The International Linear Collider Technical Design Report - Volume 2: Physics
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The International Linear Collider Technical Design Report - Volume 2: Physics

  • Author(s): Baer, H
  • Barklow, T
  • Fujii, K
  • Gao, Y
  • Hoang, A
  • Kanemura, S
  • List, J
  • Logan, HE
  • Nomerotski, A
  • Perelstein, M
  • Peskin, ME
  • Pöschl, R
  • Reuter, J
  • Riemann, S
  • Savoy-Navarro, A
  • Servant, G
  • Tait, TMP
  • Yu, J
  • et al.
Abstract

The International Linear Collider Technical Design Report (TDR) describes in four volumes the physics case and the design of a 500 GeV centre-of-mass energy linear electron-positron collider based on superconducting radio-frequency technology using Niobium cavities as the accelerating structures. The accelerator can be extended to 1 TeV and also run as a Higgs factory at around 250 GeV and on the Z0 pole. A comprehensive value estimate of the accelerator is give, together with associated uncertainties. It is shown that no significant technical issues remain to be solved. Once a site is selected and the necessary site-dependent engineering is carried out, construction can begin immediately. The TDR also gives baseline documentation for two high-performance detectors that can share the ILC luminosity by being moved into and out of the beam line in a "push-pull" configuration. These detectors, ILD and SiD, are described in detail. They form the basis for a world-class experimental programme that promises to increase significantly our understanding of the fundamental processes that govern the evolution of the Universe.

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