Walter Scandale

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The projected lifetime of the LHC low-beta quadrupoles, the evolution of the statistical error halving time, and the physics potential all call for an LHC luminosity upgrade by the middle of the coming decade. In the framework of the CARE-HHH network three principal scenarios have been developed for increasing the LHC peak luminosity by more than a factor(More)
The projected lifetime of the LHC low-beta quadrupoles and evolution of the statistical error halving time call for an LHC luminosity upgrade by the middle of the coming decade. In the framework of the EU CARE-HHH network, two scenarios have been developed for increasing the LHC peak luminosity by a factor 10, to 10 35 cm −2 s −1 (" sLHC "). Both scenarios(More)
LHC upgrade studies are ongoing as part of the EU CARE-HHH and of the US-LARP programmes. The aim is a tenfold increase of the LHC luminosity by the middle of next decade, a possible upgrade of the injector complex to inject at 1 TeV and, at a later stage, to raise the collider energy. The motivations for the LHC upgrade are discussed. An overview of beam(More)
The volume reflection phenomenon was detected while investigating 400 GeV proton interactions with bent silicon crystals in the external beam H8 of the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron. Such a process was observed for a wide interval of crystal orientations relative to the beam axis, and its efficiency exceeds 95%, thereby surpassing any previously observed(More)
Using channeling in a 5-mm crystal with bending angle of 0.65 mrad, a record high efficiency, over 60%, of particle extraction from accelerator was achieved. The extracted beam intensity was up to 5.2×10 11 protons per spill of ∼0.5 s duration. Also, the first proof-of-principle experiment on 'crystal collimation' was performed where crystal-serving as a(More)
An optical performance's improvement of the interaction region can be obtained with the addition of new quadrupoles in the forward detectors area. Such scenario would allow decreasing the β * below the nominal value. The basic concept consists in using quadrupoles to break the quadratic behavior of β in the free space between the IP and the IR triplets. In(More)
Crystal collimation is a possible variant of the two-stage collimation systems used in modern accelerators, by which the collimation efficiency may be strongly enhanced. An experiment is proposed in the CERN-SPS to check the improved performance on crystal collimation. Here we present the experiment layout and we perform simulations showing in quantitative(More)