Renaissance of the ∼1 TeV fixed-target program

T. Adams, J. A. Appel, K. E. Arms, A. B. Balantekin, J. M. Conrad, P. S. Cooper, Z. Djurcic, W. Dunwoodie, J. Engelfried, P. H. Fisher, E. Gottschalk, A. De Gouvea, K. Heller, C. M. Ignarra, G. Karagiorgi, S. Kwan, W. A. Loinaz, B. Meadows, R. Moore, J. G. MorfínD. Naples, P. Nienaber, S. F. Pate, V. Papavassiliou, A. A. Petrov, M. V. Purohit, H. Ray, J. Russ, A. J. Schwartz, W. G. Seligman, M. H. Shaevitz, H. Schellman, J. Spitz, M. J. Syphers, T. M.P. Tait, F. Vannucci

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This document describes the physics potential of a new fixed-target program based on a ∼1 TeV proton source. Two proton sources are potentially available in the future: the existing Tevatron at Fermilab, which can provide 800 GeV protons for fixed-target physics, and a possible upgrade to the SPS at CERN, called SPS+, which would produce 1 TeV protons on target. In this paper we use an example Tevatron fixed-target program to illustrate the high discovery potential possible in the charm and neutrino sectors. We highlight examples which are either unique to the program or difficult to accomplish at other venues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)777-813
Number of pages37
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 10 2010

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Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge support from the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología and the Universities Research Association (URA) Visiting Scholars at Fermilab Award.


  • CP violation
  • Charm
  • Exotic neutrinos
  • Neutrinos
  • Tevatron


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