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Title: An Alternative High Luminosity LHC with Flat Optics and Long-Range Beam-Beam Compensation

In the baseline scenario of the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), the geometric loss of luminosity in the two high luminosity experiments due to collisions with a large crossing angle is recovered by tilting the bunches in the interaction region with the use of crab cavities. A possible backup scenario would rely on a reduced crossing angle together with flat optics (with different horizontal and vertical $$\beta^{\ast}$$values) for the preservation of luminosity performance. However, the reduction of crossing angle coupled with the flat optics significantly enhances the strength of long-range beam-beam interactions. This paper discusses the possibility to mitigate the long-range beam-beam effects by current bearing wire compensators (or e-lens). We develop a new HL-LHC parameter list and analyze it in terms of integrated luminosity performance as compared to the baseline. Further, we evaluate the operational scenarios using numerical simulations of single-particle dynamics with beam-beam effects.
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  1. CERN
  2. Fermilab
  3. BINP, Novosibirsk
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Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-15-169-APC; CERN-ACC-2015-0180
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Resource Relation:
Conference: 6th International Particle Accelerator Conference, Richmond, Virginia, USA, 05/03-05/08/2015
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States