Preliminary magnetic horn studies in the collection scheme for a neutrino factory

Citation
Ae. Ball et al., Preliminary magnetic horn studies in the collection scheme for a neutrino factory, NUCL INST A, 451(1), 2000, pp. 359-361
Citations number
9
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
ISSN journal
0168-9002 → ACNP
Volume
451
Issue
1
Year of publication
2000
Pages
359 - 361
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20000821)451:1<359:PMHSIT>2.0.ZU;2-T
Abstract
Neutrino factories rely on efficient targeting for a primary proton beam in the 2-16 GeV range and a collection scheme with very large acceptance for the pions produced from the target. A shaped solenoid with a peak field of 20 T tapered to 1.25 T has been suggested. In this note, some initial studi es are presented on the use of a magnetic horn at the beginning of the coll ection scheme: this produces a toroidal magnetic field between the co-axial conductors which can be shaped by designing the form of the inner conducto r. Magnetic horns are known to withstand high radiation doses. Preliminary results show that the flux of the pions after a horn could be comparable to that obtained with the suggested solenoid. (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.