ON THE SUITABILITY OF A SOLENOID HORN FOR THE ESS NEUTRINO SUPERBEAM
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of IPAC'15, JACoW , 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
The European Spallation Source (ESS), now under construction in Lund, Sweden, offers unique opportunities for experimental physics, not only in neutron science but potentially in particle physics. The ESS neutrino superbeam project plans to use a 5 MW proton beam from the ESS linac to generate a high intensity neutrino superbeam, with the final goal of detecting leptonic CP-violation in an underground megaton Cherenkov water detector. The neutrino production requires a second target station and a complex focusing system for the pions emerging from the target. The normal-conducting magnetic horns that are normally used for these applications cannot accept the 2.86 ms long proton pulses of the ESS linac, which means that pulse shortening in an accumulator ring would be required. That, in turn, requires H- operation in the linac to accommodate the high intensity. As an attractive alternative, we investigate the possibility of using superconducting solenoids for the pion focusing. This solenoid horn system needs to also separate positive and negative pion charge as completely as possible, in order to generate separately neutrino and anti-neutrino beams. We present here progress in the study of such a solenoid horn.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
JACoW , 2015.
Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253436OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-253436DiVA: diva2:858812
IPAC'15, the sixth International Particle Accelerator Conference, Virginia, USA, May 3-8, 2015