PS15 Accelerator R and D
MICE: The international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment
INFN, Bari, Italy
Accepted: 11 November 2003
Published online: 2 December 2003
The MICE collaboration has designed an experiment made by a section of an ionization cooling channel equipped with particle detectors used as beam diagnostics stations. The channel uses liquid-hydrogen absorbers to provide energy loss and high-gradient RF cavities to re-accelerate the particles; this setup is designed to reduce the beam transverse emittance by >10% for muon momenta in the range 140MeV/c to 240MeV/c. The particle detectors, grouped in two spectrometers before and after the channel, are meant to measure the beam transmittance and emittance reduction with an absolute precision of ± 0.1%.
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