Author: Franchini, P.
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THPML058 Recent Results from MICE on Multiple Coulomb Scattering and Energy Loss 4766
  • P. Franchini
    University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  Funding: STFC, DOE, NSF, INFN, and CHIPP
Multiple Coulomb scattering and energy loss are well known phenomena experienced by charged particles as they traverse a material. However, from recent measurements made by the MuScat collaboration, it is known that the available simulation codes (GEANT4, for example) 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 autumn of 2015 with the absorber vessel filled with xenon and in the spring of 2016 using a lithium-hydride absorber. In the autumn of 2016 MICE took data with magnetic fields on and studied 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.
*Submitted by the MICE Speakers bureau, to be prepared and presented by a MICE member to be selected in due course
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