Muon Collider Collaboration Meeting

March 18 - 21, 1998
Gulf Shores, Alabama

Tuesday March 17th

Wednesday March 18th

 9:00 - 9:15    Welcome                                A. Tollestrup

 9:15 -10:15	Report on overal status, funding,etc	Bob Palmer

10:15 -12:15	Cooling Program Status

			a. ICOOL			R. Fernow
			b. DPGEANT			P. Lebrun
			c. Cooling in final stages	D. Neuffer

12:15 - 13:00   Lunch

13:00 - 15:00	Cooling Experimental R&D        	S. Geer

 a.  Overview: Activities since May 1997         S. Geer       (15 mins)

 b.  Cooling channel RF R&D plans update         J. Corlett    (15 mins)

 c.  Lithium lens R&D plans update               D. Neuffer    (15 mins)

 d.  Cooling facility update                     R. Stefanski  (15 mins)

 e.  CCFR/NuTeV cooling demonstration ?          B. King       (10 mins)

 f.  Proposal options/schedule                   S. Geer       (5 mins)

 g.  -> Discussion                                             (45 mins)

15:00 - 17:00	Working Groups

Thursday March 19th

 9:00 - 10:30	Report from RF Workshop			J. Corlett

10:30 - 12:00  	Working Groups

12:00 - 13:00   Lunch

13:00 - 15:00	Report from Target Workshop		Target Group

15:00 - 19:00	Working Groups

19:30           Collaboration Dinner

Friday March 20th

 9:00 - 10:30 	Report on Proton Driver			Proton Group

10:30 - 12:30	1. Lattice Workshop Report              Lattice Group

                2. Background Report                    Background Group

12:30 - 13:30   Lunch

13:30 - 15:00	1. Physics Issues			Physics Group

		2. New Ideas

15:00 - 19:00   Working Groups

Saturday March 21st

9:00 - 15:00 pm	

	Report from working groups outlining needs and goals for next 
 	year.  These reports should include budgets and manpower 

		1.  Cooling software
		2.  Cooling experiment R&D
		3.  Targetry Exp.
		4.  RF Exp R&D
		5.  Proton driver experiments
		6.  Proton driver studies
		7.  Backgrounds
		8.  Physics

	Discussion of international collaboration

	Open Forum 



The conveners of the working groups and topics for reports are listed below. The conveners will arrange plenary and working group agenda as they choose. The primary goal of the working groups will be to define the experimental program for the next two years. In particular, budget estimates for next year must be formulated very soon. People with new results to present should contact the appropriate convener directly.

1. Cooling Theory              R. Fernow, BNL; P. Lebrun, FNAL: D. Neuffer,FNAL

    1. New simulation goals
    2. Code improvement goals
    3. New results of cooling simulations
    4. New theoretical ideas for cooling schemes

2. Cooling Experiment:  Joint session with RF and Cooling Theory     S. Geer

   Thursday: 15:00 - 17:00  and Friday 17:00 - 18:30 (tentative)

 15:00-15:30  Cooling channel description & simulation     Bob Palmer

 15:30-15:50  RF section  (including RF description,       Al Moretti
              R&D plan, and high power test facility)            
 15:50-16:05  Li lens section (including description,      Dave Neuffer
              R&D plan, and simulation piece)

 16:05-16:15  Short break (if we are on schedule)

 16:15-16:45  Longitudinal cooling (what do we say ?)      Bob Palmer

 16:45-17:00  Early (low freq.) cooling section, and       Alvin
              bunch test possibility (Do we say anything 
              to leave the door open ?)

Friday 17:00 - 18:30 (tentative) 

Note: There is time for some additional short presentations in our Friday 
      agenda if the need arises.

 17:00-17:10  Cooling facility (area, utility require-     Steve Geer
              ments and beamline simulation)

 17:10-17:15  Short Booster Bunches                        Chuck Ankenbrandt

 17:15-17:30  Instrumentation                              Kirk McDonald &
                                                           Don Summers

 17:30-17:40  Simulation for the experiment (plans)        Rick Fernow and
                                                           Paul Lebrun

 17:40-18:00  Cost/schedule and strategy                  Steve Geer

 18:00-18:30  Concluding discussion (plan)                Discussion

3. RF                           A. Moretti, FNAL; J. Corlett, LBL

   1. Cost and scehdule for cavity tests	      Al Moretti
   2. Low power cavity design                       Derun Li/John Corlett
   3. High power cavity design                      Al Moretti
   4. Experimental set-up                           Al Moretti
   5. Superconducting solenoid design               Mike Green
   6. Summary of Be cavity experience at LANL       Al Moretti
   7. Be materials properties measurements program  Yongzhiang Zhao
   8. Wakefield calculations                        Derun Li
   9. Aluminum wondows in cooling channels          Harold Kirk (?)
  10. Aluminim cavity options                       

