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Mu2e: A New Search for Charged Lepton Flavor Violation at Fermilab

November 18, 2013 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Presenter 
James Miller, Boston University
Location 
Building 203, Room R150
Type 
Seminar
Series 
Physics Division Seminar
Abstract:
Mu2e will search for coherent, neutrino-less conversion of muons into electrons in the field of a nucleus with sensitivity at the level of a few times 10-17, an improvement by a factor of 10,000 over existing limits. Such a charged lepton flavor-violating reaction probes new physics at a scale inaccessible with direct searches at either present or planned high energy colliders. The physics motivation for Mu2e will be presented along with general design considerations. Various sources of backgrounds and signal sensitivity in the conversion ratio measurement will also be discussed.