A new method to produce a negative muon beam of keV energies

P. DeCecco, P. Hauser, D. Horváth, F. Kottmann, L. M. Simons, D. Taqqu

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A method is described by which muons are decelerated from MeV kinetic energies to energies below 50 keV inside a magnetic focusing device (cyclotron trap) and then extracted by an electric field into a magnetic guiding channel. Test measurements were performed which resulted in about 104/s extracted negative muons, in reasonable agreement with Monte-Carlo simulations. Using this method, muon beams in the energy range of 10-50 keV with intensities up to 105 μ-/s will be available in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-294
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 21 1997


  • Charged-particle beams
  • Muonic atoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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