Characterisation of the muon beams for the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment

Adams, D. et al. (2013) Characterisation of the muon beams for the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment. European Physical Journal C, 73(10), p. 2582. (doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-013-2582-8)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-013-2582-8

Abstract

A novel single-particle technique to measure emittance has been developed and used to characterise seventeen different muon beams for the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment (MICE). The muon beams, whose mean momenta vary from 171 to 281 MeV/c, have emittances of approximately 1.2–2.3 π mm-rad horizontally and 0.6–1.0 π mm-rad vertically, a horizontal dispersion of 90–190 mm and momentum spreads of about 25 MeV/c. There is reasonable agreement between the measured parameters of the beams and the results of simulations. The beams are found to meet the requirements of MICE.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Walaron, Mr Kenneth and Soler, Professor Paul and Bayes, Dr Ryan and Forrest, Mr David
Authors: Adams, D., Adey, D., Alekou, A., Apollonio, M., Asfandiyarov, R., Back, J., Barber, G., Barclay, P., Bari, A., Bayes, R., Bayliss, V., Bertoni, R., Blackmore, V. J., Blondel, A., Blot, S., Bogomilov, M., Bonesini, M., Booth, C. N., Bowring, D., Boyd, S., Bradshaw, T. W., Bravar, U., Bross, A. D., Capponi, M., Carlisle, T., Cecchet, G., Charnley, G., Cobb, J. H., Colling, D., Collomb, N., Coney, L., Cooke, P., Courthold, M., Cremaldi, L. M., DeMello, A., Dick, A. J., Dobbs, A., Dornan, P., Fayer, S., Filthaut, F., Fish, A., Fitzpatrick, T., Fletcher, R., Forrest, D., Francis, V., Freemire, B., Fry, L., Gallagher, A., Gamet, R., Gourlay, S., Grant, A., Graulich, J. S., Griffiths, S., Hanlet, P., Hansen, O. M., Hanson, G. G., Harrison, P., Hart, T. L., Hartnett, T., Hayler, T., Heidt, C., Hills, M., Hodgson, P., Hunt, C., Iaciofano, A., Ishimoto, S., Kafka, G., Kaplan, D. M., Karadzhov, Y., Kim, Y. K., Kolev, D., Kuno, Y., Kyberd, P., Lau, W., Leaver, J., Leonova, M., Li, D., Lintern, A., Littlefield, M., Long, K., Lucchini, G., Luo, T., Macwaters, C., Martlew, B., Martyniak, J., Middleton, S., Moretti, A., Moss, A., Muir, A., Mullacrane, I., Nebrensky, J. J., Neuffer, D., Nichols, A., Nicholson, R., Nugent, J.C., Onel, Y., Orestano, D., Overton, E., Owens, P., Palladino, V., Palmer, R. B., Pasternak, J., Pastore, F., Pidcott, C., Popovic, M., Preece, R., Prestemon, S., Rajaram, D., Ramberger, S., Rayner, M. A., Ricciardi, S., Richards, A., Roberts, T. J., Robinson, M., Rogers, C., Ronald, K., Rubinov, P., Rucinski, R., Rusinov, I., Sakamoto, H., Sanders, D. A., Santos, E., Savidge, T., Smith, P. J., Snopok, P., Soler, F.J.P., Stanley, T., Summers, D. J., Takahashi, M., Tarrant, J., Taylor, I., Tortora, L., Torun, Y., Tsenov, R., Tunnell, C. D., Vankova, G., Verguilov, V., Virostek, S. P., Vretenar, M., Walaron, K., Watson, S., White, C., Whyte, C. G., Wilson, A., Wisting, H., and Zisman, M. S.
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
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Authors
First Published:First published in European Physical Journal C 73(10):2582
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
584491Proposal for continuation of UK participation in the International Muon Ionization Cooling ExperimentPaul SolerScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/J001961/1P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY