One of the most costly aspects of a muon-based neutrino factory or collider is the acceleration systems. One proposed method of reducing the cost of these accelerators is to replace a conventional multiple-arc recirculating accelerator with a series of FFAGs.
The claims made by FFAG proponents often seem rather extraordinary: large transverse dynamic apertures over a very large energy range. Clearly, careful design and analysis is required to demonstrate these claims. In addition, one must deal with other components related to how were are using the FFAG: RF, injection and extraction, etc.
We are organizing this workshop to gather together those who are interested in using FFAGs to accelerate muons, as well as experts in related topics. The emphasis of this workshop will be work: there will be relatively few talks, and most of the time will be devoted to people working together in small groups to understand, analyze, and improve FFAG designs.
Please see the links to the left for more information.
Here are some of the talks given at the workshop, as well as some other documents:
Finally, here is a summary of the status of FFAG work for muon acceleration prepared for the ICFA Beam Dynamics Newsletter by Scott Berg.
J. Scott Berg <email@example.com>
2 December 2002.