The MOLLER Experiment: An Ultra-Precise Measurement of the Weak Mixing Angle Using Møller Scattering
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The MOLLER Experiment: An Ultra-Precise Measurement of the Weak Mixing Angle Using Møller Scattering

  • Author(s): Collaboration, MOLLER
  • Benesch, J
  • Brindza, P
  • Carlini, RD
  • Chen, J-P
  • Chudakov, E
  • Covrig, S
  • Dalton, MM
  • Deur, A
  • Gaskell, D
  • Gavalya, A
  • Gomez, J
  • Higinbotham, DW
  • Keppel, C
  • Meekins, D
  • Michaels, R
  • Moffit, B
  • Roblin, Y
  • Suleiman, R
  • Wines, R
  • Wojtsekhowski, B
  • Cates, G
  • Crabb, D
  • Day, D
  • Gnanvo, K
  • Keller, D
  • Liyanage, N
  • Nelyubin, VV
  • Nguyen, H
  • Norum, B
  • Paschke, K
  • Sulkosky, V
  • Zhang, J
  • Zheng, X
  • Birchall, J
  • Blunden, P
  • Gericke, MTW
  • Falk, WR
  • Lee, L
  • Mammei, J
  • Page, SA
  • Oers, WTH van
  • Dehmelt, K
  • Deshpande, A
  • Feege, N
  • Hemmick, TK
  • Kumar, KS
  • Kutz, T
  • Miskimen, R
  • Ramsey-Musolf, MJ
  • Riordan, S
  • Saylor, N Hirlinger
  • Bessuille, J
  • Ihloff, E
  • Kelsey, J
  • Kowalski, S
  • Silwal, R
  • Cataldo, G De
  • Leo, R De
  • Bari, D Di
  • Lagamba, L
  • Bellini, E NappiV
  • Mammoliti, F
  • Noto, F
  • Sperduto, ML
  • Sutera, CM
  • Cole, P
  • Forest, TA
  • Khandekar, M
  • McNulty, D
  • Aulenbacher, K
  • Baunack, S
  • Maas, F
  • Tioukine, V
  • Gilman, R
  • Myers, K
  • Ransome, R
  • Tadepalli, A
  • Beniniwattha, R
  • Holmes, R
  • Souder, P
  • Armstrong, DS
  • Averett, TD
  • Deconinck, W
  • Duvall, W
  • Lee, A
  • Pitt, ML
  • Dunne, JA
  • Dutta, D
  • Fassi, L El
  • Persio, F De
  • Meddi, F
  • Urciuoli, GM
  • Cisbani, E
  • Fanelli, C
  • Garibaldi, F
  • Johnston, K
  • Simicevic, N
  • Wells, S
  • King, PM
  • Roche, J
  • Arrington, J
  • Reimer, PE
  • Franklin, G
  • Quinn, B
  • Ahmidouch, A
  • Danagoulian, S
  • Glamazdin, O
  • Pomatsalyuk, R
  • Mammei, R
  • Martin, JW
  • Holmstrom, T
  • Erler, J
  • Kolomensky, Yu G
  • Napolitano, J
  • Aniol, KA
  • Ramsay, WD
  • Korkmaz, E
  • Spayde, DT
  • Benmokhtar, F
  • Dotto, A Del
  • Perrino, R
  • Barkanova, S
  • Aleksejevs, A
  • Singh, J
  • et al.
Abstract

The physics case and an experimental overview of the MOLLER (Measurement Of a Lepton Lepton Electroweak Reaction) experiment at the 12 GeV upgraded Jefferson Lab are presented. A highlight of the Fundamental Symmetries subfield of the 2007 NSAC Long Range Plan was the SLAC E158 measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry $A_{PV}$ in polarized electron-electron (M{\o}ller) scattering. The proposed MOLLER experiment will improve on this result by a factor of five, yielding the most precise measurement of the weak mixing angle at low or high energy anticipated over the next decade. This new result would be sensitive to the interference of the electromagnetic amplitude with new neutral current amplitudes as weak as $\sim 10^{-3}\cdot G_F$ from as yet undiscovered dynamics beyond the Standard Model. The resulting discovery reach is unmatched by any proposed experiment measuring a flavor- and CP-conserving process over the next decade, and yields a unique window to new physics at MeV and multi-TeV scales, complementary to direct searches at high energy colliders such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The experiment takes advantage of the unique opportunity provided by the upgraded electron beam energy, luminosity, and stability at Jefferson Laboratory and the extensive experience accumulated in the community after a round of recent successfully completed parity-violating electron scattering experiments

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