July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

Normalizing to the Number of Stopped Muons in the Mu2e Experiment

Aug 2, 2017, 1:30 PM
IARC Building (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

IARC Building

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Particle Detectors Particle Detectors


Dr Nam Tran (Boston University, Depatrment of Physics)


The Mu2e experiment aims to search for coherent, neutrino-less muon-to-electron conversion in aluminum at a single event sensitivity of 3E-17, a factor of 10,000 improvement from the current experimental limit. In order to achieve this goal, the denominator of the branching ratio, i.e. the number of muons captured in the aluminum stopping target, must be measured to a precision of 10%. A sub-system of the Mu2e experiment, called the Stopping Target Monitor (STM), will measure the X-rays and gamma rays emitted as muons are captured in the stopping target. The proposed method, simulation results of detector performance, and baseline design will be described.

Primary author

Dr Nam Tran (Boston University, Depatrment of Physics)


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