Stored muon beams: The way forward in neutrino and Higgs physics

T. R. Edgecock, W. J. Murray

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Abstract

This paper describes the challenges and opportunities which stored muon beams present. The difficulties of obtaining appropriate intensities using high-power proton sources are discussed, including issues such as muon production and cooling. We show how a long-baseline neutrino experiment using a stored muon beam of some 20-50 GeV could allow measurements of the entire neutrino mixing matrix, including the CP-violating component. Furthermore, a muon collider presents an ideal way of studying the Higgs boson, particularly if supersymmetry is a useful description of nature. Again CP-violation in this sector, a very different region from the standard model, may be accessible.

LanguageEnglish
PagesR141-R189
Number of pages49
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Volume27
Issue number9
Early online date13 Aug 2001
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001
Externally publishedYes

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