be explored as a result of building of these facilities.

D. Harris

2001-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

273

Nonperturbative electromagnetic muon-pair production with capture in peripheral relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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We discuss preliminary calculations of impact-parameter-dependent probabilities and cross sections for muon-pair production with capture of the negative muon into the K-shell of the target caused by the time-dependent electromagnetic fields generated in peripheral relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Our approach is nonperturbative in that we calculate probabilities by solving the time-dependent Dirac equation on a three-dimensional Cartesian lattice using the basis-spline collocation method. Use of the axial gauge for the electromagnetic potentials produces an interaction easier to implement on the lattice than the Lorentz gauge. 19 refs., 5 figs.

Wells, J.C. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States) Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy); Oberacker, V.E.; Umar, A.S. (Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy); Bottcher, C.; Strayer, M.R.; Wu, J.S. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Muon energy-loss distribution and its applications to muon energy determination  

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For measurements of the cosmic-ray muon spectrum at energies above 100 TeV and for observations of high-energy astronomical neutrinos a big detector is necessary. In both cases, information on the muon energy plays an important role. The method for estimating the muon energy from the energy loss should yield accurate values with a big detector. To evaluate the method we measured the muon energy-loss distribution in the MUTRON detector and applied the results to a big detector proposed for deployment in the ocean. When estimating the muon energy we divided the muon track into several segments and discarded the segment with the maximum energy loss. If a detector with a volume of (500m)3 is constructed in the ocean using strings of detectors with 50-m spacing between adjacent strings, and 10-m spacing between detectors on a string, muon energies could be measured with a relative error of about 30%. For muons produced by the charged-current interaction (??+N??+X), the neutrino direction can be determined with an error less than 1 for muon energies above 1 TeV.

K. Mitsui

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calibration of Muon Reconstruction Algorithms Using an External Muon Tracking System at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory  

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To help constrain the algorithms used in reconstructing high-energy muon events incident on the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), a muon tracking system was installed. The system consisted of four planes of wire chambers, which were triggered by scintillator panels. The system was integrated with SNO's main data acquisition system and took data for a total of 95 live days. Using cosmic-ray events reconstructed in both the wire chambers and in SNO's water Cherenkov detector, the external muon tracking system was able to constrain the uncertainty on the muon direction to better than 0.6 degrees.

SNO Collaboration

2011-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

276

Radiative muon capture in nuclei  

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The energy spectra of photons following negative muon absorption in C12, O16, Al27, Ca40, Fenat, Ho165, and Bi209 have been measured with two NaI spectrometers. The branching ratios for the emission of high energy photons give information on the induced pseudoscalar coupling constant gP in nuclear matter. The data for light nuclei are in agreement with the theoretical calculations using the nucleonic value of gP?7gA predicted by the partially conserved axial vector current hypothesis, while significantly lower values of gP are required to fit the data of the heavier elements with presently existing theoretical predictions. Disregarding the remaining theoretical uncertainties, these results can be interpreted as a further indication of the renormalization of the nucleonic form factors inside the nucleus.

M. Dbeli; M. Doser; L. van Elmbt; M. W. Schaad; P. Trul; A. Bay; J. P. Perroud; J. Imazato; T. Ishikawa

1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

On LHCb muon MWPC grounding  

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My goal is to study how a big MWPC system, in particular the LHCb muon system, can be protected against unstable operation and multiple spurious hits, produced by incorrect or imperfect grounding in the severe EM environment of the LHCb experiment. A mechanism of penetration of parasitic current from the ground loop to the input of the front-end amplifier is discussed. A new model of the detector cell as the electrical bridge is considered. As shown, unbalance of the bridge makes detector to be sensitive to the noise in ground loop. Resonances in ground loop are specified. Tests of multiple-point and single-point grounding conceptions made on mock-up are presented.

Kashchuk, A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Mitigating Radiation Impact on Superconducting Magnets of the Higgs Factory Muon Collider  

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Recent discovery of a Higgs boson boosted interest in a low-energy medium-luminosity Muon Collider as a Higgs Factory (HF). A preliminary design of the HF storage ring (SR) is based on cos-theta Nb3Sn superconducting (SC) magnets with the coil inner diameter ranging from 50 cm in the interaction region to 16 cm in the arc. The coil cross-sections were chosen based on the operation margin, field quality and quench protection considerations to provide an adequate space for the beam pipe, helium channel and inner absorber (liner). With the 62.5-GeV muon energy and 2 x 10^12 muons per bunch, the electrons from muon decays deposit about 300 kW in the SC magnets, or unprecedented 1 kW/m dynamic heat load, which corresponds to a multi-MW room temperature equivalent. Based on the detailed MARS15 model built and intense simulations, a sophisticated protection system was designed for the entire SR to bring the peak power density in the SC coils safely below the quench limit and reduce the dynamic heat load to the cold ...

Mokhov, Nikolai; Kashikhin, Vadim V; Striganov, Sergei I; Tropin, Igor S; Zlobin, Alexander V

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Cosmic-ray muons at ultrahigh energies  

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Fluxes of cosmic-ray muons were estimated over the energy range extending up to 1010 GeV. Data on the production of pions; kaons; ?, ??, ?, ?, and ? mesons; charmed particles; and J/?...mesons from accelerator ex...

L. V. Volkova

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Simulation of low energy muon frictional cooling  

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Frictional cooling is a proposed method of phase space reduction for a potential muon beam intended for collisions. The basic principle involves compensating for the muon energy loss in media by a constant electric field. The muons are in an energy regime below the ionization peak which for muons in helium is less than 10 keV . Electronic energy loss is treated as a continuous process and all individual nuclear scatters with scattering angles greater than 50mrad are simulated as discrete processes. Other effects like the Barkas [W.H. Barkas, W. Birnbaum, F.M. Smith, Phys. Rev. 101 (1956) 778.] effect and Muonium formation are also included. The results of our simulations are summarized.

R. Galea; A. Caldwell; S. Schlenstedt; H. Abramowicz

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct pair production by high energy muons  

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A multiplate cloud chamber was operated 1032ft...undergound to study electromagnetic interactions of fast cosmic ray muons. 222 electron showers were observed. A histogram was obtained for transferred energies fr...

J. F. Gaebler; W. E. Hazen; A. Z. Hendel

1961-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

282

Early Work on the Positron and Muon  

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Early work on the positron and muon is described in an informal way with emphasis on those aspects of the work which normally would not find their way into the literature.

C. D. Anderson

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Muon capture rates within the projected QRPA  

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The conservation of the number of particles within the QRPA plays an important role in the evaluation muon capture rates in all light nuclei with A \\precsim 30 . The violation of the CVC by the Coulomb field in this mass region is of minor importance, but this effect could be quite relevant for medium and heavy nuclei studied previously. The extreme sensitivity of the muon capture rates on the 'pp' coupling strength in nuclei with large neutron excess when described within the QRPA is pointed out. We reckon that the comparison between theory and data for the inclusive muon capture is not a fully satisfactory test on the nuclear model that is used. The exclusive muon transitions are much more robust for such a purpose.

Danilo Sande Santos; Arturo R. Samana; Francisco Krmpoti?; Alejandro J. Dimarco

2012-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

284

Effect of Beam-Beam Interactions on Stability of Coherent Oscillations in a Muon Collider  

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In order to achieve peak luminosity of a muon collider in the 10{sup 34}/cm{sup 2}/s range the number of muons per bunch should be of the order of a few units of 10{sup 12} rendering the beam-beam parameter as high as 0.1 per IP. Such strong beam-beam interaction can be a source of instability if the working point is chosen close to a coherent beam-beam resonance. On the other hand, the beam-beam tunespread can provide a mechanism of suppression of the beam-wall driven instabilities. In this report the coherent instabilities driven by beam-beam and beam-wall interactions are studied with the help of BBSS code for the case of 1.5 TeV c.o.m muon collider.

Alexahin, Y.; /Fermilab; Ohmi, K.; /KEK, Tsukuba

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Muon trapping at monovacancies in iron  

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Positive-muonspin-rotation experiments were performed on electron irradiated iron. A new defect-associated frequency is observed which is assigned to muons trapped at monovacancies. The hyperfine field at the vacancy site is -0.956 T at 140 K. The diffusion constant for ?+ in iron deduced from the trapping rate follows an Arrhenius law with an activation energy of 383 meV between 90 and 190 K.

A. Mslang; H. Graf; G. Balzer; E. Recknagel; A. Weidinger; Th. Wichert; R. I. Grynszpan

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

B Decay  

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Decay Decay B mesons are short-lived and decay inside the beam pipe, which is about 2.5 cm (1 inch) in diameter. Physicists project the tracks seen in the detector elements outside the beampipe back to where the particles must have traveled inside the beam pipe. We call a point where particles collide or decay a vertex. A way to identify a B meson is to look for two vertices with a gap between them. On the left is a standard event picture. On the right is a blowup of what happens close to the collision point inside the beam pipe. The vertex is where the B meson along with other particles was created and the secondary vertex is where it decayed. The solid green lines are the actual tracks of the decay particles outside the beam pipe. The dotted lines are the projection of the tracks into the beam pipe. Where they intersect are the vertices. The B travels between the first vertex and the secondary vertex along the black dotted line before it decays. Thus, the gap between the two vertices is a measure of the lifetime of the B meson. We will be looking for this decay length in our data. We will find a minimum or "threshold" value that will tell us to save events for further analysis.

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A design for a combined function superconducting dipole for a muon collider FFAG accelerator  

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A muon at rest (the muon rest mass energy Br = 106 Me V) hasacceleration of the muons from their energy in the coolingaccelerator. As the energy of the muon beam increases, the

Green, M.A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Muon-Proton Scattering and Possible Anomalous Interaction of the Muon  

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It is argued that a possible anomalous interaction of the muon of the form if?????? can be large enough to account for the ?-pe-p cross-section ratio and yet it is not inconsistent with the present comparison for the theoretical and experimental values of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon.

D. Kiang and S. H. Ng

1970-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

s-Channel Higgs Boson Production at a Muon-Muon Collider  

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High luminosity muon-muon colliders would provide a powerful new probe of Higgs boson physics through s-channel resonance production. We discuss the prospects for detection of Higgs bosons and precision measurements of their masses and widths at such a machine.

V. Barger; M. S. Berger; J. F. Gunion; T. Han

1995-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

290

The muon charge ratio in cosmic ray air showers  

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The muon charge ratio of the lateral muon density distributions in single EAS is studied by simulations, in context of recent proposals to measure this observable in coincidence with EAS observations. While effects of the hadronic interaction do not lead to significant differences of the total muon plus and muon minus content, the differences of the azimuthal variation of the muon densities of opposite charges and the azimuthal variation of the muon charge ratio appear to be very much pronounced, dependent on the direction of EAS incidence. This is due to the influence of the geomagnetic field which induces related effects in radio emission from extended air showers.

H. Rebel; O. Sima; A. Haungs; C. Manailescu; B. Mitrica; C. Morariu

2008-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

291

Prospects for ultra-low-energy muon beam at J-PARC  

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Spin-polarized ultra-low-energy muons (LE-?+) with energies in eVkeV range provide a sensitive magnetic microprobe for studying near-surface regions, thin-film samples, multi-layered materials, etc. with depth resolution on a nanometer scale. Yet, worldwide there is currently only one (continuous) source of low-energy muons that is routinely used for such measurements. A pulsed source with many unique parameters (such as low-energy resolution of ?14eV, time resolution of 7ns, low background and spot size of just 4mm) has been demonstrated at RIKEN-RAL muon facility at ISIS, but its use is limited by a rate of only 15?+/s. The method of low-energy muon generation is based on a resonant laser ionization of thermal energy muonium and is ideally suited for a pulsed muon source such as J-PARC MUSE, since the pulse structure of the generated LE-?+ is then determined by the laser pulse duration. The double pulse structure of the surface muon beam can, therefore, be converted to a single LE-?+ pulse with a pulse duration that can be as short as 1ns and can also be externally triggered. J-PARC is designed to deliver surface muon beam with rates up to 4108?+/s and direct transfer of the same laser technology from RIKEN-RAL to J-PARC would provide a LE-?+ beam with rates comparable to the existing continuous LE-?+ beam at PSI (?104 LE-?+/s). An improvement in the laser pulse energy could lead to a higher efficiency and higher rates up to 106 LE-?+/s may be possible. Construction of an intense LE-?+ beamline at J-PARC MUSE would open up the possibility to do routine depth-dependent ?SR measurements with thin film samples, with the muon implantation depth as low as 1nm. In addition, the unique capability to synchronize the muon implantation with the sample excitation (e.g. by another laser or rf pulse) would allow to carry out pump-probe-type experiments.

Pavel Bakule; Yasuyuki Matsuda; Yasuhiro Miyake; Kanetada Nagamine; Koichiro Shimomura; Patrick Strasser; Shunshuke Makimura; Masahiko Iwasaki

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Passive Imaging of Warhead-Like Configurations Using Cosmic-Ray Muons  

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Cosmic-Muon-Based Interrogation has untapped potential for national security. This presentation describes muons-based passive interrogation techniques.

Schwellenbach, D.

2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

293

Low-energy muon [LEM] study of Zn-phthalocyanine and ZnO thin films  

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Implantation of low-energy muons in zinc-phthalocyanine (ZnPc) thin-films leads to the formation of muoniated radical states, the fast decaying of the ? SR signal at low fields being a clear indication of muonium formation. The formation probability of these paramagnetic states is independent of the implantation depth and amounts, as in the bulk, to approximately 100% of all muons. In these molecular crystals the formation of muonium is a highly local effect and is fairly independent of crystalline structure and defects in the sample. In contrast to that, in vapour-grown ZnO films the paramagnetic signal known from bulk experiments is not observed, even for the deeper implantations. We suggest that in this case muonium is not formed due to the low concentration of free electrons. In these strongly distorted films, electrons are captured at defects and are not available for muonium formation.

H.V. Alberto; J. Piroto Duarte; A. Weidinger; R.C. Vilo; J.M. Gil; N. Ayres de Campos; K. Fostiropoulos; T. Prokscha; A. Suter; E. Morenzoni

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

A Search for High-energy Muon Neutrinos from the Galactic Plane with AMANDA-II  

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Interactions of cosmic rays with the galactic interstellar medium produce high-energy neutrinos through the decay of charged pions and kaons. We report on a search with the AMANDA-II detector for muon neutrinos from the region of the galactic plane below the horizon from the South Pole (33 degrees muon neutrino events. No excess of events was observed. For a spectrum of E^{-2.7} and Gaussian spatial distribution (sigma = 2.1 degrees) around the galactic equator, we calculate a flux limit of 4.8 x 10^{-4} GeV^{-1} cm^{-2} s^{-1} sr^{-1} in the energy range from 0.2 to 40 TeV.

J. L. Kelley; for the IceCube Collaboration

2005-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

295

Small-angle muon and bottom-quark production in p(p)over-bar collisions at root s=1.8 TeV  

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This Letter describes a measurement of the muon cross section originating from b-quark decay in the forward rapidity range 2.4 < \\y(mu)\\ < 3.2 in p (p) over bar collisions at root s = 1.8 TeV. The data used in this analysis ...

Baringer, Philip S.; Coppage, Don; Hebert, C.

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Atmospheric Neutrino Induced Muons in the MINOS Far Detector  

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The Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS) is a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. The MINOS Far Detector, located in the Soudan Underground Laboratory in Soudan MN, has been collecting data since August 2003. The scope of this dissertation involves identifying the atmospheric neutrino induced muons that are created by the neutrinos interacting with the rock surrounding the detector cavern, performing a neutrino oscillation search by measuring the oscillation parameter values of {Delta}m{sub 23}{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 23}, and searching for CPT violation by measuring the charge ratio for the atmospheric neutrino induced muons. A series of selection cuts are applied to the data set in order to extract the neutrino induced muons. As a result, a total of 148 candidate events are selected. The oscillation search is performed by measuring the low to high muon momentum ratio in the data sample and comparing it to the same ratio in the Monte Carlo simulation in the absence of neutrino oscillation. The measured double ratios for the ''all events'' (A) and high resolution (HR) samples are R{sub A} = R{sub low/high}{sup data}/R{sub low/high}{sup MC} = 0.60{sub -0.10}{sup +0.11}(stat) {+-} 0.08(syst) and R{sub HR} = R{sub low/high}{sup data}/R{sub low/high}{sup MC} = 0.58{sub -0.11}{sup +0.14}(stat) {+-} 0.05(syst), respectively. Both event samples show a significant deviation from unity giving a strong indication of neutrino oscillation. A combined momentum and zenith angle oscillation fit is performed using the method of maximum log-likelihood with a grid search in the parameter space of {Delta}m{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} 2{theta}. The best fit point for both event samples occurs at {Delta}m{sub 23}{sup 2} = 1.3 x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2}, and sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 23} = 1. This result is compatible with previous measurements from the Super Kamiokande experiment and Soudan 2 experiments. The MINOS Far Detector is the first underground neutrino detector to be able to distinguish the charge of the muons. The measured charge is used to test the rate of the neutrino to the anti-neutrino oscillations by measuring the neutrino induced muon charge ratio. Using the high resolution sample, the {mu}{sup +} to {mu}{sup -} double charge ratio has been determined to be R{sub CPT} = R{sub {mu}{sup -}/{mu}{sup +}}{sup data}/R{sub {mu}{sup -}/{mu}{sup +}}{sup MC} = 0.90{sub -0.18}{sup +0.24}(stat) {+-} 0.09(syst). With the uncertainties added in quadrature, the CPT double ratio is consistent with unity showing no indication for CPT violation.

