Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS April Meeting 2022
Volume 67, Number 6
Saturday–Tuesday, April 9–12, 2022; New York
Session B07: Accelerator Applications, Beam Dynamics, Diagnostics, and Colliders
10:45 AM–12:21 PM,
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Room: Marquis B
Sponsoring Unit: DPB
Chair: John Byrd, LNL
Abstract: B07.00006 : Optimizing the Mu2e Proton Beam Position on the Production Target*
11:45 AM–11:57 AM
Helenka I Casler
Helenka I Casler
Mu2e is a flagship muon experiment, currently under construction at Fermilab. Its muon beam will be generated via a precise collision of 8 GeV protons with a tungsten production target. In order to maximize the number of muons, Mu2e must align the proton beam with the production target to within ±0.5 mm. However, the requirements of the target, and the conditions under which it will operate, make direct instrumentation of the production target unfeasible. Instead, we describe a system of multiwire proportional chambers (MWPC’s), which record how the beam evolves before and after interacting with the target. These MWPC’s will be used in a beam-scanning procedure during experiment start-up to optimize the beam-target alignment to ensure high muon yield and maximum target lifetime.
*The York College/CUNY group is supported by a grant from the Deparment of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics under grant DE-SC0019027.
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