Layout of The MICE Demonstration of Ionization Cooling¶
Muon beams of low emittance provide the basis for the intense, well-characterised neutrino beams necessary to elucidate the physics of flavour at the Neutrino Factory and to provide multi-TeV lepton-antilepton collisions at the Muon Collider. The international Muon Ionization Cooling Exper iment (MICE) will demonstrate muon ionization cooling, the technique proposed to reduce the phase-space volume occupied by the muon beam at such facilities. In an ionization cooling channel, the muon beam traverses a material (the absorber) loosing energy, which is replaced using RF cavities. The combined effect is to reduce the transverse emittance of the beam (transverse cooling). The configuration of MICE required to deliver the demonstration of ionization cooling was prepared in parallel to the execution of a programme designed to measure the cooling properties of liquid-hydrogen and lithium hydride (Step IV). The design will be presented together with a summary of the projected performance of the experiment.
Published in: IPAC17 Proc.
RAL Preprint: forthcoming
Key figures were used from the forthcoming paper titled "Design and expected performance of the MICE Demonstration of Ionization Cooling" Here.
Additional figures from the preliminary analysis of a simplified design are included for completeness.
Fractional change in transverse emittance...
Layout of the downstream components of the simplified design...
Evolution of the transverse betatron function for the simplified design...