skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Status of neutrino factory and muon collider R and D

Abstract

A significant worldwide R and D effort is presently directed toward solving the technical challenges of producing, cooling, accelerating, storing, and eventually colliding beams of muons. Its primary thrust is toward issues critical to a Neutrino Factory, for which R and D efforts are under way in the U.S., via the Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration (MC); in Europe, centered at CERN; and in Japan, at KEK. Under study and experimental development are production targets handling intense proton beams (1-4 MW), phase rotation systems to reduce beam energy spread, cooling channels to reduce transverse beam emittance for the acceleration system, and storage rings where muon decays in a long straight section provide a neutrino beam for a long-baseline (3000 km) experiment. Critical experimental activities include development of very high gradient normal conducting RF (NCRF) and superconducting RF (SCRF) cavities, high-power liquid-hydrogen absorbers, and high-field superconducting solenoids. Components and instrumentation that tolerate the intense decay products of the muon beam are being developed for testing. For a high-luminosity collider, muons must be cooled longitudinally as well as transversely, requiring an emittance exchange scheme. In addition to the experimental R and D effort, sophisticated theoretical and simulation tools are needed formore » the design. Here, the goals, present status, and future R and D plans in these areas will be described.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director, Office of Science. Office of High Energy and Nuclear Physics. Division of High Energy Physics (US)
OSTI Identifier:
783484
Report Number(s):
LBNL-47302
R&D Project: Z3MCMA; TRN: US0104005
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Particle Accelerator Conference-2001, Chicago, IL (US), 06/18/2001--06/22/2001; Other Information: PBD: 17 Jun 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BEAM EMITTANCE; COLLIDING BEAMS; DAUGHTER PRODUCTS; MUON BEAMS; NEUTRINO BEAMS; PROTON BEAMS; STORAGE RINGS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; NEUTRINO FACTORY MUON

Citation Formats

Zisman, M.S. Status of neutrino factory and muon collider R and D. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Zisman, M.S. Status of neutrino factory and muon collider R and D. United States.
Zisman, M.S. Sun . "Status of neutrino factory and muon collider R and D". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/783484.
@article{osti_783484,
title = {Status of neutrino factory and muon collider R and D},
author = {Zisman, M.S.},
abstractNote = {A significant worldwide R and D effort is presently directed toward solving the technical challenges of producing, cooling, accelerating, storing, and eventually colliding beams of muons. Its primary thrust is toward issues critical to a Neutrino Factory, for which R and D efforts are under way in the U.S., via the Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration (MC); in Europe, centered at CERN; and in Japan, at KEK. Under study and experimental development are production targets handling intense proton beams (1-4 MW), phase rotation systems to reduce beam energy spread, cooling channels to reduce transverse beam emittance for the acceleration system, and storage rings where muon decays in a long straight section provide a neutrino beam for a long-baseline (3000 km) experiment. Critical experimental activities include development of very high gradient normal conducting RF (NCRF) and superconducting RF (SCRF) cavities, high-power liquid-hydrogen absorbers, and high-field superconducting solenoids. Components and instrumentation that tolerate the intense decay products of the muon beam are being developed for testing. For a high-luminosity collider, muons must be cooled longitudinally as well as transversely, requiring an emittance exchange scheme. In addition to the experimental R and D effort, sophisticated theoretical and simulation tools are needed for the design. Here, the goals, present status, and future R and D plans in these areas will be described.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jun 17 00:00:00 EDT 2001},
month = {Sun Jun 17 00:00:00 EDT 2001}
}

Conference:
Other availability
Please see Document Availability for additional information on obtaining the full-text document. Library patrons may search WorldCat to identify libraries that hold this conference proceeding.

Save / Share: