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Optimising a muon spectrometer for measurements at the ISIS pulsed muon source

Giblin, Sean, Cottrell, S. P., King, P. J. C., Tomlinson, S., Jago, S. J. S., Randall, L. J., Roberts, M. J., Norris, J., Howarth, S., Mutamba, Q. B., Rhodes, N. J. and Akeroyd, F. A. 2014. Optimising a muon spectrometer for measurements at the ISIS pulsed muon source. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 751 , pp. 70-78. 10.1016/j.nima.2014.03.010

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Abstract

This work describes the development of a state-of-the-art muon spectrometer for the ISIS pulsed muon source. Conceived as a major upgrade of the highly successful EMU instrument, emphasis has been placed on making effective use of the enhanced flux now available at the ISIS source. This has been achieved both through the development of a highly segmented detector array and enhanced data acquisition electronics. The pulsed nature of the ISIS beam is particularly suited to the development of novel experiments involving external stimuli, and therefore the ability to sequence external equipment has been added to the acquisition system. Finally, the opportunity has also been taken to improve both the magnetic field and temperature range provided by the spectrometer, to better equip the instrument for running the future ISIS user programme.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0168-9002
Date of Acceptance: 7 March 2014
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:08
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/75983

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