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advanced Muon Campus in US and Europe contribution

Project description

Bringing European and American researchers together for new physics in the muon sector

Research collaborations play a pivotal role in scientific discovery and translational research efforts. The EU-funded aMUSE project aims to promote international and intersectoral collaborations between European Union and United States researchers in their quest for new physics in the muon sector and in the design of new-generation muon accelerators. The project, involving two Fermilab Muon Campus experiments – Muon (g-2) and Mu2e – proposes a research and development programme for innovative detectors for the Mu2e upgrade as well as the design of a new beamline for charged lepton flavour violation searches. The project’s work will lead to a transcontinental network for the development of muon beams for energy frontiers.


aMUSE plans to strengthen and extend the collaboration between EU and US researchers to carry out cutting-edge searches for New Physics (NP) in the muon sector, while promoting the development of next generation muon accelerators. The project finds its roots in the previous MUSE network based at the Muon Campus of FNAL, USA. Here, the Muon (g-2) experiment aims to solve the long-standing muon anomaly puzzle and related NP implications collecting a twenty-fold increase in statistics compared to its predecessor. A high-profile discovery path for the search of charged Lepton Flavour Violation (cLFV) will be exploited by the Mu2e experiment, whose goal is to improve the discover sensitivity for the as yet unseen muon-to-electron conversion by four orders of magnitude, reaching mass scales of 10^4 TeV/c^2. aMUSE promotes an ambitious extension of the Muon Campus activities. Its R&D programs will exploit the future phase of Mu2e-II with an upgraded proton beam providing a ten-fold increase in muon yield. aMUSE aims to design and develop state-of-the-art detectors to face this challenge. At this high intensity frontier, aMUSE will explore the design of a beam line extension to seed the birth of new generation experiments searching for cLFV muon decays as a possible alternate running to Mu2e-II. Its final goal is to vastly improve sensitivity with respect to currently existing or proposed facilities and promote the integration of EU groups in developing accelerator and detector strategies. aMUSE further provides an excellent platform for an ambitious EU-US network to advance the development of muon beams. Low and high energy research is synergistic: muon cooling is fundamental to both high-energy muon collisions and low-energy high-intensity muon beams. The US longstanding competences in the study of muon beam technologies will be integrated with the experience of EU researchers, creating a unique opportunity for the advancement of a challenging and promising project.


Net EU contribution
€ 832 600,00
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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 832 600,00

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