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A 6-D Muon Cooling System using Achromat Bends

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84190
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
82812
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Particle Beam Lasers, Inc.
18925 Dearborn Street Northridge, CA 91324-2807
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: A 6-D Muon Cooling System using Achromat Bends
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84855
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In order to build a case for future muon colliders or neutrino factories, one must overcome the lack of an experimental demonstration of the principle of ionization cooling of muons ¿ in particular, six dimensional (6D) cooling and emittance exchange. Past work has focused on lattice design, simulation studies, and magnet design for a compact gas-filled storage ring for 6D cooling of muon beams. This project will extend those design results to allow credible injection and extraction of the beam. The basic idea is the incorporation of extended straight sections between achromats in the lattice. A feasibility study for a 6D muon cooling system using achromat bends will be carried out in Phase I for both high pressure gas and LiH absorbers. In particular, Phase I will: (1) determine the preferred lattice of a 6D muon cooling system using achromat bends, which will incorporate the chosen magnet design; (2) evaluate credible beam injection/extraction schemes; (3) study the electron analog model that could be constructed to test the particle dynamics of the system; and (4) investigate possible applications for cooled muon beams outside the high energy physics community. Phase II would involve an engineering design of the electron analog model, and the construction and testing of its component parts. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Cooled beams of muon particles would enable their use in elementary particle physics experiments, in order to advance understanding of the fundamental nature of energy, the elementary constituents of matter, and the forces that control them. A robust, simple, and economical system for cooling ion and particle beams also would have use in ion lasers and medical applications.

Principal Investigator:

Alper Garren
Dr
5108418283
algarren@mindspring.com

Business Contact:

James J. Kolonko
Mr
3102064548
kolonko@pacbell.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Particle Beam Lasers, Inc.
18925 Dearborn Street Northridge, CA 91324

EIN/Tax ID: 391520730
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No