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Title: The Next Linear Collider Design: NLC 2001

Abstract

Recent studies in elementary particle physics have made the need for an e{sup +}e{sup -} linear collider able to reach energies of 500 GeV and above with high luminosity more compelling than ever. Observations and measurements completed in the last five years at the SLC (SLAC), LEP (CERN), and the Tevatron (FNAL) can be explained only by the existence of at least one particle or interaction that has not yet been directly observed in experiment. The Higgs boson of the Standard Model could be that particle. The data point strongly to a mass for the Higgs boson that is just beyond the reach of existing colliders. This brings great urgency and excitement to the potential for discovery at the upgraded Tevatron early in this decade, and almost assures that later experiments at the LHC will find new physics. But the next generation of experiments to be mounted by the world-wide particle physics community must not only find this new physics, they must find out what it is. These experiments must also define the next important threshold in energy. The need is to understand physics at the TeV energy scale as well as the physics at the 100-GeV energy scale ismore » now understood. This will require both the LHC and a companion linear electron-positron collider.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
787172
Report Number(s):
SLAC-R-571
TRN: US0110441
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 21 Aug 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; DESIGN; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; FERMILAB TEVATRON; HIGGS BOSONS; LINEAR COLLIDERS; BEAM LUMINOSITY; STANDARD MODEL; ELECTRON-POSITRON COLLISIONS; HADRONS

Citation Formats

Larsen, Alberta. The Next Linear Collider Design: NLC 2001. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/787172.
Larsen, Alberta. The Next Linear Collider Design: NLC 2001. United States. doi:10.2172/787172.
Larsen, Alberta. Tue . "The Next Linear Collider Design: NLC 2001". United States. doi:10.2172/787172. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/787172.
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title = {The Next Linear Collider Design: NLC 2001},
author = {Larsen, Alberta},
abstractNote = {Recent studies in elementary particle physics have made the need for an e{sup +}e{sup -} linear collider able to reach energies of 500 GeV and above with high luminosity more compelling than ever. Observations and measurements completed in the last five years at the SLC (SLAC), LEP (CERN), and the Tevatron (FNAL) can be explained only by the existence of at least one particle or interaction that has not yet been directly observed in experiment. The Higgs boson of the Standard Model could be that particle. The data point strongly to a mass for the Higgs boson that is just beyond the reach of existing colliders. This brings great urgency and excitement to the potential for discovery at the upgraded Tevatron early in this decade, and almost assures that later experiments at the LHC will find new physics. But the next generation of experiments to be mounted by the world-wide particle physics community must not only find this new physics, they must find out what it is. These experiments must also define the next important threshold in energy. The need is to understand physics at the TeV energy scale as well as the physics at the 100-GeV energy scale is now understood. This will require both the LHC and a companion linear electron-positron collider.},
doi = {10.2172/787172},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {8}
}

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