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The production of {pi}{sup {+-}}, K{sup {+-}}, p, k{sup 0} and {Lambda}{sup 0} in hadronic Z{sup 0} decays

Description: The authors have measured production fractions and spectra for {pi}{sup {+-}}, K{sup {+-}} and p, and production spectra for K{sup 0} and {Lambda}{sup 0} in both hadronic Z{sup 0} decays and a Z{sup 0} {yields} light quark (uds) subset at SLD. The SLD Cherenkov Ring Imaging Detector was used to identify charged hadrons. The CCD vertex detector was used to select the enriched uds sample. For the global sample, the results are consistent with previous experiments. The authors observe a clear flavor dependence in production spectra, but only a small effect in hadron fractions and {xi} = ln(1/x{sub p}) peak positions.
Date: August 1, 1995
Creator: Baird, K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Search for new phenomena in CDF-I: Z{prime}, W{prime} and leptoquarks

Description: We present the latest results of CDF searches for Z{prime}, W{prime} and leptoquarks. Using about 70pb{sup -1} data from 1992-95 CDF runs, we have searched for Z{prime} {yields} l{sup +}l{sup -}, W{prime} {yields} WZ and pairs of second generation scalar leptoquark, S{sub 2}. We find no evidence for these new particles, and set new mass limits at 95% CL. We exclude M{sub Z{prime}} < 650 GeV/c{sup 2}, 205 < M{prime}{sub W} < 400 GeV/c{sup 2}, and M{sub S2} < 180 GeV/c{sup 2} for {beta} = 1 and M{sub S2} < 141 GeV/c{sup 2} for {beta} = 0.5. Two interesting strange events are also shown.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Park, S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Strong interaction physics with pions at LAMPF: Report of the study group on future opportunities at LAMPF

Description: The LAMPF accelerator, with its high-intensity teams of pions and array of high-resolution spectrometers, provides opportunities for investigations of nuclear structure as well as of strong-interaction hadron dynamics. During operation of LAMPF as a national users facility, Nuclear Physics has undergone an evolution in the way it pictures nuclei: from a system of nucleons interacting through potentials to a system of mutually coupled nucleons, {Delta}(1232)`s, and mesons. While nuclear physics is in the midst of yet another shift of paradigm, with quarks and gluons playing a central role, the traditional picture still has great predictive power, and LAMPF has new opportunities to contribute to solving problems of current interest. At the same time, LAMPF is poised to make important contributions to the evolving area of nonperturbative QCD, where we will be learning how to connect phenomena at large momentum transfer to those at lower momentum scales. where the physically observable hadrons are the natural degrees of freedom. Within the traditional area, exploration of nuclei having extreme ratios of neutron/proton number is of growing interest in a variety of contexts, including astrophysics. Pion double charge exchange (the ({pi}{sup {plus_minus}}, {pi}{sup {plus_minus}}) processes) can produce proton-rich nuclei such as {sup 9}C, {sup 10}C, and {sup 11}N as well as neutron-rich nuclei such as {sup 10}He, {sup 11}Li, {sup 14}Be, and {sup 17}B. With spectrometers available for analyzing the outgoing pion spectra, one can study interesting and controversial modes of motion (soft-dipole modes) and obtain angular distributions that explore the spatial extent of neutron halos.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Johnson, M.B. & Matthews, J.L.
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Search for exotic particles at CDF

Description: CDF has searched for 2nd generation leptoquarks, new gauge bosons W{prime} and Z{prime}, axigluons, excited quarks, color octet technirhos and E{sub 6} diquarks. We place the most stringent limits on direct production of these exotic particles.
Date: February 1, 1995
Creator: Harris, R.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment at the AGS. Physics design report

