Physics projects of COMPASS with hadron beams

Authors
Citation
Ma. Faessler, Physics projects of COMPASS with hadron beams, NUCL PHYS A, 655(1-2), 1999, pp. 121C-126C
Citations number
4
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
NUCLEAR PHYSICS A
ISSN journal
0375-9474 → ACNP
Volume
655
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
121C - 126C
Database
ISI
SICI code
0375-9474(19990809)655:1-2<121C:PPOCWH>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
COMPASS, a new state-of-the-art spectrometer to be installed at the CERN Su perprotonsynchrotron for experiments with muon and hadron beams, will be ex posed to hadron beams with intensities up to 10(8)/sec and energies up to 2 80 GeV. The physics goals are to study the rare production of charmed hadrons, incl uding doubly charmed baryons, in inelastic interactions, with particular in terest in their semileptonic decays; to search for glueballs and hybrids in central and diffractive production. Predictions of chiral perturbation the ory will be tested in Primakoff reactions. The spectrometer shall be equipped with excellent particle identification a nd tracking, with calorimetry, dedicated triggers and fast read-out. A sign ificant improvement of light hadron spectroscopy - compared to previous mea surements -can be achieved already in the initial phase of the experiment.