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Title: Muon Colliders: The Next Frontier

Muon Colliders provide a path to the energy frontier in particle physics but have been regarded to be 'at least 20 years away' for 20 years. I will review recent progress in design studies and hardwarmore »e R&D and show that a Muon Collider can be established as a real option for the post-LHC era if the current vigorous R&D effort revitalized by the Muon Collider Task Force at Fermilab can be supported to its conclusion. All critical technologies are being addressed and no show-stoppers have emerged. Detector backgrounds have been studied in detail and appear to be manageable and the physics can be done with existing detector technology. A muon facility can be built through a staged scenario starting from a low-energy muon source with unprecedented intensity for exquisite reach for rare processes, followed by a Neutrino Factory with ultrapure neutrino beams with unparalleled sensitivity for disentangling neutrino mixing, leading to an energy frontier Muon Collider with excellent energy resolution.« less
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Title: Muon Colliders: The Next Frontier
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Publication Date: 2009-07-29
OSTI Identifier: 1017188
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US1201460
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on July 29, 2009
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ; DESIGN ; ENERGY RESOLUTION ; MUONS ; NEUTRINO BEAMS ; NEUTRINOS ; PHYSICS ; SENSITIVITY
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:07:36
System Entry Date: 2016-01-28