Author: Overton, E.
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TUPPD001 The Mice Muon Beamline and Host Accelerator Beam Bump 1404
  • A.J. Dobbs, J. Pasternak
    Imperial College of Science and Technology, Department of Physics, London, United Kingdom
  • D.J. Adams
    STFC/RAL/ISIS, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
  • E. Overton, P.J. Smith
    Sheffield University, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  Funding: Science and Technology Facilities Council
The international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) is designed provide a proof of principle of the technique of ionization cooling, that is the reduction of the phase space of a muon beam via ionization energy loss in absorbers. Subsequent reacceleration is then provided by RF cavities (‘‘sustainable cooling''). Ionization cooling represents an important step toward future facilities based on stored muons beams, such as a future Neutrino Factory or Muon Collider. The MICE Muon Beam begins with the decay of pions produced by a cylindrical titanium target dipped into the circulating proton beam of the 800 MeV ISIS synchrotron at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, U.K. This generates a pion shower which is captured and subsequently decays producing the muon beam. A secondary effect of the MICE target is to cause an increase in the number of protons lost from the ISIS beam. It is important that this effect be minimized. An overview is presented here of the MICE Muon Beam, including the results of a study in to the effect of raising the vertical position of the ISIS beam (a ‘‘beam bump'') in the vicinity of the MICE target.