First Results from the SLAC Linear Collider and Mark II Detector

  • Patricia R. Burchat
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 50)


A first measurement of the Z 0 mass, total width, and partial width into invisible decay modes by the Mark II detector at the SLAC Linear Collider (SLC) is presented. The achieved luminosity of the SLC, beam diagnostic devices near the interaction point, and beam-related backgrounds are all discussed. The first Z 0 mass and width measurement with the SLC is the result of a determinatiion of the cross section for Z 0 production at six center-of-mass energies between 89.2 and 93.0 GeV. The measurements of the three quantities necessary to extract the Z 0 resonance parameters are described: the center-of-mass energy, the luminosity and the number of Z 0 bosons produced. Finally, the implications of the measured parameters and future improvements to the SLC physics program are discussed.


Monte Carlo Deflection Angle Drift Chamber Spectrometer Magnet Positron Beam 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia R. Burchat
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  1. 1.Santa Cruz Institute for Particle PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA

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