Recent progress in neutrino factory and muon collider research within the Muon Collaboration

Mohammad M. Alsharo'a, Charles M. Ankenbrandt, Muzaffer Atac, Bruno R. Autin, Valeri I. Balbekov, Vernon D. Barger, Odette Benary, J. Roger J. Bennett, Michael S. Berger, J. Scott Berg, Martin Berz, Edgar L. Black, Alain Blondel, S. Alex Bogacz, M. Bonesini, Stephen B. Bracker, Alan D. Bross, Luca Bruno, Elizabeth J. Buckley-Geer, Allen C. CaldwellMario Campanelli, Kevin W. Cassel, M. Gabriela Catanesi, Swapan Chattopadhyay, Weiren Chou, David B. Cline, Linda R. Coney, Janet M. Conrad, John N. Corlett, Lucien Cremaldi, Mary Anne Cummings, Christine Darve, Fritz DeJongh, Alexandr Drozhdin, Paul Drumm, V. Daniel Elvira, Deborah Errede, Adrian Fabich, William M. Fawley, Richard C. Fernow, Massimo Ferrario, David A. Finley, Nathaniel J. Fisch, Yasuo Fukui, Miguel A. Furman, Tony A. Gabriel, Raphael Galea, Juan C. Gallardo, Roland Garoby, Alper A. Garren, Stephen H. Geer, Simone Gilardoni, Andreas J. Van Ginneken, Ilya F. Ginzburg, Romulus Godang, Maury Goodman, Michael R. Gosz, Michael A. Green, Peter Gruber, John F. Gunion, Ramesh Gupta, John R. Haines, Klaus Hanke, Gail G. Hanson, Tao Han, Michael Haney, Don Hartill, Robert E. Hartline, Helmut D. Haseroth, Ahmed Hassanein, Kara Hoffman, Norbert Holtkamp, E. Barbara Holzer, Colin Johnson, Rolland P. Johnson, Carol Johnstone, Klaus Jungmann, Stephen A. Kahn, Daniel M. Kaplan, Eberhard K. Keil, Eun San Kim, Kwang Je Kim, Bruce J. King, Harold G. Kirk, Yoshitaka Kuno, Tony S. Ladran, Wing W. Lau, John G. Learned, Valeri Lebedev, Paul Lebrun, Kevin Lee, Jacques A. Lettry, Marco Laveder, Derun Li, Alessandra Lombardi, Changguo Lu, Kyoko Makino, Vladimir Malkin, D. Marfatia, Kirk T. McDonald, Mauro Mezzetto, John R. Miller, Frederick E. Mills, I. Mocioiu, Nikolai V. Mokhov, Jocelyn Monroe, Alfred Moretti, Yoshiharu Mori, David V. Neuffer, King Yuen Ng, James H. Norem, Yasar Onel, Mark Oreglia, Satoshi Ozaki, Hasan Padamsee, Sandip Pakvasa, Robert B. Palmer, Brett Parker, Zohreh Parsa, Gregory Penn, Yuriy Pischalnikov, Milorad B. Popovic, Zubao Qian, Emilio Radicioni, Rajendran Raja, Helge L. Ravn, Claude B. Reed, Louis L. Reginato, Pavel Rehak, Robert A. Rimmer, Thomas J. Roberts, Thomas Roser, Robert Rossmanith, Roman V. Samulyak, Ronald M. Scanlan, Stefan Schlenstedt, Peter Schwandt, Andrew M. Sessler, Michael H. Shaevitz, Robert Shrock, Peter Sievers, Gregory I. Silvestrov, Nick Simos, Alexander N. Skrinsky, Nickolas Solomey, Philip T. Spampinato, Panagiotis Spentzouris, R. Stefanski, Peter Stoltz, Iuliu Stumer, Donald J. Summers, Lee C. Teng, Peter A. Thieberger, Maury Tigner, Michael Todosow, Alvin V. Tollestrup, Yaǧmur Torun, Dejan Trbojevic, Zafar U. Usubov, Tatiana A. Vsevolozhskaya, Yau Wah, Chun Xi Wang, Haipeng Wang, Robert J. Weggel, K. Whisnant, Erich H. Willen, Edmund J.N. Wilson, David R. Winn, Jonathan S. Wurtele, Vincent Wu, Takeichiro Yokoi, Moohyun Yoon, Richard York, Simon Yu, Al Zeller, Yongxiang Zhao, Michael S. Zisman

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Abstract

We describe the status of our effort to realize a first neutrino factory and the progress made in understanding the problems associated with the collection and cooling of muons towards that end. We summarize the physics that can be done with neutrino factories as well as with intense cold beams of muons. The physics potential of muon colliders is reviewed, both as Higgs factories and compact high-energy lepton colliders. The status and time scale of our research and development effort is reviewed as well as the latest designs in cooling channels including the promise of ring coolers in achieving longitudinal and transverse cooling simultaneously. We detail the efforts being made to mount an international cooling experiment to demonstrate the ionization cooling of muons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number081001
Pages (from-to)22-73
Number of pages52
JournalPhysical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams
Volume6
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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    Alsharo'a, M. M., Ankenbrandt, C. M., Atac, M., Autin, B. R., Balbekov, V. I., Barger, V. D., Benary, O., Bennett, J. R. J., Berger, M. S., Berg, J. S., Berz, M., Black, E. L., Blondel, A., Bogacz, S. A., Bonesini, M., Bracker, S. B., Bross, A. D., Bruno, L., Buckley-Geer, E. J., ... Zisman, M. S. (2003). Recent progress in neutrino factory and muon collider research within the Muon Collaboration. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams, 6(8), 22-73. [081001]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.6.081001