Interactions between Macroparticles and High-Energy Proton Beams

Scott Rowan, Andrea Apollonio, Bernhard Auchmann, Anton Lechner, Ondrzej Picha, W Riegler, H Schindler, Rudiger Schmidt, Frank Zimmermann

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A known threat to the availability of the LHC is the interaction of macroparticles (dust particles) with the LHC proton beam. At the foreseen beam energy of 6.5 TeV during Run 2, quench margins in the superconducting magnets will be 2-3 times less, and beam losses due such interactions may result in magnet quenches. The study introduces an improved numerical model for such interactions, as well as Monte-Carlo simulations that give the probability of such events resulting in a beam-dump during Run 2.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501687
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Particle Accelerator Conference - Thomas Jefferson National Acceleration Facility, Richmond, United States
Duration: 3 May 20158 May 2015
Conference number: 6


Conference6th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Abbreviated titleIPAC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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