Snowmass 2001 Working Group M1:

Muon Based Accelerators

 
 
Working Group Conveners: K. McDonald (Princeton), A. Sessler (LBL)
Organizing Committee Contacts: N. Holtkamp (SNS), T. Roser (BNL)

Charge

Intense muon sources have been discussed as a starting point for very high energy colliders and even more in recent years as a source of very intense and well-collimated neutrino beams. This working group should identify, but clearly distinguish, the main accelerator physics aspects of both the Muon Collider and the Neutrino Source. Even more, it is crucial to understand for the high energy physics community, how much a Neutrino Source represents a first step to a muon collider and what are the additional burdens. Given the variety of technologies that require R&D makes it necessary to have the group present a risk assessment of the various subcomponents, their R&D goals and the time scale on which the R&D could be realized. The more recent refocus of the collaboration towards Neutrino Sources should reflect in the main topics of the discussion. The different approaches: CERN, KEK-JAERI, and the Muon Collaboration (including the Fermilab and Brookhaven locations) should be compared in performance, risk and (if possible) schedule. A discussion on whether a Muon Cooling experiment is necessary and/or viable is absolutely required and should be presented by the group. For the Muon Colliders, the technical performance, especially for a low energy (Higgs collider) machine should be addressed. Technical performance (power consumption, risk assessment, luminosity, etc.) should be compared to linear colliders in the same energy range. Input here will be required from the High Energy physicists to define the measure of performance for these two concepts (MC, LC). For the long-term R&D the advantages compared to electron-positron accelerators should be worked out and quantified as much as possible.  

Meet in Club (Silvertree Hotel) unless otherwise noted

M1 Working Group Schedule

(Everything not marked as confirmed might still change)
Day Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Date July 1 July 2 July 3 July 4 July 5 July 6 July 7
Morning
[Session Convener]
Plenary Plenary E&M #1
Overview of Neutrino Factories
Joint with E1
[Raja]
E&M #2
Higgs Factory Muon Colliders
Joint with E1
[Cline, Hanson]
P&T #3
E1/P1 Joint Session?
E&M #3 Intense Muon Sources
Joint with E1 and E5
Intense Proton Sources
Joint with M6
[McDonald]
E&M #4
Muon Colliders with E > 1 TeV
[King]
Status Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed   Confirmed Confirmed
Afternoon Plenary P&T #1 P&T #2
Holiday Teach-in:
Accelerator R&D
P&T #4
Targetry
Joint with T4
[Mokhov]
P&T #5
Status Confirmed     Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed  

Day Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Date July 8 July 9 July 10 July 11 July 12 July 13 July 14
Morning Open E&M #5
Neutrino Factory Overview II
Joint with E1
[Geer]
P&T #7
Cooling Dynamics, 1
Joint with T5
[Wurtele]
E&M #7
Open
(The E1 session is on underground experiments)
Plenary E&M #8
Cooling Dynamics, 3
Joint with T5
[Fernow]
E&M #9
Neutrino Factory Staging Scenarios
Joint with E1 and M6
[MacFarland]
Status Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed  
Afternoon Open P&T #6
Magnets
Joint with T2?
E&M #6
Cooling Dynamics, 2
Joint with T5?
[Kaplan]
P&T #8
Muon Beam Diagnostics
Joint with T9
[Norem]
Plenary (Teach-in:
Non Accelerator Experiments)
E&M #8a
FFAG Ring Dynamics
Joint with T5
[Johnstone]
P&T #9 Codes for Cooling Simulation
Joint with T7
[Spentzouris]
Status Confirmed   Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed


Day Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Date July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18 July 19 July 20 July 21
Morning Open E&M #10
Cooling Experiment
[Geer]
E&M #11
Electron - Muon Colliders
Joint with M3
[King]
E&M #12
Summary
[Sessler]
Plenary Plenary Departure
Status Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed
Afternoon Open P&T #10 P&T #11 P&T #12
Advanced RF Structures & Spinoffs
[Padamsee]
T3 Group
Plenary Plenary Departure

Links

Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration Home Page.

Fermilab Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Home Page.

Neutrino Factory and Muon Storage Rings at CERN.

The UK Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Working Group.

Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider Collaboration Notes.

CERN Neutrino Factory Notes.

Feasibility Study 2 on a Neutrino Source Based on a Muon Storage Ring, (May 2001).

A Feasibility Study of a Neutrino Factory in Japan, (Feb 2001).

Feasibility Study 1 on a Neutrino Source Based on a Muon Storage Ring, (April 2000).

Muon Collider Status Report, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 2, 081001 (1999).

Muon Collider Feasibility Study, Snowmass 1996.

Neutrino Factory Physics Study Group.

NuFact01, Tsukuba, Japan (May 24-30, 2001).

NuFact00, Monterey, California (May 22-26, 2000).

NuFact99, Lyon, France (Jul 5-9, 1999).

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Created 11 April 2001 by K. McDonald, based on the M5 group page