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Title: Prospects for a Muon Spin Resonance Facility in the Fermilab MuCool Test Area

Abstract

This paper investigates the feasibility of re-purposing the MuCool Test Area (MTA) beamline and experimental hall to support a Muon Spin Resonance (MuSR) facility, which would make it the only such facility in the US. This report reviews the basic muon production concepts studied and operationally implemented at TRIUMF, PSI, and RAL and their application in the context of the MTA facility. Two scenarios were determined feasible. One, an initial minimal-shielding and capital-cost investment stage with a single secondary muon beamline that utilizes an existing high- intensity beam absorber and, another, upgraded stage, that implements an optimized production target pile, a proximate high-intensity absorber, and optimized secondary muon lines. A unique approach is proposed which chops or strips a macropulse of H$^-$ beam into a micropulse substructure – a muon creation timing scheme – which allows Muon Spin Resonance experiments in a linac environment. With this timing scheme, and attention to target design and secondary beam collection, the MTA can host enabling and competitive Muon Spin Resonance experiments.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]
  1. Fermilab
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1452816
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-18-183-AD-APC; arXiv:1806.04595
1676351
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 9th International Particle Accelerator Conference, Vancouver, BC Canada, 04/29-05/04/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

Citation Formats

Johnstone, John A., and Johnstone, Carol. Prospects for a Muon Spin Resonance Facility in the Fermilab MuCool Test Area. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Johnstone, John A., & Johnstone, Carol. Prospects for a Muon Spin Resonance Facility in the Fermilab MuCool Test Area. United States.
Johnstone, John A., and Johnstone, Carol. Sun . "Prospects for a Muon Spin Resonance Facility in the Fermilab MuCool Test Area". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1452816.
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abstractNote = {This paper investigates the feasibility of re-purposing the MuCool Test Area (MTA) beamline and experimental hall to support a Muon Spin Resonance (MuSR) facility, which would make it the only such facility in the US. This report reviews the basic muon production concepts studied and operationally implemented at TRIUMF, PSI, and RAL and their application in the context of the MTA facility. Two scenarios were determined feasible. One, an initial minimal-shielding and capital-cost investment stage with a single secondary muon beamline that utilizes an existing high- intensity beam absorber and, another, upgraded stage, that implements an optimized production target pile, a proximate high-intensity absorber, and optimized secondary muon lines. A unique approach is proposed which chops or strips a macropulse of H$^-$ beam into a micropulse substructure – a muon creation timing scheme – which allows Muon Spin Resonance experiments in a linac environment. With this timing scheme, and attention to target design and secondary beam collection, the MTA can host enabling and competitive Muon Spin Resonance experiments.},
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