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Heidt, Christopher, 13 January 2012 09:02

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The Mice Muon Beamline and Host Accelerator Beam Bump
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The international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) is
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designed to provide a proof of principle of the technique of ionization
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cooling, the reduction of the phase space of a muon beam exploiting
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ionization energy loss in absorbers. Subsequent re-acceleration is
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then provided by RF cavities ("sustainable cooling").  Ionization
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cooling represents an important step toward future facilities based on
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stored muons beams, such as a future Neutrino Factory or Muon
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Collider.
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The MICE Muon Beam begins with the decay of pions produced by a
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cylindrical titanium target dipped into the circulating proton beam of
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the 800 MeV ISIS synchrotron at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,
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U.K.  This generates a pion shower which is captured and subsequently
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decays producing the muon beam. A secondary effect of the MICE target
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is to cause an increase in the number of protons lost from the ISIS
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beam, known as beam loss.  
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An overview is presented here of the MICE Muon Beamline, including 
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the results of a study of the effect of dynamically raising the vertical
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position of the ISIS beam (a 'beam bump'), in the vicinity of the
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MICE target.  
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