A new application for the Grid: muon ionization cooling for a Neutrino Factory

Forrest, D.A. and Soler, F.J.P. (2010) A new application for the Grid: muon ionization cooling for a Neutrino Factory. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 368(1926), pp. 4103-4113. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2010.0161)

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Abstract

The muon ionization cooling experiment (MICE) will demonstrate a new technique for reducing the transverse emittance of a beam of muon particles, which are a species of lepton heavier than the electron species, essential for the realization of a future Neutrino Factory research facility. The first use of the Grid within MICE was to run thousands of Monte Carlo simulations to determine the alignment and statistical errors associated with measurements in MICE, which are made at two points in space on a similar sample of particles. The results of this study quantified the effect of correlations between emittance measurements. As a consequence, it has been determined that an order of magnitude less muons are required to achieve the required statistical accuracy than assuming uncorrelated measurements. This first application of the Grid within the MICE experimental domain has yielded results that could significantly impact upon the necessary running time of the experiment.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Soler, Professor Paul and Forrest, Mr David
Authors: Forrest, D.A., and Soler, F.J.P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Publisher:Royal Society
ISSN:1364-503X
ISSN (Online):1471-2962

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
444681Proposal for UK participation in Phase II of the international muon ionisation cooling experimentPaul SolerParticle Physics & Astronomy Research Council (PPARC)PP/E003346/1Physics and Astronomy