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Heidt, Christopher, 03 May 2012 14:55

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Progress of MICE, the International Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment
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Ionization Cooling is the only practical solution to preparing high
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brilliance muon beams for a neutrino factory or muon collider. The
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muon ionization cooling experiment (MICE) is under development at the
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Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK) by an international collaboration.
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The muon beam line has been commissioned and, for the first time,
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measurements of beam emittance with particle physics detectors have
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been performed.
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The remaining apparatus is currently under construction. First results
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with a liquid-hydrogen absorber will be produced in 2013; a couple
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of years later a full cell of a representative ionization cooling
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channel, including RF re-acceleration, will be in operation. The design
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offers opportunities to observe cooling with various absorbers and
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several optics configurations. Results will be compared with detailed
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simulations of cooling channel performance to ensure full understanding
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of the cooling process.