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Conference Paper

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Publication Title

Proceedings of the 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference



Conference Name

5th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2014)


One of the unique features of JLab's Medium-energy Electron-Ion Collider (MEIC) is a full-acceptance detector with a dedicated, small-angle, high-resolution detection system, capable of covering a wide range of momenta (and charge-to-mass ratios) with respect to the original ion beam to enable access to new physics. We present an interaction region design developed with close integration of the detection and beam dynamical aspects. The dynamical aspect of the design rests on a symmetry-based concept for compensation of non-linear effects. The optics and geometry have been optimized to accommodate the detection requirements and to ensure the interaction region's modularity for ease of integration into the collider ring lattices. As a result, the design offers an excellent detector performance combined with the necessary provisions for non-linear dynamical optimization.


Copyright © 2014 by JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland.

Published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported license.

Original Publication Citation

Morozov, V., Brindza, P., Camsonne, A., Derbenev, Y., Ent, R., Gaskell, D.... & Sullivan, M. (2014, July). Progress on the Interaction Region Design and Detector Integration at JLab’s MEIC. In Proceedings of the 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC'14), Dresden, Germany, June 15-20, 2014 (pp. 71-73).


0000-0002-8521-8783 (Lin), 0000-0001-7282-8120 (Hyde)