The MICE apparatus has been assembled at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and uses the ISIS proton synchrotron to deliver pulses of muons. In ISIS, bunches of protons are accelerated to 800MeV and directed towards one of the two main target stations fifty times per second. Every so often, a titanium target is dipped into the edge of the main proton beam in the synchrotron ring, creating scattered pions. A fraction of these pions are accepted by a set of magnets. These charged pions and their decay products, muons, are directed towards the MICE apparatus. The polarity of the magnetic field can be reversed, enabling the study of muons and antimuons separately.
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