Jul 4 – 11, 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

The Accelerator Complex from the International Design Study of the Neutrino Factory

Jul 7, 2012, 12:15 PM
Room 218 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 218

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 14. Future Accelerators Room 218 - Future Accelerators - Detectors and Computing for HEP - TR14&13


Dr Paul Soler Jermyn (University of Glasgow (UK))


The Neutrino Factory produces high-energy neutrino beams with a well-defined flavour content and energy spectrum from the decay of intense, high-energy, stored muon beams to establish CP violation in the neutrino sector. The International Design Study for the Neutrino Factory (the IDS-NF) will provide a Reference Design Report (RDR) for the facility. The present baseline design has been re-evaluated to take into account the recent measurements of theta_13. This talk describes the status of the accelerator facility and the accelerator subsystems of which it is comprised. This is a modification of the facility described in the Interim Design Report (IDR) completed in 2011. The accelerator facility will deliver 10^21 muon decays per year from 10 GeV stored muon beams. The straight sections of the storage ring point to a 100 kton Magnetised Iron Neutrino Detector (MIND) at a distance of 2000—2500 km from the source. The accelerator-physics challenges, and the R&D underway to meet them, will be described together with alternative designs that are being developed to mitigate the technical risks that some of the subsystems present.

Primary author

Dr Paul Soler Jermyn (University of Glasgow (UK))

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