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Title The MICE Target
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Abstract The MICE experiment [1] uses a beam of low energy muons to test the feasibility of ionization cooling. This beam is derived parasitically from the ISIS accelerator at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. A target mechanism has been developed and deployed that rapidly inserts a small titanium target into the circulating proton beam immediately prior to extraction without undue disturbance of the primary ISIS beam. The first target drive was installed in ISIS during 2008 and operated successfully for over 100,000 pulses. A second upgraded design was installed in 2009 and after more than half a million actuations is still in operation. Further upgrades to the target design are now being tried in a separate test rig at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. The technical specifications for these upgraded designs are given and the motivations for the improvements are discussed. Additionally, further future improvements to the current design are discussed.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In Particle Accelerator Conference 2011 (PAC11), New York, USA, 28 March - 1 April 2011, (2011). http://accelconf.…11/papers/tup282.pdf 2011
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