May 17 – 22, 2021
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Fixed-target program upgrade and prospects at LHCb

May 18, 2021, 11:30 AM
Room D (Zoom)

Room D


zoom co-host: Mriganka Mouli Mondal
Experimental talk Open questions and new developments Upgrades and New Experiments


Edoardo Franzoso (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT))


LHCb has the unique capability to operate in fixed-target mode to study collisions of the LHC beams on fixed targets. In Run3, the internal gas target is going to be upgraded to allow for a wider selection of target gas species and a significant increase of the rates of fixed target collisions by up to two orders of magnitude. Along with significant data acquisition and tracking upgrades, the SMOG 2 system greatly enhances the reach of LHCb's heavy ion program. The talk will present SMOG2, the upgraded fixed-target program of LHCb and discuss its prospects in Run 3.

Collaboration LHCb

Primary authors

Stefania Ricciardi (Science and Technology Facilities Council STFC (GB)) LHCb Collaboration

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