A Personal History of CESR and CLEO: The Cornell Electron Storage Ring and Its Main Particle Detector Facility

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This invaluable book is a historical account of the Cornell Electron Storage Ring and its main detector facility, CLEO, from their beginnings in the late 1970's until the end of data collection at particle energies above the threshold for B meson production in June 2001. The CESR electron-positron collider was the culmination of a series of electron accelerators constructed at the Cornell Laboratory of Nuclear Studies, starting in 1945. Measurement of the products of the e[superscript -]e[superscript -] collisions was performed with the multipurpose CLEO apparatus, built and operated by the CLEO collaboration, which consisted of about 200 faculty, stait and graduate students from over 20 universities. This account is based mainly on the author's recollections as a participant.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812386977
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Rise of Accelerators 1
2 Synchrotrons and More Synchrotrons, up to 1975 5
3 The CESR Proposal, 1974-1977 15
4 The CLEO Proposal, 1975-1977 21
5 Approval and Construction, 1977-1979 25
6 First Data, 1979-1980 31
7 The CESR-II Blind Alley, 1980-1983 39
8 The CLEO-1 Years, 1981-1988 43
9 Improving CESR, 1981-1988 51
10 The First Upgrade, CLEO-1.5, 1984-1989 55
11 CLEO-2, CESR and CHESS Upgrades, 1985-1989 63
12 The CLEO-2 Years, 1989-1995 69
13 The CESR B Factory Proposal, 1989-1993 81
14 CESR and CLEO Phase II Upgrade, 1990-1995 87
15 The CLEO-2.5 Years, 1995-1999 95
16 Building CLEO-3, 1996-2000 99
17 Phase III CESR Upgrade, 1996-2001 105
18 The Money 111
19 A New Director and a New Direction, 2000- 115
20 Concluding Remarks 119
21 Glossary 123
22 Appendix 129
References 147
Index 149
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