1 November 2018 to 19 December 2018
Europe/Zurich timezone

Physics opportunities for a fixed-target programme in the ALICE experiment

Not scheduled
1m
Strong interactions (perturbative and non-perturbative QCD, DIS, heavy ions)

Description

A fixed-target programme in the ALICE experiment using the LHC proton and lead beams offers many physics opportunities related to the parton content of the nucleon and nucleus at high-x, the nucleon spin and the Quark-Gluon Plasma. We investigate two solutions that would allow ALICE to run in a fixed-target mode: the internal solid target coupled to a bent crystal and the internal gas target. The feasibility of these solutions are being studied for a possible installation at the LHC interaction point IP2 during the Long Shutdown 3.

Primary authors

Francesca Galluccio (Universita e sezione INFN di Napoli (IT)) Cynthia Hadjidakis (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR)) Daniel Kikola (Warsaw University of Technology (PL)) Alexeii Kurepin (Russian Academy of Sciences (RU)) Laure Marie Massacrier (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR)) Sarah Porteboeuf (Université Clermont Auvergne (FR)) Kevin Pressard (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR)) Walter Scandale (CERN) Natalia Topilskaya (Russian Academy of Sciences (RU)) Barbara Antonina Trzeciak (Utrecht University) Antonio Uras (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))

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