First particle-by-particle measurement of emittance in the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment

D. Adams, K. Ronald, C. Whyte, A. Young, G. Chatzitheodoridis, The MICE collaboration

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Abstract

The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) collaboration seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of ionization cooling, the technique by which it is proposed to cool the muon beam at a future neutrino factory or muon collider. The emittance is measured from an ensemble of muons assembled from those that pass through the experiment. A pure muon ensemble is selected using a particle-identification system that can reject efficiently both pions and electrons. The position and momentum of each muon are measured using a high-precision scintillating-fibre tracker in a 4 T solenoidal magnetic field. This paper presents the techniques used to reconstruct the phase-space distributions and reports the first particle-by-particle measurement of the emittance of the MICE Muon Beam as a function of muon-beam momentum.
LanguageEnglish
Article number257
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume79
Issue number3
Early online date21 Mar 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2019

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  • ionization cooling
  • muon beams
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In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 79, No. 3, 257, 30.03.2019.

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