A future "neutrino factory" or Muon Collider requires fast muon acceleration before the storage ring. Several alternatives for fast muon acceleration have previously been considered. One of them is the FFAG (Fixed Field Alternating Gradient) synchrotron. The FFAG concept was developed in 1952 by K. R. Symon (ref. 1). The advantages of this design are the fixed magnetic field, large range of particle energy, simple RF; power supplies are simple, and there is no transition energy. But a drawback is that reverse bending magnets are included in the configuration; this increases the size and cost of the ring. Recently some modified FFAG lattice designs have been described where the amount of opposite bending was significantly reduced (ref. 2, ref. 3).
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Research Article| August 17 2000
FFAG lattice without opposite bends
Ernest D. Courant;
AIP Conf. Proc. 530, 333–338 (2000)
Dejan Trbojevic, Ernest D. Courant, Al Garren; FFAG lattice without opposite bends. AIP Conf. Proc. 17 August 2000; 530 (1): 333–338. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1361693
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