Status of the AlCap Experiment

Litchfield, R. P. (2015) Status of the AlCap Experiment. In: 16th International Workshop on Neutrino Factories and Future Neutrino Beam Facilities, Glasgow, UK, 25-30 Aug 2014, p. 95. (doi: 10.22323/1.226.0095)

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The AlCap experiment is a joint project between the COMET and Mu2e collaborations. Both experiments intend to look for the lepton-flavour violating conversion µ +A → e+A, using tertiary muons from high-power pulsed proton beams. In these experiments the products of ordinary muon capture in the muon stopping target are a important concern, both in terms of hit rates in tracking detectors and radiation damage to equipment. The goal of the AlCap experiment is to provide precision measurements of the products of nuclear capture on Aluminium, which is the favoured target material for both COMET and Mu2e. The results will be used for optimising the design of both conversion experiments, and as input to their simulations. Data was taken in December 2013 and is currently being analysed.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Litchfield, Dr Phillip
Authors: Litchfield, R. P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Author
First Published:First published in Proceedings of Science NUFACT2014: 95
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