Yordan Ivanov Karadzhov
(Universite de Geneve (CH))
Muon beams of low emittance provide the basis for the intense, well-characterised neutrino beams of the Neutrino Factory and for lepton-antilepton collisions at energies of up to several TeV at the Muon Collider. The international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) will demonstrate ionization cooling – the technique by which it is proposed to reduce the µ-beam phase-space volume. MICE is being constructed in a series of steps. At Step IV, MICE will study the properties of liquid hydrogen and lithium hydride that affect cooling. A solenoidal spectrometer will measure emittance up and downstream of the absorber vessel, where a focusing coil will focus muons. The construction of Step IV at RAL is nearing completion. The status of the project will be described together with a summary of the performance of the principal components. Plans for the commissioning and operation and the Step IV measurement programme will be described.
This is an abstract aiming at a poster in the accelerator session complementing, together with another poster, a talk in the same session.
The three are submitted by the chair of the Speakers Bureau of the MICE collaboration as a coherent set of contributions. The Bureau will identify a member of the collaboration to present each accepted contribution.