publication . Other literature type . 2017

Heavy-Ion Collimation at the Large Hadron Collider: Simulations and Measurements

Hermes, Pascal Dominik;
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  • Published: 12 Jan 2017
The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) stores and collides proton and $^{208}$Pb$^{82+}$ beams of unprecedented energy and intensity. Thousands of superconducting magnets, operated at 1.9 K, guide the very intense and energetic particle beams, which have a large potential for destruction. This implies the demand for a multi-stage collimation system to provide protection from beam-induced quenches or even hardware damage. In heavy-ion operation, ion fragments with significant rigidity offsets can still scatter out of the collimation system. When they irradiate the superconducting LHC magnets, the latter risk to quench (lose their superconducting property). These se...
arXiv: Physics::Accelerator Physics
free text keywords: Accelerators and Storage Rings
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