Author: Lombardi, A.M.
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MOPOY059 LHC Injectors Upgrade (LIU) Project at CERN 992
  • E.N. Shaposhnikova, J. Coupard, H. Damerau, A. Funken, S.S. Gilardoni, B. Goddard, K. Hanke, L. Kobzeva, A.M. Lombardi, D. Manglunki, S. Mataguez, M. Meddahi, B. Mikulec, G. Rumolo, R. Scrivens, M. Vretenar
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  A massive improvement program of the LHC injector chain is presently being conducted under the LIU project. For the proton chain, this includes the replacement of Linac2 with Linac4 as well as all necessary upgrades to the Proton Synchrotron Booster (PSB), the Proton Synchrotron (PS) and Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), aimed at producing beams with the challenging High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) parameters. Regarding the heavy ions, plans to improve the performance of Linac3 and the Low Energy Ion Ring (LEIR) are also pursued under the general LIU program. The full LHC injection chain returned to operation after Long Shutdown 1, with extended beam studies taking place in Run 2. A general project Cost and Schedule Review also took place in March 2015, and several dedicated LIU project reviews were held to address issues awaiting pending decisions. In view of these developments, 2014 and 2015 have been key years to define a number of important aspects of the final LIU path. This paper will describe the reviewed LIU roadmap and revised performance objectives of the main upgrades, including the work status and outlook in terms of the required installation and commissioning stages.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-MOPOY059  
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TUPMR027 CERN's Fixed Target Primary Ion Programme 1297
  • D. Manglunki, M.E. Angoletta, J. Axensalva, G. Bellodi, A. Blas, M.A. Bodendorfer, T. Bohl, S. Cettour-Cave, K. Cornelis, H. Damerau, I. Efthymiopoulos, A. Fabich, J.A. Ferreira Somoza, A. Findlay, P. Freyermuth, S.S. Gilardoni, S. Hancock, E.B. Holzer, S. Jensen, V. Kain, D. Küchler, A.M. Lombardi, A.I. Michet, M. O'Neil, S. Pasinelli, R. Scrivens, R. Steerenberg, G. Tranquille
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The renewed availability of heavy ions at CERN for the needs of the LHC programme has triggered the interest of the fixed-target community. The project, which involves sending several species of primary ions at various energies to the North Area of the Super Proton Synchrotron, has now entered its operational phase. The first argon run, with momenta ranging from 13 AGeV/c to 150 AGeV/c, took place from February 2015 to April 2015. This paper presents the status of the project, the performance achieved thus far and an outlook on future plans.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-TUPMR027  
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