Accelerator and Technical Sector Seminar: Future neutrino facilities: the neutrino factory

Thursday 19.January 2012
at 14:15  -  IT Auditorium (bldg. 31 3-004)

Future neutrino facilities: the neutrino factory
by Gersende Prior / University of Geneva and CERN EN/MEF

The neutrino factory is one of the proposed design for a future intense neutrino beam facility. In its current layout, a high-power proton beam impinges on a Hg jet target producing pions, decaying in turn into muons.

In order to reduce the particle beam emittance, the muon transverse momentum is reduced through ionization cooling by a technically demanding setup made of closely packed RF cavities alternated with absorbers. In this talk I will present the motivation for building an intense neutrino beam and some of the proposed neutrino facilities design. I will discuss the challenges inherent to the
cooling of muons, possible optimization of the current baseline and the on-going R&D.

ATS Seminars
Organisers: H. Burkhardt (BE), S. Sgobba (EN), G. deRijk (TE)