skip to main content

SciTech ConnectSciTech Connect

Title: Heavy photon search experiment at JLAB

The Heavy Photon Search (HPS) experiment in Hall-B at Jefferson Lab will search for new heavy vector boson(s), aka 'heavy photons', in the mass range of 20 MeV/c{sup 2} to 1000 MeV/c{sup 2} using the scattering of high energy, high intensity electron beams off a high Z target. The proposed measurements will cover the region of parameter space favored by the muon g-2 anomaly, and will explore a significant region of parameter space, not only at large couplings (α′/α > 10{sup −7}), but also in the regions of small couplings, down to α′/α∼10{sup −10}. The excellent vertexing capability of the Si-tracker uniquely enables HPS to cover the small coupling region. Also, HPS will search for heavy photons in an alternative to the e{sup +}e{sup −} decay mode, in the heavy photon's decay to μ{sup +}μ−.
Authors:
 [1] ;
  1. Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22280669
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1563; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Workshop to explore physics opportunities with intense, polarized electron beams at 50-300 MeV, Cambridge, MA (United States), 14-16 Mar 2013; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CEBAF ACCELERATOR; ELECTRON BEAMS; INELASTIC SCATTERING; INTERMEDIATE VECTOR BOSONS; MEV RANGE; MUONS MINUS; MUONS PLUS; PARTICLE DECAY; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; PHOTONS; POSITRONS; REST MASS; SI SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS