Neutrino radiation at muon colliders and storage rings

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Intense highly collimated neutrino beams, created from muon decays at high-energy muon colliders or storage rings, cause significant radiation problems even at very large distances from the machine. A recently developed weighted neutrino interaction generator permits detailed Monte Carlo simulations of the interactions of neutrinos and of their progeny with the MARS code. Special aspects of neutrino radiation dose evaluation are discussed. Dose distributions in a tissue-equivalent phantom are calculated when irradiated with 100 MeV to 10 TeV neutrino beams. Results are obtained for a bare phantom, one embedded in several shielding materials, and one located at various distances behind ... continued below

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Mokhov, N.V. & Van Ginneken, A.J. April 10, 2000.

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Intense highly collimated neutrino beams, created from muon decays at high-energy muon colliders or storage rings, cause significant radiation problems even at very large distances from the machine. A recently developed weighted neutrino interaction generator permits detailed Monte Carlo simulations of the interactions of neutrinos and of their progeny with the MARS code. Special aspects of neutrino radiation dose evaluation are discussed. Dose distributions in a tissue-equivalent phantom are calculated when irradiated with 100 MeV to 10 TeV neutrino beams. Results are obtained for a bare phantom, one embedded in several shielding materials, and one located at various distances behind a shield. Neutrino radiation is investigated around muon storage rings serving as the basis for neutrino factories. The most challenging problem of off-site neutrino dose from muon colliders and storage rings is studied. The distance from the collider ring (up to 60 km) at which the expected dose rates equals prescribed annual dose limits is calculated for 0.5--4 TeV muon colliders and 30 and 50 GeV muon storage rings. Possible mitigation of neutrino radiation problems are discussed and investigated.

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  • ICRS-9 Int. Conference on Radiation Shielding, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (JP), 10/17/1999--10/22/1999

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-Conf-00/065
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 753489
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710036

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Mokhov, N.V. & Van Ginneken, A.J. Neutrino radiation at muon colliders and storage rings, article, April 10, 2000; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710036/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.