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A τ-Charm Factory at CERN

  • Jasper Kirkby

Abstract

We advocate a new experiment at CERN which will perform an extensive programme of precise measurements to confront the Standard Model. The experiment will probe the fundamental constituents υτ, τ and c with a sensitivity which exceeds present data by two-to-three orders of magnitude and, in addition, will make a definitive search for the gluonic matter of QCD. The experiment involves a compact high-resolution detector of advanced technology, integrated with an intense e+e storage ring. The storage ring has a luminosity L = 1033 cm2 s−1 at √s = 5 GeV and delivers data samples per year of 107 τ+τ, 107 c\(\bar c\) or 1010 J/ψ events, with very low backgrounds. The experiment makes extensive use of present CERN infra-structure, such as the LEP e+e injector (LIL, EPA and PS), the ISR transfer tunnels and the ISR experimental area. The experiment can be constructed within a three year period at an estimated cost of 44 MSF for the storage ring and 29 MSF for the detector.

Keywords

Storage Ring Proton Synchrotron Fundamental Constituent Hardware Trigger Gluonic Matter 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jasper Kirkby
    • 1
  1. 1.CERNGeneva 23Switzerland

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