July 30, 2022 to August 6, 2022
Cliff Lodge
US/Mountain timezone

Design, construction, and vertical slice performance tests of the Mu2e straw tracker

Aug 5, 2022, 4:10 PM
Ballroom 3

Ballroom 3

Talk WG4: Muon Physics Joint Session


Richard Bonventre (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)


The Mu2e experiment will search for charge-lepton flavor violating (CLFV) muon to electron conversion. The signal for this process is a monoenergetic electron, and so a precise momentum measurement of the outgoing electron is required in order to reach the target 90% C.L. sensitivity of 8x10^-17. This is achieved in Mu2e using a low-mass cylindrical straw tracker operated in vacuum, consisting of 21,000 thin-wall mylar straws held at tension. The Mu2e tracker is now in production and will be completed by 2024. We will discuss the design and construction status, and show results from the first 576 straw 'plane' that has been under test since the beginning of 2021.

Attendance type In-person presentation

Primary author

Richard Bonventre (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)

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