Rahman, Dipu; /Minnesota U.

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Di-muon measurements in CBM experiment at FAIR  

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The compressed baryonic matter (CBM) experiment at the future FAIR accelerator facility near Darmstadt, Germany, aims at the investigation of baryonic matter at highest net baryon densities but moderate temperatures, by colliding heavy-ions at beam energies from 10 to 45 A GeV. The research program comprises the exploration of some basic landmarks of the QCD phase diagram like transitions from hadronic to partonic phase, the region of first order de-confinement as well as chiral phase transition, and the critical end point. The proposed key observables include the measurement of low mass vector mesons and charmonia, which can be detected via their decay into the di-lepton channel. As the decayed leptons leave the hot and dense fireball without further interactions, hence they provide almost unscathed information about the interior of the collision zone where they are being created. In this paper, we discuss the physics motivation, detector concepts, and the feasibility studies in the di-muon measurements for ...

Prakash, A; Chattopadhyay, S; Dubey, A; Singh, B K

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Protection from muons in high energy proton accelerators  

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A generalization of the works on muon shielding in proton accelerators is carried out. Coulomb scattering of muons, energy losses in ionization and excitation of atoms, ... p-nuclear interaction. Results of compu...

V. I. Gurentsov; L. R. Kimel'; O. N. Salimov

1972-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Energy measurement of muons above 1 TeV  

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Pair production and bremsstrahlung cross-sections have sufficient magnitude and energy-dependence for muons above 1 TeV to suggest the use of these cross-sections for measurement of muon energies. A series of Mon...

M. K. Moe

1970-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

300

Muon-induced backgrounds in the CUORICINO experiment  

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code simulated the muon energy and angular distribution inthe direction and energy of the muons underground. The rangemuon and bolometer counts / 1 keV Low LowEnergyRegion Energy

Andreotti, E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-energy muons in extensive air showers (EAS)  

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A small air shower array of 21 detectors in conjunction with two shielded muon magnetic spectrographs has been operated for detection of muons of momentum in the range (2500...o...45? N at North Bengal Universit...

D. K. Basak; N. Chaudhuri; S. Sarkar; B. Bhattacharya; B. Ghosh

302

Low energy muons as probes of thin films and surfaces  

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Polarized muons with kinetic energies of a few eV (epithermal ?+...) can be generated by slowing down energetic muons in appropriate moderators consisting of a thin ... on a substrate. The availability of polariz...

E. Morenzoni

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Temperature variations in the flux of high-energy muons  

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The flux of high-energy muons (threshold energy, 220 GeV) as a function of ... the correlation coefficient between the counting rate of muons and the temperature of the atmosphere at...

M. G. Kostyuk; V. B. Petkov

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

The Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon: A Theoretical Introduction  

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In February 2001, the Muon (g-2) Collaboration of the E821 experiment at the Brookhaven AGS released a new value of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon a ? , mea...

Marc Knecht

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Muon States in Polycrystalline and Amorphous Silicon [and Discussion  

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15 February 1995 research-article Muon States in Polycrystalline and Amorphous Silicon [and Discussion] E. A. Davis A. Singh S. F. J. Cox A. M. Stoneham M. Symons Muons implanted into polycrystalline and amorphous silicon have been...

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Muon Diagnostics: A New Technique of Heliosphere Investigations  

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A new technique of remote monitoring of dynamic processes in the heliosphere (muon diagnostics) has been presented. The approach ... analysis of spatial-angular and temporal variations of muon flux detected at th...

A. A. Petrukhin

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

-mixing, the e+ vs puzzle and the muon g -2  

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- mixing, the e+ e- vs puzzle and the muon g - 2 Fred Jegerlehner HU Berlin/DESY Zeuthen, fjeger. Consequences for the muon g - 2 are discussed. Work in collaboration with Robert Szafron [e-Print: arXiv:1101

Röder, Beate

308

Muon-Catalyzed Nuclear Fusion for Energy Production  

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The physics of muon-catalyzed fusion is summarized and discussed in the perspective of energy production.

S. Eliezer

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Studies of muon-induced radioactivity at NuMI  

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The JASMIN Collaboration has studied the production of radionuclides by muons in the muon alcoves of the NuMI beamline at Fermilab. Samples of aluminum and copper are exposed to the muon field and counted on HpGe detectors when removed to determine their content of radioactive isotopes. We compare the results to MARS simulations and discuss the radiological implications for neutrino factories and muon colliders.

Boehnlein, David j.; Leveling, A.F.; Mokhov, N.V.; Vaziri, K.; /Fermilab; Iwamoto, Y.; Kasugai, Y.; Matsuda, N.; Nakashima, H.; Sakamoto, Y.; /JAEA, Ibaraki; Hagiwara, M.; Iwase, Hiroshi; /KEK, Tsukuba /Kyoto U., KURRI /Pohang Accelerator Lab. /Shimizu, Tokyo /Tohoku U.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Muon spin relaxation in CeCu2Si2 and muon knight shift in various heavy-fermion systems  

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Positive muon spin precession has been observed in various...2.1Si2, the relaxation rate of muon spins increases rapidly with decreasing temperature below...C.... This is interpreted as the results of the inhomog...

Y. J. Uemura; W. J. Kossler; B. Hitti; J. R. Kempton

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

The Production of Prompt Cosmic Ray Muons and Neutrinos  

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......observed. Direct measurements of the muon energy spectrum at sea-level have been...from D-meson, we get the prompt muon energy spectrum. And the spectrum is...Figure 5 compares the integral muon energy spectra at sea level of conven......

Hiroshi Inazawa; Keizo Kobayakawa

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Muon Pair Creation by a High Energy Electron  

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......research-article Articles Muon Pair Creation by a High Energy Electron Takao Yamamoto...cross section for the muon pair creation by an electron...calculated at the incident energy about 1 Bev. At the angles of emitted muons theta+ = theta- 45......

Takao Yamamoto

1962-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Energy spectrum of cosmic-ray muons at sea level  

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The integral energy spectrum of cosmic-ray muons at sea level in the energy range (2007500) GeV is deduced ... this, the effect of fluctuations in the energy losses of muons is taken into account. The deduced muon

S. Miyake; V. S. Narasimham; P. V. Ramana Murthy

1964-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

314

COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF MUONS PASSING THROUGH GAS PRESSURED RF CAVITIES  

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of muons passing through matter. PHYSICAL MODEL We start our study with a classical scattering of muonsCOMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF MUONS PASSING THROUGH GAS PRESSURED RF CAVITIES A. Samolov, A. Godunov, and to validate a technical design of these new accelerating facilities, accu- rate and comprehensive simulations

Godunov, Alexander L.

315

Muon Endcap Trigger Electronics Document presented for FDR  

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Muon Endcap Trigger Electronics Document presented for FDR held on March,1,2004 CF Slice Tests of Level 1 Muon End-cap Trigger System ATLAS TGC electronics group 4th February 2004 I. Introduction We for the muon beam test held in 2003 at SPS H8 beam line. We have roughly four major development phases during

Fukunaga, Chikara

316

PROTON BEAM REQUIREMENTS FOR A NEUTRINO FACTORY AND MUON COLLIDER  

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Both a Neutrino Factory and a Muon Collider place stringent demands on the proton beam used to generate the desired beam of muons. Here we discuss the advantages and challenges of muon accelerators and the rationale behind the requirements on proton beam energy, intensity, bunch length, and repetition rate. Example proton driver configurations that have been considered in recent years are also briefly indicated.

Zisman, Michael S.

2009-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

317

A Muon and Neutron Study of Multiferroic Materials  

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A Muon and Neutron Study of Multiferroic Materials Heather Joanne Lewtas University of Oxford #12;A Muon and Neutron Study of Multiferroic Materials Heather Joanne Lewtas Linacre College performed to try and identify muon stopping sites. The family of rare earth chromites have been studied

Boothroyd, Andrew

318

Muon-spin-rotation studies of organic magnets  

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...organized by P. Day and A. E. Underhill Muon-spin-rotation studies of organic magnets...Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, UK A muon is an unstable spin- particle with a lifetime...s. Beams of spin-polarized positive muons can be prepared at accelerator facilities...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Atlas Muon MDT Readout 06 December 2000 Thei Wijnen 1  

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Atlas Muon MDT Readout 06 December 2000 Thei Wijnen 1 "Slow controls" of MROD · System overview/Strobe Separator S 1 18 CSM 18 x TDC #18 #12;Atlas Muon MDT Readout 06 December 2000 Thei Wijnen 2 06 December 2000-bus" Network #12;Atlas Muon MDT Readout 06 December 2000 Thei Wijnen 3 06 December 2000 T. Wijnen 5 Memory

van Suijlekom, Walter

320

Summary of Muon Working Group B. Lee Roberts  

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BOSTON UNIVERSITY Summary of Muon Working Group Report on ¡ ¢ £ , EDM and ¤¦¥ B. Lee Roberts UNIVERSITY The Program of Muon Physics: § ¨© experiment to 0.05 ppm. § Muon EDM to cm. § Limit, Kyoto, September 2002 ­ p.3/25 #12;BOSTON UNIVERSITY Machine Requirements These experiments (except

Roberts, B. Lee

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Muon Fluence Measurements for Homeland Security Applications  

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This report focuses on work conducted at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to better characterize aspects of backgrounds in RPMs deployed for homeland security purposes. Two polyvinyl toluene scintillators were utilized with supporting NIM electronics to measure the muon coincidence rate. Muon spallation is one mechanism by which background neutrons are produced. The measurements performed concentrated on a broad investigation of the dependence of the muon flux on a) variations in solid angle subtended by the detector; b) the detector inclination with the horizontal; c) depth underground; and d) diurnal effects. These tests were conducted inside at Building 318/133, outdoors at Building 331G, and underground at Building 3425 at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Ankney, Austin S.; Berguson, Timothy J.; Borgardt, James D.; Kouzes, Richard T.

2010-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon (g-2) Technical Design Report  

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The Muon (g-2) Experiment, E989 at Fermilab, will measure the muon anomalous magnetic moment a factor-of-four more precisely than was done in E821 at the Brookhaven National Laboratory AGS. The E821 result appears to be greater than the Standard-Model prediction by more than three standard deviations. When combined with expected improvement in the Standard-Model hadronic contributions, E989 should be able to determine definitively whether or not the E821 result is evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model. After a review of the physics motivation and the basic technique, which will use the muon storage ring built at BNL and now relocated to Fermilab, the design of the new experiment is presented. This document was created in partial fulfillment of the requirements necessary to obtain DOE CD-2/3 approval.

J. Grange; V. Guarino; P. Winter; K. Wood; H. Zhao; R. M. Carey; D. Gastler; E. Hazen; N. Kinnaird; J. P. Miller; J. Mott; B. L. Roberts; J. Benante; J. Crnkovic; W. M. Morse; H. Sayed; V. Tishchenko; V. P. Druzhinin; B. I. Khazin; I. A. Koop; I. Logashenko; Y. M. Shatunov; E. Solodov; M. Korostelev; D. Newton; A. Wolski; R. Bjorkquist; N. Eggert; A. Frankenthal; L. Gibbons; S. Kim; A. Mikhailichenko; Y. Orlov; D. Rubin; D. Sweigart; D. Allspach; G. Annala; E. Barzi; K. Bourland; G. Brown; B. C. K. Casey; S. Chappa; M. E. Convery; B. Drendel; H. Friedsam; T. Gadfort; K. Hardin; S. Hawke; S. Hayes; W. Jaskierny; C. Johnstone; J. Johnstone; V. Kashikhin; C. Kendziora; B. Kiburg; A. Klebaner; I. Kourbanis; J. Kyle; N. Larson; A. Leveling; A. L. Lyon; D. Markley; D. McArthur; K. W. Merritt; N. Mokhov; J. P. Morgan; H. Nguyen; J-F. Ostiguy; A. Para; C. C. Polly M. Popovic; E. Ramberg; M. Rominsky; D. Schoo; R. Schultz; D. Still; A. K. Soha; S. Strigonov; G. Tassotto; D. Turrioni; E. Villegas; E. Voirin; G. Velev; D. Wolff; C. Worel; J-Y. Wu; R. Zifko; K. Jungmann; C. J. G. Onderwater; P. T. Debevec; S. Ganguly; M. Kasten; S. Leo; K. Pitts; C. Schlesier; M. Gaisser; S. Haciomeroglu; Y-I. Kim; S. Lee; M-J Lee; Y. K. Semertzidis; K. Giovanetti; V. A. Baranov; V. N. Duginov; N. V. Khomutov; V. A. Krylov; N. A. Kuchinskiy; V. P. Volnykh; C. Crawford; R. Fatemi; W. P. Gohn; T. P. Gorringe; W. Korsch; B. Plaster; A. Anastasi; D. Babusci; S. Dabagov; C. Ferrari; A. Fioretti; C. Gabbanini; D. Hampai; A. Palladino; G. Venanzoni; T. Bowcock; J. Carroll; B. King; S. Maxfield; K. McCormick; A. Smith; T. Teubner; M. Whitley; M. Wormald; R. Chislett; S. Kilani; M. Lancaster; E. Motuk; T. Stuttard; M. Warren; D. Flay; D. Kawall; Z. Meadows; T. Chupp; R. Raymond; A. Tewlsey-Booth; M. J. Syphers; D. Tarazona; C. Ankenbrandt; M. A. Cummings; R. P. Johnson; C. Yoshikawa; S. Catalonotti; R. Di Stefano; M. Iacovacci; S. Mastroianni; S. Chattopadhyay; M. Eads; M. Fortner; D. Hedin; N. Pohlman; A. de Gouvea; H. Schellman; L. Welty-Rieger; T. Itahashi; Y. Kuno; K. Yai; F. Azfar; S. Henry; G. D. Alkhazov; V. L. Golovtsov; P. V. Neustroev; L. N. Uvarov; A. A. Vasilyev; A. A. Vorobyov; M. B. Zhalov; L. Cerrito; F. Gray; G. Di Sciascio; D. Moricciani; C. Fu; X. Ji; L. Li; H. Yang; D. Stckinger; G. Cantatore; D. Cauz; M. Karuza; G. Pauletta; L. Santi; S. Bae\\ssler; M. Bychkov; E. Frlez; D. Pocanic; L. P. Alonzi; M. Fertl; A. Fienberg; N. Froemming; A. Garcia; D. W. Hertzog J. Kaspar; P. Kammel; R. Osofsky; M. Smith; E. Swanson; T. van Wechel; K. Lynch

2015-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon (g-2) Technical Design Report  

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The Muon (g-2) Experiment, E989 at Fermilab, will measure the muon anomalous magnetic moment a factor-of-four more precisely than was done in E821 at the Brookhaven National Laboratory AGS. The E821 result appears to be greater than the Standard-Model prediction by more than three standard deviations. When combined with expected improvement in the Standard-Model hadronic contributions, E989 should be able to determine definitively whether or not the E821 result is evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model. After a review of the physics motivation and the basic technique, which will use the muon storage ring built at BNL and now relocated to Fermilab, the design of the new experiment is presented. This document was created in partial fulfillment of the requirements necessary to obtain DOE CD-2/3 approval.

Grange, J; Winter, P; Wood, K; Zhao, H; Carey, R M; Gastler, D; Hazen, E; Kinnaird, N; Miller, J P; Mott, J; Roberts, B L; Benante, J; Crnkovic, J; Morse, W M; Sayed, H; Tishchenko, V; Druzhinin, V P; Khazin, B I; Koop, I A; Logashenko, I; Shatunov, Y M; Solodov, E; Korostelev, M; Newton, D; Wolski, A; Bjorkquist, R; Eggert, N; Frankenthal, A; Gibbons, L; Kim, S; Mikhailichenko, A; Orlov, Y; Rubin, D; Sweigart, D; Allspach, D; Annala, G; Barzi, E; Bourland, K; Brown, G; Casey, B C K; Chappa, S; Convery, M E; Drendel, B; Friedsam, H; Gadfort, T; Hardin, K; Hawke, S; Hayes, S; Jaskierny, W; Johnstone, C; Johnstone, J; Kashikhin, V; Kendziora, C; Kiburg, B; Klebaner, A; Kourbanis, I; Kyle, J; Larson, N; Leveling, A; Lyon, A L; Markley, D; McArthur, D; Merritt, K W; Mokhov, N; Morgan, J P; Nguyen, H; Ostiguy, J-F; Para, A; Popovic, C C Polly M; Ramberg, E; Rominsky, M; Schoo, D; Schultz, R; Still, D; Soha, A K; Strigonov, S; Tassotto, G; Turrioni, D; Villegas, E; Voirin, E; Velev, G; Wolff, D; Worel, C; Wu, J-Y; Zifko, R

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Tracking to Detect Special Nuclear Materials  

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Previous experiments have proven that nuclear assemblies can be imaged and identified inside of shipping containers using vertical trajectory cosmic-ray muons with two-sided imaging. These experiments have further demonstrated that nuclear assemblies can be identified by detecting fission products in coincidence with tracked muons. By developing these technologies, advanced sensors can be designed for a variety of warhead monitoring and detection applications. The focus of this project is to develop tomographic-mode imaging using near-horizontal trajectory muons in conjunction with secondary particle detectors. This will allow imaging in-situ without the need to relocate the objects and will enable differentiation of special nuclear material (SNM) from other high-Z materials.

