The NuMI neutrino beam

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This paper describes the hardware and operations of the Neutrinos at the Main Injector (NuMI) beam at Fermilab. It elaborates on the design considerations for the beam as a whole and for individual elements. The most important design details of individual components are described. Beam monitoring systems and procedures, including the tuning and alignment of the beam and NuMI long-term performance, are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-306
Number of pages28
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
StatePublished - Jan 11 2016

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the US DOE , the United Kingdom STFC , the US NSF , the State and University of Minnesota , and Brazil׳s FAPESP , CNPq and CAPES . Fermilab is operated by Fermi Research Alliance , LLC under Contract no. De-AC02-07CH11359 with the United States Department of Energy .

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  • Beam
  • Long baseline
  • Main Injector
  • Neutrinos
  • Target


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