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The design and performance of an improved target for MICE

Booth, CN; Hodgson, P; Langlands, J; Overton, E; Robinson, M; Smith, PJ; Barber, G; ... Tarrant, J; + view all (2016) The design and performance of an improved target for MICE. Journal of Instrumentation , 11 (5) , Article P05006. 10.1088/1748-0221/11/05/P05006. Green open access

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The linear motor driving the target for the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment has been redesigned to improve its reliability and performance. A new coil-winding technique is described which produces better magnetic alignment and improves heat transport out of the windings. Improved field-mapping has allowed the more precise construction to be demonstrated, and an enhanced controller exploits the full features of the hardware, enabling increased acceleration and precision. The new user interface is described and analysis of performance data to monitor friction is shown to allow quality control of bearings and a measure of the ageing of targets during use.

Type: Article
Title: The design and performance of an improved target for MICE
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/11/05/P05006
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/11/05/P05006
Language: English
Additional information: Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.
Keywords: Control and monitor systems online; Instrumentation for particle accelerators and storage rings - high energy (linear accelerators, synchrotrons); Overall mechanics design (support structures and materials, vibration analysis etc); Targets (spallation source targets, radioisotope production, neutrino and muon sources)
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10054182
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