22-28 July 2010
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

Performance of the MEG detector to search for mu+ --> e+ gamma decays at PSI

24 Jul 2010, 09:00
15m
Salle 252A ()

Salle 252A

Parallel Session Talk 13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP 13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP

Speaker

Dr Toshiyuki Iwamoto (The University of Tokyo)

Description

The MEG experiment, which searches for a rare muon decay, mu --> e gamma, to explore supersymmetric grand unification, has started physics run since 2008 at Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. Its innovative detector system, which consists of a 900 liter liquid xenon scintillation photon detector and a positron spectrometer with a superconducting magnet, drift chamber, and timing counter, enables orders of magnitude better sensitivity than previous experiments. The detector performance of the MEG experiment mainly at physics run in 2009 is described here in detail together with the detector calibration and monitoring methods.

Primary author

Dr Toshiyuki Iwamoto (The University of Tokyo)

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