Author: Ferrari, A.
Paper Title Page
MOODB202 Simulations and Measurements of Cleaning with 100 MJ Beams in the LHC 52
  • R. Bruce, R.W. Aßmann, V. Boccone, C. Bracco, M. Cauchi, F. Cerutti, D. Deboy, A. Ferrari, L. Lari, A. Marsili, A. Mereghetti, E. Quaranta, S. Redaelli, G. Robert-Demolaize, A. Rossi, B. Salvachua, E. Skordis, G. Valentino, V. Vlachoudis, Th. Weiler, D. Wollmann
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • L. Lari
    IFIC, Valencia, Spain
  • E. Quaranta
    Politecnico/Milano, Milano, Italy
  • G. Valentino
    University of Malta, Information and Communication Technology, Msida, Malta
  The CERN Large Hadron Collider is routinely storing proton beam intensities of more than 100 MJ, which puts extraordinary demands on the control of beam losses to avoid quenches of the superconducting magnets. Therefore, a detailed understanding of the LHC beam cleaning is required. We present tracking and shower simulations of the LHC's multi-stage collimation system and compare with measured beam losses, which allow us to conclude on the predictive power of the simulations.  
slides icon Slides MOODB202 [6.343 MB]  
TUPEA052 Design Study for a CERN Short Base-Line Neutrino Facility 1250
  • R. Steerenberg, M. Calviani, I. Efthymiopoulos, A. Ferrari, B. Goddard, R. Losito, M. Nessi, J.A. Osborne, L. Scibile, H. Vincke
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • P.R. Sala
    Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Milano, Italy
  A design study has been initiated at CERN for the conception and construction of a short base line neutrino facility, using a proton beam from the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) that will be transferred to a new secondary beam production facility, which will provide a neutrino beam for experiments and detector R&D. This paper resumes the general layout of the facility together with the main primary and secondary beam parameters and the choices favoured for the neutrino beam production.  
THPFI056 Design Study for a Future LAGUNA-LBNO Long-baseline Neutrino Facility at CERN 3418
  • I. Efthymiopoulos, J. Alabau-Gonzalvo, A. Alekou, F. Antoniou, M. Benedikt, M. Calviani, A. Ferrari, R. Garoby, F. Gerigk, S.S. Gilardoni, B. Goddard, A. Kosmicki, C. Lazaridis, J.A. Osborne, Y. Papaphilippou, A.S. Parfenova, E.N. Shaposhnikova, R. Steerenberg, P. Velten, H. Vincke
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  A design study for a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment (LBNO) with a new conventional neutrino beamline facility (CN2PY) at CERN was initiated in September 2011, supported by EU/FP7 funds. The beam will be aimed at a next generation deep-underground neutrino observatory located at the Pyhasalmi (Finland) mine at a distance of 2300 km. In an initial phase the CN2PY facility will use a 400 GeV beam extracted from SPS up to a maximum power of 750 kW, and in a second phase a 2 MW beam of about 50 GeV produced by a new High-Power Proton Synchrotron accelerator using the LP-SPL as injector also under design. The paper will focus on the design challenges of this MW-class facility and on the optimization studies of the secondary beam elements (target and horns) to produce a neutrino beam spectrum that matches best the experimental requirements for neutrino flavor oscillations and CP-violation tests. The challenges and bottlenecks in the existing CERN accelerator complex to produce the high-intensity beams foreseen for this facility at the initial phase are discussed.