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Title: Thermal and Structural Analysis of Beamline Components in the Mu2e Experiment

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will be conducting the high energy particle physics experiment Muons to Electrons (Mu2e). In this experiment, physicists will attempt to witness and understand an ultra-rare process which is the conversion of a muon into the lighter mass electron, without creating additional neutrinos. The experiment is conducted by first generating a proton beam which will be collided into a target within the production solenoid (PS). This creates a high-intensity muon beam which passes through a transport solenoid (TS) and into the detector solenoid (DS). In the detector solenoid the muons will be stopped in an aluminum target and a series of detectors will measure the electrons produced. These components have been named the DS train since they are coupled and travel on a rail system when being inserted or extracted from the DS. To facilitate the installation and removal of the DS train, a set of external stands and a support stand for the instrumentation feed-through bulkhead (IFB) have been designed. Full analysis of safety factors and performance of these two designs has been completed. The detector solenoid itself will need to be maintained to a temperature of 22°C ± 10°C. This will minimize thermal strain andmore » ensure the accurate position of the components is maintained to the tolerance of 2 mm. To reduce the thermal gradient, a passive heating system has been developed and reported.« less
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Northern Illinois U.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1253595
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-MASTERS-2016-02
1458813; TRN: US1601330
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (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; BEAM TRANSPORT; SOLENOIDS; ELECTRONS; MUONS; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR; MUON BEAMS; PROTON BEAMS; ALUMINIUM; HEATING SYSTEMS; DESIGN; SUPPORTS; POSITIONING; CONVERSION; INSTALLATION; PERFORMANCE; REMOVAL; SAFETY ANALYSIS; STRAINS; TOLERANCE