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Title: Phase space density as a measure of cooling performance for the international muon ionization cooling experiment

The International Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) is an experiment to demonstrate ionization cooling of a muon beam in a beamline that shares characteristics with one that might be used for a muon collider or neutrino factory. I describe a way to quantify cooling performance by examining the phase space density of muons, and determining how much that density increases. This contrasts with the more common methods that rely on the covariance matrix and compute emittances from that. I discuss why a direct measure of phase space density might be preferable to a covariance matrix method. I apply this technique to an early proposal for the MICE final step beamline. I discuss how matching impacts the measured performance.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Collider-Accelerator Dept.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1188274
Report Number(s):
BNL--107128-2015-CP
R&D Project: KBCH139; KB0202011
DOE Contract Number:
DE-SC00112704
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’15); Richmond, VA; 20150503 through 20150508
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS