MICE support - supplement to Consolidated Grant ST/K001337/1

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


Please refer to the Consolidated Grant ST/K001337/1

Planned Impact

Please refer to the Consolidated Grant ST/K001337/1


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Adams D (2015) Electron-muon ranger: performance in the MICE muon beam in Journal of Instrumentation

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Adams D (2013) Characterisation of the muon beams for the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment in The European Physical Journal C

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Adams D (2016) Pion contamination in the MICE muon beam in Journal of Instrumentation

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Bogomilov M (2014) Neutrino factory in Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams

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Booth C (2016) The design and performance of an improved target for MICE in Journal of Instrumentation

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Booth C (2013) The design, construction and performance of the MICE target in Journal of Instrumentation

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

Description The grant provided specialised IT support for on-line systems for the MICE experiment. The results of MICE are ongoing, and are reported elsewhere.
Exploitation Route The on-line control and monitoring systems developed by staff supported on this grant are currently in use in the MICE experiment.
Sectors Other

Description Particle Physics Consolidated Grant from the University of Sheffield - ATLAS, ATLAS upgrade, T2K, LBNE/F, Hyper-K, MICE, LZ, DMGS, DRIFT, R&D, KE
Amount £2,709,792 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/N000277/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2019
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 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