Physics Goals of the Linear Collider [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Research, 1999.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 18 pages : digital, PDF file
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- Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- I review the most important objectives of the physics program of a next-generation e⁺e⁻ linear collider. The success of the Standard Model in accounting for the detailed properties of the strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions leads us to focus attention on physics of electroweak symmetry breaking. At this time we do not know the what new physics is responsible for this symmetry breaking. But, in any scenario, physicists would look to the LC for tools essential to understanding the new phenomena. These include the ability to predict background cross sections precisely, to interpret signal cross sections unambiguously, to detect b, c, and τ with high efficiency, and to analyze the effects of polarization both in the initial state and in decays. The capabilities of the LC will allow us to characterize these new interactions in detail, and to uncover their origin.
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Peskin, Michael E.
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