Muons, Inc., Who We Are and What We Do
Muons, Inc. (Muons) is a unique and formidable private-sector high-energy accelerator physics firm. Muons has a staff of 20 experienced and extremely talented accelerator scientists, and collaborates closely with 9 National Laboratories and 7 Universities. Muons was formed in 2002 to design the next atom smasher, the Muon Collider, in order to help the U.S. regain the lead in the energy frontier by studying the most fundamental forces and constituents of matter.
Muons’ work on the Muon Collider is now a part of the long-range mission of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab, the largest high-energy physics laboratory in the United States, and second in the world only to CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, where the discovery of the Higgs particle was announced this year.
Our Primary R&D Areas
- Accelerator Driven Subcritical Reactor (ADSR) technology, a nuclear-energy technology that is fuel agnostic, and can address society's energy needs in an intrinsically safe manner. The waste stream from an ADSR is much smaller and vastly easier to manage than that from a conventional reactor.
- Enabling technologies for a muon collider, potentially the next atom-smasher to follow CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
- Accelerator technology and related systems, used in research as well as commercial applications.