Physics with e + e - linear colliders

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title = "Physics with e + e - linear colliders",
abstract = "The physics potential of e + e - linear colliders is summarized in this report. These machines are planned to operate in the first phase at a center-of-mass energy of 500 GeV, before being scaled up to about 1 TeV. In the second phase of the operation, a final energy of about 2 TeV is expected. The machines will allow us to perform precision tests of the heavy particles in the Standard Model, the top quark and the electroweak bosons. They are ideal facilities for exploring the properties of Higgs particles, in particular in the intermediate mass range. New vector bosons and novel matter particles in extended gauge theories can be searched for and studied thoroughly. The machines provide unique opportunities for the discovery of particles in supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model, the spectrum of Higgs particles, the supersymmetric partners of the electroweak gauge and Higgs bosons, and of the matter particles. High precision analyses of their properties and interactions will allow for extrapolations to energy scales close to the Planck scale where gravity becomes significant. In alternative scenarios, i.e. compositeness models, novel matter particles and interactions can be discovered and investigated in the energy range above the existing colliders up to the TeV scale. Whatever scenario is realized in Nature, the discovery potential of e + e - linear colliders and the high precision with which the properties of particles and their interactions can be analyzed, define an exciting physics program complementary to hadron machines.",
keywords = "12.10.-g, 12.15.-y, 12.38.-t, 12.60.-i, Compositeness, Electroweak gauge bosons, Higgs, Supersymmetry, Top quark",
author = "E. Accomando and A. Andreazza and H. Anlauf and A. Ballestrero and T. Barklow and J. Bartels and A. Bartl and M. Battaglia and W. Beenakker and G. B{\'e}langer and W. Bernreuther and J. Biebel and J. Binnewies and J. Bl{\"u}mlein and E. Boos and F. Borzumati and F. Boudjema and A. Brandenburg and Bussey, {P. J.} and M. Cacciari and R. Casalbuoni and A. Corsetti and {de Curtis}, S. and F. Cuypers and G. Daskalakis and A. Deandrea and A. Denner and M. Diehl and S. Dittmaier and A. Djouadi and D. Dominici and H. Dreiner and H. Eberl and U. Ellwanger and R. Engel and K. Fl{\"o}ttmann and H. Franz and T. Gajdosik and R. Gatto and H. Genten and R. Godbole and G. Gounaris and M. Greco and Grivaz, {J. F.} and D. Guetta and D. Haidt and R. Harlander and W. Hollik and K. Huitu and P. Igo-Kemenes and V. Ilyin and P. Janot and F. Jegerlehner and M. Jezabek and B. Jim and J. Kalinowski and W. Kilian and T. Kleinwort and Kniehl, {B. A.} and M. Kr{\"a}mer and G. Kramer and S. Kraml and A. Krause and M. Krawczyk and A. Kryukov and A. Kyriakis and A. Leike and H. Lotter and J. Maalampi and W. Majerotto and C. Markou and M. Martinez and U. Martyn and B. Mele and Miller, {D. J.} and R. Miquel and A. Nippe and H. Nowak and T. Ohl and P. Osland and P. Overmann and G. Pancheri and Pankov, {A. A.} and Papadopoulos, {C. G.} and N. Paver and A. Pietila and M. Peter and M. Pizzio and T. Plehn and M. Pohl and N. Polonsky and W. Porod and A. Pukhov and M. Raidal and S. Riemann and T. Riemann and K. Riesselmann and I. Riu and {de Roeck}, A. and J. Rosiek and R. R{\"u}ckl and Schreiber, {H. J.} and D. Schulte and R. Settles and R. Shanidze and S. Shichanin and E. Simopoulou and T. Sj{\"o}strand and J. Smith and A. Sopczak and H. Spiesberger and T. Teubner and C. Troncon and {Vander Velde}, C. and A. Vogt and R. Vuopionper and A. Wagner and Wiik, {B. H.} and Zerwas, {P. M.}",
year = "1998",
month = "6",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/S0370-1573(97)00086-0",
language = "English",
volume = "299",
pages = "1--78",
journal = "Physics Reports",
issn = "0370-1573",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "1",