May 13 – 19, 2018
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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A fixed-target programme at the LHC for heavy-ion, hadron, spin and astroparticle physics: AFTER@LHC

May 16, 2018, 4:00 PM
Sala Casinò, 1st Floor (Palazzo del Casinò)

Sala Casinò, 1st Floor

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk Future facilities, upgrades and instrumentation Future facilities, upgrades and instrumentation


Daniel Kikola


By splitting the multi-TeV LHC proton and lead beams with a bent crystal or by using an internal gas target, the LHC complex allows one to perform the most energetic fixed-target experiments ever and to study with high precision pp, pd and pA collisions at $\sqrt{s}_{NN}$=115 GeV and Pbp and PbA collisions at $\sqrt{s}_{NN}$=72 GeV. A broad programme, covering the large-x frontier for particle and astroparticle physics, spin and heavy-ion physics will greatly complement collider experiments, in particular those of RHIC and the EIC project. We will present our latest feasibility studies for Drell-Yan, quarkonia, heavy-flavoured as well as light flavoured hadrons using LHCb and ALICE detectors. These can be studied with different species in a wide rapidity range providing important information concerning quark and gluon (n)pdf at large x, cold nuclear matter effects, quarkonium formation time in the medium, expected sequential suppression in QGP and final state interaction effects.

Content type Experiment
Collaboration AFTER@LHC study group
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Primary author

Cynthia Hadjidakis (Université Paris-Saclay (FR))

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