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LASA - Laboratorio Acceleratori e Superconduttività Applicata
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RF Superconductivity - ILC

International Linear Collider


The International Linear Collider (ILC) proposes to build a 500 GeV center of mass electron-positron collider that will, among other things, allow precise measurement of the Higgs boson properties. The linear accelerator proposed for the ILC is based on the superconducting RF technology developed in the last decades by the TESLA Technology collaboration, which was successfully brought at the industrial level by the European XFEL. ILC will allow physicist to explore in detail energy regimes never reached by lepton accelerators and will enable extremely precise measurements to investigate in detail the properties of several particles, including the Higgs boson, found at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in 2012. ILC will be a global infrastructure, unique in the world, devoted to the subnuclear physics studies and the realization of its accelerator complex, with a length greater than 30 km, requires a worldwide effort. ILC will host 16,000 superconducting RF cavities, in comparison XFEL has only 800. Japan has proposed to host the ILC realization and a worldwide consortium, in which INFN is a member, has produced all the technical documentation in preparation for a possible start of the project in the next years. In 2014 the Linear Collider Collaboration (LCC) was formed to proceed to the realization phases.

Italy participates to the ILC collaboration activities and holds the intellectual property of its main modular components, the so-called accelerating modules, developed at LASA.

LASA participated to the preparation of the project documents, since the Conceptual Design Report up to the Technical Design Report presented in 2013. LASA members participated to the editorial boards.

A 30 km linear collider

Conceptual scheme of the ILC accelerating complex. The two superconducting linear accelerators (more than 10 km each) send the electron and positron pulses to the detectors lying in the central region.


ILC Website