Description: The authors present a design for a multi-detector long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment at the BNL AGS. It has been approved by the BNL-HENP-PAC as AGS Experiment 889. The experiment will search for oscillations in the {nu}{sub {mu}}, disappearance channel and the {nu}{sub {mu}} {leftrightarrow} {nu}{sub e} appearance channel by means of four identical neutrino detectors located 1, 3, 24, and 68km from the AGS neutrino source. Observed depletion of the {nu}{sub {mu}} flux (via quasi-elastic muon neutrino events, {nu}{sub {mu}}n {yields} {mu}{sup {minus}}p) in the far detectors not attended by an observed proportional increase of the {nu}{sub e} flux (via quasi-elastic electron neutrino events, {nu}{sub e}n {yields} e{sup {minus}}p) in those detectors will be prima facie evidence for the oscillation channel {nu}{sub {mu}} {leftrightarrow} {nu}{sub {tau}}. The experiment is directed toward exploration of the region of the neutrino oscillation parameters {Delta}m{sup 2} and sin{sup 2}2{theta}, suggested by the Kamiokande and IMB deep underground detectors but it will also explore a region more than two orders of magnitude larger than that of previous accelerator experiments. The experiment will run in a mode new to BNL. It will receive the fast extracted proton beam on the neutrino target approximately 20 hours per day when the AGS is not filling RHIC. A key aspect of the experimental design involves placing the detectors 1.5 degrees off the center line of the neutrino beam, which has the important advantage that the central value of the neutrino energy ({approx} 1 GeV) and the beam spectral shape are, to a good approximation, the same in all four detectors. The proposed detectors are massive, imaging, water Cherenkov detectors similar in large part to the Kamiokande and IMB detectors. The design has profited from their decade-long experience, and from the detector designs of the forthcoming SNO and SuperKamiokande ...
Date: April 1, 1995
Creator: Beavis, D.; Carroll, A.; Chiang, I. & Collaboration, E889
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D0 search for new phenomena

Description: Presented here are the results from three searches for non-standard model particles using approximately 13 pb{sup {minus}1} of data taken with the D0 detector at Fermilab`s Tevatron, a p{bar p} collider operating at center-of-mass energy {radical}s=1.8 TeV. A heavy right-handed W, predicted by left-right symmetric theories, is excluded at 95% confidence level with mass between 200 GeV/c{sup 2} and 540 GeV/c{sup 2}, for a right-handed neutrino mass less than 100 GeV/c{sup 2}, regardless of the decay-properties of the neutrino, and assuming the W{sub R}`s couplings and C-K-M matrix are the same as the standard model W. Stricter limits are given on the right-handed neutrino mass for W{sub R} masses near the upper limit, and for specific assumptions on the right-handed neutrino decay modes. A 95% confidence-level limit on the cross-section p{bar p} {yields} W{sub 1}Z{sub 2} {yields} 3 leptons, where {sub 1}, is the lightest supersymmetric partner of the charged vector bosom and charged higgs and Z{sub 2} is the second lightest supersymmetric partner of the Z, {gamma}, and neutral higgs, ranging from 3 pb for M{sub w1}, =45 GeV/c{sup 2} to 1 pb for M{sub W1}=100 GeV/c{sup 2} is presented, assuming mass relations between the supersymmetric particles predicted by a popular supergravity inspired model. Third, a 95% confidence-level limit on the mass of the supersymmetric partner of the gluon of 144 GeV/c{sup 2}, if the supersymmetric partner of the quarks are very heavy, or 212 GeV/c{sup 2}, if they have equal masses, is presented within the framework of the same popular model.
Date: May 1, 1995
Creator: Eno, S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Low energy supersymmetry phenomenology

Description: The authors summarize the current status and future prospects for low energy (weak scale) supersymmetry. In particular, they evaluate the capabilities of various e{sup +}e{sup {minus}}, p{anti p} and pp colliders to discover evidence for supersymmetric particles. Furthermore, assuming supersymmetry is discovered, they discuss capabilities of future facilities to disentangle the anticipated spectrum of superparticles, and, via precision measurements, to test mass and coupling parameters for comparison with various theoretical expectations. They comment upon the complementarity of proposed hadron and e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} machines for a comprehensive study of low energy supersymmetry.
Date: March 1, 1995
Creator: Baer, H.; Chen, C.H. & Bartl, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Theoretical aspects of light meson spectroscopy

Description: In this pedagogical review the authors discuss the theoretical understanding of light hadron spectroscopy in terms of QCD and the quark model. They begin with a summary of the known and surmised properties of QCD and confinement. Following this they review the nonrelativistic quark potential model for q{anti q} mesons and discuss the quarkonium spectrum and methods for identifying q{anti q} states. Finally, they review theoretical expectations for non-q{anti q} states (glueballs, hybrids and multiquark systems) and the status of experimental candidates for these states.
Date: December 31, 1995
Creator: Barnes, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