Schwellenbach, D. [NSTec; Dreesen, W. [NSTec; Green, J. A. [NSTec; Tibbitts, A. [NSTec; Schotik, G. [NSTec; Borozdin, K. [LANL; Bacon, J. [LANL; Midera, H. [LANL; Milner, C. [LANL; Morris, C. [LANL; Perry, J. [LANL; Barrett, S. [UW; Perry, K. [UW; Scott, A. [UW; Wright, C. [UW; Aberle, D. [NSTec

2013-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Capture on the Proton and Deuteron  

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By measuring the lifetime of the negative muon in pure protium (hydrogen-1), the MuCap experiment determines the rate of muon capture on the proton, from which the proton's pseudoscalar coupling g_p may be inferred. A precision of 15% for g_p has been published; this is a step along the way to a goal of 7%. This coupling can be calculated precisely from heavy baryon chiral perturbation theory and therefore permits a test of QCD's chiral symmetry. Meanwhile, the MuSun experiment is in its final design stage; it will measure the rate of muon capture on the deuteron using a similar technique. This process can be related through pionless effective field theory and chiral perturbation theory to other two-nucleon reactions of astrophysical interest, including proton-proton fusion and deuteron breakup.

Frederick Gray

2008-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Fermilab | Muon Collider | Reports and Papers  

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Reports and Papers Reports and Papers Comprehensive Reports J. Gallardo, R. Palmer, A. Tollestrup, A. Sessler, A. Skrinsky et al., "μ+ μ- Collider: A Feasibility Study," DPF/DPB Summer Study on New Directions for High Energy Physics, Snow- mass, Colorado, 25 Jun - 12 Jul 1996, BNL - 52503, Fermilab - Conf - 96 - 092, LBNL - 38946, http://www.cap.bnl.gov/mumu/pubs/snowmass96.html C. Ankenbrandt et al.,"Status of muon collider research and development and future plans," Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 2 (1999) 081001, http://prst-ab.aps.org/abstract/PRSTAB/v2/i8/e081001 M. M. Alsharo'a et al., "Recent progress in neutrino factory and muon collider research within the Muon Collaboration," Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 6 (2003) 081001, http://prst-ab.aps.org/abstract/PRSTAB/v6/i8/e081001

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Search for a standard model Higgs boson in the H?ZZ??[superscript +]?[subscript ?]?[bar over ?] decay channel using 4.7 fb[superscript -1] of ?s = 7 TeV data with the ATLAS detector  

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A search for a Standard Model Higgs boson decaying via H?ZZ??[superscript +]?[superscript ?]?[bar over ?], where ? represents electrons or muons, is presented. It is based on protonproton collision data at ?s = 7 TeV, ...

Taylor, Frank E.

328

CP-violating polarizations in semileptonic heavy meson decays  

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We study the T-violating lepton transverse polarization (Pl?) in three body semileptonic heavy meson decays to pseudoscalar mesons and to vector mesons. We calculate these polarizations in the heavy quark effective limit, which simplifies the expressions considerably. After examining constraints from CP-conserving (including b?s?) and CP-violating processes, we find that in B decays P? of the muon in multi-Higgs-doublet models can be of order 13%, while P? of the ? can even approach unity. In contrast, P?? in D decays is at most 1.5%. We discuss possibilities for detection of Pl? at current and future B factories. We also show that Pl? in decays to vector mesons, unlike in decays to pseudoscalars, can get contributions from left-right models. Unfortunately, Pl? in that case is proportional to WL-WR mixing, and is thus small.

Robert Garisto

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Muon-induced luminescence in KBr  

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The energy spectrum of the luminescence induced by positive muons stopped in KBr has been obtained. This spectrum shows a Gaussian line shape with the peak located at 2.82(2) eV [FWHM, 0.56(5) eV], which is shifted considerably from the 2.28-eV luminescence line due to the lowest triplet state of self-trapped excitons (STEs). This result, together with the temperature dependences of its lifetime and yield, strongly suggests that the initial state of the observed luminescence is a triplet STE state that is specific to the muon(ium)-KBr system.

R. Kadono; A. Matsushita; K. Nishiyama; K. Nagamine

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

CP violation in sbottom decays  

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We study CP asymmetries in two-body decays of bottom squarks into charginos and tops. These asymmetries probe the SUSY CP phases of the sbottom and the chargino sector in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model. We identify the MSSM parameter space where the CP asymmetries are sizeable, and analyze the feasibility of their observation at the LHC. As a result, potentially detectable CP asymmetries in sbottom decays are found, which motivates further detailed experimental studies for probing the SUSY CP phases.

Frank F. Deppisch; Olaf Kittel

2010-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

331

Muon multiplicity at high energy proton-nuclei collisions  

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Estimation of multiplicity of muons and pions production at high energy proton-nuclei collisions is given. Both QED and QCD contributions are considered for peripheral kinematics of muon pair and $\\sigma$-meson production, keeping in mind it's final conversion to muons. An attempt to explain the excess of positive charged muons compared to negative one in cosmic muon showers is given. We derive the dependence of cross-section of $n$ pairs as a function of $n$ at large n as $d^n(n!n^2)^{-1}$.

E. A. Kuraev; S. Bakmaev; V. Bytev; E. Kokoulina

2007-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

332

Alpha-muon sticking and chaos in muon-catalysed "in flight" d-t fusion  

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We discuss the alpha-muon sticking coefficient in the muon-catalysed ``in flight" d-t fusion in the framework of the Constrained Molecular Dynamics model. Especially the influence of muonic chaotic dynamics on the sticking coefficient is brought into focus. The chaotic motion of the muon affects not only the fusion cross section but also the $\\mu-\\alpha$ sticking coefficient. Chaotic systems lead to larger enhancements with respect to regular systems because of the reduction of the tunneling region. Moreover they give smaller sticking probabilities than those of regular events. By utilizing a characteristic of the chaotic dynamics one can avoid losing the muon in the $\\mu$CF cycle. We propose the application of the so-called ``microwave ionization of a Rydberg atom" to the present case which could lead to the enhancement of the reactivation process by using X-rays.

Sachie Kimura; Aldo Bonasera

2006-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

333

High-Energy Muon-Proton Scattering: Muon-Electron Universality  

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Measurements of the ?-p elastic cross section in the range 0.15muon and electron experiments which can possibly be accounted for by a combination of systematic normalization errors.

L. Camilleri; J. H. Christenson; M. Kramer; L. M. Lederman; Y. Nagashima; T. Yamanouchi

1969-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

334

Searches for muon-electron and muon-positron conversion in titanium  

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Searches have been performed for neutrinoless muon-electron conversion and muon-positron conversion using a time projection chamber. An upper limit on the branching ratio for the coherent reaction R(?- +Ti?e-+Ti)muon capture was obtained. For the process ?-+Ti?e++Ca no events were observed for positron momenta p>96 MeV/c leading to an upper limit on the partial branching ratio relative to ordinary muon capture ?p>96(?-+Ti?e+ +Ca)/?(?-+Ti?capture) <910-12 (90% C.L.). With the assumption of a giant-resonance-excitation model the integrated limit would be ?(?-+Ti?e++Ca)/?(?- +Ti?capture)<1.710-10 (90% C.L.).

S. Ahmad; G. Azuelos; M. Blecher; D. Bryman; R. A. Burnham; E. T. H. Clifford; P. Depommier; M. S. Dixit; K. Gotow; C. K. Hargrove; M. Hasinoff; J. A. Macdonald; H. Mes; T. Numao; J.-M. Poutissou; R. Poutissou; J. Spuller; J. Summhammer

1987-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

335

The Muon and Muon Pair Production in Electron-Positron Annihilation  

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The muon was discovered in cosmic rays in 1937... 11.1 $$ m_e = 0.5110034(14)MeV, m_\\mu = 105.65932(29)MeV. $$ ...

Otto Nachtmann

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Observation of Muon Trident Production in Lead and the Statistics of the Muon  

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We have observed the production of muon tridents in lead with an effective cross section of 51 7 nb per nucleus, in agreement with the predictions of quantum electrodynamics. This measurement is sufficiently accurate that the interference term due to the presence of two identical muons in the final state is seen. The size of the measured interference term is 1.15 0.25 times the value predicted for Fermi statistics.

J. J. Russell; R. C. Sah; M. J. Tannenbaum; W. E. Cleland; D. G. Ryan; D. G. Stairs

1971-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

337

Phenomenology of charmless hadronic B decays  

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The decays of $B$ mesons to a pair of charmless pseudoscalar mesons ($PP$ decays) or to a vector and pseudoscalar meson ($VP$ decays) have been analyzed within the framework of flavor SU(3) symmetry and the Kobayashi-Maskawa mechanism of CP violation. Separate $PP$ and $VP$ fits proved to be successful in describing the experimental data (branching ratios, CP asymmetries and time-dependent parameters). Decay magnitudes and relative weak and strong phases have been extracted from the fits. Values of the weak phase $\\gamma$ were found to be consistent with the current indirect bounds from other analyses of CKM parameters.

Suprun, D A

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Phenomenology of charmless hadronic B decays  

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The decays of $B$ mesons to a pair of charmless pseudoscalar mesons ($PP$ decays) or to a vector and pseudoscalar meson ($VP$ decays) have been analyzed within the framework of flavor SU(3) symmetry and the Kobayashi-Maskawa mechanism of CP violation. Separate $PP$ and $VP$ fits proved to be successful in describing the experimental data (branching ratios, CP asymmetries and time-dependent parameters). Decay magnitudes and relative weak and strong phases have been extracted from the fits. Values of the weak phase $\\gamma$ were found to be consistent with the current indirect bounds from other analyses of CKM parameters.

Denis A. Suprun

2004-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

339

Semileptonic lepton-number- and/or lepton-flavor-violating ? decays in Majorana neutrino models  

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Motivated by the recent investigation of neutrinoless ?-lepton decays by the CLEO Collaboration, we perform a systematic analysis of such decays in a possible new-physics scenario with heavy Dirac and/or Majorana neutrinos, including heavy-neutrino nondecoupling effects, finite quark masses, and quark as well as meson mixings. We find that the ? lepton decays into an electron or muon and a pseudoscalar or vector meson can have branching ratios close to the experimental sensitivity. Numerical estimates show that the predominant decay modes of this kind are ?-?e-?, ?-?e-?0, and ?-?e-?0, with branching ratios of the order of 10-6.

A. Ilakovac, B. A. Kniehl, and A. Pilaftsis

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Muon Collider Physics at Very High Energies  

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Muon colliders might greatly extend the energy frontier of collider physics. One can contemplate circular colliders with center-of-mass energies in excess of 10 TeV. Some physics issues that might be relevant at such a machine are discussed.

M. S. Berger

2000-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Geophysical muon imaging: feasibility and limits  

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......Gaussian with mean N and standard deviation N. However...interval is obtained through standard procedure and we have...made very constructive reviews of a former version of...2010. Muon tomography: plans for observations in the...measurements with application in mining geophysics, Geophysics......

N. Lesparre; D. Gibert; J. Marteau; Y. Dclais; D. Carbone; E. Galichet

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

The Weak Interactions of the Muon  

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20 April 1965 research-article The Weak Interactions of the Muon R. H. Dalitz The Royal Society is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve, and extend access to Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. www.jstor.org

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric muon background in the ANTARES detector  

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An evaluation of the background due to atmospheric muons in the ANTARES high energy neutrino telescope is presented. Two different codes for atmospheric shower simulation have been used. Results from comparisons between these codes at sea level and detector level are presented. The first results on the capability of ANTARES to reject this class of background are given.

S. Cecchini; E. Korolkova; A. Margiotta; L. Thompson

2005-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

344

Prompt muon production in e/sup +/e/sup -/ annihilations at 29 GeV  

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We have studied the production of prompt muons in hadronic events from e/sup +/e/sup -/ annihilation at a center-of-mass energy of 29 GeV with the PEP4-TPC (Time Projection Chamber) detector. The muon p and p/sub t/ distributions are well described by a combination of bottom- and charm-quark decays, with fitted semimuonic branching fractions of (15.2 +- 1.9 +- 1.2)% and (6.9 +- 1.1 +- 1.1)%, respectively. The muon spectra imply hard fragmentation functions for both b and c quarks, with = 0.80 +- 0.05 +- 0.05 and = 0.60 +- 0.06 +- 0.04. We derive neutral-current axial-vector couplings of a(b quark) = -0.9 +- 1.1 +- 0.3 and a(c quark) = 1.5 +- 1.5 +- 0.5 from the forward-backward asymmetries.

Aihara, H.; Alston-Garnjost, M.; Badtke, D.H.; Bakken, J.A.; Barbaro-Galtieri, A.; Barnes, A.V.; Barnett, B.A.; Bengtsson, H.; Blumenfeld, B.J.; Bross, A.D.; Buchanan, C.D.; Chamberlain, O.; Chien, C.; Clark, A.R.; Cordier, A.; Dahl, O.I.; Day, C.T.; Derby, K.A.; Eberhard, P.H.; Fancher, D.L.; Fujii, H.; Fujii, T.; Gabioud, B.; Gary, J.W.; Gorn, W.; Hadley, N.J.; Hauptman, J.M.; Hofmann, W.; Huth, J.E.; Hylen, J.; Kamae, T.; Kaye, H.S.; Kenney, R.W.; Kerth, L.T.; Koda, R.I.; Kofler, R.R.; Kwong, K.K.; Layter, J.G.; Lindsey, C.S.; Loken, S.C.; Lu, X.; Lynch, G.R.; Madansky, L.; Madaras, R.J.; Maruyama, K.; Marx, J.N.; Matthews, J.A.J.; Melnikoff, S.O.; Moses, W.; Nemethy, P.; Nygren, D.R.; Oddone, P.J.; Park, D.A.; Pevsner, A.; Pripstein, M.; Robrish, P.R.; Ronan, M.T.; Ross, R.R.; Rouse, F.R.; Sauerwein, R.R.; Shapiro, G.; Shapiro, M.D.; Shen, B.C.; Slater, W.E.; Stevenson, M.L.; Stork, D.H.; Ticho, H.K.; Toge, N.; van Daalen Wetters, R.F.; VanDalen, G.J.; van Tyen, R.; Wang, E.M.; Way

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The ALICE muon spectrometer: trigger detectors and quarkonia detection in p-p collisions  

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This work was carried out in the context of the optimisation of the performances of the muon spectrometer of the forthcoming ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC, CERN). The aim of ALICE is the study of nuclear matter at the highest energy densities ever accessed experimentally. More in detail, the focus is on the expected phase transition to a deconfined phase of matter where the degrees of freedom are those of quarks and gluons: the Quark-Gluon Plasma. The conditions for QGP formation are expected to be achieved in highly relativistic heavy ion collisions. The energy in the centre of mass of Pb-Pb collisions at the LHC will be 5.5 TeV per nucleon pair. The ALICE physics program also includes data-taking in p-p collisions at the centre-of-mass-energy of 14 TeV. The ALICE muon spectrometer has been designed for the detection of heavy quarkonia through their muon decay: both theoretical predictions and experimental data obtained at SPS and RHIC indicate that the production of these resonances sho...

Gagliardi, Martino

346

The physics of kaon decays: CP violation and lepton flavor nonconservation  

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OAK B188 The physics of kaon decays: CP violation and lepton flavor nonconservation. We discuss here the research that is likely to be done in the 1990's in the study of kaon decays. We concentrate on searches for direct CP violation and for the violation of electron- and muon-number, including approved and proposed experiments at existing facilities, and those which could be done at a facility using the proposed Fermilab Main Injector.

William R. Molzon; Bruce D. Winstein

1992-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

347

Muon pairs from In+In collision at SPS energy  

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NA60 collaboration has extracted the inverse slope parameters, T_{eff} of the dimuon spectra originating from the In+In collisions at root(s_NN)=17.3 GeV for various invariant mass region. They have observed that the inverse slope parameter as a function of invariant mass of the lepton pair drops beyond the rho-peak. In the present work, first we reproduce the observed invariant mass and transverse momentum spectra of the muon pairs. Then show that the slope parameters extracted from the transverse momentum distributions for various invariant mass region windows can be explained by assuming formation of a partonic phase initially which reverts to hadronic phase through a weak first order phase transition at a temperature T_c ~ 175 MeV. It is observed that a scenario without the formation of a partonic phase does not reproduce the non-monotonic behaviour of the inverse slope parameter non typical of radial flow.

Jajati K Nayak; Jan-e Alam; Tetsufumi Hirano; Sourav Sarkar; Bikash Sinha

2009-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

348

Search for neutrinoless tau decays involving pi(0) or eta mesons  

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We have searched for lepton flavor violating decays of the tau lepton using final states with an electron Or a muon and one or two pi(0) or eta mesons but no neutrinos. The data used in the search were collected with the CLEO II detector...

