The 16th APPEAL Seminar
APPEAL 16-06
Date and Time: September 28, 2006, 13:30 - 14:30
Place: 1F Auditorium (Main building), SPring-8
Speaker: Prof. Yoshitaka Kuno, Dept. of Physics, Osaka University
Title: The PRISM project and a Search for Charged Lepton Mixing
Abstract: We describe the PRISM project which is to construct a highly intense muon source, with a muon storage ring of scaling FFAG type and high- field super-conducting solenoids. The PRISM would aim for the highest muon intensity (about 1,000-10,000 times the present), high luminosity (about 10 times better, by a phase rotation technique) and high purity (no pion contamination). One of the physics motivation of the PRISM is to search for charged lepton mixing (lepton flavor violation), in particular a search for a muon-to-electron conversion at a sensitivity of 10-18. The process is sensitive to physics beyond the Standard Model and the PRISM would give us opportunity of great discovery. Also a highly intense future neutrino facility, a neutrino factory, which is closely related to the PRISM in accelerator technical points of view, can be briefly mentioned. Right now, the PRISM FFAG ring is under construction at Osaka University. The design and present status are reported. Also, a roadmap of the realization of the PRISM and a possible user network of lepton physics being considered at Osaka university can be presented.
Contact: Prof. Hiro Ejiri. SPring-8/IIAS/RCNP