Jan 25 – 28, 2016
Chamonix - Les Aiglons
Europe/Zurich timezone

Availability in view of Increasing Beam Energy to 7 TeV

Jan 26, 2016, 7:25 PM
Chamonix - Les Aiglons

Chamonix - Les Aiglons

Session 4: LHC Hardware Performance Sessions 3 & 4: LHC Hardware Performance


Rudiger Schmidt


The integrated luminosity for LHC depends on the time operating with colliding beams as well as on the peak luminosity. Different factors enter into the time that the LHC operates with colliding beams, this is discussed for operation at 6.5 TeV, and extrapolated to operation at 7 TeV. Independent of the operational energy, ideas to increase the LHC availability are presented. High availability is required, in particular for HL-LHC, where the peak luminosity is limited due to pile-up. High availability is not only relevant for LHC, but also for other accelerators at CERN and future projects. The talks includes an overview of the various activities at CERN related to reliability and availability.

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