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

Mu2e Solenoid Field Mapping System

Aug 2, 2017, 2:06 PM
IARC Building (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

IARC Building

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Particle Detectors Particle Detectors


Dr Brian Pollack (Northwestern University)


The Mu2e experiment at Fermilab aims to search for charged-lepton flavor violation by looking for muon to electron conversion in the field of the nucleus. The concept of the experiment is to generate a low momentum muon beam, stopping the muons in a target and measuring the momentum of the conversion electrons. The implementation of this approach uses a non-trivial magnetic field in order to steer charged particles and measure the electron momenta. Precise knowledge of the magnetic field is crucial for the experiment. This presentation will describe the Field Mapping System at Mu2e, which will survey the magnetic field and then use that data to produce a semi-analytical continuous field map. The strict goals and requirements on the accuracy of the resultant field map lead to a novel combination of fundamental physics and state-of-the-art data analysis and computation.

Primary author

Dr Brian Pollack (Northwestern University)


Mr Charles Orozco (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Horst Friedsam (FNAL) Dr Huyue Zhao (Argonne National Laboratory) Dr James Grudzinski (Argonne National Laboratory) Dr Jefferey White (Argonne National Laboratory) Dr Jerzy Nogiec (FNAL) Luciano Elementi (Fermilab) Dr Michael Lamm (Fermilab) Michael Schmitt (Northwestern University) Dr Richard Talaga (Argonne National Laboratory) Dr Robert Wagner (Fermilab) Dr Sandor Feher (Fermilab) Dr Thomas Strauss (FNAL)

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