Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

A common eh/hh interaction region and detector for the LHC

Jul 8, 2022, 7:05 PM
1h 25m
Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi
Poster Detectors for Future Facilities, R&D, novel techniques Poster Session


Néstor Armesto (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)


The LHeC is the proposal of an upgrade of the HL-LHC to provide electron-hadron collisions with centre-of-mass energies $\mathcal{O}(1)$ TeV and instantaneous luminosities $\mathcal{O}(10^{34})$ cm$^{-2}$s$^{-1}$. The existing design identifies IP2 as the interaction point. In this talk we present initial accelerator considerations on a common IR to be built which alternately could serve $𝑒ℎ$ and $ℎℎ$ collisions at the HL-LHC, while other experiments would stay on $ℎℎ$ in either condition [1]. A forward-backward symmetrised option of the LHeC detector is sketched which would permit extending the LHeC physics programme to also include aspects of hadron-hadron and heavy-ion physics.
[1] K. D. J. Andre et al., An experiment for electron-hadron scattering at the LHC, Eur. Phys. J. C 82 (2022) 1, 40, e-Print: 2201.02436 [hep-ex].

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Néstor Armesto (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)

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