MICE FAC Alain Blondel 7 October 2007 1 MICE The International Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment MICE CM19.
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MICE FAC Alain Blondel 7 October 2007 1 MICE The International Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment MICE CM19
MICE FAC Alain Blondel 7 October 2007 2 Overview MICE has essentially recovered from a major hiccup (Project manager resignation) and associated collateral damages (PSI solenoid, lapses of communication, delays in refurbishment of quads etc...) thanks to the dedication of many MICE collaborators, and Ken Long and Chris Nelson in particular. The collaboration is holding together. -- aim to have beam in the MICE hall in fall 2007 has vanished. -- Priority #1 is to ensure that full beam line is ready for step I data taking at the end of the Christmas shutdown (20 January) -- A cosmic test will be organized in bldg. R12 in November-December with a good fraction of detectors (DAQ, Tracker, CKOV, TOF0 and TOF1, KL) -- shakedown of the detectors and practice of DAQ -- avoids work pileup in February 2008 -- Much progress has been accomplished in the MICE beam line and Hall construction Main technical uncertainties concern the target, and the PSI solenoid -- thanks to the staging of MICE, damage to the overall schedule is limited -- Funding has made substantial progress (especially in the USA) and the construction process for Phase II elements has begun
MICE FAC Alain Blondel 7 October 2007 3 MICE Schedule as of October 2007 January 2008 STEP I April 2008 STEP III July 2008 STEP II STEP IV Delivery of 1st FC ~May 2009 STEP V >summer 2009 STEP VI end 2009 (or 2010) major issues: get everything together target installation rate vs beam loss monitors Data taking and data analysis (support for collaborators at RAL) getting SW built AFC module *absorbers* what is the field emission in magnetic field? firm up schedule of step IV/V/VI RFCC module what comes after MICE step VI?
MICE FAC Alain Blondel 7 October 2007 4 -- NEWS -- 1.Since March 25, Malcolm Ellis is keeping a MICE NEWS page. http://hep04.phys.iit.edu/cooldemo/news/weeklydigest.html 2.MICE Installations/commissionning/operations group MICO is now operational. (last meeting on 13 September). Still dominated by locals rather than northern UK or other countries. Weekly MICE installation and MICE planning meetings. MICO this week should concentrate on getting cosmic run ready 3. Fermilab has launched a Muon Collider Task Force for muon collider studies and R&D with funding at similar level as NFMCC 4. EUROnu Design study proposal has been approved. 5. Project management (replacement of Paul Drumm) is now agreed and ready to go
MICE FAC Alain Blondel 7 October 2007 5 Project Manager/Technical Coordinator R. Apsimon (PPD), A. Nichols (STBU) October 2007 MICE Hall Manager/Principal Contractor W. Spensley (ALSTEC) 10 th September 2007 Hall Foremen A. Jamdagni (Imperial), A.N. Other (PPD) June 2007, October 2007 MICE integration physicistMalcolm Ellis ISIS Liaison Officer C. Rogers (ASTeC) 20 th August 2007 Project management (replacement of Paul Drumm) is now agreed and ready to go proposal for PM/TC has been made to collaboration baord
MICE FAC Alain Blondel 7 October 2007 6 Access to MICE by collaborators from abroad It has become more and more evident that running MICE will require people on the site at RAL for extended periods of running. O(6 mo/year) This is beyond the scope of the MICE-UK project. For EU partners there exists the possibility of Transnational Access support by EU Such a proposal is being developed for the next "CARE" proposal (OMIA?) For other collaborators bilateral collaboration agreements should be established. Explicit request has been made in this direction by Chinese colleagues Point was raised to RAL PPD who promised to help
MICE FAC Alain Blondel 7 October 2007 7 Final Comment -- Beyond Phase II Once PHASE II is completed, the MICE hall remains a facility with -- spectrometers, TOF and PID able to measure emittance to 10 -3 -- 8 MW of 201 MHz RF power -- 23 MV of RF acceleration -- Liquid hydrogen infrastructure and safety system MICE can become a facility to test new cooling ideas Longitudinal cooling? Lithium lense? ISS cooling cell? Guggenheim? etc etc...