Contribution Oral presentation
Detectors for Muon-to-Electron Conversion at the COMET Experiment
COMET is a muon-to-electron conversion experiment at the J-PARC laboratory, the first of two phases of which is scheduled to start running in 2016. Its final single-event sensitivity to this rare muon decay process is expected to be 2.6 × 10⁻¹⁷. This experiment places very specific requirements on its particle detectors, which arise from the high background rates and the need to find single electrons in the kinetic energy region of 100 MeV. We describe the challenges posed by this experiment and the solutions that are being developed for the two phases.