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


  • Author: Ayres, D.S.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Argonne National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Illinois


  • Creation: 1982-01-01


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: Pages: 16


  • Keyword: Document Types
  • STI Subject Categories: 72 Physics Of Elementary Particles And Fields
  • Keyword: Baryons
  • Keyword: Data
  • Keyword: Scintillation Counters 645101* -- High Energy Physics-- Particle Interactions & Properties-Experimental-- Electromagnetic Interactions & Properties
  • Keyword: Protons
  • Keyword: Hadrons
  • Keyword: Nucleons
  • Keyword: Reviews
  • Keyword: Radiation Detectors
  • Keyword: Particle Decay
  • Keyword: Elementary Particles
  • Keyword: Experiment Planning
  • Keyword: Planning
  • Keyword: Experimental Data
  • Keyword: Lifetime
  • Keyword: Numerical Data
  • Keyword: Decay
  • Keyword: Measuring Methods
  • Keyword: Information
  • Keyword: Liquid Scintillation Detectors
  • Keyword: Measuring Instruments
  • Keyword: Fermions


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


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • 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
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1112452


  • Display Note: NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.