Supervisors: Dr. Stewart Martin-Haugh (PPD) + Dr. Ben Smart (PPD) + Prof. Phil Burrows (Oxford/JAI)
Muon colliders have a great potential for high-energy physics. They can offer collisions of point-like particles at very high energies, since muons can be accelerated in a ring without limitation from synchrotron radiation. However, the need for high luminosity faces technical challenges which arise from the short muon lifetime at rest and the difficulty of producing large numbers of muons in bunches with small emittance. Addressing these challenges requires the development of innovative concepts and demanding technologies.
This project focuses on the design of the 'Accelerator-Detector Interface', the critical region where the accelerator meets the detector. In particular the detector will need to be shielded against the intense flux of muon-decay products from the incoming beams without compromising too much its physics performance capability.
For more details please contact Dr. Stewart Martin-Haugh (Stewart.Martin-Haugh@stfc.ac.uk)