Author: Alexahin, Y.I.
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TUPFI056 A Muon Collider as a Higgs Factory 1472
  • D.V. Neuffer, Y.I. Alexahin, M.A. Palmer
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  • C.M. Ankenbrandt
    Muons. Inc., USA
  • J.-P. Delahaye
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Because muons connect directly to a standard-model Higgs particle in s-channel production, a muon collider would be an ideal device for precision measurement of the mass and width of a Higgs-like particle, and for further exploration of its production and decay properties. The LHC has seen evidence for a 126 GeV Higgs particle, and a muon collider at that energy could be constructed. Parameters of a high-precision muon collider are presented and the necessary components and performance are described. An important advantage of the muon collider approach is that the spin precession of the muons will enable energy measurements at extremely high accuracy (E/E to 10-6 or better). Extension to a higher-energy higher-luminosity device is also discussed.  
TUPFI061 Preliminary Design of a Higgs Factory μ+μ- Storage Ring 1487
  • A.V. Zlobin, Y.I. Alexahin, V.V. Kapin, V.V. Kashikhin, N.V. Mokhov, I.S. Tropin
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  Funding: Work supported by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC, under contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, and by the US Department of Energy through the Muon Accelerator Program (MAP).
A Muon Collider offers unique possibilities for studying the recently found Higgs boson. Higgs bosons can be produced in reasonable amounts in the s-channel, so that the colliding muon beam energy of just 62.5GeV is required. Precision direct measurements of the Higgs boson mass and width is possible due to absence of brems- and beam-strahlung. At the same time, there are difficulties specific to muon colliders: relatively large beam emittance which necessitates quite small beta-function values (~ a few cm) at the interaction point in order to obtain sufficiently high luminosity, as well as superconducting magnet and detector protection from showers generated by muon decay products. Due to these factors, the required aperture of the final focus quadrupoles is very large (up to 0.5 m) posing challenging engineering constraints as well as beam dynamics issues with fringe fields. The first results of a complex approach to these problems in the Higgs Factory collider design are presented which promise luminosities in excess of 1031 cm-2s−1 with a 4 MW proton driver.