The liquid-hydrogen absorber for MICE

V. Bayliss, J. Boehm, T. Bradshaw, M. Courthold, S. Harrison, M. Hills, P. Hodgson, S. Ishimoto, A. Kurup, W. Lau, K. Long, C. Macwaters, A. Nichols, D. Summers, M. Tucker, P. Warburton, S. Watson, C. Whyte

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This paper describes the liquid hydrogen system constructed for The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE); MICE was built at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory to demonstrate the principle of muon beam phase-space reduction via ionization cooling. Muon beam cooling will be required at a future proton-derived neutrino factory or muon collider. Ionization cooling is achieved by passing the beam through an energy-Absorbing material, such as liquid hydrogen, and then re-Accelerating the beam using RF cavities. This paper describes the system creating the 22l of liquid hydrogen within the MICE beamline; the necessary safety engineering, the liquid hydrogen absorber and its associated cryogenic and gas systems are presented, along with its performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012150
Number of pages5
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2019
Event27th International Cryogenics Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference 2018, ICEC-ICMC 2018 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20187 Sep 2018


  • Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment
  • muon beams
  • muon collider

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