Apr 16 – 20, 2018
Kobe University Convention Centre / Kobe International Conference Center
Asia/Tokyo timezone

A Fixed-Target Program at the LHC (AFTER@LHC): where do we stand ?

Apr 17, 2018, 10:35 AM


WG7: Future of DIS WG7: Future of DIS


Jean-Philippe Lansberg (IPN Orsay, Paris Sud U. / IN2P3-CNRS)


We review the physics opportunities [1] which are offered by a next generation and multi-purpose fixed-target experiment exploiting the LHC beams in order to study $pp$, $pd$ and $pA$ collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}} \sim 115$ GeV as well as Pb$p$ and Pb$A$ collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}} \sim 72$ GeV.

We propose two possible implementations, namely with an internal (polarised) gas target or with a "splitted" beam by a bent crystal which both provide typical instantaneous luminosities [1,2] for $pp$ and $pA$ collisions which surpass that of RHIC by more than 3 orders of magnitude and are comparable to those of the LHC collider mode.

We also discuss our most recent figures of merit [3,4,5] based on two already existing detector set-ups, the LHCb and the ALICE detectors.


[1] S. J. Brodsky, F. Fleuret, C. Hadjidakis and J. P. Lansberg, Phys. Rept. 108 522 (2013) 239. For a complete list of references see http://after.in2p3.fr/after/index.php/Recent_published_ideas_in_favour_of_AFTER@LHC

[2] C. Barschel, P. Lenisa, A. Nass, E. Steffens. Adv.High Energy Phys. 2015 (2015) 463141.

[3] L. Massacrier, B. Trzeciak, F. Fleuret, C. Hadjidakis, D. Kikola, J.P. Lansberg, H.-S. Shao. Adv.High Energy Phys. 2015 (2015) 986348.

[4] B. Trzeciak, C. Da Silva, E.G. Ferreiro, C. Hadjidakis, D. Kikoła, J.P. Lansberg, L. Massacrier, J. Seixas, A. Uras, Z. Yang Few Body Syst. 58 (2017) 148

[5] D. Kikoła, M. G. Echevarria, C. Hadjidakis, J.P. Lansberg (Orsay, IPN), C. Lorcé, L. Massacrier, C. Marques Quintans, A. Signori, B. Trzeciak. Few Body Syst. 58 (2017) no.4, 139

Primary author

Jean-Philippe Lansberg (IPN Orsay, Paris Sud U. / IN2P3-CNRS)

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