PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 282 - 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2016) - Poster Session
A High Efficiency Cosmic Ray Veto for the Mu2e Experiment
E. Dukes,* R. Ehrlich On behalf of the Mu2e Collaboration
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: February 06, 2017
Published on: April 19, 2017
The Mu2e experiment will study charged lepton flavor violation by searching for a neutrinoless, coherent conversion of a mu- to an e-. Such a process will result in an electron of 105 MeV energy. A major background source comes from cosmic-ray muons which can produce electrons that mimic these conversion electrons at a rate of approximately one per day. An active veto detector surrounding the apparatus will be used to detect incoming cosmic-ray muons.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.282.0789
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