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DE-FG02-06ER86282 Final Technical Report Muons, Inc.
Development and Demonstration of 6-Dimensional Muon Beam Cooling
Final Technical Report on STTR Project DE-FG02-06ER86282
Development and Demonstration of 6-Dimensional Muon Beam
The overarching purpose of this project was to prepare a proposal for an experiment to
demonstrate 6-dimensional muon beam cooling. The technical objectives were all steps in
preparing the proposal, which was successfully presented to the Fermilab Accelerator Advisory
Committee in February 2009. All primary goals of this project have been met.
The High Energy Physics (HEP) community is always searching for "the next big thing", and
Fermilab in particular is considering several options for the next machine capable of reaching the
energy frontier. Today a major prospect is a muon collider, which would create copious muons,
accelerate them to several TeV, and collide them inside a large detector. This project was an
important step in getting a muon collider onto the agenda at Fermilab, because six-dimensional
muon beam cooling is essential for such a collider to achieve useful luminosity.
An important goal of this project was the building of an experimental collaboration of people
interested in performing the experiment. The MANX Collaboration was formed, comprising 38
physicists and engineers from all relevant technical disciplines, which submitted the proposal.
Fermilab's Accelerator Advisory Committee reviewed the proposal in February 2009. While
their overall response was positive, the experiment has not been approved or funded. Since this
project began, outside events in the muon-collider community have occurred that have put this
experimental proposal on hold. Specifically, the Muon Accelerator Program (MAP)  has
begun, and its schedule does not call for a 6-D cooling demonstration experiment at this time.
This STTR project has been highly successful for our company, and has generated three other
SBIR/STTR projects  .
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Muons, Inc. Final Technical Report on STTR Project DE-FG02-06ER86282 Development and Demonstration of 6-Dimensional Muon Beam Cooling, report, May 24, 2011; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc845253/m1/1/: accessed January 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.