Fabrication, Testing and Modeling of the MICE Superconducting Spectrometer Solenoids

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The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE), an international collaboration sited at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK, will demonstrate ionization cooling in a section of realistic cooling channel using a muon beam. A five-coil superconducting spectrometer solenoid magnet will provide a 4 tesla uniform field region at each end of the cooling channel. Scintillating fiber trackers within the 400 mm diameter magnet bore tubes measure the emittance of the beam as it enters and exits the cooling channel. Each of the identical 3-meter long magnets incorporates a three-coil spectrometer magnet section and a two-coil section to match the solenoid uniform ... continued below

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Virostek, S.P.; Green, M.A.; Trillaud, F. & Zisman, M.S. May 16, 2010.

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The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE), an international collaboration sited at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK, will demonstrate ionization cooling in a section of realistic cooling channel using a muon beam. A five-coil superconducting spectrometer solenoid magnet will provide a 4 tesla uniform field region at each end of the cooling channel. Scintillating fiber trackers within the 400 mm diameter magnet bore tubes measure the emittance of the beam as it enters and exits the cooling channel. Each of the identical 3-meter long magnets incorporates a three-coil spectrometer magnet section and a two-coil section to match the solenoid uniform field into the other magnets of the MICE cooling channel. The cold mass, radiation shield and leads are currently kept cold by means of three two-stage cryocoolers and one single-stage cryocooler. Liquid helium within the cold mass is maintained by means of a re-condensation technique. After incorporating several design changes to improve the magnet cooling and reliability, the fabrication and acceptance testing of the spectrometer solenoids have proceeded. The key features of the spectrometer solenoid magnets, the development of a thermal model, the results of the recently completed tests, and the current status of the project are presented.

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  • The 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC '10, Kyoto, Japan, May 23-28, 2010

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  • Report No.: LBNL-3778E
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 986203
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1015389

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Virostek, S.P.; Green, M.A.; Trillaud, F. & Zisman, M.S. Fabrication, Testing and Modeling of the MICE Superconducting Spectrometer Solenoids, article, May 16, 2010; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1015389/: accessed June 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.