Proposal for UK participation in Phase II of the International Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment and request for resources to exploit the experiment

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

See previous application PP/E003141/1 and document http://hepunx.rl.ac.uk/uknf/Governance/sg/proposal2006/Reconciliation/Hidden//2008/10-Oct/2008-10-10-MICE-UK-UKNF-Allocations-08-11-Addendum2-Final.pdf

Publications

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Dobbs A (2016) The reconstruction software for the MICE scintillating fibre trackers in Journal of Instrumentation

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Edgecock R (2010) Overview of solid target studies for a neutrino factory in IPAC 2010 - 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference

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Hanlet P (2011) Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment: Controls monitoring in IPAC 2011 - 2nd International Particle Accelerator Conference

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Skoro GP (2009) Solid target for a neutrino factory in European Strategy for Future Neutrino Physics 2009, Proceedings

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Skoro GP (2010) Tungsten behaviour at high temperature and high stress in IPAC 2010 - 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference

 
Description The first phases of the MICE experiment have been completed, and results are given elsewhere. This grant has enabled to development of a dynamic target to generate muons beams, as well as contributions to development, operation and understanding of sophisticated particle tracking and identification detectors. As a result, a better understanding has been obtained of the properties of the muon beams which will be used in future phases of the experiment.
Exploitation Route The results will be used by the members of the collaboration in future research.
Sectors Other

 
Description PPRP
Amount £108,794 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/N003306/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Description PPRP
Amount £117,228 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/K00610X/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description PPRP Standard
Amount £351,640 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/P001181/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description STFC/RAL Secondment
Amount £48,905 (GBP)
Funding ID STFC-4831 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Description MICE 
Organisation International MICE Collaboration
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design, construction, maintenance and operation of target drive. Periods as Operations Manager on site; running experimental shifts; providing on-call experts, etc. Monitoring of experimental conditions; analysis of data. Magnetic modelling and shielding calculations. Field mapping studies. Calibration system for fibre tracker. Collaboration Board secretary and Chair. Member of Executive Board. Integration Scientist; Detector Coordinator. Duty coordinator.
Collaborator Contribution Joint construction of apparatus; sharing in running shifts; joint analysis of data. Provision of other parts of the experiment.
Impact Working target drive for generation of muons. Operational beam-line for measurement of muon cooling. Journal publications and conference talks.
 
Description UK Neutrino factory target 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Department Particle Physics Department
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Intellectual input; management of experimental work; simulation studies; analysis of data
Collaborator Contribution Simulation studies
Impact Publications on high temperature transient properties of tungsten and tantalum
 
Description UK Neutrino factory target 
Organisation University of Warwick
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input; management of experimental work; simulation studies; analysis of data
Collaborator Contribution Simulation studies
Impact Publications on high temperature transient properties of tungsten and tantalum
 
Title DLC 
Description Improved Diamond-like Carbon coatings for non-lubricated bearings in vacuum Materials and lightweight structures 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2008 
Impact Work with industry led to better understanding of coating failures. 
 
Description Poster session, RAL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to local MP, accompanied by press.

Not known.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description School visits 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Multiple talks, to groups of 20-30 sixth form pupils.
Questions and discussions followed.
Roughly 8-10 such talks per year in recent years.

Further invitations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
 
Description UKNF & MICE Poster exhibitions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Visitors to RAL expressed interest in the research described.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2012,2013