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International Linear Collider (ILC)

The next mega-scale particle collider
Alexey Drutskoy


The natural and most powerful way of obtaining new knowledge in particle physics is to build a new collider with a larger energy. To this end, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was created and is now operating at the world record center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. Although the design of colliders with a larger energy of 50–100 TeV has been discussed, the practical realization of such a project is not possible for another 20–30 years. Of course, many new results are expected from LHC over the next decade. However, we must also think about other opportunities, and in particular the construction of more dedicated experiments. There are many potentially promising projects, however, the most obvious possibility to achieve significant progress in particle physics in the near future is the construction of a linear e+e collider with energies in the range of 250–1000 GeV. Such a project, the International Linear Collider, is proposed to be built in Kitakami, Japan. This book will discuss why this project is important and which new discoveries can be expected with this collider.

About Editors

Alexey Drutskoy is a lead scientist at the Lebedev Physical Institute (LPI) and a professor at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Previously, he worked on the ARGUS collaboration, the H1 collaboration, and the Belle collaboration. He is a current member of the DO collaboration, and the ILD collaboration.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Completion of Standard Model
1.2 New Physics: phenomena Beyond the Standard Model
1.3 Three frontiers in experimental particle physics
1.4 Advantages of e+e− colliders

2 ILC project technical aspects
2.1 ILC collider design
2.2 ILD detector design
2.3 Alternative e+e− collider projects

3 Physical Research Program at ILC163.1 Higgs boson studies
3.1.1 Higgs boson theoretical description in SM
3.1.2 BSM models with extended Higgs sector
3.1.3 Higgs boson production processes
3.1.4 Higgs boson decay branching fractions, width and mass
3.1.5 Effective Field Theory formalism
3.1.6 Couplings measurements at LHC
3.1.7 Why ILC construction is important
3.1.8 Search for CP-violation in SM Higgs boson couplings
3.1.9 Search for Higgs boson rare decays
3.2 Top quark studies
3.2.1 Top quark production and decay processes
3.2.2 Top mass and width measurements
3.2.3 Top couplings
3.3 Additional research topics at ILC
3.3.1 Two fermion production channels
3.3.2 Search for New Physics particles
3.3.3 Pair production of W and Z bosons

4 Conclusion
4.1 Additional resources.  
4.2 Figures.


Paperback ISBN: 9780750329521

Ebook ISBN: 9781643273259

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2571/aae221

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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