First particle-by-particle measurement of emittance in the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment

MICE Collaboration, et al. (2019) First particle-by-particle measurement of emittance in the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment. European Physical Journal C, 79(3), 257. (doi: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6674-y)

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Abstract

The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) collaboration seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of ionization cooling, the technique by which it is proposed to cool the muon beam at a future neutrino factory or muon collider. The emittance is measured from an ensemble of muons assembled from those that pass through the experiment. A pure muon ensemble is selected using a particle-identification system that can reject efficiently both pions and electrons. The position and momentum of each muon are measured using a high-precision scintillating-fibre tracker in a 4 T solenoidal magnetic field. This paper presents the techniques used to reconstruct the phase-space distributions in the upstream tracking detector and reports the first particle-by-particle measurement of the emittance of the MICE Muon Beam as a function of muon-beam momentum.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Soler, Professor Paul and Chatzitheodoridis, Gavriil and Nugent, Mr John
Authors: MICE Collaboration, , Adams, D., Adey, D., Asfandiyarov, R., Barber, G., de Bari, A., Bayes, R., Bayliss, V., Bertoni, R., Blackmore, V., Blondel, A., Boehm, J., Bogomilov, M., Bonesini, M., Booth, C. N., Bowring, D., Boyd, S., Bradshaw, T. W., Bross, A. D., Brown, C., Charnley, G., Chatzitheodoridis, G. T., Chignoli, F., Chung, M., Cline, D., Cobb, J. H., Colling, D., Collomb, N., Cooke, P., Courthold, M., Cremaldi, L. M., DeMello, A., Dick, A. J., Dobbs, A., Dornan, P., Drielsma, F., Dumbell, K., Ellis, M., Filthaut, F., Franchini, P., Freemire, B., Gallagher, A., Gamet, R., Gardener, R. B. S., Gourlay, S., Grant, A., Greis, J. R., Griffiths, S., Hanlet, P., Hanson, G. G., Hartnett, T., Heidt, C., Hodgson, P., Hunt, C., Ishimoto, S., Jokovic, D., Jurj, P. B., Kaplan, D. M., Karadzhov, Y., Klier, A., Kuno, Y., Kurup, A., Kyberd, P., Lagrange, J.-B., Langlands, J., Lau, W., Li, D., Li, Z., Liu, A., Long, K., Lord, T., Macwaters, C., Maletic, D., Martlew, B., Martyniak, J., Mazza, R., Middleton, S., Mohayai, T. A., Moss, A., Muir, A., Mullacrane, I., Nebrensky, J. J., Neuffer, D., Nichols, A., Nugent, J. C., Oates, A., Orestano, D., Overton, E., Owens, P., Palladino, V., Palmer, M., Pasternak, J., Pec, V., Pidcott, C., Popovic, M., Preece, R., Prestemon, S., Rajaram, D., Ricciardi, S., Robinson, M., Rogers, C., Ronald, K., Rubinov, P., Sakamoto, H., Sanders, D. A., Sato, A., Savic, M., Snopok, P., Smith, P. J., Soler, F. J. P., Song, Y., Stanley, T., Stokes, G., Suezaki, V., Summers, D. J., Sung, C. K., Tang, J., Tarrant, J., Taylor, I., Tortora, L., Torun, Y., Tsenov, R., Tucker, M., Uchida, M. A., Virostek, S., Vankova-Kirilova, G., Warburton, P., Wilbur, S., Wilson, A., Witte, H., White, C., Whyte, C. G., Yang, X., Young, A. R., and Zisman, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:European Physical Journal C
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1434-6044
ISSN (Online):1434-6052
Published Online:21 March 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in European Physical Journal C 79(3): 257
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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