Radiative Decay Counter for Active Background Identification in MEG II Experiment

  • Ryoto IwaiEmail author
  • Kei Ieki
  • Ryu Sawada
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 212)


The Radiative Decay Counter (RDC) is a key ingredient in the MEG II experiment. The sensitivity of the \(\mu ^{+} \rightarrow e^{+}\gamma \) branching ratio will be improved by 16\(\%\) by identifying a photon from a radiative muon decay, which is the dominant background source of the search.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ICEPPThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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