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Title: Compact Muon Production and Collection Scheme for High-Energy Physics Experiments

The relative immunity of muons to synchrotron radiation suggests that they might be used in place of electrons as probes in fundamental high-energy physics experiments. Muons are commonly produced indirectly through pion decay by interaction of a charged particle beam with a target. However, the large angle and energy dispersion of the initial beams as well as the short muon lifetime limits many potential applications. Here, we describe a fast method for manipulating the longitudinal and transverse phase-space of a divergent pion-muon beam to enable efficient capture and downstream transport with minimum losses. We also discuss the design of a handling system for the removal of unwanted secondary particles from the target region and thus reduce activation of the machine. The compact muon source we describe can be used for fundamental physics research in neutrino experiments.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Brookhaven
  2. Fermilab
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-14-557-AD-APC; arXiv:1504.00380
Journal ID: ISSN 0954-3899; 1328258
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Physics. G, Nuclear and Particle Physics; Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 12
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); 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