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Z
A fundamental particle with the same quantum numbers as the photon, but with a mass of 91.16 GeV. Like the W- and W+ particles, the Z is a carrier of the electroweak force. Discovered at CERN in 1983, the production and study of this neutral intermediate boson is the object of the SLC.
Z Location
Any SLC device has a Z location in meters (longitudinal distance from some reference point). The reference point for the SLC system is at the beginning of sector 1 (CID has negative numbers). For example, QUAD 111 (the first magnet in sector 1) has a Z position of 0.8000000 meters).
Z Per Hour
See ZPH.
ZDR
Zeroth-Order Design Report (NLC).
ZEPLIN
ZonEd Proportional scintillation in Liquid Noble gases. (UK)
Zeta
The Greek letter (Z) used for the chromatic aberration function.
ZEUS
an experiment conducted using the HERA collider.
Zevatron
Hypothetical, highly exotic source capable of accelerating particl es to1 ZeV.
ZFS
Originally, Zettabyte File System. A Solaris file system that mana ges physical storage with storage pools.
ZGS
Zero Gradient Synchrotron (Argonne).
ZLIB
Package that provides an interface to the standard gzip compression algorithm for other FSW subsystems that use this compression scheme.
  Glast Category: FSW, package
ZPH
Z Per Hour. A measurement of SLC luminosity, or Z production rate.
ZTIM
Indicates the last time a magnet standardization was lost. A database secondary.

Send corrections to jmdeken@slac.stanford.edu or propose new terms for SLACspeak.

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