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Volume 171, 201817th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter (SQM 2017)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Detector Upgrades and Physics Perspectives|
|Published online||02 February 2018|
Physics perspectives with AFTER@LHC (A Fixed Target ExpeRiment at LHC)
IPNO, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France
2 Dip. di Fisica and INFN Sez. Torino, Via P. Giuria 1, Torino, Italy
3 SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, Menlo Park, USA
4 LANL, P-25, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
5 INFN Sez. Pavia, Via Bassi 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy
6 Dept. de Física de Partículas, USC, Santiago de Compostella, Spain
7 LLR, École Polytechnique, CNRS/IN2P3, Palaiseau, France
8 CHEP, Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
9 Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
10 Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
11 Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, PL-31342 Krakow, Poland
12 CPhT, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, Palaiseau, France
13 Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
14 SUBATECH, IMT Atlantique, Université de Nantes, CNRS-IN2P3, Nantes, France
15 Institut für Kernphysik, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
16 Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
17 LAL, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France
18 LPSC, Université Grenoble-Alpes, CNRS/IN2P3, 38026 Grenoble, France
19 Institute for Theoretical Physics, Tübingen U., Tübingen, Germany
20 LIP and IST, Lisbon, Portugal
21 Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, UMR 7589, LPTHE, F-75005 Paris, France CNRS, UMR 7589, LPTHE, F-75005 Paris, France
22 Theory Center, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606, USA
23 Physics Institute, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
24 National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ), Hoza 69, 00-681, Warsaw, Poland
25 Institute for Subatomic Physics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
26 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, Denmark
27 IPNL, Université Claude Bernard Lyon-I, CNRS/IN2P3, Villeurbanne, France
28 Institut für Kernphysik, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
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Published online: 2 February 2018
AFTER@LHC is an ambitious fixed-target project in order to address open questions in the domain of proton and neutron spins, Quark Gluon Plasma and high-x physics, at the highest energy ever reached in the fixed-target mode. Indeed, thanks to the highly energetic 7 TeV proton and 2.76 A.TeV lead LHC beams, center-of-mass energies as large as = 115 GeV in pp/pA and = 72 GeV in AA can be reached, corresponding to an uncharted energy domain between SPS and RHIC. We report two main ways of performing fixed-target collisions at the LHC, both allowing for the usage of one of the existing LHC experiments. In these proceedings, after discussing the projected luminosities considered for one year of data taking at the LHC, we will present a selection of projections for light and heavy-flavour production.
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