The MICE Muon Beam on ISIS and the beam-line instrumentation of the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment

Bogomilov, M. et al. (2012) The MICE Muon Beam on ISIS and the beam-line instrumentation of the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment. Journal of Instrumentation, 7(5), P05009. (doi:10.1088/1748-0221/7/05/P05009)

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The international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE), which is under construction at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), will demonstrate the principle of ionization cooling as a technique for the reduction of the phase-space volume occupied by a muon beam. Ionization cooling channels are required for the Neutrino Factory and the Muon Collider. MICE will evaluate in detail the performance of a single lattice cell of the Feasibility Study 2 cooling channel. The MICE Muon Beam has been constructed at the ISIS synchrotron at RAL, and in MICE Step I, it has been characterized using the MICE beam-instrumentation system. In this paper, the MICE Muon Beam and beam-line instrumentation are described. The muon rate is presented as a function of the beam loss generated by the MICE target dipping into the ISIS proton beam. For a 1 V signal from the ISIS beam-loss monitors downstream of our target we obtain a 30 KHz instantaneous muon rate, with a neglible pion contamination in the beam.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Walaron, Mr Kenneth and Soler, Professor Paul and Forrest, Mr David
Authors: Bogomilov, M., Karadzhov, Y., Kolev, D., Russinov, I., Tsenov, R., Vankova-Kirilova, G., Wang, L., Xu, F. Y., Zheng, S. X., Bertoni, R., Bonesini, M., Ferri, F., Lucchini, G., Mazza, R., Paleari, F., Strati, F., Palladino, V., Cecchet, G., Bari, A. d., Capponi, M., Cirillo, A., Iaciofano, A., Manfredini, A., Parisi, M., Orestano, D., Pastore, F., Tonazzo, A., Tortora, L., Mori, Y., Kuno, Y., Sakamoto, H., Sato, A., Yano, T., Yoshida, M., Ishimoto, S., Suzuki, S., Yoshimura, K., Filthaut, F., Garoby, R., Gilardoni, S., Gruber, P., Hanke, K., Haseroth, H., Janot, P., Lombardi, A., Ramberger, S., Vretenar, M., Bene, P., Blondel, A., Cadoux, F., Graulich, J. -S., Grichine, V., Gschwendtner, E., Masciocchi, F., Sandstrom, R., Verguilov, V., Wisting, H., Petitjean, C., Seviour, R., Alexander, J., Charnley, G., Collomb, N., Griffiths, S., Martlew, B., Moss, A., Mullacrane, I., Oates, A., Owens, P., White, C., York, S., Adams, D., Apsimon, R., Barclay, P., Baynham, D. E., Bradshaw, T. W., Courthold, M., Drumm, P., Edgecock, R., Hayler, T., Hills, M., Ivaniouchenkov, Y., Jones, A., Lintern, A., MacWaters, C., Nelson, C., Nichols, A., Preece, R., Ricciardi, S., Rochford, J. H., Rogers, C., Spensley, W., Tarrant, J., Tilley, K., Watson, S., Wilson, A., Forrest, D., Soler, F.J.P., Walaron, K., Cooke, P., Gamet, R., Alekou, A., Apollonio, M., Barber, G., Beuselinck, R., Clark, D., Clark, I., Colling, D., Dobbs, A., Dornan, P., Fayer, S., Fish, A., Hare, R., Greenwood, S., Jamdagni, A., Kasey, V., Khaleeq, M., Leaver, J., Long, K., McKigney, E., Matsushita, T., Pasternak, J., Sashalmi, T., Savidge, T., Takahashi, M., Blackmore, V., Carlisle, T., Cobb, J. H., Lau, W., Rayner, M., Tunnell, C. D., Witte, H., Yang, S., Booth, C. N., Hodgson, P., Howlett, L., Nicholson, R., Overton, E., Robinson, M., Smith, P., Adey, D., Back, J., Boyd, S., Harrison, P., Ellis, M., Kyberd, P., Littlefield, M., Nebrensky, J. J., Bross, A. D., Geer, S., Neuffer, D., Moretti, A., Popovic, M., Cummings, M. A. C., Roberts, T. J., DeMello, A., Green, M. A., Li, D., Virostek, S., Zisman, M. S., Freemire, B., Hanlet, P., Huang, D., Kafka, G., Kaplan, D. M., Snopok, P., Torun, Y., Blot, S., Kim, Y. K., Bravar, U., Onel, Y., Cline, D., Fukui, Y., Lee, K., Yang, X., Rimmer, R. A., Cremaldi, L. M., Gregoire, G., Hart, T. L., Sanders, D. A., Summers, D. J., Coney, L., Fletcher, R., Hanson, G. G., Heidt, C., Gallardo, J., Kahn, S., Kirk, H., and Palmer, R. B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Instrumentation
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd and Sissa Medialab srl
First Published:First published in Journal of Instrumentation 7(5):P05009
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