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Title Status of Layout Studies for Fixed-Target Experiments in Alice Based on Crystal-Assisted Halo Splitting
  • M. Patecki, D. Kikoła
    Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
  • A.S. Fomin, D. Mirarchi, S. Redaelli
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Abstract The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is the world largest and most powerful particle accelerator colliding beams of protons and lead ions at energies up to 7 TeV and 2.76 TeV, respectively. ALICE is one of the detector experiments optimised for heavy-ion collisions. A fixed-target experiment in ALICE is considered to collide a portion of the beam halo split by means of a bent crystal with an internal target placed a few meters upstream of the detector. Fixed-target collisions offer many physics opportunities related to hadronic matter and the quark-gluon plasma to extend the research potential of the CERN accelerator complex. This paper summarises our progress in preparing the fixed-target layout consisting of crystal assemblies, a target and downstream absorbers. We discuss the conceptual integration of these elements within the LHC ring, impact on ring losses, conditions for a parasitic operation and expected performance in terms of particle flux on target.
Funding This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
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Conference HB2021
Series ICFA ABDW on High-Intensity and High-Brightness Hadron Beams (64th)
Location Batavia, IL, USA
Date 04-08 October 2021
Publisher JACoW Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland
Editorial Board Eliana Gianfelice (FNAL, Batavia, IL, USA); Sergei Nagaitsev (FNAL, Batavia, IL, USA); Dong Eon Kim (PAL, Pohang, South Korea); Michaela Marx (DESY, Hamburg, Germany); Volker R. W. Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany)
Online ISBN 978-3-95450-225-7
Online ISSN 2673-5571
Received 30 September 2021
Revised 18 October 2021
Accepted 02 November 2021
Issue Date 24 November 2021
DOI doi:10.18429/JACoW-HB2021-MOP26
Pages 146-150
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