The conceptual design of a compact source of GeV-class muons is presented, based on a plasma based electrongamma collider. Evaluations of muon flux, spectra and brilliance are presented, carried out with ad-hoc Monte Carlo simulations of the electron-gamma collisions. These are analyzed in the context of a large spread of the invariant mass in the e-gamma interaction, due to the typical characteristics of plasma self-injected GeV electron beams, carrying large bunch charges with huge energy spread. The availability of a compact point-like muon source, triggerable at nsec level, may open a completely new scenario in the muon radiography application field.

A muon source based on plasma accelerators / L. Serafini, I. Drebot, A. Bacci, F. Broggi, C. Curatolo, A. Marocchino, N. Panzeri, V. Petrillo, A.R. Rossi, M.R. Conti. - In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT. - ISSN 0168-9002. - 909(2018), pp. 309-313. [10.1016/j.nima.2018.02.003]

A muon source based on plasma accelerators

A. Bacci;C. Curatolo;N. Panzeri;V. Petrillo;
2018

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The conceptual design of a compact source of GeV-class muons is presented, based on a plasma based electrongamma collider. Evaluations of muon flux, spectra and brilliance are presented, carried out with ad-hoc Monte Carlo simulations of the electron-gamma collisions. These are analyzed in the context of a large spread of the invariant mass in the e-gamma interaction, due to the typical characteristics of plasma self-injected GeV electron beams, carrying large bunch charges with huge energy spread. The availability of a compact point-like muon source, triggerable at nsec level, may open a completely new scenario in the muon radiography application field.
:Muon; Compton; Plasma; Source
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