skip to main content

Title: Phase Rotation of Muon Beams for Producing Intense Low-Energy Muon Beams

Low-energy muon beams are useful for rare decay searches, which provide access to new physics that cannot be addressed at high-energy colliders. However, muons are produced within a broad energy spread unmatched to the low-energy required. In this paper we outline a phase rotation method to significantly increase the intensity of low-energy muons. The muons are produced from a short pulsed proton driver, and develop a time-momentum correlation in a drift space following production. A series of rf cavities is used to bunch the muons and phase-energy rotate the bunches to a momentum of around 100 MeV/c. Then another group of rf cavities is used to decelerate the muon bunches to low-energy. This obtains ~0.1 muon per 8 GeV proton, which is significantly higher than currently planned Mu2e experiments, and would enable a next generation of rare decay searches, and other intense muon beam applications.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. Fermilab
  2. UC, Riverside
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-16-135-AD-APC; arXiv:1607.00028; IPAC-2016-TUPMY008
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Resource Relation:
Conference: 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference, Busan, Korea, 05/08-05/13/2016
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