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Title: R&D Toward a Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider

There is considerable interest in the use of muon beams to create either an intense source of decay neutrinos aimed at a detector located 3000-7500 km away (a Neutrino Factory), or a Muon Collider that produces high-luminosity collisions at the energy frontier. R&D aimed at producing these facilities has been under way for more than 10 years. This paper will review experimental results from MuCool, MERIT, and MICE and indicate the extent to which they will provide proof-of-principle demonstrations of the key technologies required for a Neutrino Factory or Muon Collider. Progress in constructing components for the MICE experiment will also be described.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
957044
Report Number(s):
LBNL-1838E
TRN: US1000665
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2009 Particle Accelerator Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 4-8, 2009
Research Org:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
Accelerator& Fusion Research Division
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43; ACCELERATORS; DECAY; MUON BEAMS; MUONS; NEUTRINOS Neutrino Factory, Muon Collider