Recent Results from MICE on Multiple Coulomb Scattering and Energy Loss

Nugent, J.C. , Soler, P. and Bayes, R. (2018) Recent Results from MICE on Multiple Coulomb Scattering and Energy Loss. In: International Workshop on Beam Cooling and Related Topics (COOL'17), Bonn, Germany, 18-22 Sep 2017, pp. 16-21. ISBN 9783954501984 (doi: 10.18429/JACoW-COOL2017-MOA22)

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Multiple coulomb scattering and energy loss are well known phenomena experienced by charged particles as they traverse a material. However, from recent measurements by the MuScat collaboration, it is known that the available simulation codes (GEANT4, for example) overestimate the scattering of muons in low Z materials. This is of particular interest to the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) collaboration which has the goal of measuring the reduction of the emittance of a muon beam induced by energy loss in low Z absorbers. MICE took data without magnetic field suitable for multiple scattering measurements in the fall of 2015 with the absorber vessel filled with Xenon and in the spring of 2016 using a lithium hydride absorber. The scattering data are compared with the predictions of various models, including the default GEANT4 model. In the fall of 2016 MICE took data with magnetic fields on and measured the energy loss of muons in a lithium hydride absorber. These data are also compared with model predictions and with the Bethe-Bloch formula.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Soler, Professor Paul and Nugent, Dr John and Bayes, Dr Ryan
Authors: Nugent, J.C., Soler, P., and Bayes, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
First Published:First published in 11th Workshop on Beam Cooling and Related Topics (COOL'17): 16-22
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