July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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The REDTOP experiment: Rare Eta Decays with a TPC for Optical Photons

Aug 3, 2017, 1:46 PM
1 West (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

1 West

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Beyond Standard Model Beyond Standard Model


Prof. Corrado Gatto (INFN and NIU)


The $\eta$ meson is almost unique in the particle universe since it is a Goldstone boson and the dynamics of its decay are strongly constrained. Because the eta has no charge, decays that violate conservation laws can occur without interfering with a corresponding current. The integrated eta meson samples collected in earlier experiments have been about ~$10^9$ events, dominated by the WASA at Cosy experiment, limiting considerably the search for such rare decays. A new experiment, REDTOP, is being proposed at the proton booster of Fermilab with the intent of collecting more than $10^{13}$ triggers/year for studies of rare $\eta$ decays. Such statistics are sufficient for investigating several symmetry violations, and for searches for new particles beyond the Standard Model. The physics program, the accelerator systems and the detector for REDTOP will be discussed during the presentation.

Primary author

Prof. Corrado Gatto (INFN and NIU)


Michael Syphers (Northern Illinois University / Fermilab)

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