Author: Manglunki, D.
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MOODB201 Proton-nucleus Collisions in the LHC 49
  • J.M. Jowett, R. Alemany-Fernandez, P. Baudrenghien, D. Jacquet, M. Lamont, D. Manglunki, S. Redaelli, M. Sapinski, M. Schaumann, M. Solfaroli Camillocci, R. Tomás, J.A. Uythoven, D. Valuch, R. Versteegen, J. Wenninger
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Following the high integrated luminosity accumulated in the first two Pb-Pb collision runs in 2010 and 2011, the LHC heavy-ion physics community requested a first run with p-Pb collisions. This almost unprecedented mode of collider operation was not foreseen in the baseline design of the LHC whose two-in-one magnet design imposed equal rigidity and, hence, unequal revolution frequencies, during injection and ramp. Nevertheless, after a successful pilot physics fill in 2012, the LHC provided 31 nb-1 of p-Pb luminosity per experiment, at an energy of 5.02 TeV per colliding nucleon pair, with several variations of the operating conditions, in early 2013. Together with a companion p-p run at 2.76 TeV, this was the last physics before the present long shutdown. We summarise the beam physics, operational adaptations and strategy that resulted in extremely rapid commissioning. Finally, we give an account of the progress of the run and provide an analysis of the performance.  
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MOPFI052 A New Lead Ion Injection System for the CERN SPS with 50 ns Rise Time 398
  • B. Goddard, O. Aberle, J. Borburgh, E. Carlier, K. Cornelis, L. Ducimetière, L.K. Jensen, T. Kramer, D. Manglunki, A. Mereghetti, V. Mertens, D. Nisbet, B. Salvant, L. Sermeus
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The LHC High Luminosity upgrade project includes a performance upgrade for heavy ions. One of the present performance limitations is the rise time of the SPS injection kicker system, which imposes a spacing of at least 220 ns between injected bunch trains at the operational rigidity. A reduction of this rise time to 50 ns for lead ions is requested as part of the suite of measures needed to increase the present design performance by a factor three. A new injection system based on a fast pulsed septum and a fast kicker has been proposed to fulfil this rise time requirement, and to meet all the constraints associated with the existing high intensity proton injection in the same region. This paper describes the concept and the required equipment parameters, and explores the implications of such a system for SPS operation.  
TUPME046 Performance of SPS Low Transition Energy Optics for LHC Ion Beams 1667
  • F. Antoniou, G. Arduini, H. Bartosik, T. Bohl, S. Cettour Cave, K. Cornelis, D. Manglunki, Y. Papaphilippou
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  An optics with low transition energy has been developed in the SPS for removing intensity limitations of the LHC proton beam and has become operational towards the second part of the 2012 LHC proton run. This optics was also used for filling the LHC with lead ions during the p/Pb run of the beginning of 2013. The impact of this optics in the performance of the LHC ion beam is studied here, especially with respect to collective effects, at the SPS injection energy. In particular, the potential gain of the increased beam sizes provided by this optics, with respect to losses and emittance blow up due to space-charge and Intrabeam Scattering (IBS) is evaluated. The measured lifetime is compared with the one provided by the Touschek effect and its interplay with RF noise is studied. The models are supported by measurements in the SPS and in the LHC flat bottom.  
WEPEA060 Plans for the Upgrade of CERN's Heavy Ion Complex 2645
  • D. Manglunki, M. E. Angoletta, H. Bartosik, A. Blas, D. Bodart, M.A. Bodendorfer, T. Bohl, J. Borburgh, E. Carlier, J.-M. Cravero, H. Damerau, L. Ducimetière, A. Findlay, R. Garoby, S.S. Gilardoni, B. Goddard, S. Hancock, E.B. Holzer, J.M. Jowett, T. Kramer, D. Kuchler, A.M. Lombardi, Y. Papaphilippou, S. Pasinelli, R. Scrivens, G. Tranquille
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  To reach a luminosity higher than 6×1027 Hz/cm2 for Pb-Pb collisions, as expected by the ALICE experiment after its upgrade during the 2nd Long LHC Shutdown (LS2), several upgrades will have to be performed in the CERN accelerator complex, from the source to the LHC itself. This paper first details the present limitations and then describes the strategy for the different machines in the ion injector chain. Both filling schemes and possible hardware upgrades are discussed.  
WEPEA061 The First LHC p-Pb run: Performance of the Heavy Ion Production Complex 2648
  • D. Manglunki, M. E. Angoletta, H. Bartosik, G. Bellodi, A. Blas, M.A. Bodendorfer, T. Bohl, C. Carli, E. Carlier, S. Cettour Cave, K. Cornelis, H. Damerau, A. Findlay, S.S. Gilardoni, S. Hancock, J.M. Jowett, D. Kuchler, M. O'Neil, Y. Papaphilippou, S. Pasinelli, R. Scrivens, G. Tranquille, B. Vandorpe, U. Wehrle, J. Wenninger
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  TThe first LHC proton-ion run took place in January-February 2013; it was the first extension to the collider programme, as this mode was not included in the design report. This paper presents the performance of the heavy ion and proton production complex, and details the issues encountered, in particular the creation of the same bunch pattern in both beams.  
THPWO077 Status and Plans for the Upgrade of the LHC Injectors 3936
  • R. Garoby, H. Damerau, S.S. Gilardoni, B. Goddard, K. Hanke, A.M. Lombardi, D. Manglunki, M. Meddahi, B. Mikulec, L. Ponce, E.N. Shaposhnikova, R. Steerenberg, M. Vretenar
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The plans for preparing the LHC injectors to fulfill the needs of the LHC during the next decade have significantly progressed in 2012. Linac4 construction has passed major steps of pre-series fabrication. Hardware developments and beam studies have allowed refining the baseline actions to implement and the beam characteristics achievable at injection into the collider for protons as well as for Lead ions. These achievements are described in this paper, together with the updated project planning matched to the new schedule of the LHC.