Ammar, Raymond G.; Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Besson, David Zeke; Coppage, Don; Darling, C.; Davis, Robin E. P.; Hancock, N.; Kotov, S.; Kravchenko, I.; Kwak, Nowhan

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Rare and forbidden decays of D Mesons  

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The authors summarize the results of two recent searches for flavor-changing neutral current, lepton-flavor violating, and lepton-number violating decays of D{sup +}, D{sub s}{sup +}, and D{sup 0} mesons (and their antiparticles) into modes containing muons and electrons. using data from Fermilab charm hadroproduction experiment E791, they examined D{sup +} and D{sub s}{sup +} {pi}{ell}{ell} and {Kappa}{ell}{ell} decay modes and the D{sup 0} dilepton decay modes containing either {ell}{sup +}{ell}{sup {minus}}, a {rho}{sup 0}, {bar {Kappa}}*{sup 0}, or {phi} vector meson, or a non-resonant {pi}{pi}, {Kappa}{pi}, or {Kappa}{Kappa} pair of pseudoscalar mesons. No evidence for any of these decays was found. Therefore, the authors presented branching-fraction upper limits at 90% confidence level for the 51 decay modes examined. Twenty-six of these modes had no previously reported limits, and eighteen of the remainder were reported with significant improvements over previously published results.

David A. Sanders et al.

2001-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

350

Muon neutrino disappearance at MINOS  

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A strong case has been made by several experiments that neutrinos oscillate, although important questions remain as to the mechanisms and precise values of the parameters. In the standard picture, two parameters describe the nature of how the neutrinos oscillate: the mass-squared difference between states and the mixing angle. The purpose of this thesis is to use data from the MINOS experiment to precisely measure the parameters associated with oscillations first observed in studies of atmospheric neutrinos. MINOS utilizes two similar detectors to observe the oscillatory nature of neutrinos. The Near Detector, located 1 km from the source, observes the unoscillated energy spectrum while the Far Detector, located 735 km away, is positioned to see the oscillation signal. Using the data in the Near Detector, a prediction of the expected neutrino spectrum at the Far Detector assuming no oscillations is made. By comparing this prediction with the MINOS data, the atmospheric mixing parameters are measured to be {Delta}m{sub 32}{sup 2} = 2.45{sub +0.12}{sup -0.12} x 10{sub -3} eV{sup 2} and sin{sup 2}(2{theta}{sub 32}) = 1.00{sub -0.04}{sup +0.00} (> 0.90 at 90% confidence level).

Armstrong, R.; /Indiana U.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Evidence for a Higgs boson in tau decays with the CMS detector  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this thesis, I describe the search for a Higgs boson through its decay to a pair of tan leptons with the tau-pair subsequently decaying to ail electron, a muon, and neutrinos. The search is performed using data collected from proton-proton collisions by the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to 5.0 fb-1 of integrated luminosity recorded at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV and 19.7 fb-1 at 8 TeV. The expected significance for a Standard Model Higgs boson signal with a mass of 125 GeV is at the level of 1.2 standard deviations for the electron muon tau-pair decay mode. A mild excess of events is seen above the SM background expectation in this decay mode, consistent with a SM Higgs boson of mass 125 GeV. In combination with results using other tau-pair decay modes, an excess of events above the background expectation is seen at the level of 3.4 standard deviations. This constitutes the first evidence for a Higgs boson to decay to leptons. This thesis also describes a...

Dutta, Valentina

352

Handbook on string decay  

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We explain simple semi-classical rules to estimate the lifetime of any given highly-excited quantum state of the string spectrum in flat spacetime. We discuss both the decays by splitting into two massive states and by massless emission. As an application, we study a solution describing a rotating and pulsating ellipse which becomes folded at an instant of time -- the ``squashing ellipse''. This string interpolates between the folded string with maximum angular momentum and the pulsating circular string. We explicitly compute the quantum decay rate for the corresponding quantum state, and verify the basic rules that we propose. Finally, we give a more general (4-parameter) family of closed string solutions representing rotating and pulsating elliptical strings.

Roberto Iengo; Jorge G. Russo

2006-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

353

A Direct Measurement of the $W$ Decay Width  

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A direct measurement of the W boson total decay width is presented in proton-antiproton collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV using data collected by the CDF II detector. The measurement is made by fitting a simulated signal to the tail of the transverse mass distribution in the electron and muon decay channels. An integrated luminosity of 350 pb{sup -1} is used, collected between February 2002 and August 2004. Combining the results from the separate decay channels gives the decay width as 2.038 {+-} 0.072 GeV in agreement with the theoretical prediction of 2.093 {+-} 0.002 GeV. A system is presented for the management of detector calibrations using a relational database schema. A description of the implementation and monitoring of a procedure to provide general users with a simple interface to the complete set of calibrations is also given.

Vine, Troy; /University Coll. London

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

A Compact and High Performance Muon Capture Channel for Muon Accelerators  

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It is widely believed that a neutrino factory would deliver unparallel performance in studying neutrino mixing and would provide tremendous sensitivity to new physics in the neutrino sector. Here we will describe and simulate the front-end of the neutrino factory system, which plays critical role in determining the number of muons that can be accepted by the downstream accelerators. In this system, a proton bunch on a target creates secondaries that drift into a capture transport channel. A sequence of rf cavities forms the resulting muon beams into strings of bunches of differing energies, aligns the bunches to nearly equal central energies, and initiates ionization cooling. For this, the muon beams are transported through sections containing high-gradient cavities and strong focusing solenoids. In this paper we present results of optimization and variation studies toward obtaining the maximum number of muons for a neutrino factory by using a compact transport channel. It has been suggested computationally and experimentally that the maximum achievable gradient is enhanced by introducing an external magnetic field at right angles to the rf electric field since it suppresses field-emission processes. Here, we have discussed a possible scheme for extending the concept of magnetic insulation to capture, transport, and cool muons in a neutrino factory. We incorporated this idea into a new lattice design where the rf cavities are shaped so that their walls were tangential to the magnetic-field lines. We showed that, with magnetic insulation, the field-emitted electrons impact the cavity surface with energies four orders-of-magnitude less than in conventional pillbox cavities; consequently, damage from field-emission is suppressed significantly. While demanding in terms of power requirements, this neutrino factory lattice showed satisfactory performance in both cooling and collecting the accepted muons within the requirements for the IDSNF. Optimizations were also made to reduce heating on the absorber windows minimizing losses in the accepted muon fluxes. The next step for verifying these ideas should be an experimental demonstration of a single muon accelerator magnetically-insulated rf cavity. A successful demonstration will provide us with a new versatile tool for a future muon accelerator.

Stratakis, D.; Gallardo, J.; Palmer, R.B.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

355

Muon energy reconstruction in the ANTARES detector  

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The energy reconstruction of both neutrino-induced muons from neutrino interactions in the vicinity of the detector and of muons from cosmic ray air showers contributes indispensable information for a broad range of physics analyses, e.g. by increasing the sensitivity in neutrino point source searches or in offering access to observables such as the atmospheric neutrino spectrum. Currently, four energy reconstruction methods are implemented in the ANTARES data analysis framework, ranging from estimates based on photon counting and the total charge deposited in the detector to methods based on probability density functions and Artificial Neural Networks. These four methods, their performance and systematic studies of the energy resolution capabilities of the ANTARES detector are presented.

Jutta Schnabel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Photonuclear Interactions of High-Energy Muons  

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A calculation of the photonuclear energy-loss coefficient bn is made by extrapolating recent SLAC inelastic muon scattering data to the 1012-eV energy region. Previous methods of calculation are discussed, and attention is drawn to the q2 dependence of the inelastic cross section. It is also noted that bn should be A dependent. This is predicted from vector dominance and indicated by the SLAC data on photoproduction off complex nuclei. The value of bn obtained is 0.2110-6 g-1 cm2. The relationship of bn to observed cosmic-ray muon intensities is discussed, along with the implications of higher bn values than are predicted here.

G. L. Cassiday

1971-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Tests of a calorimetric technique for measuring the energy of cosmic ray muons in the TeV energy range  

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Previous energy measurements of cosmic ray muons have used magnetic spectrometers to measure the momentum of muons. Measurements using magnets fail for muons in the TeV range because at ultra-high muon energies, ...

A. P. Chikkatur; L. Bugel; A. Alton

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Recent results from COMPASS muon scattering measurements  

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A sample of recent results in muon scattering measurements from the COMPASS experiment at CERN will be reviewed. These include high energy processes with longitudinally polarised proton and deuteron targets. High energy polarised measurements provide important constraints for studying the nucleon spin structure and thus permit to test the applicability of the theoretical framework of factorisation theorems and perturbative QCD. Specifically, latest results on longitudinal quark polarisation, quark helicity densities and gluon polarisation will be reviewed.

Capozza, Luigi [Irfu/SPhN - CEA Saclay, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Collaboration: COMPASS Collaboration

2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

359

High-energy cosmic-ray muons at ground level and below ground level  

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Cosmic-ray muon interactions have been studied in an analysis of very recent measurements of cosmic-ray muons at sea-level and large depths underground ... By starting with the very carefully measured vertical muon

C. R. Paul; N. Chaudhuri

1977-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

360

Study of High pT Muons in IceCube  

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be determined from the muon energy (measured by dE/dx) andthe incident nucleon. The muon energy and p T can be relatedshowers. Most of the high-energy muons that are visible in

Gerhardt, Lisa; IceCube Collaboration

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of the icecube detector to astrophysical sources of high energy muon neutrinos  

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as a function of muon energy and angle of incidence. WeKopp and Voss [38] (for muon energies smaller than 10 5.5and Stanev [33] (for muon energies greater than 10 5.5 GeV).

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

STUDY OF RARE PROCESSES INDUCED BY 209-GeV MUONS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

^ for the effect of muon energy loss in each magnet segment.virtual photon and beam muon energy- loss v. f = lg (Pj. )o n of the laboratory muon energy re- N and considering only

Smith, W.H.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Nuclear Interaction of Very High Energy Muons at Large Momentum Transfer  

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......Nuclear Interaction of Very High Energy Muons at Large Momentum Transfer Kimio...nuclear interaction of very high energy muons with large energy transfers of...Nuclear Interaction of Very High Energy Muons at Large Mlomentum Transfer Kimio......

Kimio Fujimura

1965-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Studying High pT muons in Cosmic-Ray Air Showers  

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threshold is about 500 GeV Muon energy, E is measured byabout 30 m [6]. With the muon energy and distance from the7]. 3) Uncertainty in the muon energy and posi- tion, due to

Klein, Spencer R.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Distribution of Four-Momentum Transfer in Multiple Meson Productions by High Energy Muons  

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......Multiple Meson Productions by High Energy Muons S. Higashi T. Kitamura Y. Mishima...Multiple Meson Productions by High Energy Muons S. Higashi, T. Kitamura, Y...production. Provided that the high energy muon-nucleon inter- actions occur......

S. Higashi; T. Kitamura; Y. Mishima; S. Miyamoto; H. Shibata; Y. Watase; K. Daiyasu; K. Kobayakawa; T. Murota; T. Nakano

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Search for muon neutrinos from Gamma-Ray Bursts with the IceCube neutrino telescope  

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of California. Search for muon neutrinos from Gamma-RaySearch for muon neutrinos from Gamma-Ray Bursts with theof searches for high-energy muon neutrinos from 41 gamma-

Abbasi, R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

ESTIMATION OF THE MEAN ENERGY OF MUONS IN MULTILAYER DETECTORS  

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The technique of muon mean energy determination in multilayer detectors is developed. The mean energy is measured by means of average small bursts $m$ i.e. the number of electrons and positrons generated by muons in the detecting layers of device via three basic processes --- creation of $e^+e^-$ pairs, $\\delta$-electrons and bremsestrahlung. The accuracy of the method is considered. Key words: muon energy, multilayer detectors.

T. T. BARNAVELI; Yu. G. VERBETSKY; I. V. KHALDEEVA; N. A. ERISTAVI

1995-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

368

Muon-Induced Backgrounds in Double Chooz Emily Conover  

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to scintillator 8 MeV n capture energy, 30µs backgrounds due to muons remain E¯e = Ee+ + 10-40keV En + 1.8MeMuon-Induced Backgrounds in Double Chooz Emily Conover University of Chicago Second Thesis and Stopped Muons 9Li and 8He 3. Double Chooz Results 4. Conclusions Timeline/Future work Emily Conover (Univ

369

MUON STORAGE RINGS FOR 6D PHASE SPACE COOLING.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We describe several storage ring designs for reducing the 6-dimensional phase space of circulating muon beams. These rings utilize quadrupole and dipole magnets as well as wedge-shaped, liquid-hydrogen, energy-loss absorbers and energy compensating rf cavities. We obtain evaluations of their cooling performance by particle tracking simulation. Such rings are potentially useful for future Neutrino Factories or Muon Colliders as well as for existing facilities in which cooled, intense muon beams could enhance their physics programs.

KIRK,H.CLINE,D.FUKUI,Y.GARREN,A.

2003-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

370

Muon Endcap Trigger Electronics Document presented for FDR  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Muon Endcap Trigger Electronics Document presented for FDR held on March 1, 2004 CF High-pT (Hi information from both inputs are made coincidence in the matrix block to identify high pT muons (pT > 20 GeV/c). Maximum two highest pT muons can be selected in 2-out-of- 6 select block, and the position data

Fukunaga, Chikara

371

Jack Steinberger and the Muon-Neutrino  

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Jack Steinberger and the Muon-Neutrino Resources with Additional Information Jack Steinberger Photograph by Harry Sticker, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection In an interview, Jack Steinberger spoke about his 1988 Nobel Prize winning research. He states "I did an experiment, together with several other people at Brookhaven National Laboratory ... which showed that there is a second kind of neutrino. The neutrino has elementary particles. Elementary particles exist in families of particles ... . At the time, the elementary particles which were involved were the electrons and the neutrino. ... [W]e required the [BNL] accelerator, which was the effort of very many people, ... and this allowed [us] to make a beam of these neutrinos, and we were able to convince ourselves that these neutrinos were not the same kind of neutrinos as those which had been seen before. They were associated with not electrons, but with something called [muons]. So we were able to understand that there is a different neutrino associated with the [muon] than with the electron.

372

Muon Beam Helical Cooling Channel Design  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Helical Cooling Channel (HCC) achieves effective ionization cooling of the six-dimensional (6d) phase space of a muon beam by means of a series of 21st century inventions. In the HCC, hydrogen-pressurized RF cavities enable high RF gradients in strong external magnetic fields. The theory of the HCC, which requires a magnetic field with solenoid, helical dipole, and helical quadrupole components, demonstrates that dispersion in the gaseous hydrogen energy absorber provides effective emittance exchange to enable longitudinal ionization cooling. The 10-year development of a practical implementation of a muon-beam cooling device has involved a series of technical innovations and experiments that imply that an HCC of less than 300 m length can cool the 6d emittance of a muon beam by six orders of magnitude. We describe the design and construction plans for a prototype HCC module based on oxygen-doped hydrogen-pressurized RF cavities that are loaded with dielectric, fed by magnetrons, and operate in a superconducting helical solenoid magnet.

Johnson, Rolland; Ankenbrandt, Charles; Flanagan, G.; Kazakevich, G.M.; Marhauser, Frank; Neubauer, Michael; Roberts, T.; Yoshikawa, C.; Derbenev, Yaroslav; Morozov, Vasiliy; Kashikhin, V.S.; Lopes, Mattlock; Tollestrup, A.; Yonehara, Katsuya; Zloblin, A.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Energy calibration of large underwater detectors using stopping muons  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We propose to use stopping cosmic-ray muons in the energy calibration of planned and deployed large underwater detectors. The method is based on the proportionality between the incident muon energy and the length of the muon path before it stops. Simultaneous measurements of the muon path and the amplitude of the signal from the photomultiplier tubes allow a relation between the energy deposited in the sensitive volume of the detector and the observed signal to be derived, and also provide a test of detector simulations. We describe the proposed method and present the results of simulations.

V. A. Kudryavtsev; R. A. Brook; S. L. Cartwright; J. E. McMillan; N. J. C. Spooner; L. F. Thompson

2000-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

374

Muons and Neutrinos at High-Energy Accelerators  

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Background levels in detectors and radiation problems at future colliders whether pp, e + e - or ?+ ?- are in large part determined by the presence of muons. Neutrinos ...

N. Mokhov; S. Striganov; A. Van Ginneken

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Energy calibration of large underwater detectors using stopping muons  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We propose to use stopping cosmic-ray muons in the energy calibration of planned and deployed large underwater detectors. The method is based on the proportionality between the incident muon energy and the length of the muon path before it stops. Simultaneous measurements of the muon path and the amplitude of the signal from the photomultiplier tubes allow a relation between the energy deposited in the sensitive volume of the detector and the observed signal to be derived, and also provide a test of detector simulations. We describe the proposed method and present the results of simulations.

V.A. Kudryavtsev; R.A. Brook; S.L. Cartwright; J.E. McMillan; N.J.C. Spooner; L.F. Thompson

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

On muons of energy ?150 Gev in association with EAS  

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Preliminary results of an investigation on energetic penetrating particles (muons) of energy ?150 Gev are reported. These particles...4105 particles.