PHOBOS experiment at RHIC

Description: The study of relativistic heavy nuclei collisions at RHIC opens a new area of physics--the physics of hadronic matter at very high energy densities. The conditions necessary to create a new state of matter, never before seen in the laboratory, may be reached. It gives a chance to study the quantum chromodynamics predictions of the phase transition from hadronic matter to a quark-gluon plasma. The PHOBOS experiment will investigate almost all predicted signals of the QGP formation. General event properties (angular distribution of charged particles, total multiplicity) will be combined with detailed information on particles emitted in the central rapidity region (particle ratios {pi}/K/p, p{sub t} spectra, correlations, {phi} meson properties). Similar studies will be done also in the other three experiments at RHIC, but there are many important observables for which PHOBOS will provide unique information. The multiplicity detector covers almost a full phase space, recording all charged particles with pseudorapidities {vert_bar}{eta}{vert_bar} {le} 5.4. In the PHOBOS spectrometer particles emitted in the central rapidity region will be measured and identified starting from lowest transverse momenta (20 MeV/c for pions). The high rate unbiased trigger gives a chance to see unpredicted phenomena and enables the study of very rare processes that require large statistics. The measurements of the converting photons planned for some runs will be used to study the {pi}{sup 0}/({pi}{sup +} + {pi}{sup {minus}}) ratio in selected phase space intervals.
Date: December 1, 1995
Creator: Wozniak, K. & Collaboration, PHOBOS
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Integrated readout electronics for the PbWO{sub 4} photon spectrometer

Description: The PbWO{sub 4} calorimeter of the ALICE detector is designed to detect the prompt photons to provide direct information on the partonic, early phases of the heavy-ion interaction. The goal is to measure all the photons over a large enough solid angle to reconstruct both {pi}{sup 0}`s and {eta}`s. A proposed readout system for the ALICE PbWO{sub 4} photon spectrometer is presented. In one proposed implementation, light will be detected from each end of the crystals by PIN photodiodes and this signal will be amplified by charge-sensitive amplifiers. The 73,728 channel readout system will accept the preamplifier signals and deliver digitized data to the data collection modules. A readout board will consist of 8-channel, custom front-end chips which form energy and timing signals, and board-level control and communication circuits. Many of the subcircuits proposed for this spectrometer have been developed for use in other applications. The performance of these circuits is shown.
Date: December 31, 1995
Creator: Simpson, M.L.; Alley, G.T. & Awes, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Searches for new gauge bosons using the D0 detector

Description: We present the results of searches for additional gauge bosons beyond the W and Z bosons using the 1992-1993 Tevatron data set collected with the D0 detector. The signatures studied are W{prime} {yields} e{nu}, W{prime} {yields} {tau}{nu} with {tau} {yields} e{nu}{bar {nu}}, assuming stable neutrinos; W{sub R} {yields} e + X and W{sub R} {yields} eejj, assuming massive neutrinos; and Z{prime} {yields} ee. Lower limits on the W{prime} mass and Z{prime} mass at the 95% confidence level, and the mass exclusion contour in the W{sub R} mass vs. neutrino mass plane are presented.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Abachi, S.; Abbott, B. & Abolins, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Observation of the top quark

Description: Top quark production is observed in {bar p}p collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron. The Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) and D{O} observe signals consistent with t{bar t} to WWb{bar b}, but inconsistent with the background prediction by 4.8{sigma} (CDF), 4.6a (D{O}). Additional evidence for the top quark Is provided by a peak in the reconstructed mass distribution. The kinematic properties of the excess events are consistent with the top quark decay. They measure the top quark mass to be 176{plus_minus}8(stat.){plus_minus}10(sys.) GeV/c{sup 2} (CDF), 199{sub -21}{sup +19}(stat.){plus_minus}22(sys.) GeV/c{sup 2} (D{O}), and the t{bar t} production cross section to be 6.8{sub -2.4}{sup +3.6}pb (CDF), 6.4{plus_minus}2.2 pb (D{O}).
Date: August 1, 1995
Creator: Kim, S.B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Searches for SUSY by CDF

Description: Data from proton-antiproton collisions at center-of-mass energy of 1.8 TeV are searched for evidence of SUSY particles. One analysis looks for the three-lepton final state from chargino-neutralino production. No events are observed. Another analysis looks for three or more jets and large missing energy as a signal of squark or gluino pair production. No significant excess of data above background is observed. The results of these searches are to extend limits on SUSY models beyond previous limits within a restricted parameter space of the models.
Date: June 26, 1995
Creator: Hauser, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The mechanism of open-flavor strong decays

