The Accelerator Complex from the International Design Study of the Neutrino Factory

Soler, F.J.P. (2013) The Accelerator Complex from the International Design Study of the Neutrino Factory. Proceedings of Science, ICHEP2(2013), 541.

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The Neutrino Factory produces high-energy neutrino beams with a well-defined flavour content and energy spectrum from the decay of intense, high-energy, stored muon beams to establish CP violation in the neutrino sector. The International Design Study for the Neutrino Factory (the IDSNF) will provide a Reference Design Report (RDR) for the facility. The present baseline design has been re-evaluated to take into account the recent measurements of θ13. This talk describes the status of the accelerator facility and the accelerator subsystems of which it is comprised. This is a modification of the facility described in the Interim Design Report (IDR) completed in 2011. The accelerator facility will deliver 1021 muon decays per year from 10 GeV stored muon beams. The straight sections of the storage ring point to a 100 kton Magnetised Iron Neutrino Detector (MIND) at a distance of 2000-2500 km from the source. The accelerator-physics challenges, and the R&D underway to meet them, will be described together with alternative designs that are being developed to mitigate the technical risks that some of the subsystems present.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Soler, Professor Paul
Authors: Soler, F.J.P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Proceedings of Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Author
First Published:First published in Proceedings of Science ICHEP2012: 541
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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