B. Chowdhury; Y. C. Saxena

1971-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Time correlations of high energy muons in an underground detector  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We present the result of a search for correlations in the arrival times of high energy muons collected from 1995 till 2000 with the streamer tube system of the complete MACRO detector at the underground Gran Sasso Lab. Large samples of single muons (8.6 million), double muons (0.46 million) and multiple muons with multiplicities from 3 to 6 (0.08 million) were selected. These samples were used to search for time correlations of cosmic ray particles coming from the whole upper hemisphere or from selected space cones. The results of our analyses confirm with high statistics a random arrival time distribution of high energy cosmic rays.

Y. Becherini; S. Cecchini; T. Chiarusi; M. Cozzi; H. Dekhissi; J. Derkaoui; L. S. Esposito; G. Giacomelli; M. Giorgini; N. Giglietto; F. Maaroufi; G. Mandrioli; A. Margiotta; S. Manzoor; A. Moussa; L. Patrizii; V. Popa; M. Sioli; G. Sirri; M. Spurio; V. Togo

2005-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

378

Local Fermi gas in inclusive muon capture from nuclei  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We compare local Fermi gas and shell model in muon capture in nuclei in order to estimate the effect of finite nuclear size in low energy weak reactions.

J. E. Amaro; J. Nieves; M. Valverde; C. Maieron

2006-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

379

Toroidal magnetic detector for high resolution measurement of muon momenta  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A muon detector system including central and end air-core superconducting toroids and muon detectors enclosing a central calorimeter/detector. Muon detectors are positioned outside of toroids and all muon trajectory measurements are made in a nonmagnetic environment. Internal support for each magnet structure is provided by sheets, located at frequent and regularly spaced azimuthal planes, which interconnect the structural walls of the toroidal magnets. In a preferred embodiment, the shape of the toroidal magnet volume is adjusted to provide constant resolution over a wide range of rapidity. 4 figs.

Bonanos, P.

1992-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

380

The performance of the MICE muon beam line  

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The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment is one lattice cell of a cooling channel suitable for conditioning the muon beam at the front end of a Neutrino Factory or Muon Collider. The beam line designed to transport muons into MICE has been installed, and data was collected in 2010. In this paper the method of reconstructing longitudinal momentum and transverse trace space using two timing detectors is discussed, and a preliminary simulation of the performance of a measured beam in the cooling channel is presented.

Rayner, Mark Alastair [University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Toroidal magnetic detector for high resolution measurement of muon momenta  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A muon detector system including central and end air-core superconducting toroids and muon detectors enclosing a central calorimeter/detector. Muon detectors are positioned outside of toroids and all muon trajectory measurements are made in a nonmagnetic environment. Internal support for each magnet structure is provided by sheets, located at frequent and regularly spaced azimuthal planes, which interconnect the structural walls of the toroidal magnets. In a preferred embodiment, the shape of the toroidal magnet volume is adjusted to provide constant resolution over a wide range of rapidity.

Bonanos, Peter (East Brunswick, NJ)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Performance of the ALICE muon trigger RPCs during LHC Run I  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) studies the transition of nuclear matter to a deconfined phase known as Quark Gluon Plasma, in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions at the LHC. ALICE is equipped with a muon spectrometer for the detection of quarkonia and heavy flavour particles. The trigger system of the spectrometer consists of 72 RPCs arranged in four detection planes, with a total area of 140 m^{2}. In the first three years of LHC operation, the muon trigger system was fully operational in data-taking in pp, Pb-Pb and p-Pb collisions. The RPC performance and stability throughout the whole data-taking period is presented and discussed, for the parameters such as the efficiency, the dark counting rate, the dark current and the cluster size.

Fontana, Mattia

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Performance of the ALICE muon trigger RPCs during LHC Run I  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) studies the transition of nuclear matter to a deconfined phase known as Quark Gluon Plasma, in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions at the LHC. ALICE is equipped with a muon spectrometer for the detection of quarkonia and heavy flavour particles. The trigger system of the spectrometer consists of 72 RPCs arranged in four detection planes, with a total area of 140 m^{2}. In the first three years of LHC operation, the muon trigger system was fully operational in data-taking in pp, Pb-Pb and p-Pb collisions. The RPC performance and stability throughout the whole data-taking period is presented and discussed, for the parameters such as the efficiency, the dark counting rate, the dark current and the cluster size.

Mattia Fontana for the ALICE Collaboration

2014-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

384

Search for the disappearance of muon antineutrinos in the NuMI neutrino beam  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We report constraints on antineutrino oscillation parameters that were obtained by using the two MINOS detectors to measure the 7% muon antineutrino component of the NuMI neutrino beam. In the Far Detector, we select 130 events in the charged-current muon antineutrino sample, compared to a prediction of 136.4{+-}11.7(stat){sub -8.9}{sup +10.2}(syst) events under the assumption |{Delta}m{sup 2}|=2.32x10{sup -3} eV{sup 2}, sin{sup 2}(2{theta})=1.0. Assuming no oscillations occur at the Near Detector baseline, a fit to the two-flavor oscillation approximation constrains |{Delta}m{sup 2}|<3.37x10{sup -3} eV{sup 2} at the 90% confidence level with sin{sup 2}(2{theta})=1.0.

Adamson, P.; Bock, G. J.; Boehnlein, D. J.; Bogert, D.; Childress, S.; Choudhary, B. C.; Hatcher, R.; Hylen, J.; James, C.; Jensen, D.; Koizumi, G.; Kreymer, A.; Lucas, P.; Moore, C. D.; Pahlka, R.; Plunkett, R. K.; Rebel, B.; Sharma, R.; Torretta, D.; Zwaska, R. [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States)

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

27 contribution to weak electromagnetic decays  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We notice that the assumption of octet dominance of the Cabibbo weak Hamiltonian is not required to explain the weak electromagnetic decays. In order to explain large asymmetry parameter ?(?+?p?) we consider ?7 contribution to the parity-violating Hamiltonian.

Ramesh C. Verma and M. P. Khanna

1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Muonalpha-particle sticking probability in muon-catalyzed fusion  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The Greens-function Monte Carlo method is used to calculate the ground-state wave function of the muonic-molecular ion composed of a negative muon bound to a deuteron and a triton. Using the sudden approximation, the probability that the muon will remain bound to the escaping alpha particle after fusion occurs is found to be 0.90%, about 25% smaller than previous estimates based on the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. The numerical method for determining the wave function is discussed in detail.

D. Ceperley and B. J. Alder

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

E-Print Network 3.0 - altitude muons deconvolved Sample Search...  

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Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: altitude muons deconvolved Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Muon pair production by photons in...

388

E-Print Network 3.0 - atlas muon endcap Sample Search Results  

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First Result of Global Commissioning of the ATALS Endcap Muon Trigger System in ATLAS Cavern Summary: The First Result of Global Commissioning of the ATALS Endcap Muon Trigger...

389

E-Print Network 3.0 - atlas 1st-level muon Sample Search Results  

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First Result of Global Commissioning of the ATALS Endcap Muon Trigger System in ATLAS Cavern Summary: The First Result of Global Commissioning of the ATALS Endcap Muon Trigger...

390

E-Print Network 3.0 - atlas high-level muon Sample Search Results  

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Pontecorvo, Installation and Commissioning of the ATLAS MUON... recorded in the ATLAS cavern with two muon ... Source: Ecole Polytechnique, Centre de mathmatiques Collection:...

391

E-Print Network 3.0 - atlas mdt muon Sample Search Results  

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First Result of Global Commissioning of the ATALS Endcap Muon Trigger System in ATLAS Cavern Summary: The First Result of Global Commissioning of the ATALS Endcap Muon Trigger...

392

The cosmic muon flux in the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Many ATLAS analyses study events with muons in them including those searching for the Higgs boson and new physics. Cosmics muons, however, can also occasionally (more)

Hill, Ewan Chin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

E-Print Network 3.0 - avec des muons Sample Search Results  

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Mathematics 66 Implementation and Performance of the Event Filter Muon Selection for the ATLAS experiment at LHC Summary: Implementation and Performance of the Event Filter Muon...

394

The performance of the CMS muon detector in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV at the LHC  

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The performance of all subsystems of the CMS muon detector has been studied by using a sample of proton--proton collision data at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV collected at the LHC in 2010 that corresponds to an integrated luminosity of approximately 40 inverse picobarns. The measured distributions of the major operational parameters of the drift tube (DT), cathode strip chamber (CSC), and resistive plate chamber (RPC) systems met the design specifications. The spatial resolution per chamber was 80-120 micrometers in the DTs, 40-150 micrometers in the CSCs, and 0.8-1.2 centimeters in the RPCs. The time resolution achievable was 3 ns or better per chamber for all 3 systems. The efficiency for reconstructing hits and track segments originating from muons traversing the muon chambers was in the range 95-98%. The CSC and DT systems provided muon track segments for the CMS trigger with over 96% efficiency, and identified the correct triggering bunch crossing in over 99.5% of such events. The measured performance is well reproduced by Monte Carlo simulation of the muon system down to the level of individual channel response. The results confirm the high efficiency of the muon system, the robustness of the design against hardware failures, and its effectiveness in the discrimination of backgrounds.

The CMS Collaboration

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the w boson mass at the Collider Detector at Fermilab from a fit to the transverse momentum spectrum of the muon  

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This thesis describes a measurement of the W boson mass from a fit to the transverse momentum spectrum of the muon in W decay. In past measurements this technique was used as a cross-check, however, now presents the best method in terms of systematic uncertainty. We discuss all sources of systematic uncertainty with emphasis on those to which the muon p{sub T} measurement is particularly sensitive, specifically, those associated with modeling the production and decay of W bosons. The data were collected with the CDF II detector between March 2002 and September 2003 and correspond to an integrated luminosity of (191 {+-} 11) pb{sup -1}. We measure the W mass to be (80.316 {+-} 0.066{sub stat.} {+-} 0.051{sub syst.}) GeV/c{sup 2} = (80.316 {+-} 0.083) GeV/c{sup 2}.

Vollrath, Ian Eberhard; /Toronto U.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Novel linac structures for low-beta ions and for muons  

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Development of two innovative linacs is discussed. (1) High-efficiency normal-conducting accelerating structures for ions with beam velocities in the range of a few percent of the speed of light. Two existing accelerator technologies - the H-mode resonator cavities and transverse beam focusing by permanent-magnet quadrupoles (PMQ) - are merged to create efficient structures for light-ion beams of considerable currents. The inter-digital H-mode accelerator with PMQ focusing (IH-PMQ) has the shunt impedance 10-20 times higher than the standard drift-tube linac. Results of the combined 3-D modeling for an IH-PMQ accelerator tank - electromagnetic computations, beam-dynamics simulations, and thermal-stress analysis - are presented. H-PMQ structures following a short RFQ accelerator can be used in the front end of ion linacs or in stand-alone applications like a compact mobile deuteron-beam accelerator up to a few MeV. (2) A large-acceptance high-gradient linac for accelerating low-energy muons in a strong solenoidal magnetic field. When a proton beam hits a target, many low-energy pions are produced almost isotropically, in addition to a small number of high-energy pions in the forward direction. We propose to collect and accelerate copious muons created as the low-energy pions decay. The acceleration should bring muons to a kinetic energy of {approx}200 MeV in about 10 m, where both an ionization cooling of the muon beam and its further acceleration in a superconducting linac become feasible. One potential solution is a normal-conducting linac consisting of independently fed O-mode RF cavities with wide apertures closed by thin metal windows or grids. The guiding magnetic field is provided by external superconducting solenoids. The cavity choice, overall linac design considerations, and simulation results of muon acceleration are presented. Potential applications range from basic research to homeland defense to industry and medicine.

Kurennoy, Sergey S [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Weinbergs Higgs portal confronting recent LUX and LHC results together with upper limits on B+ and K+ decay into invisibles  

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We discuss a number of experimental constraints on Weinbergs Higgs portal model. In this framework, the standard model (SM) particle spectrum is extended to include one complex scalar field S and one Dirac fermion ?. These new fields are singlets under the SM gauge group and are charged under a global U(1) symmetry. Breaking of this U(1) symmetry results in a massless Goldstone boson ? and a massive CP-even scalar r and splits the Dirac fermion into two new mass-eigenstates ?, corresponding to Majorana fermions. The interest on such a minimal SM extension is twofold. On the one hand, if the Goldstone bosons are in thermal equilibrium with SM particles until the era of muon annihilation, their contribution to the effective number of neutrino species can explain the hints from cosmological observations of extra relativistic degrees of freedom at the epoch of last scattering. On the other hand, the lightest Majorana fermion ?? provides a plausible dark matter candidate. Mixing of r with the Higgs doublet ? is characterized by the mass of hidden scalar mh and the mixing angle ?. We constrain this parameter space using a variety of experimental data, including heavy meson decays with missing energy, the invisible Higgs width, and direct dark matter searches. We show that different experimental results compress the allowed parameter space in complementary ways, covering a large range of ?? masses (5?m??100??GeV). Though current results narrow the parameter space significantly (for the mass range of interest, ??10?3 to 10?4), there is still room for discovery (? decoupling at the muon annihilation era requires ??10?5 to 10?4). In the near future, measurements from ATLAS, CMS, LHCb, NA62, XENON1T, LUX, and CDMSlite will probe nearly the full parameter space.

Luis A. Anchordoqui; Peter B. Denton; Haim Goldberg; Thomas C. Paul; Luiz H.?M. da Silva; Brian J. Vlcek; Thomas J. Weiler

2014-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

398

Nuclear excitation energy in muon capture: A reply  

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The parametrization of total muon capture rates in terms of a mean nuclear excitation energy E?, recently proposed by Christillin, Dellafiore, and Rosa-Clot, is reexamined in view of recent criticisms. The previously obtained results are reconfirmed.NUCLEAR REACTIONS ?-+A(N,Z)??+A(N+1,Z-1); muon capture; closure approximation; mean nuclear excitation energies.

P. Christillin, A. Dellafiore, and M. Rosa-Clot

1975-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Energy spectrum of muons from their knock-on electrons  

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The energy spectrum of muons producing knock-on electrons in medium- and...Z elements has been determined. The energy of a muon can be determined from the energy it transfers to a knock-on electron ... with the d...

A. K. Das

1969-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

400

Detectors for Neutrino Physics at the First Muon Collider  

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We consider possible detector designs for short-baseline neutrino experiments using neutrino beams produced at the First Muon Collider complex. The high fluxes available at the muon collider make possible high statistics deep-inelastic scattering neutrino experiments with a low-mass target. A design of a low-energy neutrino oscillation experiment on the ``tabletop'' scale is also discussed.

Deborah A. Harris; Kevin S. McFarland

1998-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon Spin Relaxation Studies on High-Tc Superconductors  

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The AGS proton synchrotron at Brookhaven National Laboratory facilitates a medium-intensity polarized muon channel. Muon spin relaxation (?SR) experiments on single...1.85Sr0.15)CuO4 and YBa2Cu3O7...have been car...

W. J. Kossler; J. R. Kempton; A. Moodenbaugh; D. Opie; H. Schone

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

ATLAS Muon TGC Trigger Electronics TTC signal distribution Extended URD  

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ATLAS Muon TGC Trigger Electronics TTC signal distribution Extended URD Version 0 June 2000 1 a TTCrx chip which receives signals distributed by the ATLAS central TTC system. The SPP then extracts to the LVDS level, and #12;ATLAS Muon TGC Trigger Electronics TTC signal distribution Extended URD Version 0

Fukunaga, Chikara

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ATLAS Muon TGC Trigger Electronics Slave Board ASIC Extended URD  

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ATLAS Muon TGC Trigger Electronics Slave Board ASIC Extended URD Version 0 June 2000 1 Slave Board position of a MATRIX while one from the pivot plane specifies one of the raw. Thus the #12;ATLAS Muon TGC at the highest r is selected from each section giving three hits per an SB chip for the wire triplet. #12;ATLAS

Fukunaga, Chikara

404

MODELING THE MUON COOLING CHANNEL USING MOMENTS B. A. Shadwick  

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to reach the luminosity goals demanded by high- energy physics applications [3]. Furthermore, this cooling Using a moment formalism [1, 2] we model beam trans- port in the muon collider cooling channel. This model con- tains much of the physics we believe to be relevant to muon cooling such as ionization energy

Wurtele, Jonathan

405

PHYSICS AT HIGH LUMINOSITY MUON COLLIDERS AND A FACILITY OVERVIEW.  

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Physics potentials at future colliders including high luminosity {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} colliders are discussed. Luminosity requirement, estimates for Muon collider energies of interest (0.1 TeV to 100 TeV) are calculated. Schematics and an overview of Muon Collider facility concept are also included.

PARSA,Z.

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Frictional Cooling Scheme for Use in a Muon Collider  

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The Muon Group at the MPI for Physics, Munich is investigating frictional cooling as a fast muon-beam emittance reduction scheme for a muon collider. A new simulation package, CoolSim, based on Geant4 has been developed for the simulation of low-energy beam cooling. New physics processes for low energy muons and protons have been implemented in the Geant4 framework. The group's Frictional Cooling Demonstration experiment aims to verify the principle of the cooling scheme. For this purpose, a 10-cm-long cooling cell has been constructed to test simulation of the energy loss and scattering mechanisms at low energy. This paper contains an introduction to a muon-collider frictional cooling scheme and the status of the demonstration experiment.

