MICE Analysis Group

The analysis group is responsible for

  • Writing MICE collaboration papers
  • Controlling changes to MICE design that can affect physics results
  • Specifying settings needed to support the papers

The Analysis group at Step IV comprises 5 subgroups:

  • Material Physics - responsible for understanding the effects of materials in MICE
  • Magnetics - responsible for understanding the MICE magnetic lattice effects on the beam
  • Diagnostics - responsible for understanding the measurement capabilities of the detector system
  • Support - responsible for providing supporting infrastructure to analysis (to be specified)
  • Future Steps - responsible for monitoring and controlling specification of the next step of MICE

Material Physics

Materials group has responsibility for modelling and measuring the materials properties of the cooling channel

  • Understand the material budget in the cooling channel, especially the region between the trackers
  • Understand and develop as necessary, models for energy loss and scattering through materials in the cooling channel
  • Develop measurement of energy loss and scattering techniques
  • Understand systematics introduced into other measurements by materials as required


Magnets group has responsibility for modelling and measuring the MICE magnetic lattice

  • Understand the MICE beam optics, both linear and non-linear
  • Develop and analyse a procedure for measuring the MICE magnetic lattice properties
    • Through field mapping and alignment
    • Using beam data
  • Understand systematics introduced by magnetic alignment procedure and support other measurements as required

The Beamline Integration Physicist is expected to have a strong role in this group.


Diagnostics group has responsibility for understanding the experimental resolution of the MICE beam diagnostics

  • Understand MICE diagnostic resolutions
  • Understand how these resolutions affect the MICE measurements

The MAUS coordinator is expected to have a strong role in this group.


Support group has responsibility to provide tools to the other analysis groups

  • Online analysis tool - event display to display beam properties theoretical vs measured
  • Offline analysis tool - emittance calculation, beam selection, general purpose routines (e.g. peak finding) where required
  • Interface to GRID stuff - Coordinate batch production

Future Steps

Future Steps responsible for the Demonstration of Ionisation Cooling step

  • Understanding alignment and tolerances
  • Any further detailed specification for engineers
  • Responding to change requests from the engineers
  • Determining run conditions

Step I

Victoria Blackmore

Step I group is responsible for closing out any remaining Step I papers

  • EMR Paper Alain Blondel, Yordan Karadzhov, Francois Drielsma
  • KL Paper Paul Soler, Domizia Orestano, John Nugent
  • Maybe quad alignment paper Chris Booth, Ed Overton, Chris Rogers
  • Maybe polarisation paper Sophie Middleton, Chris Rogers