Mandate of the Beta-beam task group
The acceleration of high intensity, radioactive ion beams to highest
energies is a new field for accelerator physics and requires novel design
solutions. To date no profound studies on the subject have been made. The
objective is to do a Conceptual Design Study (CDS), covering all accelerator
physics aspects, to demonstrate the feasibility of a Beta Beam facility. The
final report will contain: the optics design of the accelerator chain, beam
dynamic simulations of critical processes, a loss management concept, first
stage technical designs demonstrating the feasibility of critical hardware,
a facility layout and a cost estimate.
The combination of EURISOL with a Beta Beam would make optimum use of
the enormous potential synergies and give a world class facility attracting
not only the nuclear, but also neutrino and particle physics communities.