Bao, Y (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing, Peoples R China.
Low-energy muon beams are useful for a range of physics experiments. We consider the production of low-energy mu(+) beams with small energy spreads using frictional cooling. As the input beam, we take a surface muon source such as that at the Paul Scherrer Institute. Simulations show that the efficiency of low energy mu(+) production can potentially be raised to 1%, which is significantly higher than that of current schemes. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.