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Characterisation of the muon beams for the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-013-2582-8 DOI Help

Authors: D. Adams (STFC) , D. Adey (University of Warwick) , A. Alekou (Imperial College London) , Marco Apollonio (Diamond Light Source) , R. Asfandiyarov (Université de Genève) , J. Back (University of Warwick) , G Barber (Imperial College London) , P. Barclay (STFC) , A. De Bari (Sezione INFN Pavia and Dipartimento di Fisica Nucleare e Teorica) , R. Bayes (The University of Glasgow) , V. Bayliss (STFC) , R. Bertoni (Dipartimento di Fisica G. Occhialini, Sezione INFN Milano Bicocca) , V. J. Blackmore (University of Oxford) , A. Blondel (Université de Genève) , S. Blot (University of Chicago) , M. Bogomilov (St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia) , M. Bonesini (Dipartimento di Fisica G. Occhialini, Sezione INFN Milano Bicocca) , C. N. Booth (University of Sheffield) , D. Bowring (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) , S. Boyd (University of Warwick)
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Type: Journal Paper
Journal: The European Physical Journal C , VOL 73

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2013

Abstract: A novel single-particle technique to measure emittance has been developed and used to characterise seventeen different muon beams for the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment (MICE). The muon beams, whose mean momenta vary from 171 to 281 MeV/c, have emittances of approximately 1.2–2.3 π mm-rad horizontally and 0.6– 1.0 π mm-rad vertically, a horizontal dispersion of 90– 190 mm and momentum spreads of about 25 MeV/c. There is reasonable agreement between the measured parameters of the beams and the results of simulations. The beams are found to meet the requirements of MICE.

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