In the quest for Lepton Flavor Violation (LFV) the MEG experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) represents the state of the art in the search for the charged LFV decay μ+→e+γ, setting the most stringent upper limit on the BR(μ+→e+γ)≤4.2×10−13 (90% C.L.). An upgrade of MEG, MEG II, was designed and it recently started the physics data taking, with the aim to reach a sensitivity level of 6×10−14. The Cylindrical Drift CHamber (CDCH) is a key detector in order to improve the e+ angular and momentum resolutions at the 6.5 mrad and 100 keV/c level. The CDCH is a low-mass single volume detector with high granularity: 9 layers of 192 drift cells each, few mm wide, defined by 12000 wires in a stereo configuration for longitudinal hit localization. After the assembly, the CDCH was transported to PSI for the commissioning phase and it has been integrated into the MEG II experimental apparatus since 2018. The operational stability was reached in 2020 and the complete readout electronics was tested for the first time in 2021. A preliminary analysis of 2020–2021 data is presented.

Commissioning and preliminary performance of the MEG II drift chamber

Chiappini M.;Baldini A. M.;Benmansour H.;Cei F.;Dal Maso G.;Francesconi M.;Galli L.;Nicolo D.;Papa A.;Signorelli G.;Venturini A.;Vitali B.;
2022-01-01

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In the quest for Lepton Flavor Violation (LFV) the MEG experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) represents the state of the art in the search for the charged LFV decay μ+→e+γ, setting the most stringent upper limit on the BR(μ+→e+γ)≤4.2×10−13 (90% C.L.). An upgrade of MEG, MEG II, was designed and it recently started the physics data taking, with the aim to reach a sensitivity level of 6×10−14. The Cylindrical Drift CHamber (CDCH) is a key detector in order to improve the e+ angular and momentum resolutions at the 6.5 mrad and 100 keV/c level. The CDCH is a low-mass single volume detector with high granularity: 9 layers of 192 drift cells each, few mm wide, defined by 12000 wires in a stereo configuration for longitudinal hit localization. After the assembly, the CDCH was transported to PSI for the commissioning phase and it has been integrated into the MEG II experimental apparatus since 2018. The operational stability was reached in 2020 and the complete readout electronics was tested for the first time in 2021. A preliminary analysis of 2020–2021 data is presented.
2022
Chiappini, M.; Chiarello, G.; Baldini, A. M.; Benmansour, H.; Cavoto, G.; Cei, F.; Corvaglia, A.; Cuna, F.; Dal Maso, G.; Francesconi, M.; Galli, L.; Grancagnolo, F.; Grassi, M.; Hildebrandt, M.; Ignatov, F.; Meucci, M.; Miccoli, A.; Molzon, W.; Nicolo, D.; Oya, A.; Palo, D.; Panareo, M.; Papa, A.; Raffaelli, F.; Renga, F.; Schwendimann, P.; Signorelli, G.; Tassielli, G. F.; Uchiyama, Y.; Venturini, A.; Vitali, B.; Voena, C.
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