Author: Blondel, A.P.
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TUPFI020 Towards a Symmetric Momentum Distribution in the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment 1376
  • O.M. Hansen
    University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  • A.P. Blondel
    DPNC, Genève, Switzerland
  • I. Efthymiopoulos, O.M. Hansen
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) is under development at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK). It's a proof-of-principle experiment for ionization cooling, which is a prerequisite for a future Neutrino Factory(NF) or a Muon Collider. The muon beam is designed to have a symmetrical momentum distribution in the cooling channel of the NF. In the MICE beamline pions are captured by a quadrupole triplet, then pion momentum is selected by dipole 1 (D1) after which the pions decay to muons in the decay solenoid. After the decay solenoid, the muon beam momentum is selected by dipole 2 (D2), the beam is focused in two quadrupole triplets and is finally characterized by a set of detectors. By doing a D1-scan of the currents, where the optics parameters are scaled according to the pion momentum, from 238-450 MeV/c the muon momentum distribution is changed. In this paper simulation results from G4Beamline and real data from MICE are presented and compared.  
TUPFI046 The MICE Experiment 1454
  • A.P. Blondel
    DPNC, Genève, Switzerland
  Ionization Cooling is the only practical solution to preparing high brilliance muon beams for a neutrino factory or muon collider. MICE is under development at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK). It is characterized by exquisite emittance determination by 6D measurement of individual particles, a cooling section comprising 23 MV of acceleration at 200 MHz and 3 liquid hydrogen absorbers totaling 1m of liquid hydrogen on the path of 140-240 MeV/c muons. The beam has already been commissioned successfully and first measurements of beam emittance performed. We are setting up for the final high precision emittance determination and the measurements of cooling in Li Hydrogen. The design offers opportunities to observe cooling with various absorbers and several optics configurations. Results will be compared with detailed simulations of cooling channel performance to ensure full understanding of the cooling process. Progress towards the full cooling experiment with RF re-acceleration will also be reported.
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TUPME040 TLEP: High-performance Circular e+e Collider to Study the Higgs Boson 1658
  • M. Koratzinos, O. Brunner, A.C. Butterworth, J.R. Ellis, P. Janot, E. Jensen, J.A. Osborne, F. Zimmermann
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • R. Aleksan
    CEA/DSM/IRFU, France
  • A.P. Blondel
    DPNC, Genève, Switzerland
  • M. Zanetti
    MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  The recent discovery of a light Higgs boson has opened up considerable interest in circular e+e Higgs factories around the world. We report on the progress of the “TLEP3” concept since last year. Two options are considered: LEP3, a 240 GeV centre-of-mass (Ecm) e+e machine in the LHC tunnel with cost only a fraction of the cost of an equivalent linear collider, due to the use of existing infrastructure and the two general-purpose LHC detectors, and TLEP, an e+e machine in a new 80 km tunnel that can operate up to an Ecm of 350 GeV. Both concepts enjoy the extensive know-how on circular colliders and how to deliver their design luminosity, and the existence of up to four interaction points. The attainable luminosities are 1034/cm2/s and 5x1034/cm2/s per interaction point for LEP3 and TLEP respectively. Both machines can operate as Tera-Z and Mega-W boson factories, giving decisive opportunities for over-constraining the electroweak sector of the Standard Model. The technical challenges and possible ways to improve the performance further will be discussed.