ISSN - 00319007, EISSN - 10797114, Physical Review Letters, 2013, vol. 110, p. -
Restriction on the energy and luminosity of e+e- storage rings due to beamstrahlung
The role of beamstrahlung in high-energy e+e- storage-ring colliders (SRCs) is examined. Particle loss due to the emission of single energetic beamstrahlung photons is shown to impose a fundamental limit on SRC luminosities at energies 2E0 140 GeV for head-on collisions and 2E0 40 GeV for crab-waist collisions. With beamstrahlung taken into account, we explore the viability of SRCs in the 2E0=240-500 GeV range, which is of interest in the precision study of the Higgs boson. At 2E0=240 GeV, SRCs are found to be competitive with linear colliders; however, at 2E0=400-500 GeV, the attainable SRC luminosity would be a factor 15-25 smaller than desired. © 2013 American Physical Society.