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Mu2e Document 3245-v4

The Mu2e Experiment (for Nufact2013)

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Mu2e-doc-3245-v4
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Zhengyun You
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Zhengyun You
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12 Aug 2013, 03:43
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19 Aug 2013, 09:53
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The Mu2e collaboration will search for coherent, neutrino-less conversion of muons into electrons in the field of a nucleus with sensitivity of one detected event for a branching fraction of ~2x10-17; this would improve on the existing upper limit by a factor of ~104. Such a lepton flavor-violating reaction probes new physics at a scale inaccessible to direct searches at either currently operating or planned high-energy colliders. The experiment both complements and extends the current studies at MEG and at the LHC. I will present the physics motivation for Mu2e and describe the design of the muon source and the experiment itself. I will also discuss the sources of background to the conversion signal and the expected performance of the experiment.
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