The MICE Muon Beam on ISIS and the beam-line instrumentation of the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment

M. Bogomilov, Y. Karadzhov, D. Kolev, I. Russinov, R. Tsenov, G. Vankova-Kirilova, L. Wang, F. Y. Xu, S. X. Zheng, R. Bertoni, M. Bonesini, F. Ferri, G. Lucchini, R. Mazza, F. Paleari, F. Strati, V. Palladino, G. Cecchet, A. De Bari, M. CapponiA. Cirillo, A. Iaciofano, A. Manfredini, M. Parisi, D. Orestano, F. Pastore, A. Tonazzo, L. Tortora, Y. Mori, Y. Kuno, H. Sakamoto, A. Sato, T. Yano, M. Yoshida, S. Ishimoto, S. Suzuki, K. Yoshimura, F. Filthaut, R. Garoby, S. Gilardoni, P. Gruber, K. Hanke, H. Haseroth, P. Janot, A. Lombardi, S. Ramberger, M. Vretenar, P. Bene, A. Blondel, F. Cadoux, J. S. Graulich, V. Grichine, E. Gschwendtner, F. Masciocchi, R. Sandstrom, V. Verguilov, H. Wisting, C. Petitjean, R. Seviour, J. Alexander, G. Charnley, N. Collomb, S. Griffiths, B. Martlew, A. Moss, I. Mullacrane, A. Oates, P. Owens, C. White, S. York, D. Adams, R. Apsimon, P. Barclay, D. E. Baynham, T. W. Bradshaw, M. Courthold, P. Drumm, R. Edgecock, T. Hayler, M. Hills, Y. Ivaniouchenkov, A. Jones, A. Lintern, C. MacWaters, C. Nelson, A. Nichols, R. Preece, S. Ricciardi, J. H. Rochford, C. Rogers, W. Spensley, J. Tarrant, K. Tilley, S. Watson, A. Wilson, D. Forrest, F. J.P. Soler, K. Walaron, P. Cooke, R. Gamet, A. Alekou, M. Apollonio, G. Barber, R. Beuselinck, D. Clark, I. Clark, D. Colling, A. Dobbs, P. Dornan, S. Fayer, A. Fish, R. Hare, S. Greenwood, A. Jamdagni, V. Kasey, M. Khaleeq, J. Leaver, K. Long, E. McKigney, T. Matsushita, J. Pasternak, T. Sashalmi, T. Savidge, M. Takahashi, V. Blackmore, T. Carlisle, J. H. Cobb, W. Lau, M. Rayner, C. D. Tunnell, H. Witte, S. Yang, C. N. Booth, P. Hodgson, L. Howlett, R. Nicholson, E. Overton, M. Robinson, P. Smith, D. Adey, J. Back, S. Boyd, P. Harrison, M. Ellis, P. Kyberd, M. Littlefield, J. J. Nebrensky, A. D. Bross, S. Geer, D. Neuffer, A. Moretti, M. Popovic, M. A.C. Cummings, T. J. Roberts, A. Demello, M. A. Green, D. Li, S. Virostek, M. S. Zisman, B. Freemire, P. Hanlet, D. Huang, G. Kafka, D. M. Kaplan, P. Snopok, Y. Torun, S. Blot, Y. K. Kim, U. Bravar, Y. Onel, D. Cline, Y. Fukui, K. Lee, X. Yang, R. A. Rimmer, L. M. Cremaldi, G. Gregoire, T. L. Hart, D. A. Sanders, D. J. Summers, L. Coney, R. Fletcher, G. G. Hanson, C. Heidt, J. Gallardo, S. Kahn, H. Kirk, R. B. Palmer

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The international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE), which is under construction at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), will demonstrate the principle of ionization cooling as a technique for the reduction of the phase-space volume occupied by a muon beam. Ionization cooling channels are required for the Neutrino Factory and the Muon Collider. MICE will evaluate in detail the performance of a single lattice cell of the Feasibility Study 2 cooling channel. The MICE Muon Beam has been constructed at the ISIS synchrotron at RAL, and in MICE Step I, it has been characterized using the MICE beam-instrumentation system. In this paper, the MICE Muon Beam and beam-line instrumentation are described. The muon rate is presented as a function of the beam loss generated by the MICE target dipping into the ISIS proton beam. For a 1 V signal from the ISIS beam-loss monitors downstream of our target we obtain a 30 KHz instantaneous muon rate, with a neglible pion contamination in the beam.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberP05009
Number of pages37
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2012
Externally publishedYes

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