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 h1. Pion contamination in the MICE muon beam  

 h2. Abstract 

 bq. The international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) will perform a systematic  
 investigation of ionization cooling with muon beams of momentum between 140 and 240 MeV/c at the 
 Rutherford Appleton Laboratory ISIS facility.    The measurement of ionization cooling in MICE 
 relies on the selection of a pure sample of muons that traverse the experiment. To make this  
 selection, the MICE Muon Beam is designed to deliver a beam of muons with less than ~ 1%  
 contamination. To make the final muon selection, MICE employs a particle-identification (PID) system 
 upstream and downstream of the cooling cell. The PID system includes time-of-flight hodoscopes, 
 threshold-Cherenkov counters and calorimetry.    The upper limit for the pion contamination measured  
 in this paper is f_{\pi} < 1.4% at 90% C.L., including systematic uncertainties.    Therefore, the 
 MICE Muon Beam is able to meet the stringent pion-contamination requirements of the study of 
 ionization cooling. 

 h2. Paper 

 Published in:    Forthcoming 
 arXiv: "1511.00556": 
 RAL Preprint: RAL-P-2015-009 
 DOI: Forthcoming 


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