Oct 16 – 20, 2016
Europe/Zurich timezone

muCool: Development of a novel high-brightness low-energy muon beamline

Oct 18, 2016, 6:57 PM
Poster Advanced muon and ultracold neutron sources Poster Session


Ivana Belosevich (Inst. for Particle Physics, ETH Zurich)


We are developing a novel mu+ beamline that reduces the phase space of the input beam by a factor of 10E10 with 10E-3 efficiency. The phase space compression is achieved by stopping mu+ in cryogenic helium gas and applying strong electric and magnetic fields and gas density gradients. The beamline consists of several consecutive stages, which can be tested individually in the first step. The transverse and longitudinal compression stages were recently successfully demonstrated. The measurements show that we can achieve the muon beam compression with a high efficiency. The GEANT4 simulation of the full beamline is currently under development and preliminary results are in very good agreement with the measured data. This work is supported by SNF grant 200020_159754.

Primary author

Ivana Belosevich (Inst. for Particle Physics, ETH Zurich)


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