U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Muon Collider Technology and Beam Physics course

Sponsoring University:

Vanderbilt University


Muon Collider Technology and Beam Physics


Robert Palmer and Richard Fernow, Brookhaven National Lab

The course will give an introduction to the technology of muon colliders, with discussions of the beam physics of selected subjects involved. Areas covered will include: proton driver (space charge tune shifts), target, pion decay channel, polarization, ionization cooling (cooling, solenoid focussing), wedge emittance exchange (bent solenoids), fast acceleration, collider ring (low beta lattice, impedance), background shielding, neutrino radiation. Possible advanced techniques. Comparisons with other collider technologies.  Prerequisite: a prior knowledge of basic beam physics will be helpful, but not required.