4-12 July 2018
Europe/Athens timezone
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The quest for $\mu \to e \gamma$ and its experimental limiting factors at future high intensity muon beams

11 Jul 2018, 15:30
Room 1

Room 1


Francesco Renga


The search for the Lepton Flavor Violating decay $\mu \to e \gamma$ exploits the most intense continuous muon beams, which can currently deliver $\sim 10^8$ muons per second. In the next decade, accelerator upgrades are expected in various facilities, making it feasible to have continuous beams with an intensity of $10^9$ or even $10^{10}$ muons per second. We investigate the experimental limiting factors that will define the ultimate performances, and hence the sensitivity, in the search for $\mu \to e \gamma$ with a continuous beam at these extremely high rates. We then consider some conceptual detector designs and evaluate the corresponding sensitivity as a function of the beam intensity.

Primary authors

Francesco Renga Gianluca Cavoto (Sapienza Universita e INFN, Roma I (IT)) Angela Papa Emanuele Ripiccini (UNIGE) Cecilia Voena (Sapienza Universita e INFN, Roma I (IT))

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