Greenwald, Daniel; Caldwell, Allen [Max-Planck-Insitut fuer Physik, Foehringer Ring 6, 80805 Munich (Germany); Bao, Yu [Max-Planck-Insitut fuer Physik, Foehringer Ring 6, 80805 Munich (Germany); Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China)

2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

407

Muon Collider: Plans, Progress and Challenges  

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We in the physics community expect the LHC to uncover new physics in the next few years. The character and energy scale of the new physics remain unclear, but it is likely that data from the LHC will need to be complemented by information from a lepton collider which can provide for precise examination of new phenomena. We describe the concept, accelerator design, and detector R&D for a high energy Muon Collider as well as the challenges associated with the machine and its detector environment.

Lipton, Ronald

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Electroweak Radiative Corrections to Muon Capture  

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Electroweak radiative corrections to muon capture on nuclei are computed and found to be sizable. They enhance the capture rates for hydrogen and helium by 2.8% and 3.0% respectively. As a result, the value of the induced pseudoscalar coupling, g_P^exp, extracted from a recent hydrogen 1S singlet capture experiment is increased by about 21% to g_P^exp = 7.3 +/- 1.2 and brought into good agreement with the prediction of chiral perturbation theory, g_P^theory=8.2 +/- 0.2. Implications for helium capture rate predictions are also discussed.

A. Czarnecki; W. J. Marciano; A. Sirlin

2007-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

409

Measurement of the nucleon structure function in iron using 215- and 93-GeV muons  

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We have measured the inclusive deep-inelastic scattering of muons on nucleons in iron using beams of 93- and 215-GeV muons. To perform this measurement, we have built and operated the multimuon spectrometer (MMS) in the muon beam at Fermilab. Using the known form of the radiatively corrected electromagnetic cross section, we extract the structure function F2(x,Q2) with a typical precision of 2% over the range 5parameter ?LO=23040(stat)80(syst) MeV/c, assuming R=0 and without applying Fermi-motion corrections. Comparing the cross sections at the two beam energies, we measure R=-0.060.06(stat)0.11(syst). Our measurements show qualitative agreement with QCD, but quantitative comparison is hampered by phenomenological uncertainties. The experimental situation is quite good, with substantial agreement between our measurements and those of others.

P. D. Meyers; A. R. Clark; K. J. Johnson; L. T. Kerth; S. C. Loken; T. W. Markiewicz; W. H. Smith; M. Strovink; W. A. Wenzel; R. P. Johnson; C. Moore; M. Mugge; R. E. Shafer; G. D. Gollin; F. C. Shoemaker; P. Surko

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Measurement of the cosmic ray and neutrino-induced muon flux at the Sudbury neutrino observatory  

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Results are reported on the measurement of the atmospheric neutrino-induced muon flux at a depth of 2 kilometers below the Earths surface from 1229 days of operation of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). By measuring the flux of through-going muons as a function of zenith angle, the SNO experiment can distinguish between the oscillated and unoscillated portion of the neutrino flux. A total of 514 muonlike events are measured between -1?cos??zenith?0.4 in a total exposure of 2.301014??cm2?s. The measured flux normalization is 1.220.09 times the Bartol three-dimensional flux prediction. This is the first measurement of the neutrino-induced flux where neutrino oscillations are minimized. The zenith distribution is consistent with previously measured atmospheric neutrino oscillation parameters. The cosmic ray muon flux at SNO with zenith angle cos??zenith>0.4 is measured to be (3.310.01(stat)0.09(sys))10-10???/s/cm2.

B. Aharmim et al. (SNO Collaboration)

2009-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

411

Measurement of the Inclusive Leptonic Asymmetry in Top-Quark Pairs that Decay to Two Charged Leptons at CDF  

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We measure the inclusive forward-backward asymmetry of the charged-lepton pseudorapidities from top-quark pairs produced in proton-antiproton collisions, and decaying to final states that contain two charged leptons (electrons or muons), using data collected with the Collider Detector at Fermilab.

Aaltonen, Timo Antero; et al.,

2014-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

412

Measurement of the K ? /K ? ratio for muon alpha sticking X-rays in muon catalyzed d-t fusion at the RIKEN-RAL Muon Facility  

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At the RIKEN-RAL Muon Facility, ?- to ? sticking K ? X-rays were observed for the first time taking advantage of the pulsed beam structure. The precision of the...

S.N. Nakamura; K. Nagamine; T. Matsuzaki; K. Ishida; N. Kawamura

413

Semileptonic Decays  

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The following is an overview of the measurements of the CKM matrix elements |V{sub cb}| and |V{sub ub}| that are based on detailed studies of semileptonic B decays by the BABAR and Belle Collaborations and major advances in QCD calculations. In addition, a new and improved measurement of the ratios R(D{sup (*)}) = {Beta}({bar B} {yields} D{sup (*)}{tau}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {tau}})/{Beta}({bar B} {yields} D{sup (*)}{ell}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {ell}}) is presented. Here D{sup (*)} refers to a D or a D* meson and {ell} is either e or {mu}. The results, R(D) = 0.440 {+-} 0.058 {+-} 0.042 and R(D*) = 0.332 {+-} 0.024 {+-} 0.018, exceed the Standard Model expectations by 2.0{sigma} and 2.7{sigma}, respectively. Taken together, they disagree with these expectations at the 3.4{sigma} level. The excess of events cannot be explained by a charged Higgs boson in the type II two-Higgs-doublet model.

Luth, Vera G.; /SLAC

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

414

Muon-induced backgrounds in the CUORICINO experiment  

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background in the neutrinoless double beta decay region ofis searching for neutrinoless double beta decay (0???), a

Andreotti, E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Electromagnetic Interactions of High-Energy Muons  

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The production of knock-on electrons and of electron pairs by muons of mean energy >50 BeV has been measured from cloud-chamber photographs of soft showers produced in lead plates. The cloud chamber was operated at a depth of 8.42104 g/cm2 underground. About half the data were taken while the cloud chamber was tilted 66 in order to favor observation of the high-average-energy muons that come in at large zenith angle. The energies of the electrons that initiated the showers was obtained from an experimental calibration (to be published). The shower energies that were studied extended from 85 MeV to about 104 MeV. The observed frequency is compared with the expected frequency calculated from the results of Bhabha for knock-on electrons and those of Zapolski and of Murota, Ueda, and Tanaka for electron pairs. The agreement is satisfactory except for knock-on electrons in the region of 109 eV, where the predicted frequency appears to be significantly lower than the observed frequency.

P. D. Kearney and W. E. Hazen

1965-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

416

COSMIC-RAY MUON TOMOGRAPHY AND ITS APPLICATION TO THE DETECTION OF HIGH-Z MATERIALS  

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. The mean energy of the muons at the ground is about 4 GeV. The integral 1 #12;intensity of vertical muons change their directions due to the multiple scattering, lose their energy and finally get stopped. A muonCOSMIC-RAY MUON TOMOGRAPHY AND ITS APPLICATION TO THE DETECTION OF HIGH-Z MATERIALS Konstantin

Kurien, Susan

417

A Possible Mechanism of Direct Production of Muon Pairs at High Energies  

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......significant fraction of cosmic ray muons with energies greater than several TeVis produced...separation much greater than twice the muon rest energy, the probability of muon pair...meson produc- tion by very high energy muons.7) It should be noted that......

Satio Hayakawa; Ken Kikuchi

1969-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

High Energy Gamma-Rays in the Atmosphere and Muons Underground and Underwater  

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......production rate of the E-component. 2 2. Muons The energy spectrum of muons below 100 GeV has been measured directly by means...However, the size of the burst produced by a muon of given energy fluctuates so much that the muon spectrum can......

Satio Hayakawa; Jun Nishimura; Yoshiaki Yamamoto

1964-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING BELOW A VOLCANIC CRATER FLOOR WITH COSMIC-RAY MUONS  

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horizontally-arriving cosmic ray muon with energy of 1 TeV can penetrate 2.6 km of water. Thus, cosmic-ray muon that uncertainty on the shape and amplitude of the energy spectrum of the muon source is within a few percentRADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING BELOW A VOLCANIC CRATER FLOOR WITH COSMIC-RAY MUONS HIROYUKI K.M. TANAKA

Aoki, Yosuke

420

Studies of Muon-Induced Radioactivity at NuMIRadioactivity at NuMI  

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Studies of Muon-Induced Radioactivity at NuMIRadioactivity at NuMI David Boehnlein Fermi National JASMIN Experiment · JASMIN ­ Japanese & American Study of Muon Interactions and Neutron DetectionMuonMIprogress to study activation at the NuMI muon alcoves. July 24, 2009 NuFact09 - David Boehnlein 3NuFact09 - David

McDonald, Kirk

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The MUON System in the HERA-B Experiment ITEP, B. Cheremushkinskaya,25 Moscow 117259, Russia  

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The MUON System in the HERA-B Experiment M.Titov 1 ITEP, B. Cheremushkinskaya,25 Moscow 117259, Russia Representing the HERA-B Muon collaboration Abstract The HERA-B experiment is designed to study CP with an internal target. The muon system serves to identify muons with momenta greater than 5 GeV/c. Unambiguous

422

E-Print Network 3.0 - atlas muon chambers Sample Search Results  

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chambers Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: atlas muon chambers...

423

Muon Simulations for Super-Kamiokande, KamLAND and CHOOZ  

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Muon backgrounds at Super-Kamiokande, KamLAND and CHOOZ are calculated using MUSIC. A modified version of the Gaisser sea level muon distribution and a well-tested Monte Carlo integration method are introduced. Average muon energy, flux and rate are tabulated. Plots of average energy and angular distributions are given. Implications on muon tracker design for future experiments are discussed.

Alfred Tang; Glenn Horton-Smith; Vitaly A. Kudryavtsev; Alessandra Tonazzo

2006-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

424

E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric muon neutrino Sample Search...  

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neutrino Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: atmospheric muon neutrino...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atlas muon chamber Sample Search Results  

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chamber Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: atlas muon chamber...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric muon neutrinos Sample Search...  

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neutrinos Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: atmospheric muon neutrinos...

427

Muon Detector stacking order performance comparison Richard Lee and Deborah Robinson  

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Muon Detector stacking order performance comparison Richard Lee and Deborah Robinson 08/02/2012 Abstract Four muon detectors have been studied. Detectors were stacked in varying orders top to bottom of the particles in cosmic radiation is the muon. Muons can be detected using a scintillator plastic block

California at Santa Cruz, University of

428

Accelerator Physics of a Muon Collider Kirk T. McDonald  

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.edu October 20, 1998 Seminar at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Muon Collider main page: http(Some) Accelerator Physics of a Muon Collider Kirk T. McDonald Princeton U. mcdonald@puphep.princeton.html Princeton Muon Collider page: http://puhep1.princeton.edu/mumu/ 1 #12; What is a Muon Collider

McDonald, Kirk

429

Accelerator Physics of a Muon Collider Kirk T. McDonald  

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.edu October 20, 1998 Seminar at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Muon Collider main page: http(Some) Accelerator Physics of a Muon Collider Kirk T. McDonald Princeton U. mcdonald@puphep.princeton.html Princeton Muon Collider page: http://puhep1.princeton.edu/mumu/ 1 #12;What is a Muon Collider

McDonald, Kirk

430

Channeling of positrons from. mu. /sup +/ decay  

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The first attempt to observe the steering or channeling effect of a host crystal lattice on the trajectories of decay positrons from interstitial positive muons is described. An enhanced (flux peaking) or diminished (blocking) positron counting rate for emission along a low index crystalline axis would be evidence of such an effect and would help to determine the lattice location of the emitting muon. The expected angular widths of these features is approximately 0.2/sup 0/. A 29.8 MeV/c surface ..mu../sup +/ beam was stopped in a high quality silicon crystal wafer which was elastically bent to a good approximation to a spherical cap. This brought the (100) axes, which were initially normal to the wafer surface, to a focus at the radius of curvature R = 110 cm. The normalized e/sup +/ rate was measured as a function of position with a small two-counter scintillation telescope which was moved through the focus. We found no evidence for channeling at the 17% level, suggesting that the ..mu../sup +/ in Si either (1) makes large vibratory excursions, (2) occupies a site of low symmetry, or (3) occupies one of several possible inequivalent stopping sites.

Patterson, B.D. (Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, British Columbia); Arrott, A.S.; Wichert, T.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Muon (g-2) from the bulk neutrino field in a warped extra dimensional model  

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In the Randall-Sundrum model, a bulk neutrino field in the 5-dimensional space-time can give rise to tiny Dirac masses to neutrinos. In such a scenario, we have computed the contribution of the bulk neutrino field to the anomalous magnetic moment $(g-2)_\\mu$ of muon. We have computed this contribution in the 't Hooft-Feynman gauge and have found that the contribution has the right sign to fit the current discrepancy between the experiment and the standard model value of $(g-2)_\\mu$. We have also studied possible constraints on the model parameters by including contributions to $(g-2)_\\mu$ from other sources such as bulk gravitons.

R. S. Hundi; Sourov Roy; Soumitra SenGupta

2012-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

432

Novel Muon Beam Facilities for Project X at Fermilab  

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Innovative muon beam concepts for intensity-frontier experiments such as muon-to-electron conversion are described. Elaborating upon a previous single-beam idea, we have developed a design concept for a system to generate four high quality, low-energy muon beams (two of each sign) from a single beam of protons. As a first step, the production of pions by 1 and 3 GeV protons from the proposed Project X linac at Fermilab is being simulated and compared with the 8-GeV results from the previous study.

Neuffer, D.V.; /Fermilab; Ankenbrandt, C.M.; Abrams, R.; Roberts, T.J.; Yoshikawa, C.Y.; /MUONS Inc., Batavia

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Laboratory tests of Lorentz and CPT symmetry with muons  

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The prospects are explored for testing Lorentz and CPT symmetry in the muon sector via the spectroscopy of muonium and various muonic atoms, and via measurements of the anomalous magnetic moments of the muon and antimuon. The effects of Lorentz-violating operators of both renormalizable and nonrenormalizable dimensions are included. We derive observable signals, extract first constraints from existing data on a variety of coefficients for Lorentz and CPT violation, and estimate sensitivities attainable in forthcoming experiments. The potential of Lorentz violation to resolve the proton radius puzzle and the muon anomaly discrepancy is discussed.

Andr H. Gomes; V. Alan Kosteleck; Arnaldo J. Vargas

2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

434

A Search For Charmless Dihadron Decays of Neutral b-Hadrons  

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as muons by the muon station and the energy deposited in theas muons by the muon station and the energy deposited wasratio, the average energy deposited by muons was subtracted

Misawa, Shigeki

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Search for Rare and Forbidden Charm Meson Decays at Fermilab E791  

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We report the results of a blind search for flavor-changing neutral current, lepton-flavor violating, and lepton-number violating decays of D+, D(s)+, and D0 mesons (and their antiparticles) into modes containing muons and electrons. Using data from Fermilab charm hadroproduction experiment E791, we examine the pi l l and K l l decay modes of D+ and D(s)+ and the l+ l- decay modes of D0. No evidence for any of these decays is found. Therefore, we present branching-fraction upper limits at 90% confidence level for the 24 decay modes examined. Eight of these modes have no previously reported limits, and fourteen are reported with significant improvements over previously published results.

Fermilab E791 Collaboration; D. J. Summers

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

H Decay  

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Suspects . . . er Candidates Suspects . . . er Candidates Two huge physics task forces, CDF and DZero, are after the Higgs at Fermilab. They will be looking for events with b quarks and Ws as candidate Higgs events. More about candidate events. To learn more about Higgs, check out: Politics, Solid State and the Higgs by David Miller, and the cartoon version. Also good reading: The Search for Higgs in Beamline, March 2001. You and your classmates will join the particle hunt by doing a sweep for evidence through CDF data to learn how to identify bs and Ws. You will be looking for minimum or "threshold" values for certain parameters. Also, you will learn something about the data analysis that must be done after the candidate events are identified to determine the value of the mass. Be sure to keep notes on all your work.

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Physics and Outlook for Rare, All-neutral Eta Decays  

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The $\\eta$ meson provides a laboratory to study isospin violation and search for new flavor-conserving sources of C and CP violation with a sensitivity approaching $10^{-6}$ of the isospin-conserving strong amplitude. Some of the most interesting rare $\\eta$ decays are the neutral modes, yet the effective loss of photons from the relatively common decay $\\eta \\rightarrow 3\\pi^0 \\rightarrow 6\\gamma$ (33$\\%$) has largely limited the sensitivity for decays producing 3-5$\\gamma$'s. Particularly important relevant branches include the highly suppressed $\\eta \\rightarrow \\pi^0 2\\gamma \\rightarrow 4\\gamma$, which provides a rare window on testing models of $O(p^6)$ contributions in ChPTh, and $\\eta \\rightarrow 3\\gamma$ and $\\eta \\rightarrow 2\\pi^0 \\gamma \\rightarrow 5\\gamma$ which provide direct constraints on C violation in flavor-conserving processes. The substitution of lead tungstate in the forward calorimeter of the GluEx setup in Jefferson Lab's new Hall D would allow dramatically improved measurements. The main niche of this facility, which we call the JLab Eta Factory (JEF), would be $\\eta$ decay neutral modes. However, this could likely be expanded to rare $\\eta'(958)$ decays for low energy QCD studies as well as $\\eta$ decays involving muons for new physics searches.