Description: In this contribution the author discusses models of two-body strong hadron decays. These models are expected to play a vital role in future attempts to identify unconventional hadrons such as glueballs and hybrids, through accurate predictions of the decay modes of conventional q{anti q} states. First, he reviews the most commonly used decay model, which is the {sup 3}P{sub 0} model developed by Micu and LeYaouanc et al., and show some of its successful predictions. Predictions of the {sup 3}P{sub 0} model for some newly discovered states are also given. Finally he discusses some attempts to identify the fundamental QCD process which underlies q{anti q} pair production in the {sup 3}P{sub 0} model. His results indicate that the dominant q{anti q} pair production process is usually pair production through the linear scalar confining interaction. Pair production from OGE in most cases is found to be a smaller amplitude, with the notable exception of {sup 3}P{sub 0} {yields} {sup 1}S{sub 0} decays such as f{sub 0}(q{anti q}) {yields} {pi}{pi}.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Barnes, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Panel discussion on the future of hadron spectroscopy

Description: This contribution addresses two of the questions which were submitted to the panel on future developments in light hadron spectroscopy. Specifically, these were the extent to which glueball spectroscopy should be explored and how far it is appropriate to continue experimental studies of the light hadron spectrum. The authors suggest that at a minimum three particular glueball states should be identified, that hybrids should also be identified, and that experiments on hadrons should continue for as long as the theoretical community remains unable to predict their outcome.
Date: December 31, 1995
Creator: Barnes, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pion-pion correlations in Au+Au collisions at AGS energy

Description: Pion-pion correlation functions have been measured in Au+Au collisions at 10.8 GeV/c per nucleon by the E877 collaboration. The width of the peak in the correlation function for identical pions, which is related to the source size, shows a dependence on pion momenta and on the orientation of the reaction plane.
Date: December 31, 1995
Creator: Miskowiec, D. & Collaboration, The E877
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Observation of the top quark

Description: The D{O} collaboration reports on a search for the Standard Model top quark in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron, with an integrated luminosity of approximately 50 pb{sup -1}. We have searched for t{bar t} production in the dilepton and single-lepton decay channels, with and without tagging of b quark jets. We observe 17 events with an expected background of 3.8 {+-} 0.6 events. The probability for an upward fluctuation of the background to produce the observed signal is 2 x 10{sup -6} (equivalent to 4.6 standard deviations). The kinematic properties of the excess events are consistent with top quark decay. We conclude that we have observed the top quark and measure its mass to be 199{sub -21}{sup +19} (stat.) {+-}22 (syst.) GeV/c{sup 2}1 and its production cross section to be 6.4 {+-} 2.2 pb. Other decay channels are under study such as the t{bar t} to all-jets channel which might yield additional information about the top quark.
Date: October 1, 1995
Creator: Bantly, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experimental overview of axion searches

Description: Experimental methods to search for the ``invisible axion`` (f{sub a} {much_gt} 250 GeV) are reviewed. The report focuses on the axion-photon coupling, both for laboratory experiments as well as those looking for stellar or cosmologically produced axions. The conclusion is that while the axion-photon mixing in principle would permit laboratory axion searches which are broadband in mass, in fact no such experiment could have the sensitivity to the axion, where m{sub afa} {approx} m{sub {pi}f{pi}}. The only experiments which promise to have any chance to find the axion are the microwave cavity experiments, which presume axions to constitute our galactic halo dark matter. The conversion of axions into a monochromatic microwave signal in a resonant circuit affords the experiment the extraordinary sensitivity required to see the axion, at the expense of being narrow-band in mass, i.e. a tuning experiment. Two such efforts are underway in the world.
Date: June 28, 1995
Creator: van Bibber, K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Top physics at D0

Description: The D0 collaboration reports on the observation of the Standard Model top quark in p{anti p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron. The authors have searched for t{anti t} production with an integrated luminosity of approximately 50 pb{sup {minus}1} in the dilepton and single-lepton decay channels, with and without tagging of b quark jets. They observe 17 events with an expected background of 3.8 {+-} 0.6 events. The probability for an upward fluctuation of the background to produce the observed signal is 2 {times} 10{sup {minus}6} (equivalent to 4.6 standard deviations). The kinematic properties of the excess events are consistent with top quark decay. They measure the top quark mass to be 199{sub {minus}21}{sup +19} (stat.) {sub {minus}21}{sup +14} (syst.) GeV/c{sup 2} and its production cross section to be 6.4 {+-} 2.2 pb. D0 also sees a hadronic W mass peak (W {yields} jj) in the t{bar t} data events. Preliminary results from multivariate analyses and from the t{bar t} data events. Preliminary results from multivariate analyses and from the t{bar t} {yields} all-jets channel are discussed. Preliminary determination of the top quark mass using dilepton events yields 145 {+-} 25 (stat.) {+-}20 (syst.) GeV/C{sup 2}.
Date: September 1, 1995
Creator: Klima, B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Precision measurements in supersymmetry

