Minutes of the Fifth TARI USP Meeting on May 27, 2011
Opening of the USP Meeting (P. Kienle, Chairman)
P. Kienle opens the fifth and last USP meeting of the Hadron Physics 2 Program for Transnational access to LNF and welcomes all participants for this meeting. He congratulates Carlo Guaraldo for the successful application of a Hadron Physics 3 project in continuation of the preceding two successful EU infrastructure access programs in Hadron Physics 1 and 2.
2. Status of Transnational Access to LNF in Hadron Physics 2 (C. Guaraldo Access Manager)
For the last call for HP2 there are about 100.000€ available, and with the average (fee + travel) daily costs of 84€/day , TARI can finance about 1200 man*days.
3. Results of Hadron Physics3 application (C. Guaraldo)
The new HadronPhysics3 application to last Call of FP7 for an other period of 3 years has been accepted with a budget of 9 Mio €. The negotiation of the new Grant Agreement has been already started since beginning of May. The aim is to have the GA signed during fall with money becoming available in January 2012.
4. Status of DAΦNE and BTF (G. Mazzitelli)
Since January the restoration of failures in the injection system, especially of the electron gun was taken care of to reach the required parameters of (e+e-) collisions for the KLOE experimental program. But a new problem with the electron-gun stopped the operation of DAΦNE again. The hope is to start in a couple of weeks before the summer shut down around July 15. Planning a machine re-start at the end of August, overall five months of beam time will be available for the upcoming period.
The Panel decided to inform the new Director in a Letter about the critical situation of the DAΦNE research infrastructure and its impact on the EU Hadron Physics program .
The problem of running the BTF in a dedicated mode for various channel experiments, which requires special beam characteristics, modified beam-lines and well aligned set-ups, was discussed.
5. Exam and selection of proposal for Hadron Physics
There are three interesting Hadron Physics 2 proposal for KLOE experiments:
#23 Investigation of quantum interferometry and tests of discrete symmetries using the KLOE detector at DAΦNE (P. Moskal)
This Jagiellonian University, Cracow, based proposal is a very fundamental project comprising CPT tests, CP violation and measurements of spatial distributions of φ- and -mesons. It contributes to the construction of the forward calorimeter. The group is very active and brings in many students into the project.
We recommend 350 d and 19 travels
#24 Search for decoherence and testing CPT symmetry in neutral kaon system in KLOE-2 experiment a DAΦNE (W. Wislicki)
This A. Soltan Institute for Nuclear Physics based proposal is concerned with quantum decoherence and CPT test in φ decays similar to proposal #23.
We recommend 25 d and 5 travels (use up #19)
#26 Measurements of the eta and eta’ decay with KLOE-2 (A. Kupsc)
This Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Uppsala University based proposal is concerned with studies of the decay of neutral pseudo-scalar mesons, such as 0, , and ’ in the search for isospin breaking effects and discrepancies with predictions of chiral dynamics.
We recommend 150 d and 20 travels (use up #21)
There are in addition two proposals in the field of exotic atom spectroscopy for the study of strangeness interaction with nucleons and nuclei.
#27 Kaonic atoms and kaonic nuclear physics (J. Marton)
This Stefan Meyer Institute, Vienna, based proposal is concerned with studies of X-rays from kaonic deuterium for determination of the isospin dependence of the antikaon nucleon interaction in context with the SIDDHARTA-2 project at DAΦNE. In addition the AMADEUS project using the KLOE detector is developed in a search for deeply bound kaonic nuclear clusters.
We recommend 275 d and 13 travels
#30 Exotic atom/nuclei research at DAΦNE-SIDDHARTA-2 (F. Sirghi)
This proposal is concerned with the study of the isospin dependence of the antikaon-nucleon interaction using kaonic X-ray spectroscopy in the framework of the SIDDHARTA-2 project at DAΦNE. In addition the AMADEUS project using the KLOE detector developed for a search for deeply bound kaonic nuclear clusters.
We recommend 173 d and 0 travels
6. Exam and selection of Proposals for BTF
#25 Relativistic positron channeling through crystals (S. Petrovic)
We recommend 49 d and 5 trips. For preparation 17 d from #18
#28 Search for observation of an internal clock of Zitterbewegung in an electron channeling experiment at the LNF-BTF (D.Dauvergne)
No parasitic shift can be allocated. The experiment in the field of fundamental issues of quantum mechanics is approved.
We recommend the time allotted in proposal #13 should be used
#29 Air microwave yield (M. Bohacova)
The experiment proposed by the Institute of Physics of Prague University with an international collaboration is to use a high intensity 500 MeV electron beam from the BTF to measure the microwave yield of a set-up to detect Ultra-High Energy cosmic rays. The experiment is asked to be carried out in two runs one in July and one at the end of the year which seems to be possible.
We recommend 161 d and 23 trips
The total assignment to the proposals for hadron physics has been 1183 m*d and 85 trips.
7. Exam and selection of Proposals for DAΦNE –L
From the five proposal received we recommend three of them, #6, 7 and 10 to be carried out.
We recommend: #6 10 d and 2 trips; #7 5 d and 1 trip; #10 5 d and 1 trip.
It is of utmost importance for the LNF to bring the last period of the HP-2 program of FP7, despite the present technical problems with the DAΦNE injection, to a good end. It was pointed out that both the KLOE-2, and SIDDHARTA-2 programs are of highest scientific importance. KLOE-2 needs the requested high integrated luminosity to become successful.