Author: Duraisamy, M.
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TUPPR008 One 233 km Tunnel for Three Rings: e+e-, p-pbar, and μ+ 1828
  • G.T. Lyons, L.M. Cremaldi, A. Datta, M. Duraisamy, T.H. Luo, D.J. Summers
    UMiss, University, Mississippi, USA
  Funding: Supported by DE-FG05-91ER40622
In 2001, a cost analysis was conducted to build a 233 km circumference tunnel in northern Illinois for a Very Large Hadron Collider (VLHC). Here we outline the implementations of e+e, proton anti-proton, and μ++ μ collider rings in such a tunnel using recent technological innovations. The 500 GeV e+e collider employs a Crab Waist Crossing, ultra low emittance damped bunches, a vertical IP focal length of 0.06 cm, 12 GV of superconducting RF, and 0.026 Tesla low coercivity, grain oriented silicon steel/concrete dipoles. The 40 TeV proton anti-proton collider uses the high intensity Fermilab anti-proton source, exploits high cross sections for proton anti-proton production of high mass states, and uses 2 Tesla 0.005% ultra low carbon steel/YBCO superconductor magnets run with liquid neon. The 40 TeV muon ring ramps the 2 Tesla superconducting magnets at 8 Hz every 0.4 seconds, uses 250 GV of superconducting RF to accelerate muons from 2 to 20 TeV in 72 orbits with 72% survival, and mitigates neutrino radiation with a phase shifting, roller coaster FODO lattice.*
* G. T. Lyons,