Author: Kaplan, D.M.
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TUPFI057 Muon Accelerators for the Next Generation of High Energy Physics Experiments 1475
  • M.A. Palmer, S. Brice, A.D. Bross, D.S. Denisov, E. Eichten, R.J. Lipton, D.V. Neuffer
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  • C.M. Ankenbrandt
    Muons. Inc., USA
  • S.A. Bogacz
    JLAB, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • J.-P. Delahaye
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • P. Huber
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA
  • D.M. Kaplan, P. Snopok
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • H.G. Kirk, R.B. Palmer
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  • R.D. Ryne
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  Funding: Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. National Science Foundation
Muon accelerator technology offers a unique and very promising avenue to a facility capable of producing high intensity muon beams for neutrino factory and multi-TeV lepton collider applications. The goal of the US Muon Accelerator Program is to provide an assessment, within the next 6 years, of the physics potential and technical feasibility of such a facility. This talk will describe the physics opportunities that are envisioned, along with the R&D efforts that are being undertaken to address key accelerator physics and technology questions.
WEPFI073 A Modular Cavity for Muon Ionization Cooling R&D 2860
  • D.L. Bowring, A.J. DeMello, A.R. Lambert, D. Li, S.P. Virostek, M.S. Zisman
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  • C. Adolphsen, L. Ge, A.A. Haase, K.H. Lee, Z. Li, D.W. Martin
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • D.M. Kaplan
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • T.H. Luo, D.J. Summers
    UMiss, University, Mississippi, USA
  • A. Moretti, M.A. Palmer, R.J. Pasquinelli, Y. Torun
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  • R.B. Palmer
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  The Muon Accelerator Program (MAP) collaboration is developing an ionization cooling channel for muon beams. Ionization cooling channel designs call for the operation of high-gradient, normal-conducting RF cavities in multi-Tesla solenoidal magnetic fields. However, strong magnetic fields have been shown to limit the maximum achievable gradient in RF cavities. This gradient limit is characterized by RF breakdown and damage to the cavity surface. To study this issue, we have developed an experimental program based on a modular pillbox cavity operating at 805 MHz. The modular cavity design allows for the evaluation of different cavity materials - such as beryllium - which may ameliorate or circumvent RF breakdown triggers. Modular cavity components may furthermore be prepared with different surface treatments, such as high-temperature baking or chemical polishing. This poster presents the design and experimental status of the modular cavity, as well as future plans for the experimental program.