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First particle-by-particle measurement of emittance in the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment

ContributorsMICE Collaboration
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Publication date2019

The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) collaboration seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of ionization cooling, the technique by which it is proposed to cool the muon beam at a future neutrino factory or muon collider. The emittance is measured from an ensemble of muons assembled from those that pass through the experiment. A pure muon ensemble is selected using a particle-identification system that can reject efficiently both pions and electrons. The position and momentum of each muon are measured using a high-precision scintillating-fibre tracker in a 4 T solenoidal magnetic field. This paper presents the techniques used to reconstruct the phase-space distributions in the upstream tracking detector and reports the first particle-by-particle measurement of the emittance of the MICE Muon Beam as a function of muon-beam momentum.

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MICE Collaboration. First particle-by-particle measurement of emittance in the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment. In: The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, 2019, vol. 79, n° 3, p. 257. doi: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6674-y
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