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Muon beams of low emittance provide the basis for the intense, well-characterised neutrino beams necessary to elucidate the physics of flavour at a neutrino factory and to provide lepton-antilepton collisions at energies of up to several TeV at a muon collider. The international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) aims to demonstrate ionization cooling, the technique by which it is proposed to reduce the phase-space volume occupied by the muon beam at such facilities. In an ionization-cooling channel, the muon beam passes through a material in which it loses energy. The energy lost is then replaced using RF cavities. The combined effect of energy loss and re-acceleration is to reduce the transverse emittance of the beam (transverse cooling). A major revision of the scope of the project was carried out over the summer of 2014. The revised experiment can deliver a demonstration of ionization cooling. The design of the cooling demonstration experiment will be described together with its predicted cooling performance.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Physical Review Accelerators and Beams|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jun 2017|
- muon beams
- neutrino beams
Ronald, K., Whyte, C., Young, A., Chatzitheodoridis, G. & The MICE collaboration, 30 Mar 2019, In : European Physical Journal C. 79, 3, 15 p., 257.
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Booth, C. N., Bowring, D., Boyd, S., Bradshaw, T. W. & 133 others, , 16 Dec 2015, In : Journal of Instrumentation. 10, 12, P12012.
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& 126 others, , 31 Dec 2013, In : European Physical Journal C. 73, 10, 14 p., 2582.
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