Mack, David J. [JLAB

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Strong effects in weak nonleptonic decays  

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In this report the weak nonleptonic decays of kaons and hyperons are examined with the hope of gaining insight into a recently proposed mechanism for the ..delta..I = 1/2 rule. The effective Hamiltonian for ..delta..S = 1 weak nonleptonic decays and that for K/sup 0/-anti K/sup 0/ mixing are calculated in the six-quark model using the leading logarithmic approximation. These are used to examine the CP violation parameters of the kaon system. It is found that if Penguin-type diagrams make important contributions to K ..-->.. ..pi pi.. decay amplitudes then upcoming experiments may be able to distinguish the six-quark model for CP violation from the superweak model. The weak radiative decays of hyperons are discussed with an emphasis on what they can teach us about hyperon nonleptonic decays and the ..delta..I = 1/2 rule.

Wise, M.B.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Muon catalyzed fusion and muon to 3He transfer in solid T2 studied by X-ray and neutron detection  

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X-ray and neutron measurements were carried out for muon catalyzed fusion and related phenomena in solid...2. The X-ray originated from the ?- to ? sticking in muon catalyzed fusion; t + t + ? - ...

T. Matsuzaki; K. Nagamine; K. Ishida; S.N. Nakamura; N. Kawamura

440

Ordinary Muon Capture in Hydrogen Reexamined  

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The rate of muon capture in a muonic hydrogen atom is calculated in heavy-nucleon chiral perturbation theory up to next-to-next-to leading order. To this order, we present the systematic evaluation of all the corrections due to the QED and electroweak radiative corrections and the proton-size effect. Since the low-energy constants involved can be determined from other independent sources of information, the theory has predictive power. For the hyperfine-singlet $\\mu p$ capture rate $\\Gamma_0$, our calculation gives $\\Gamma_0=710 \\,\\pm 5\\,s^{-1}$, which is in excellent agreement with the experimental value obtained in a recent high-precision measurement by the MuCap Collaboration.

U. Raha; F. Myhrer; K. Kubodera

2013-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Muon g-2: a mini review  

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The current status of the experimental measurements and theoretical predictions of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon $a_\\mu$ is briefly reviewed. The emphasis is put on the evaluation of the hadronic contribution to $a_\\mu$ as it has the largest uncertainty among all Standard Model contributions. The precision of the hadronic contribution is driven by the input e+e- data predominantly from the \\pi+pi- channel. Including the latest experimental data on e+e- annihilation into hadronsfrom CMD2 and SND for the \\pi+\\pi- channel and BaBar for multihadron final states, the updated Standard Model prediction disagrees with the measurement dominated by BNL by 3.3 standard deviations, with the theoretical precision exceeding the experimental one.

Zhiqing Zhang

2008-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

442

Melvin Schwartz and the Discovery of the Muon Neutrino  

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Melvin Schwartz and the Discovery of the Muon Neutrino Melvin Schwartz and the Discovery of the Muon Neutrino Resources with Additional Information Melvin Schwartz Courtesy Brookhaven National Laboratory Melvin Schwartz was the co-winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the neutrino beam method and the demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino". 'In 1962, Schwartz, with Leon Lederman and Jack Steinberger ... discovered the muon neutrino at the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS), the then brand-new accelerator at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. ... First coming to Brookhaven in 1955, Schwartz performed his Ph.D. thesis research through 1956 at the Laboratory's first accelerator, the Cosmotron. While finishing his thesis, he was employed by the Laboratory from 1956-58.

443

The cosmic ray muon energy spectum via ?erenkov radiation  

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In this thesis, I designed and constructed a basic Cerenkov detector to measure the energy spectrum of cosmic ray muons for use in the graduate experimental physics courses, 8.811/2. The apparatus consists of a light-tight ...

Quintero, Eric Antonio

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Range-energy relation for ultra-relativistic muons  

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A range-energy relation for ultra-relativistic muons is calculated: 1) extending the calculation...4...GeV; 2) emploing the Murota-Ueda-Tanaka theory, for the pair production energy loss; 3) utilizing for the nuc...

C. Castagnoli; A. De Maeco; R. Scrimaglio

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Radiative energy loss of muons in the MINOS Far Detector.  

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??Higher energy (>100GeV)muons lose their energy preferentially through radiativemethods such as Bremsstrahlung, Pair-production and Photo-production. Because the radiative loss of the energy is a stochastic (more)

Bhattarai, Prabhat

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

On the energy range relation for fast muons in rock  

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A discussion is given of the best estimate of various types of energy loss; the energy-range relation for muons in rock and water is then evaluated....?6 g?1 cm2 fractional nuclear energy losses respectively; w...

M. Mand; L. Ronchi

1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Muons of very and ultra-high energy cosmic rays  

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In many cosmic rays experiments at very and ultra-high energies, an excess of muons (including those of very high energy, >100 TeV) is observed that cannot ... compositions, and especially the observed excesses o...

A. G. Bogdanov; R. P. Kokoulin

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Muon Inelasticity in High-Energy Neutrino Interaction  

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......Copyright (c) 1972 Progress of Theoretical Physics December 1972 research-article Letters to the Editor Muon Inelasticity in High-Energy Neutrino Interaction Yoshitaka Okumura Research Institute for Fundamental Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto......

Yoshitaka Okumura

1972-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Multiple-pion production by high-energy muons  

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By the use of two cloud chambers containing lead plates and iron plates, we observed 133 events of the penetrating showers produced by muons in the energy range from about 10 GeV to a ... . The behaviours of the ...

S. Higashi; T. Kitamura; Y. Mishima; S. Miyamoto; Y. Watase

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Change of energy profiles for muons upon lattice relaxation  

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Systematic calculations of potentials for muons and protons in various simple metals have...?SR are discussed. The modification of the energy profiles with lattice relaxation is studied in...

S. Estreicher; P. F. Meier

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Standard Model Prediction of the Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment  

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I review the present Standard Model prediction of the muon anomalous magnetic moment. The discrepancy with its experimental determination is (25.5 +- 8.0) x 10^-10, i.e., 3.2 standard deviations.

Joaquim Prades

2010-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

452

Muon diagnostics of the Earths atmosphere and magnetosphere  

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A method of distant monitoring of the Earths magnetosphere and atmosphere is described, which is based on the close correlation between the modulations in the flux of atmospheric muons detected at the Earths su...

N. S. Barbashina; V. V. Borog

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Automatic measurement of the mean lifetime of the muon  

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This paper describes a microcomputer?based apparatus for the measurement of the mean lifetime of the muon. The equipment exposes the student to many modern experimental techniques and is suitable for an advanced undergraduatephysics laboratory.

Roger J. Lewis

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Fermilab Muon Ring Arrives to a Large Crowd of Fans  

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A very large group of people gathered to watch the muon g-2 ring on its last leg of the big move from Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, NY to Fermilab in Batavia, IL.

None

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

455

Fermilab | Newsroom | Press Releases | May 8, 2013: Muon g-2...  

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Muon g-2 Experiment Images and Videos Click on links below images for medium and high-resolution jpeg images. When using these images, please credit each photo as indicated. Press...

456

The muon anomalous magnetic moment, a view from the lattice  

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We review some of the issues that arise in attempts to compute the hadronic corrections to the muon anomalous magnetic moment using Lattice QCD. We concentrate on the dominant contribution, which requires an accurate evaluation of the hadronic vacuum polarization.

Christopher Aubin; Thomas Blum; Maarten Golterman; Kim Maltman; Santiago Peris

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

457

(ATLAS Muon TDC version 1 & 2) User's Manual  

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1 AMT-1 & 2 (ATLAS Muon TDC version 1 & 2) User's Manual Yasuo Arai KEK, National High Energy Accelerator Research Organization 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan yasuo.arai@kek.jp, http://atlas

van Suijlekom, Walter

458

Study of the Decay B(0)(s)?D(*)(s)D(*)(s)  

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, Br#1;B0s ! D#1;#2;#3;s D#1;#2;#3;s #3; was normalized to the decay B0s ! D#1;#2;#3;s #2;#3;X. We use a sample of events collected by the D0 experi- ment at Fermilab in p #3;p collisions at #1;#1; s p #8; 1:96 TeV. The D0 detector is described... began with the reconstruction of the decay chain Ds ! #1;#1;1#3;#4;, #1;#1;1#3; ! K#7;K#4;, from events containing an identified muon. Muons were required to have trans- verse momentum pT > 2 GeV=c, total momentum p > 3 GeV=c, and to have measurements...

Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Hensel, Carsten; Moulik, Tania; Wilson, Graham Wallace; Abazov, V. M.; Abbott, B.; Abolins, M.; Acharya, B. S.; Adams, M.; Adams, T.

2007-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

459

A VERY FAST RAMPING MUON SYNCHROTRON FOR A NEUTRINO FACTORY.  

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A 4600 Hz fast ramping synchrotron is studied as an economical way of accelerating muons from 4 to 20 GeV/c for a neutrino factory. Eddy current losses are minimized by the low machine duty cycle plus thin grain oriented silicon steel laminations and thin copper wires. Combined function magnets with high gradients alternating within single magnets form the lattice. Muon survival is 83%.

SUMMERS,D.J.BERG,J.S.PALMER,R.B.GARREN,A.A.

2003-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

460

Accelerator Preparations for Muon Physics Experiments at Fermilab  

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The use of existing Fermilab facilities to provide beams for two muon experiments - the Muon to Electron Conversion Experiment (Mu2e) and the New g-2 Experiment - is under consideration. Plans are being pursued to perform these experiments following the completion of the Tevatron Collider Run II, utilizing the beam lines and storage rings used today for antiproton accumulation without considerable reconfiguration. Operating scenarios being investigated and anticipated accelerator improvements or reconfigurations will be presented.

Syphers, M.J.; /Fermilab

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Measurement of CNGS muon neutrino speed with Borexino  

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We have measured the speed of muon neutrinos with the Borexino detector using short-bunch CNGS beams. The final result for the difference in time-of-flight between a =17 GeV muon neutrino and a particle moving at the speed of light in vacuum is {\\delta}t = 0.8 \\pm 0.7stat \\pm 2.9sys ns, well consistent with zero.

Borexino Collaboration

2012-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

462

A New High-intensity, Low-momentum Muon Beam for the Generation of Low-energy Muons at PSI  

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At the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI, Villigen, Switzerland) a new high-intensity muon beam line with momentum p...< 40MeV/c is currently being commissioned. The beam line is especially designed to serve the need...

T. Prokscha; E. Morenzoni; K. Deiters; F. Foroughi; D. George

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

A New High-Intensity, Low-Momentum Muon Beam for the Generation of Low-Energy Muons at PSI  

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At the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI, Villigen, Switzerland) a new high-intensity muon beam line with momentum p...< 40 MeV/c is currently being commissioned. The beam line is especially designed to serve the need...

T. Prokscha; E. Morenzoni; K. Deiters; F. Foroughi; D. George; R. Kobler

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Time?differential radio?frequency muon spin resonance (TD?RF?SR) technique at a pulsed muon beam  

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Longitudinal?field ?SR methods, e.g., radio?frequency ?+...spin resonance (RF?SR), are well suited to investigate dynamic processes that destroy the phase coherence of the muon spin ensemble. Additional informati...

R. Scheuermann; J. Schmidl; A. Seeger; Th. Stammler; D. Herlach

465

CP violation of Extended Higgs sector and Its impact on D^0 -> mu^+ mu^- decay  

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We study the impact of the CP violation of the extra Higgs sector on $D^0$ decay. The CP even and CP odd neutral Higgs mixing of the two Higgs doublet model is studied and we show how the CP violating effect of the mixing may lead to the longitudinal muon polarization asymmetry of $D^0 \\to \\mu^+ \\mu^-$. The asymmetry of the short-distance contribution is sensitive to the CP violating phase of the extended Higgs sector.

Daiji Kimura; Kang Young Lee; Takuya Morozumi

2012-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

466

Exotic decay model and alpha decay studies  

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In exotic decay studies, the lifetime of alpha emission occurs crucially in the branching ratio calculation. In this work, we extend our previous exotic decay model to calculate the same. But, in this case unlike in the exotic decay, the redistribution of charge for given masses of the fragments has to be taken into account since the charge-to-mass ratio of the alpha fragment differs from that of the parent nucleus. We have therefore modified the Yukawa-plus-exponential potential in the post-scission region in our model suitably so as to allow the required charge redistribution among the fragments in the region between sharp contact and the point up to which the finite-range effects persist. The success of this model for alpha decay is as good as for the exotic decay studies.

Shanmugam, G.; Kamalaharan, B. (Department of Physics, Presidency College, Madras 600005, India (IN))

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Lepton mixing under the lepton charge nonconservation, neutrino masses and oscillations and the 'forbidden' decay Micro-Sign {sup -} {yields} e{sup -} + {gamma}  

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The lepton-charge (L{sub e}, L{sub {mu}}, L{sub {tau}}) nonconserving interaction leads to the mixing of the electron, muon, and tau neutrinos, which manifests itself in spatial oscillations of a neutrino beam, and also to the mixing of the electron, negative muon, and tau lepton, which, in particular, may be the cause of the 'forbidden' radiative decay of the negative muon into the electron and {gamma} quantum. Under the assumption that the nondiagonal elements of the mass matrices for neutrinos and ordinary leptons, connected with the lepton charge nonconservation, are the same, and by performing the joint analysis of the experimental data on neutrino oscillations and experimental restriction for the probability of the decay Micro-Sign {sup -} {yields} e{sup -} + {gamma} per unit time, the following estimate for the lower bound of neutrino mass has been obtained: m{sup ({nu})} > 1.5 eV/c{sup 2}.

Lyuboshitz, V. L.; Lyuboshitz, V. V., E-mail: Valery.Lyuboshitz@jinr.ru [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

468

Limits on a muon flux from neutralino annihilations in the Sun with the IceCube 22-string detector  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

rect searches [21, 22]. A muon energy threshold of 1 GeV wasangular error ?, the mean muon energy , the e?ectivetices the mean energy of simulated signal muons ranges from

Klein, Spencer; IceCube Collaboration

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Limits on a muon flux from neutralino annihilations in the Sun with the IceCube 22-string detector  

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California. APS/123-QED Limits on a muon ?ux from neutralinoLimits on a muon flux from neutralino annihilations in theApril 28, 2009) A search for muon neutrinos from neutralino

Klein, Spencer; IceCube Collaboration

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Moduli Decays and Gravitinos  

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One proposed solution of the moduli problem of string cosmology requires that the moduli are quite heavy, their decays reheating the universe to temperatures above the scale of nucleosynthesis. In many of these scenarios, the moduli are approximately supersymmetric; it is then crucial that the decays to gravitinos are helicity suppressed. In this paper, we discuss situations where these decays are, and are not, suppressed. We also comment on a possible gravitino problem from inaton decay.

Dine, Michael; Kitano, Ryuichiro; Morisse, Alexander; Shirman, Yuri

2006-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

471

Features of Muon Arrival Time Distributions of High Energy EAS at Large Distances From the Shower Axis  

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In view of the current efforts to extend the KASCADE experiment (KASCADE-Grande) for observations of Extensive Air Showers (EAS) of primary energies up to 1 EeV, the features of muon arrival time distributions and their correlations with other observable EAS quantities have been scrutinised on basis of high-energy EAS, simulated with the Monte Carlo code CORSIKA and using in general the QGSJET model as generator. Methodically various correlations of adequately defined arrival time parameters with other EAS parameters have been investigated by invoking non-parametric methods for the analysis of multivariate distributions, studying the classification and misclassification probabilities of various observable sets. It turns out that adding the arrival time information and the multiplicity of muons spanning the observed time distributions has distinct effects improving the mass discrimination. A further outcome of the studies is the feature that for the considered ranges of primary energies and of distances from the shower axis the discrimination power of global arrival time distributions referring to the arrival time of the shower core is only marginally enhanced as compared to local distributions referring to the arrival of the locally first muon.

I. M. Brancus; H. Rebel; A. F. Badea; A. Haungs; C. D. Aiftimiei; J. Oehlschlaeger; M. Duma

2002-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

472

A Model-Independent Method of Determining Energy Scale and Muon Number in Cosmic Ray Surface Detectors  

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Surface detector arrays are designed to measure the spectrum and composition of high-energy cosmic rays by detecting the secondary particle flux of the Extensive Air Showers (EAS) induced by the primary cosmic rays. Electromagnetic particles and muons constitute the dominant contribution to the ground detector signals. In this paper, we show that the ground signal deposit of an EAS can be described in terms of only very few parameters: the primary energy E, the zenith angle theta, the distance of the shower maximum X_max to the ground, and a muon flux normalization N_mu. This set of physical parameters is sufficient to predict the average particle fluxes at ground level to around 10% accuracy. We show that this is valid for hadronic air showers, using the two standard hadronic interaction models used in cosmic ray physics, QGSJetII and Sibyll, and for primaries from protons to iron. Based on this model, a new approach to calibrating the energy scale of ground array experiments is developed, which factors out the model dependence inherent in such calibrations up to now. Additionally, the method yields a measurement of the average number of muons in EAS. The measured distribution of N_mu of cosmic ray air showers can then be analysed, in conjunction with measurements of X_max from fluorescence detectors, to put constraints on the cosmic ray composition and hadronic interaction models.

