Planning for the next generation of proton-decay experiments in the United States

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There are now three well-developed proposals for new proton decay detectors to be built in the United States. These are the 1000 to 5000-ton Soudan 2 tracking calorimeter, the 1400-ton Homestake II liquid scintillator Tracking Spectrometer, and the 2500-ton University of Pennsylvania liquid-scintillator - proportional-drift-cell calorimeter. These proposals were reviewed by the Department of Energy Technical Assessment Panel on Proton Decay in February 1982. I shall describe the Soudan and Pennsylvania proposals, present the latest results from the 31-ton Soudan 1 experiment, and discuss the recommendations of the DOE Panel. Following these recommendations, a one-week workshop, to be held at ... continued below

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Ayres, D.S. January 1, 1982.

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There are now three well-developed proposals for new proton decay detectors to be built in the United States. These are the 1000 to 5000-ton Soudan 2 tracking calorimeter, the 1400-ton Homestake II liquid scintillator Tracking Spectrometer, and the 2500-ton University of Pennsylvania liquid-scintillator - proportional-drift-cell calorimeter. These proposals were reviewed by the Department of Energy Technical Assessment Panel on Proton Decay in February 1982. I shall describe the Soudan and Pennsylvania proposals, present the latest results from the 31-ton Soudan 1 experiment, and discuss the recommendations of the DOE Panel. Following these recommendations, a one-week workshop, to be held at Argonne in June, will focus on the optimization of techniques for future experiments.

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  • 3. workshop on grand unification, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 15 Apr 1982

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  • Other: DE83010741
  • Report No.: ANL-HEP-CP-82-17
  • Report No.: CONF-820466-3
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6297535
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Ayres, D.S. Planning for the next generation of proton-decay experiments in the United States, article, January 1, 1982; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1112452/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.