Beta Beams by Mats Lindroos

By Mats Lindroos

The beta-beam suggestion for the new release of electron neutrino beams used to be first proposed via Piero Zucchelli in 2002. the assumption created particularly a stir, difficult the concept extreme neutrino beams in simple terms will be made from the decay of pions or muons in classical neutrino beams amenities or in destiny neutrino factories. the concept that in the beginning struggled to make an impression however the labor through many laptop physicists, phenomenologists and theoreticians during the last 5 years has gained the beta-beam a well-earned place as one of many frontrunners for a potential destiny international laboratory for prime depth neutrino oscillation physics. this is often the 1st whole monograph at the beta-beam notion. The e-book describes either technical facets and experimental elements of the beta-beam, supplying: scholars and scientists with an perception into the chances provided through beta-beams; facility designers with a place to begin for destiny reviews; and, coverage makers with a entire photo of the boundaries and percentages provided via a beta-beam.

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However, there are severe limits on the number of foil passages the circulating beam can support due to angular straggling and the number of charges which can be handled for a given aperture, which makes this option less interesting for the beta beam. 5 Acceleration The non-accelerator specialist is most likely to have heard about accelerators in the context of the many synchrotron light sources in which electrons are accelerated or in the context of medical machines for cancer treatment and isotope production using protons.

That is in case of a null result of T2K which would severely compromise the physics case of T2HK. An evolution of T2HK is the T2KK project, where half of the HK detector 18 Accelerated Generated Neutrino Beams: Beta Beams would be installed in Japan, while the second half would be mounted in Korea, at a baseline of about 900 km, around the second oscillation maximum. This configuration would have worse sensitivities to θ13 with respect to T2HK, very similar sensitivities to LCPV and much better sensitivities to sign(∆m223 ).

For both machines the beam is injected partially stripped and the energy of the circulating ions is kept high enough to ensure that all of them emerge fully stripped after the target. The production of 8 B and 8 Li with 3 He and deuterium as projectiles and a liquid lithium target of enriched 6 Li or 7 Li has been proposed in [95] in which also a full six-dimensional analysis of the cooling process is presented. A solid target would quickly overheat and burn and be difficult to make thin enough to avoid an important re-absorption of the produced ions.

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