July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

Beam Line Extinction in the Mu2e Experiment

Aug 3, 2017, 11:39 AM
West Wing (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

West Wing

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Accelerators Accelerators


Dr Eric Prebys (Fermilab)


The Mu2e Experiment will search for the conversion of an muon to an electron in the field of a nucleus with four orders of magnitude greater sensitivity than the previous best search. The experiment requires a beam consisting of short (~200 ns FW) proton bunches, separated by 1.7 microseconds, with no out of time beam at a fractional level of 1e-10 or lower. This last requirement is referred to as "extinction". This talk describes the production of the required beam, including extinction, as well as the technique for verifying that the required level of extinction has been achieved.

Primary author

Dr Eric Prebys (Fermilab)


Dr Andrei Gaponenko (Fermilab) Larry Bartoszek (Bartoszek Engineering) Prof. Matthew Jones (Purdue University) Peter Kasper (Fermilab) Dr Steve Werkema (Fermilab) Dr Vladimir Nagaslaev (Fermilab)

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