Description: Supersymmetry is a promising framework in which to explore extensions of the standard model. If candidates for supersymmetric particles are found, precision measurements of their properties will then be of paramount importance. The prospects for such measurements and their implications are the subject of this thesis. If charginos are produced at the LEP II collider, they are likely to be one of the few available supersymmetric signals for many years. The author considers the possibility of determining fundamental supersymmetry parameters in such a scenario. The study is complicated by the dependence of observables on a large number of these parameters. He proposes a straightforward procedure for disentangling these dependences and demonstrate its effectiveness by presenting a number of case studies at representative points in parameter space. In addition to determining the properties of supersymmetric particles, precision measurements may also be used to establish that newly-discovered particles are, in fact, supersymmetric. Supersymmetry predicts quantitative relations among the couplings and masses of superparticles. The author discusses tests of such relations at a future e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} linear collider, using measurements that exploit the availability of polarizable beams. Stringent tests of supersymmetry from chargino production are demonstrated in two representative cases, and fermion and neutralino processes are also discussed.
Date: May 1, 1995
Creator: Feng, J.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Elementary particle interactions. Progress report, October 1, 1994--September 30, 1995

Description: This year has been a busy and demanding one with completion of a long SLD run, much progress on light quark states from E-687 resulting in strong evidence for two new states, observation in E-144 of non-linear Compton scattering (multiphoton absorption by electrons) up to N-4 and initial evidence for e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} pair production in Compton process. The authors have also made considerable progress toward preparation for a n-{bar n} oscillation experiment and have carried out experimental studies of quartz fiber calorimetry for SLD polarimeter and forward calorimeter for CMS and LHC including a thorough set of gamma ray and neutron radiation damage studies on quartz fiber. Two graduate students received their Ph.D.s this year, Kathy Danyo Blackett on data from Fermilab E-687 and Sharon White on SLD radiative Bhabha scattering.
Date: October 1, 1995
Creator: Bugg, W.M.; Condo, G.T.; Handler, T.; Hart, E.L.; Read, K.; Siopsis, G. et al.
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Search for anomalous WW and WZ production at D0

Description: We present a preliminary result from a search for anomalous WW and WZ production in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.8 TeV using p{bar p} {yields} e{nu}jj events observed during the 1992-1993 run of the Fermilab Tevatron collider. A fit to the p{sub T} spectrum of W(e{nu}) yields direct limits on the CP-conserving anomalous WW{gamma} and WWZ coupling parameters of -0.89 < {Delta}{kappa} < 1.07 ({lambda} = 0) and -0.66 < {lambda} < 0.67 ({Delta}{kappa} = 0) at the 95% confidence level, assuming that the WWZ coupling parameters are equal to the WW{gamma} coupling parameters, and a form factor scale {Lambda} = 1.5 TeV.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Abachi, S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Search for first and second generation leptoquarks at D0

Description: A search for first and second generation pair produced scalar leptoquarks has been done with the DO detector at Fermilab`s p{bar p} machine with {radical}s = 1.8 TeV. Leptoquarks are assumed to be strictly generational; for example, a first generation leptoquark couples only to the electron, its neutrino, and the u and d quarks. 95% C.L. mass limits of 133 GeV/c{sup 2} and 120 GeV/c{sup 2} for respective 100% and 50% decay branching ratios to electron plus quark for first generation scalar leptoquarks have been published. The preliminary results of a search for second generation scalar leptoquarks in the absence of a signal are mass limits of 111 GeV/c{sup 2} and 89 GeV/c{sup 2} for 100% and 50% decay branching ratios to muon plus quark. A feature of these mass limits is that they are independent of the unknown coupling of the leptoquark to leptons and quarks. The detection for e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} and e-p machines depends on the strength of this coupling.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Abachi, S.; Abbott, B. & Abolins, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary results from IMB3 muon/electron identification tests at KEK

Description: A test has been conducted at KEK, Japan using beams of electrons and muons in a 1 kiloton water Cherenkov detector instrumented with IMB3 phototubes and electronics to evaluate IMB`s algorithms for identifying electrons and muons. This identification is important because the IMB3 detector`s results on the atmospheric neutrino anomaly depend on the proper identification of the electrons and muons produced in neutrino charged-current interactions. Preliminary results are presented.
Date: September 1, 1995
Creator: Bratton, C.B.; Breault, J. & Conner, Z.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department