Fabian Schmidt; Maximo Ave; Lorenzo Cazon; Aaron Chou

2007-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

473

Decay of Np241  

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The decay of a 16-minute neptunium activity attributed to Np241 has been studied with anthracene and sodium iodide scintillation counters. The principal mode of decay appears to be a beta group decaying to the ground state of Pu241 with a beta end-point energy of 1.360.10 Mev.

R. Vandenbosch

1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Nonfactorization in Cabibbo-favored B decays  

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We assume universal values for the color-singlet (?1) and color-octet (?8) nonfactorization parameters in B decays. Two sets of color-favored processes and one set of color-suppressed processes were used to give quantitative estimates of these parameters. It has been found (by calculating the branching ratios for a large number of Cabibbo-favored B decays) that the values ?1(?0)=-0.060.03 and ?8(?0)=0.120.02 improve significantly the predictions of the factorization model.

F. M. Al-Shamali and A. N. Kamal

1999-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

475

Search for neutrinoless decays tau -> lhh and tau -> lV0  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We have searched for neutrinoless tau lepton decays into l h h or l V0, where l stands for an electron or muon, h for a charged light hadron, pi or K, and V0 for a neutral vector meson, rho, K*(892) and phi, using a 158 /fb data sample collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB e+e- collider. Since the number of events observed are consistent with the expected background, we set upper limits on the branching fractions in the range of 1.6-8.0 x 10-7 for various decay modes at the 90% confidence level.

Y. Yusa; for the Belle Collaboration

2006-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

476

Search for an Invisibly-Decaying Higgs Boson at LEP  

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A search for a Higgs boson produced in e^+e^- collisions in association with a Z boson and decaying into invisible particles is performed. Data collected at LEP with the L3 detector at centre-of-mass energies from 189 GeV to 209 GeV are used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.63/fb. Events with hadrons, electrons or muons with visible masses compatible with a Z boson and missing energy and momentum are selected. They are consistent with the Standard Model expectations. A lower limit of 112.3 GeV is set at 95% confidence level on the mass of the invisibly-decaying Higgs boson in the hypothesis that its production cross section equals that of the Standard Model Higgs boson. Relaxing this hypothesis, upper limits on the production cross section are derived.

L3 Collaboration

2005-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

477

A technique for predicting the muon induced upset cross section in submicron MOS devices using proton tests and simulation.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Muons produced by cosmic rays in the upper atmosphere can induce single event upsets in modern technology nodes. Consequently, errors caused by muons have become (more)

Trippe, James Michael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Future Accelerators, Muon Colliders, and Neutrino Factories  

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Particle physics is driven by five great topics. Neutrino oscillations and masses are now at the fore. The standard model with extensions to supersymmetry and a Higgs to generate mass explains much of the field. The origins of CP violation are not understood. The possibility of extra dimensions has raised tantalizing new questions. A fifth topic lurking in the background is the possibility of something totally different. Many of the questions raised by these topics require powerful new accelerators. It is not an overstatement to say that for some of the issues, the accelerator is almost the experiment. Indeed some of the questions require machines beyond our present capability. As this volume attests, there are parts of the particle physics program that have been significantly advanced without the use of accelerators such as the subject of neutrino oscillations and many aspects of the particle-cosmology interface. At this stage in the development of physics, both approaches are needed and important. This chapter first reviews the status of the great accelerator facilities now in operation or coming on within the decade. Next, midrange possibilities are discussed including linear colliders with the adjunct possibility of gamma-gamma colliders, muon colliders, with precursor neutrino factories, and very large hadron colliders. Finally visionary possibilities are considered including plasma and laser accelerators.

Richard A Carrigan, Jr.

2001-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

479

Glossary Term - Beta Decay  

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Avogadro's Number Avogadro's Number Previous Term (Avogadro's Number) Glossary Main Index Next Term (Beta Particle) Beta Particle Beta Decay Beta decay results in the emission of an electron and antineutrino, or a positron and neutrino. Beta decay is one process that unstable atoms can use to become more stable. There are two types of beta decay, beta-minus and beta-plus. During beta-minus decay, a neutron in an atom's nucleus turns into a proton, an electron and an antineutrino. The electron and antineutrino fly away from the nucleus, which now has one more proton than it started with. Since an atom gains a proton during beta-minus decay, it changes from one element to another. For example, after undergoing beta-minus decay, an atom of carbon (with 6 protons) becomes an atom of nitrogen (with 7 protons).

480

Observation of the decay Xi0 ---> Sigma+ mu- anti-nu(mu)  

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The {Xi}{sup 0} muon semi-leptonic decay has been observed for the first time with nine identified events using the KTeV beam line and detector at Fermilab. The decay is normalized to the {Xi}{sup 0} beta decay mode and yields a value for the ratio of decay rates {Lambda}({Xi}{sup 0} {yields} {Sigma}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {mu}})/{Lambda}({Xi}{sup 0} {yields} {Sigma}{sup +}e{sup -} {bar {nu}}{sub e}) of (1.8{sub -0.5}{sup +0.7}(stat.) {+-} 0.2(syst.)) x 10{sup -2} at the 68% confidence level. This is in agreement with the SU(3) flavor symmetric quark model.

Alavi-Harati, A.; Alexopoulos, T.; Arenton, M.; Barbosa, R.F.; Barker, A.R.; Barrio, M.; Bellantoni, L.; Bellavance, A.; Blucher, E.; Bock, G.J.; Bown, C.; Bright, S.; Cheu, E.; Coleman, R.; Corcoran, M.D.; Cox, B.; Erwin, A.R.; Escobar, C.O.; Ford, R.; Glazov, A.; Golossanov, A.; /Arizona U. /UCLA /UC, San Diego /Campinas State U. /Chicago U.,

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Measurement of the t anti-t Production Cross Section in p anti-p Collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV using Soft Muon Tagging  

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I present a measurement of the t{bar t} production cross section at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV using 2034 pb{sup -1} of CDF Run II data using events with a high transverse momentum electron or muon, three or more jets, and missing transverse energy. The measurement assumes a t {yields} Wb branching fraction of 100 percent. Events consistent with t{bar t} decay are found by identifying jets containing heavy-flavor semileptonic decays to muons. The dominant backgrounds are evaluated directly from the data. Based on 248 candidate events and an expected background of 86.8 {+-} 5.6 events, I measure a production cross section of 8.7 {+-} 1.1{sub -0.8}{sup +0.9} {+-} 0.6 pb, in agreement with the Standard Model.

Grundler, Ulysses A.; /Illinois U., Urbana

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Electromagnetic Calorimeter for Spectroscopy of TeV Cosmic Rays Muons  

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In principle, the energy of muons from cosmic rays can be deduced from the frequency and the energy of secondary showers, produced by the muons in thick absorber layers. The main interaction processes of high-energy

I. M. Brncu?; H. J. Mathes; J. Wentz; H. Bozdog

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interaction of high energy muons in association with EAS, with rock and lead  

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An investigation on the interaction of high energy muons, associated with EAS and having energies greater than several hundred GeV, has been ... together with a scintillator detector to observe the muons and acco...

B Chowdhuri; Y C Saxena

1975-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studying High $p_T$ Muons in Cosmic-Ray Air Showers  

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Most cosmic-ray air shower arrays have focused on detecting electromagnetic shower particles and low energy muons. A few groups (most notably MACRO + EASTOP and SPASE + AMANDA) have studied the high energy muon component of showers. However, these experiments had small solid angles, and did not study muons far from the core. The IceTop + IceCube combination, with its 1 km$^2$ muon detection area can study muons far from the shower core. IceCube can measure their energy loss ($dE/dx$), and hence their energy. With the energy, and the known distribution of production heights, the transverse momentum ($p_T$) spectrum of high $p_T$ muons can be determined. The production of these muons is calculable in perturbative QCD, so the measured muon spectra can be used to probe the composition of incident cosmic-rays.

Spencer R. Klein

2006-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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A semi Monte Carlo calculation of the flux of high-energy muons in air showers  

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A semi Monte Carlo method has been used to calculate the flux of muons of energy ?180 GeV associated with air showers at ... of nucleon and pion interactions at ultra-high energies. Various aspects of these muons

Siddheshwar Lal

1967-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy spectrum of cosmic ray muons above 10 TeV according to BUST data  

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The energy spectrum of cosmic ray muons in the range of several TeV to ... obtained through the analysis of multiple interactions of muons (the pair meter technique) in the ... are compared with prior BUST data o...

A. G. Bogdanov; R. P. Kokoulin

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron-Muon Correlations in Proton+Proton and Deuteron+Gold Collisions at PHENIX.  

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??This dissertation presents the first measurement of electron-muon azimuthal correlations at the PHENIX experiment at RHIC in 200 GeV proton-proton and deuteron-gold collisions. Electron-muon pairs (more)

Engelmore, Tatia

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Born-Oppenheimer expansion: From muon distribution to dissipation in fission  

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It is shown that a consistent treatment of momentum translation by a muon in the problem of the distribution of muons among prompt-fission fragments modifies the nonadiabatic transition operator in the Born-Oppenheimer

F. F. Karpeshin

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon content of ultrahigh-energy air showers: Yakutsk data versus simulations  

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A sample of 33 extensive air showers (EASs) with estimated primary energies above 2 1019 eV and high-quality muon data recorded by the Yakutsk EAS array is analyzed. The observed muon density is compared event-...

A. V. Glushkov; I. T. Makarov; M. I. Pravdin; I. E. Sleptsov

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alice muon spectrometer Sample Search Results  

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Search Sample search results for: alice muon spectrometer Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 (LHC) , 2750 . ALICE, Summary: ., "Stations 4 and 5 of the ALICE muon spectrometer: modular...

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Can Dark Matter Decay in Dark Energy?  

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We analyze the interaction between Dark Energy and Dark Matter from a thermodynamical perspective. By assuming they have different temperatures, we study the possibility of occurring a decay from Dark Matter into Dark Energy, characterized by a negative parameter $Q$. We find that, if at least one of the fluids has non vanishing chemical potential, for instance $\\mu_x0$, the decay is possible, where $\\mu_x$ and $\\mu_{dm}$ are the chemical potentials of Dark Energy and Dark Matter, respectively. Using recent cosmological data, we find that, for a fairly simple interaction, the Dark Matter decay is favored with a probability of $\\sim 93%$ over the Dark Energy decay. This result comes from a likelihood analysis where only background evolution has been considered.

S. H. Pereira; J. F. Jesus

2009-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Random matrix description of decaying quantum systems  

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This contribution describes a statistical model for decaying quantum systems (e.g. photo-dissociation or -ionization). It takes the interference between direct and indirect decay processes explicitely into account. The resulting expressions for the partial decay amplitudes and the corresponding cross sections may be considered a many-channel many-resonance generalization of Fano's original work on resonance lineshapes [Phys. Rev 124, 1866 (1961)]. A statistical (random matrix) model is then introduced. It allows to describe chaotic scattering systems with tunable couplings to the decay channels. We focus on the autocorrelation function of the total (photo) cross section, and we find that it depends on the same combination of parameters, as the Fano-parameter distribution. These combinations are statistical variants of the one-channel Fano parameter. It is thus possible to study Fano interference (i.e. the interference between direct and indirect decay paths) on the basis of the autocorrelation function, and thereby in the regime of overlapping resonances. It allows us, to study the Fano interference in the limit of strongly overlapping resonances, where we find a persisting effect on the level of the weak localization correction.

T. Gorin

2005-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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CMS PAPER CFT-09-005 Measurement of the Muon Stopping Power in Lead  

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is exploited to measure the specific energy loss of muons in the lead tungstate (PbWO4) of the elec with low-momentum muons. The muon critical energy in PbWO4 is measured to be 160+5 -6 ±8 GeV, in agree is the total muon energy, x is the thickness of the traversed material, commonly mea- sured in mass per unit

Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

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Search For Heavy, Neutral Gague Bosons Decaying To Boosted Top Quark Pairs At The LHC  

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pixel layer. For high energy muons the impact parametermatches in the muon chambers or energy depositions in thethe selected muon and the missing trans- verse energy of the

Babb, John

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Possible Lepton Decay Quiz  

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Posibles decaimientos del leptón Posibles decaimientos del leptón Cuestionario Volver Principal ESTOY PERDIDO!!! ¿Qué decaimientos de leptón son posibles? ¿Si responde no, diga por qué no? Ayuda: ¿Se conservan la energía, la carga, y número leptónico (electrones, muones, y partículas tau)? Respuesta (presione y mantenga): Si. Se conserva la energía, la carga, el número de electrones y partículas tau. Respuesta (presione y mantenga): No. El número del muones no se conserva. Respuesta (presione y mantenga): No. El número de muones y la carga no se conservan. Respuesta (presione y mantenga): Si. El número de parículas tau, la carga, y la energía se conservan. Respuesta (presione y mantenga): No. La energía no se conserva. La masa de un electrón es menor que la masa de un muón.

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A Lattice for a Hybrid Fast-Ramping Muon Accelerator to 750 GeV  

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We describe a lattice for accelerating muons from 375 GeV to 750 GeV. The lattice is a fast-ramping synchrotron with a mixture of fixed-field superconducting dipoles and warm dipoles, so as to have a high average bending field while still being able to rapidly change the average bending field as the beam momentum increases. For a 1.5 TeV center of mass muon collider, muons must be rapidly accelerated to 750 GeV. To accomplish this efficiently, we wish to make as many passes through the RF cavities as possible, while keeping the average RF gradients sufficiently high to avoid excess muon decays. A synchrotron where the magnets are very rapidly ramped has been envisioned as one option to accomplish this. The entire acceleration cycle takes place in less than 1 ms, presenting a technological challenge for the magnets. Clearly superconducting magnets cannot be ramped on this time scale, so instead room-temperature magnets will be ramped. To keep losses low, dipoles can use grain-oriented silicon steel, but quadrupoles will probably need to use more conventional steel, giving a lower maximum field for these high ramping rates. If we want to have a large average RF gradient and simultaneously make a large number of passes through the RF cavities, the average bending field must be high. To achieve such a large bending field while rapidly ramping magnets, it has been proposed to use a hybrid lattice consisting of interleaved superconducting dipoles and bipolar ramped dipoles. Due to the large single-bunch current and the relatively small apertures we desire (both because we would like to use high-frequency RF, and because power requirements and heating will be more reasonable for smaller aperture ramped magnets), collective effects are expected to be very significant. To reduce their effects, we propose to have strong synchrotron oscillations (a synchrotron tune of over 1). To have such a high synchrotron tune, a large number of superperiods are needed. Putting together all of these requirements, a set of requirements for a final acceleration stage for a muon collider has been proposed in Table 1. These basic requirements and some basics of the lattice structure for such a machine were decided upon at a workshop in April 2011 at the University of Mississippi, Oxford. Each superperiod consists of 6 arc cells, two sets of 2-cell dispersion suppressors, and three straight cells, for a total of 13 cells. Every cell has a FODO lattice structure. Each cell has a phase advance of {pi}/2 in both the horizontal and vertical planes. The magnets will have their fields ramped with time so as to keep the cell tunes constant. All dipole magnets are rectangular. The quadrupoles are split into two pieces to allow the eventual insertion of sextupoles for chromaticity correction. The arc cell is described, and its lattice functions are plotted. In the arc cells, the fields will be set to keep the on-energy closed orbit centered in the quadrupoles and in the drift at the center of each half cell. The behavior of the off-energy orbits is shown. At the energy extremes, the ramped fields take on the values given in Table 3.

Garren, A.A.; Berg, J.

2011-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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RELATIVE CYTOGENETIC EFFICIENCY OF MUONS AND ?- MESONS IN ZEA MAYS (L.)  

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...mesons and left the muons essentially unchanged...for about a 1-GeV energy loss. With about 2...to 5000 rads. The energy transfer of muons and 7r- mesons is known to be different. Muons deposit energy primarily through ionization...

Alexander Micke; Harold H. Smith; Robert G. Woodley; Alfred Mashke

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Proposal of the Method for Energy Measurements of Muons over 10 TeV  

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......energy determination method of high energy muons, which is based upon an observation...TeV. The uncertainty of the muon energy to be measured can be reduced if...the Editor paratus when a high energy muon in TeV region traverses through......

Tomonori Wada; Takashi Kitamura

1969-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The muon g-2: what does it tell us? Fred Jegerlehner  

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The muon g-2: what does it tell us? Fred Jegerlehner Institute of Physics, University of Silesia and prospects of physics of the muon anomalous magnetic mo- ment and its role it may play in the LHC era/Humboldt University Berlin F. Jegerlehner KWW LHC 2009, Warsaw, May 2010 #12;The muon anomalous magnetic moment 1. aµ

Röder, Beate

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MuON: Epidemic Based Mutual Anonymity Neelesh Bansod Ashish Malgi Byung Kyu Choi  

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MuON: Epidemic Based Mutual Anonymity Neelesh Bansod Ashish Malgi Byung Kyu Choi Jean Mayo Michigan investigation. This paper presents MuON, a protocol to achieve mu- tual anonymity in unstructured P2P networks. MuON lever- ages epidemic-style data dissemination to deal with the high churn (changes in system

Choi, Byung K.