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MICE_beamline_instrumentation_for_precise_emittance_measurements_-_abstract.txt

Heidt, Christopher, 07 July 2011 09:36

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The MICE beamline instrumentation (trackers and PID) for a precise emittance measurement.
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The International Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) will carry out
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a systematic investigation of ionization cooling of a muon beam, for the
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future Neutrino Factory and the Muon Collider. As the emittance measurement
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will be done on a particle-by-particle basis, a sophisticated beam 
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instrumentation is needed to measure both particle coordinates and timing 
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vs RF in a harsh environment due to high particle rates, fringe magnetic fields and RF backgrounds. A PID system, based on three time-of-flight stations (with
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resolutions up to 50-60 ps), two Aerogel Cerenkov counters and a KLOE-like
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calorimeter (KL) has been constructed and has allowed the commissioning of the
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MICE muon beamline in 2010. It will be soon followed  by an
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Electron Muon Ranger to determine the muon range at the apparatus  downstream 
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end and later by two tracker detectors to trace incoming particles inside two
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high-field  superconducting solenoids.
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Detector performances will be shown and their use for the beamline
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characterization fully illustrated.