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Title: Plasma Lens for Muon and Neutrino Beams

Abstract

The plasma lens is examined as an alternate to focusing horns and solenoids for use in a neutrino or muon beam facility. The plasma lens concept is based on a combined high-energy lens/target configuration. The current is fed at electrodes located upstream and downstream from the target where pion capturing is needed. The current flows primarily in the plasma, which has a lower resistivity than the target. A second plasma lens section, with an additional current feed, follows the target to provide shaping of the plasma for optimum focusing. The plasma lens is immersed in an additional solenoid magnetic field to facilitate the plasma stability. The geometry of the plasma is shaped to provide optimal pion capture. Simulations of this plasma lens system have shown a 25% higher neutrino production than the horn system. Plasma lenses have the additional advantage of negligible pion absorption and scattering by the lens material and reduced neutrino contamination during anti-neutrino running. Results of particle simulations using plasma lens will be presented.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Doe - Office Of Science
OSTI Identifier:
941622
Report Number(s):
BNL-81676-2008-CP
R&D Project: 08941; KA1501020; TRN: US0807471
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 11th European Particle Accelerator Conference (EPAC 2008); Genoa, Italy; 20080623 through 20080627
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ABSORPTION; ACCELERATORS; CONFIGURATION; CONTAMINATION; ELECTRODES; ELECTROMAGNETIC LENSES; FOCUSING; GEOMETRY; LENSES; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MUON BEAMS; MUONS; NEUTRINO BEAMS; NEUTRINOS; PIONS; SOLENOIDS; STABILITY; TARGETS

Citation Formats

Kahn,S.A., Korenev, S., Bishai, M., Diwan, M., Gallardo, J.C., Hershcovitch, A., and Johnson, B.M. Plasma Lens for Muon and Neutrino Beams. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Kahn,S.A., Korenev, S., Bishai, M., Diwan, M., Gallardo, J.C., Hershcovitch, A., & Johnson, B.M. Plasma Lens for Muon and Neutrino Beams. United States.
Kahn,S.A., Korenev, S., Bishai, M., Diwan, M., Gallardo, J.C., Hershcovitch, A., and Johnson, B.M. Mon . "Plasma Lens for Muon and Neutrino Beams". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/941622.
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title = {Plasma Lens for Muon and Neutrino Beams},
author = {Kahn,S.A. and Korenev, S. and Bishai, M. and Diwan, M. and Gallardo, J.C. and Hershcovitch, A. and Johnson, B.M.},
abstractNote = {The plasma lens is examined as an alternate to focusing horns and solenoids for use in a neutrino or muon beam facility. The plasma lens concept is based on a combined high-energy lens/target configuration. The current is fed at electrodes located upstream and downstream from the target where pion capturing is needed. The current flows primarily in the plasma, which has a lower resistivity than the target. A second plasma lens section, with an additional current feed, follows the target to provide shaping of the plasma for optimum focusing. The plasma lens is immersed in an additional solenoid magnetic field to facilitate the plasma stability. The geometry of the plasma is shaped to provide optimal pion capture. Simulations of this plasma lens system have shown a 25% higher neutrino production than the horn system. Plasma lenses have the additional advantage of negligible pion absorption and scattering by the lens material and reduced neutrino contamination during anti-neutrino running. Results of particle simulations using plasma lens will be presented.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jun 23 00:00:00 EDT 2008},
month = {Mon Jun 23 00:00:00 EDT 2008}
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