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Title: nuSTORM and A Path to a Muon Collider

Our article reviews the current status of the nuSTORM facility and shows how it can be utilized to perform the next step on the path toward the realization of a μ +μ - collider. This review includes the physics motivation behind nuSTORM, a detailed description of the facility and the neutrino beams it can produce, and a summary of the short-baseline neutrino oscillation physics program that can be carried out at the facility. The idea for nuSTORM (the production of neutrino beams from the decay of muons in a racetrack-like decay ring) was discussed in the literature more than 30 years ago in the context of searching for noninteracting (sterile) neutrinos. However, only in the past 5 years has the concept been fully developed, motivated in large part by the facility's unmatched reach in addressing the evolving data on oscillations involving sterile neutrinos. Finally, this article reviews the basics of the μ +μ -collider concept and describes how nuSTORM provides a platform to test advanced concepts for six-dimensional muon ionization cooling.
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  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  2. Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland (United Kingdom)
  3. Illinois Inst. of Technology, Chicago, IL (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0163-8998
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 65; Journal ID: ISSN 0163-8998
Annual Reviews
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; sterile neutrinos; neutrino cross sections; ionization cooling; muon collider
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