Physics prospects for the SLAC B-Factory

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CP violation has been an enigma since its discovery in the decays of neutral kaons in 1964. The present version of the Standard Model can accommodate CP violation by means of a non-zero phase in the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix. However, CP violation in the kaon system occurs at the part per mille level and the Standard Model`s predictions for CP violation have not been conclusively tested. In contrast to the kaon system, B-mesons decay into a variety of final states, many of which could exhibit CP violation and therefore offer multiple tests of the Standard Model. Several large efforts currently ... continued below

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Coward, D.H. November 1, 1996.

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CP violation has been an enigma since its discovery in the decays of neutral kaons in 1964. The present version of the Standard Model can accommodate CP violation by means of a non-zero phase in the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix. However, CP violation in the kaon system occurs at the part per mille level and the Standard Model`s predictions for CP violation have not been conclusively tested. In contrast to the kaon system, B-mesons decay into a variety of final states, many of which could exhibit CP violation and therefore offer multiple tests of the Standard Model. Several large efforts currently are in progress to create dedicated experiments or factories which will provide large quantities of B-mesons which, in turn, should give large numbers of CP-violating decays. Here, a very brief presentation of the physics prospects for the SLAC B-Factory, now under construction, is presented.

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  • 28. international conference on high-energy physics, Warsaw (Poland), 25-31 Jul 1996

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  • Other: DE97007629
  • Report No.: SLAC-PUB--7358
  • Report No.: CONF-960765--53
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00515
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 486159
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675284

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Coward, D.H. Physics prospects for the SLAC B-Factory, article, November 1, 1996; Menlo Park, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675284/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.