The LHeC is a possible upgrade and complement of
the LHC which adds an electron ring of about 70 GeV energy,
or possibly higher energy in a LINAC version, to the existing
It therefore allows, with unprecedently high luminosity, deep inelastic (ep and eA) scattering to be investigated beyond a TeV in the electron-quark centre of mass system and also at extremely small values of Bjorken x.
The workshops aim, as agreed with ECFA and CERN, at a Conceptual Design Report for the LHeC by early 2010.
More information on LHeC webpages.
ECFA-CERN LHeC Workshop Secretariat