Recent results from MICE on multiple coulomb scattering and energy loss

Nugent, J. C. , Soler, P. and Bayes, R. (2018) Recent results from MICE on multiple coulomb scattering and energy loss. Proceedings of Science, NuFact, 097. (doi: 10.22323/1.295.0097)

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Abstract

Multiple coulomb scattering and energy loss are well known phenomena experienced by charged particles as they traverse a material. However, from recent measurements by the MuScat collaboration, it is known that the available simulation codes (GEANT4, for example) overestimate the scattering of muons in low Z materials. This is of particular interest to the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) collaboration which has the goal of measuring the reduction of the emittance of a muon beam induced by energy loss in low Z absorbers. MICE took data without magnetic field suitable for multiple scattering measurements in the spring of 2016 using a lithium hydride absorber. The scattering data are compared with the predictions of various models, in- cluding the default GEANT4 model.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bayes, Dr Ryan and Soler, Professor Paul and Nugent, Mr John
Authors: Nugent, J. C., Soler, P., and Bayes, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Proceedings of Science
Publisher:Sissa Medialab
ISSN:1824-8039
Published Online:08 June 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Proceedings of Science (NuFact): 097
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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