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Title: Final Muon Emittance Exchange in Vacuum for a Collider

We outline a plan for final muon ionization cooling with quadrupole doublets focusing onto short absorbers followed by emittance exchange in vacuum to achieve the small transverse beam sizes needed by a muon collider. A flat muon beam with a series of quadrupole doublet half cells appears to provide the strong focusing required for final cooling. Each quadrupole doublet has a low β region occupied by a dense, low Z absorber. After final cooling, normalized xyz emittances of (0.071, 0.141, 2.4) mm-rad are exchanged into (0.025, 0.025, 70) mm-rad. Thin electrostatic septa efficiently slice the bunch into 17 parts. The 17 bunches are interleaved into a 3.7 meter long train with RF deflector cavities. Snap bunch coalescence combines the muon bunch train longitudinally in a 21 GeV ring in 55 μs, one quarter of a synchrotron oscillation period. A linear long wavelength RF bucket gives each bunch a different energy causing the bunches to drift until they merge into one bunch and can be captured in a short wavelength RF bucket with a 13% muon decay loss and a packing fraction as high as 87%.
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  1. Univ. of Mississippi, Oxford, MS (United States)
  2. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
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arXiv eprint number arXiv:1505.01832
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Conference: 6th International Particle Accelerator Conference 2015. Richmond, Virginia, USA, 3-8 May 2015.
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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
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United States