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Title: R&D Toward Neutrino Factories and Muon Colliders

Abstract

R&D aimed at the production, acceleration, and storage of intense muon beams is under way in the U.S., in Europe, and in Japan. Considerable progress has been made in the past few years toward the design of a ''Neutrino Factory'' in which a beam of 20-50 GeV mu- or mu+ is stored. Decay neutrinos from the beam illuminate a detector located roughly 3000 km from the ring. Here, we briefly describe the ingredients of a Neutrino Factory and then discuss the current R&D program and its results. A key concept in the design is ''ionization cooling,'' a process whereby the muon emittance is reduced by repeated interactions with an absorber material followed by reacceleration with high-gradient rf cavities. Plans to test this concept in the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) are well along and are described briefly.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director, Office of Science. High Energy Physics (US)
OSTI Identifier:
815596
Report Number(s):
LBNL-53126
R&D Project: Z3MCMA; TRN: US0304719
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2003 Particle Accelerator Conference, Portland, OR (US), 05/12/2003--05/16/2003; Other Information: PBD: 24 Jun 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATION; ACCELERATORS; CAVITIES; DECAY; DESIGN; IONIZATION; MICE; MUON BEAMS; MUONS; NEUTRINOS; PRODUCTION; STORAGE

Citation Formats

Zisman, Michael S. R&D Toward Neutrino Factories and Muon Colliders. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Zisman, Michael S. R&D Toward Neutrino Factories and Muon Colliders. United States.
Zisman, Michael S. Tue . "R&D Toward Neutrino Factories and Muon Colliders". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/815596.
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abstractNote = {R&D aimed at the production, acceleration, and storage of intense muon beams is under way in the U.S., in Europe, and in Japan. Considerable progress has been made in the past few years toward the design of a ''Neutrino Factory'' in which a beam of 20-50 GeV mu- or mu+ is stored. Decay neutrinos from the beam illuminate a detector located roughly 3000 km from the ring. Here, we briefly describe the ingredients of a Neutrino Factory and then discuss the current R&D program and its results. A key concept in the design is ''ionization cooling,'' a process whereby the muon emittance is reduced by repeated interactions with an absorber material followed by reacceleration with high-gradient rf cavities. Plans to test this concept in the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) are well along and are described briefly.},
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year = {Tue Jun 24 00:00:00 EDT 2003},
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