Optimisation of the beam line for COMET Phase-I

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  • External authors:
  • A. Kurup
  • I. Puri
  • Y. Uchida
  • Y. Yap
  • R. D'Arcy
  • A. Edmonds
  • M. Wing


The COMET experiment will search for very rare muon processes that will give us an insight into particle physics beyond the Standard Model. COMET requires an intense beam of muonswith amomentumless than 70MeV/c. This is achieved using an 8 GeV proton beam; a heavy metal target to primarily produce pions; a solenoid capture system; and a curved solenoid to perform charge and momentum selection. It was recently proposed to build COMET in two phases with physics measurements being made in both phases. This requires re-optimising the beam line for a shorter curved solenoid. This will affect the pion and muon yield; the momentum distributions at the detector; and the collimator scheme required. This paper will present the beam line design for COMET Phase-I, which aims to maximise the yield for low momentum muons suppressing sources of backgrounds in the beam.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2013
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2013
Event4th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2013 - Shanghai, China
Event duration: 12 May 201317 May 2013


Conference4th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2013