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BRIEF STATUS OF MICE
The International Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment
MICE Schedule as of October 2007
UK PHASE I
STEP III July 2008
UK PHASE II
Delivery of 1st FC
-- upstream beam aligned to old target position ==> off 22 mm (being fixed)
-- target: rates vs ISIS irradiation (loss monitors) still an issue
-- PSI solenoid repair – still struggling with MLI, heat leakes etc..
-- Q7-9 refurbishment 'just-just in time'
-- TOF0/TOF1/KL construction slowed down by admin at INFN (1 Mo delay)
-- Step III spool piece to be designed for absorbers
TOF2 shielding still under discussion
-- Step IV: procurement of absorbers is an issue (Japan funding!)
-- Support for collaborators at RAL needs to be sorted out
(Bulgaria & Italy in particular)
-- Beam line review 16 November: have we got all monitoring/tuning knobs?
-- DAQ review mid-january
-- Phase II review early january
-- Diffuser review: ongoing, report in preparation
-- need to update documentation (M Technical Reference Document)
-- DAQ manual and detector operation manuals
Will start 12Nov07:
CKov, Tracker, ToF,
Spectrometer Solenoid (LBNL)
--First magnet under assembly; expect complete by December07
-- magnetic measurements
at FNAL January-February08
Arrive RAL in March08
Begin step II in April-May08
Nearly completed cold mass for first spectrometer solenoid magnet
-- Mice common fundproposal was approved at the collaboration board
.. £3000 per Ph. D holder
.. first installment due October 1, 2007
this is likely to represent a contribution of order 150-200k£ per year
.. MICE PM to set up account and to establish invoices to institute leaders (ongoing)
ISIS beam delivery is acknowledged to be a welcome contribution of the host lab
The muon beam line electricity will be a major source of the expenses and MICE would like to request that this be covered by the host lab
Access to MICE by collaborators from abroad
It has become more and more evident that running MICE will require people on
the site at RAL for extended periods of running. O(6 mo/year)
This is beyond the scope of the MICE-UK project.
For EU partners there exists the possibility of Transnational Access support by EU
Such a proposal is being developed for the next "CARE" proposal (OMIA?)
In 2008 there will be no EU support yet.
For other collaborators bilateral collaboration agreements should be established.
Explicit request has been made in this direction by Chinese colleagues
est. need for 2008 was transmitted to N. McCubbin (100k£ of which 45k£ for
Bulgarian and Chinese)
issue of beam line electricity pending.
In spite of difficulties, MICE has been making considerable progress and things are speeding up!
Still on schedule to demonstrate ionization cooling by 2010
Funding is essentially complete for Phase I and II
(BUT: UK Phase II, Japan, SW)
Common Fund begins to be invoiced
Travel and subsistance of MICE collaborators at RAL is an issue.
Funding request to support subsistence at RAL of collaborators from EU is being prepared with framework of OMIA
MICE muon test facility represents a beautiful scientific investment!