The RF system for the MICE experiment

Ronald, K. and Whyte, C. G. and Dick, A. and Moss, A. and Grant, A. and White, C. and Corlett, P. and Stanley, T. and Li, D. and DeMello, A. J. and Virostek, S. and Moretti, A. and Pasquinelli, R. and Peterson, D. and Schultz, R. and Volk, J. and Torun, Y. and Hanlet, P. and Long, K. and Pasternak, J. and Hunt, C. and Summers, D. and Luo, T. and Smith, P. J.; (2013) The RF system for the MICE experiment. In: IPAC 2013. UNSPECIFIED, CHN, pp. 2848-2850. ISBN 9783954501229

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    The International Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment (MICE) is designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of ionisation cooling to reduce the phase space footprint of a charged particle beam, principally to allow the subsequent acceleration of muons for next generation colliders and/or neutrino factories. The experiment (and indeed any subsequent accelerator cooling channel based on the same principles) poses certain unusual requirements on its RF system, whilst the precision measurement of the ionisation cooling process demands special diagnostics. This paper shall outline the key features of the RF system, including the low level RF control, the power amplifier chain, distribution network, cavities, tuners and couplers, all of which must operate in a high magnetic field environment. The RF diagnostics which, in conjunction with the other MICE diagnostics, shall allow detailed knowledge of the amplitude and phase of the acceleration field during the transit of each individual muon shall also be discussed.