4. Targetry			K. McDonald, Princeton; H. Kirk, BNL

Plenary Session: 1-3 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 19

  Summary of targetry workshop				 Kirk McDonald (40 min)
  Review of Targetry at CERN				 Colin Johnson (20 min)
  Magnets for Targetry R&D				 Bob Weggel (20 min)
  Issues for High Power Targetry			 Tony Gabriel (20 min)
  The Argonne Liquid Metal Program			 TBA (20 min)

Topics for Parallel sessions (perhaps only 3-5 pm on Thursday, 10:30-12 am
on Friday, unless the agenda fills up more):

  The `Bandsaw' Target Option				 Bruce King 
  Studies of Tungsten Powder				 K. McDonald
  Studies of liquid metal jets				 K. McDonald
  Additional remarks on powder and liquids		 Colin Johnson
  Update on materials options`				 Don Summers
  Optimizing Target System Parameters   		 Nikolai Mokhov

  General discussion leading to a targetry R&D program:

    Collaboration with Argonne, Oak Ridge
    Availability of high field solenoids
    One target option, or several?
    Codes for numerical simulation
    Lab tests
    Tests in a proton beam
    Preparation of a proposal document

5. Proton Driver                W. Chou, FNAL; T. Roser, BNL

   a. Overview of proton driver					C. Ankenbrandt
      short bunch exp. at booster
   b. Linac upgrade study					M. Popovic
   c. Short bunch exp. at AGS					J. Norem
   d. New short bunch exp at AGS				T. Roser
      and AGS upgrade
   e. Plan for collaboration on 				W. Chou
      proton driver studies.		

The working sessions of the proton group will be directed at a selection
picked from the following issues:

  1. Short bunches: schemes and experiments
  2. High gradient rf cavity using magnet alloy:
     2a) Prototype design of the main cavity
     2b) Issues associated with the use of low-Q materials
     2c) Beam loading and compensation
     2d) Barrier bucket cavity 
     2e) Measurements
  3. Feasibility of Inconel 718 vacuum chamber
  4. Large dispersion lattice design
  5. Space charge problem:
     5a) Simulation codes
     5b) Transverse phase space painting
     5c) Low level 2nd harmonic rf driver using the main cavity
     5d) Inductive compensation
  6. Linac upgrades:
     6a) Intensity upgrade: (peak current and pulse length)
         - New H- source
         - Study of the limit of the CCL
     6b) Energy upgrade
  7. Longitudinal chopper:
     7a) Ion source chopper
     7b) Energy chopper in front of an RFQ
  8. Injection and extraction schemes
  9. Beam halo and scraping
 10. Beam instabilities
 11. Large aperture magnets
 12. Resonant power supplies

6. Lattice			C. Johnstone, FNAL; A. Garren, LBL

 1. Short and isochronous, a base 	C. Johnstone
    design for a high-luminosity
    Higgs factory

 2. The 50-GeV Muon Collider		K. Ng

 3. Dynamic aperture studies:		W. Wan
    tune and chromaticity		

 4. Fringe field modelling		K. Makino
    and case study of LHC

 5. High-order terms and		M. Berz/W. Wan

 6. Scraping and injection		Johnstone/Mokhov

7. Backgrounds			I. Stumer, BNL  N. Mokhov, FNAL

  1. Detector backgrounds					I. Stumer

8. Physics			R. Raja, FNAL; J. Lykken, FNAL

(Combined with Backgrounds group)

3:00 - 5:00		
             Physics Issues
             a. Preliminary list of Physics
		processes to simulate 			 	J.Lykken
             b. Status of Pythia for mumu collisions	 	S.Mrenna
10:30 -12:00  		
             Detector Simulation issues:-
             a. Experience with D0Geant				R. Raja
	        Data driven geometries 
             b. Status of Slicon Vertex simulation     		P.Lebrun
3:00 - 5:00		
             Plans for a Physics workshop                       Discussion
             Detector Background Simulation :-
             b. Beam Halo vs Beam Decays in mu+mu- Colliders:   N.Mokhov
                Effect on Detector and Machine Designs

10:30 -12:00		
              How to interface  background  and detector simulations - 

8.  Friday session on NEW IDEAS		A. Tollestrup, FNAL

	1.  10 TeV Muon Collider				Bruce King


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