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Fermion masses and anomalous dipole moments

Description: Fermion mass generation via quantum loops is briefly described. The potential for large anomalous dipole moments, {delta}a{sub f} {approx_equal} m{sub f}{sup 2}/M{sup 2}, in such schemes is demonstrated. Implications for the muon`s anomalous magnetic moment as well as the top quark`s chromo and electroweak moments are discussed.
Date: August 1, 1995
Creator: Marciano, W.J.
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A high energy physics perspective

Description: The status of the Standard model and role of symmetry in its development are reviewed. Some outstanding problems are surveyed and possible solutions in the form of additional {open_quotes}Hidden Symmetries {close_quotes} are discussed. Experimental approaches to uncover {open_quotes}New Physics{close_quotes} associated with those symmetries are described with emphasis on high energy colliders. An outlook for the future is given.
Date: January 13, 1997
Creator: Marciano, W. J.
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Higgs resonance studies at the First Muon Collider

Description: Higgs resonance signals and backgrounds at the First Muon Collider are discussed. Effects due to beam polarization and background angular distributions (forward-backward charge asymmetries) are examined. The utility of those features for improving precision measurements and narrow resonance ``discovery`` scans is described.
Date: December 1997
Creator: Kamal, B.; Marciano, W. J. & Parsa, Z.
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Resonant Higgs enhancement at the First Muon Collider

Description: The effect of beam polarization on Higgs resonance signals and backgrounds (b{anti b}, {tau}{anti {tau}}, c{anti c}) at the First Muon Collider is studied. Angular distributions (forward-backward charge asymmetries) are examined. The resulting effective enhancement of the Higgs signal relative to the background is investigated as is the reduction in scan time required for Higgs discovery.
Date: March 1, 1998
Creator: Kamal, B.; Marciano, W.J. & Parsa, Z.
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Physics goals of the next linear collider

Description: We present the prospects for the next generation of high-energy physics experiments with electron-positron colliding beams. This report summarizes the current status of the design and technological basis of a linear collider of center of mass energy 500 GeV-1.5 TeV, and the opportunities for high-energy physics experiments that this machine is expected to open. 132 refs., 54 figs., 14 tabs.
Date: May 1, 1996
Creator: Kuhlman, S.; Marciano, W.J.; Gunion, J. F.; Group, NLC ZDR Design & Group, NLC Physics Working
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Letter of intent: a muon to electron conversion experiment at Fermilab

Description: We are writing this letter to express our interest in pursuing an experiment at Fermilab to search for neutrinoless conversion of muons into electrons in the field of a nucleus, which is a lepton flavor-violating (LFV) reaction. The sensitivity goal of this experiment represents an improvement of more than a factor of 10,000 over existing limits. It would provide the most sensitive test of LFV, a unique and essential window on new physics unavailable at the high energy frontier. We present a conceptual scheme that would exploit the existing Fermilab Accumulator and Debuncher rings to generate the required characteristics of the primary proton beam. The proposal requires only modest modifications to the accelerator complex beyond those already planned for the NOvA experiment, with which this experiment would be fully compatible; however, it could also benefit significantly from possible upgrades such as the 'Project X' linac. We include the conceptual design of the muon beam and the experimental apparatus, which use the previously proposed MECO experiment as a starting point.
Date: September 1, 2007
Creator: Carey, R.M.; Lynch, K.R.; Miller, J.P.; Roberts, B.L.; U., /Boston; Marciano, W.J. et al.
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Proposal to search for mu- N -> e- N with a single event sensitivity below 10 -16

Description: We propose a new experiment, Mu2e, to search for charged lepton flavor violation with unprecedented sensitivity. We will measure the ratio of the coherent neutrinoless conversion in the field of a nucleus of a negatively charged muon into an electron to the muon capture process: R{sub {mu}e} = {mu}{sup -} + A(Z,N) {yields} e{sup -} + A(Z,N)/{mu}{sup -} + A(Z,N) {yields} {nu}{sub {mu}} + A(Z-1, N), with a sensitivity R{sub {mu}e} {le} 6 x 10{sup -17} at 90% CL. This is almost a four order-of-magnitude improvement over the existing limit. The observation of such a process would be unambiguous evidence of physics beyond the Standard Model. Since the discovery of the muon in 1936, physicists have attempted to answer I.I. Rabi's famous question: 'Who ordered that?' Why is there a muon? What role does it play in the larger questions of why there are three families and flavors of quarks, leptons, and neutrinos? We know quarks mix through a mechanism described by the Cabbibo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix, which has been studied for forty years. Neutrino mixing has been observed in the last decade, but mixing among the family of charged leptons has never been seen. The current limits are of order 10{sup -11} - 10{sup -13} so the process is rare indeed. Why is such an experiment important and timely? A major motivation for experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the possible observation of supersymmetric particles in the TeV mass range. Many of these supersymmetric models predict a {mu}-e conversion signal at R{sub {mu}e} {approx} 10{sup -15}. We propose to search for {mu}-e conversion at a sensitivity that exceeds this by more than an order of magnitude. The LHC may not be able to conclusively distinguish among supersymmetric models, so Mu2e will provide invaluable information should the LHC observe a ...
Date: October 1, 2008
Creator: Carey, R.M.; Lynch, K.R.; Miller, J.P.; Roberts, B.L.; U., /Boston; Marciano, W.J. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department