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Title: Design Concepts for Muon-Based Accelerators

Muon-based accelerators have the potential to enable facilities at both the Intensity and the Energy Frontiers. Muon storage rings can serve as high precision neutrino sources, and a muon collider is an ideal technology for a TeV or multi-TeV collider. Progress in muon accelerator designs has advanced steadily in recent years. In regard to 6D muon cooling, detailed and realistic designs now exist that provide more than 5 order-of-magnitude emittance reduction. Furthermore, detector performance studies indicate that with suitable pixelation and timing resolution, backgrounds in the collider detectors can be significantly reduced, thus enabling high-quality physics results. Thanks to these and other advances in design & simulation of muon systems, technology development, and systems demonstrations, muon storage-ring-based neutrino sources and a muon collider appear more feasible than ever before. A muon collider is now arguably among the most compelling approaches to a multi-TeV lepton collider. This paper summarizes the current status of design concepts for muon-based accelerators for neutrino factories and a muon collider.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [7]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  3. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  4. IIT, Chicago, IL (United States)
  5. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
  6. Muons Inc., Batavia, IL (United States)
  7. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1223244
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF--15-389-AD-APC
TRN: US1601474
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6. International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC2015), Richmond, VA (United States), 3-8 May 2015
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
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; MUON BEAMS; NEUTRINOS; TEV RANGE; DESIGN; LINEAR COLLIDERS; FORECASTING; STORAGE RINGS; BEAM COOLING; PERFORMANCE; SIMULATION