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Title: The Future Prospects of Muon Colliders and Neutrino Factories

Abstract

The potential of muon beams for high energy physics applications is described along with the challenges of producing high quality muon beams. Two proposed approaches for delivering high intensity muon beams, a proton driver source and a positron driver source, are described and compared. The proton driver concepts are based on the studies from the Muon Accelerator Program (MAP). Here, the MAP effort focused on a path to deliver muon-based facilities, ranging from neutrino factories to muon colliders, that could span research needs at both the intensity and energy frontiers. The Low EMittance Muon Accelerator (LEMMA) concept, which uses a positron-driven source, provides an attractive path to very high energy lepton colliders with improved particle backgrounds. The recent study of a 14-TeV muon collider in the LHC tunnel, which could leverage the existing CERN injectors and infrastructure and provide physics reach comparable to the 100[Formula: see text]TeV FCC-hh, at lower cost and with cleaner physics conditions, is also discussed. The present status of the design and R&D efforts towards each of these sources is described. A summary of important R&D required to establish a facility path for each concept is also presented.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare, Frascati (Rome) (Italy)
  2. CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1572287
Report Number(s):
BNL-212265-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 1793-6268
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Reviews of Accelerator Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 01; Journal ID: ISSN 1793-6268
Publisher:
World Scientific
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; muon; collider; neutrino factory; high energy physics

Citation Formats

Boscolo, Manuela, Delahaye, Jean-Pierre, and Palmer, Mark. The Future Prospects of Muon Colliders and Neutrino Factories. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1142/S179362681930010X.
Boscolo, Manuela, Delahaye, Jean-Pierre, & Palmer, Mark. The Future Prospects of Muon Colliders and Neutrino Factories. United States. doi:10.1142/S179362681930010X.
Boscolo, Manuela, Delahaye, Jean-Pierre, and Palmer, Mark. Thu . "The Future Prospects of Muon Colliders and Neutrino Factories". United States. doi:10.1142/S179362681930010X.
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abstractNote = {The potential of muon beams for high energy physics applications is described along with the challenges of producing high quality muon beams. Two proposed approaches for delivering high intensity muon beams, a proton driver source and a positron driver source, are described and compared. The proton driver concepts are based on the studies from the Muon Accelerator Program (MAP). Here, the MAP effort focused on a path to deliver muon-based facilities, ranging from neutrino factories to muon colliders, that could span research needs at both the intensity and energy frontiers. The Low EMittance Muon Accelerator (LEMMA) concept, which uses a positron-driven source, provides an attractive path to very high energy lepton colliders with improved particle backgrounds. The recent study of a 14-TeV muon collider in the LHC tunnel, which could leverage the existing CERN injectors and infrastructure and provide physics reach comparable to the 100[Formula: see text]TeV FCC-hh, at lower cost and with cleaner physics conditions, is also discussed. The present status of the design and R&D efforts towards each of these sources is described. A summary of important R&D required to establish a facility path for each concept is also presented.},
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