Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities

The ISS Accelerator Working Group, R. Edgecock, R. Seviour, M. S. Zisman (Editor)

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This document summarizes the work of the Accelerator Working Group (AWG) of the International Scoping Study (ISS) of a Future Neutrino Factory and Superbeam Facility. The main goal of the activity was to reach consensus on a baseline design for a Neutrino Factory complex, including proton driver parameters, choice of target, front-end design, acceleration system design, and decay ring geometry. Another goal was to explore the commonality, if any, between the proton driver for a Neutrino Factory and those for a Superbeam or Beta Beam facility. In general, the requirements for either of the latter facilities are less stringent than those for a Neutrino Factory. Here, we discuss concepts, parameters, and expected performance of the required subsystems for our chosen baseline design of a Neutrino Factory. We also give an indication of the main R&D tasks - many of which are already under way - that must be carried out to finalize facility design approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberP07001
Number of pages82
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


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