Recent Progress in Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Research within the Muon Collaboration
AbstractWe 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.
M. Alsharoa et al., Physical Review STAB 6(081001) (2003) 1-52
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