Volume 402 - The 22nd International Workshop on Neutrinos from Accelerators (NuFact2021) - All Sessions
MEG II experiment status and prospect
M. Meucci*  on behalf of the MEG-II collaboration
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Published on: March 31, 2022
Abstract
The MEG~II experiment at Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland aims to achieve a sensitivity of $6\times10^{-14}$ on the charged lepton flavor violating decay $\mu^+\to e^+\gamma$. The current upper limit on this decay is $4.2\times10^{-13}$ at 90% Confidence Level (CL), set by the first phase of MEG. This result was achieved using the PSI muon beam at a reduced intensity, $3\times10^7~\mu^+/$s, to keep the background at a manageable level. The upgraded detectors in MEG~II can cope with a higher intensity, thus the experiment is expected to run at a $7\times10^7~\mu^+/$s intensity. The new low mass, single volume, high granularity tracker, together with a new highly segmented timing counter, guarantees better resolutions for the positron detection. Moreover, the replacement of the old PhotoMultiplier Tubes (PMTs) with Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPCs) in the inner face of the liquid xenon photon detector improved its performance. The details of the upgraded detectors and their present status will be discussed, together with the latest results from last year's pre-engineering run and the perspective for the 2021 run, the first with all the detectors and electronics installed.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.402.0120
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