Oct 16 – 20, 2016
Europe/Zurich timezone

The Mu3e experiment

Oct 20, 2016, 3:50 PM
20m
Oral Low energy precision tests of the Standard Model Th - 3

Speaker

Dr Niklaus Berger (Mainz University, Nuclear Physics)

Description

The Mu3e experiment at PSI searches for the lepton flavour violating decay of the positive muon to two positrons and an electron, aiming for a sensitivity of 1 in 10^16 muon decays. This requires a novel detector concept based on ultra thin high-voltage monolithic active pixel sensors (HV-MAPS) complemented by scintillating fibres and tiles for precise timing measurements. The poster will discuss the status of the first phase of the experiment, which aims at a sensitivity of 1 in 10^15 muon decays using an existing surface muon beam line at PSI.

Primary author

Dr Niklaus Berger (Mainz University, Nuclear Physics)

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