Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities

M. Apollonio, J. S. Berg, A. Blondel, A. Bogacz, S. Brooks, J. E. Campagne, D. Caspar, C. Cavata, P. Chimenti, J. Cobb, M. Dracos, R. Edgecock, I. Efthymiopoulos, A. Fabich, R. Fernow, F. Filthaut, J. Gallardo, R. Garoby, S. Geer, F. GerigkG. Hanson, R. Johnson, C. Johnstone, D. Kaplan, E. Keil, H. Kirk, A. Klier, A. Kurup, J. Lettry, K. Long, S. MacHida, K. McDonald, F. Méot, Y. Mori, D. Neuffer, V. Palladino, R. Palmer, K. Paul, A. Poklonskiy, M. Popovic, C. Prior, G. Rees, C. Rossi, T. Rovelli, R. Sandström, R. Sevior, P. Sievers, N. Simos, Y. Torun, M. Vretenar, K. Yoshimura, M. S. Zisman

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This document summarizes the work of the Accelerator Working Group (AWG) of the International Scoping Study (ISS) of a Future Neutrino Factory and Superbeam Facility. The main goal of the activity was to reach consensus on a baseline design for a Neutrino Factory complex, including proton driver parameters, choice of target, front-end design, acceleration system design, and decay ring geometry. Another goal was to explore the commonality, if any, between the proton driver for a Neutrino Factory and those for a Superbeam or Beta Beam facility. In general, the requirements for either of the latter facilities are less stringent than those for a Neutrino Factory. Here, we discuss concepts, parameters, and expected performance of the required subsystems for our chosen baseline design of a Neutrino Factory. We also give an indication of the main R&D tasks - many of which are already under way - that must be carried out to finalize facility design approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberP07001
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Accelerator modelling and simulations (multi-particle dynamics
  • Single-particle dynamics)
  • Targets (spallation source targets, radioisotope production, neutrino and muon sources)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Instrumentation


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