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Computational Needs for Muon Accelerators

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John Urish
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Abstract:
Muon accelerators contain beam lines and components which are unlike
any found in existing accelerators. Production of the muons
requires targets for beams with powers which are at or beyond what
has currently been achieved. Many subsystems use solenoid focusing
systems where at any given point, several magnets have a significant
influence. The beams that are transported can have energy spreads
of +/- 30% or more. The required emittances necessitate accurate
tracking of particles with angles of tenths of a radian and which
are positioned almost at the edge of the beam pipe. Tracking must
be done not only in vacuum, but also in materials; therefore,
statistical fluctuations must also be included.

Design and simulation of muon accelerators requires software which
can: accurately simulate the dynamics of solid and liquid targets
under proton bombardment; predict the production of particles from
these targets; accurately compute magnetic fields based on either a
real magnet design or a model which includes end fields; and
accurately design and simulate a beam line where the transported
beam satisfies the above specifications and the beam line contains
non-standard, overlapping elements. The requirements for
computational tools will be discussed, the capabilities of existing
tools will be described and compared to what is required.

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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 588 (2006), 20-24 (proceedings of the 8th International Computational Physics Conference).
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