Mice: The International Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment

P. Drumm
Proceedings of the 2005 Particle Accelerator Conference  
Muon storage rings have been proposed for use as sources of intense high-energy neutrino beams and as the basis for muon colliders. Phase-space compression (cooling) of the muon beam prior to acceleration and storage is needed to optimise performance and cost. Traditional techniques cannot be employed to cool the beam because of decay during the short muon lifetime. Ionisation cooling, a process in which the muon beam is passed through an alternating series of liquid-hydrogen absorbers and
more » ... erating RF-cavities, is the technique proposed to cool the muon beam. An international collaboration has been formed to carry out the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment (MICE), and its proposal to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) has been approved. The status of the MICE cooling channel, the instrumentation, and the implementation at RAL are described, together with the predicted performance of the channel and the measurements that will be made.
doi:10.1109/pac.2005.1590445 fatcat:noj3fv6gsrfnfj2nukqbmo2e6e