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Recent results from MICE on multiple Coulomb scattering and energy loss


  • Prof. Vittorio PALLADINO
  • Dr. Alan YOUNG

Primary authors

Authorship annotation

The author is the chair of the speakers bureau of the MICE Collaboration and will identify a member of the collaboration to present the contribution, if accepted

Session and Location

Wednesday Session, Poster Wall #61 (Auditorium Gallery Right)

Abstract content

Multiple Coulomb scattering and energy loss are well known phenomena experienced by charged particles as they traverse a material. However, from recent measurements by the MuScat collaboration, available simulation codes (GEANT4, for example) are known to overestimate the scattering of muons in low Z materials. This is of particular interest to the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) collaboration which has the goal of measuring the reduction of the emittance of a muon beam induced by energy loss in low Z absorbers. MICE took data without magnetic field suitable for multiple scattering measurements in the fall of 2015 with the absorber vessel filled with xenon and in the spring of 2016 using a lithium hydride absorber. In the fall of 2016 MICE took data with magnetic fields on and measured the energy loss of muons in a lithium hydride absorber. These data are all compared with the Bethe-Bloch formula and with the predictions of various models, including the default GEANT4 model.

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