The NuMI neutrino beam

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  • J.P. Cravens
  • D. Cronin-Hennessy
  • R.J. Ducar
  • J.K. De Jong
  • A.V. Devan
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Abstract

This paper describes the hardware and operations of the Neutrinos at the Main Injector (NuMI) beam at Fermilab. It elaborates on the design considerations for the beam as a whole and for individual elements. The most important design details of individual components are described. Beam monitoring systems and procedures, including the tuning and alignment of the beam and NuMI long-term performance, are also discussed.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-306
Number of pages28
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume806
Early online date20 Oct 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016