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LASA - Laboratorio Acceleratori e Superconduttività Applicata
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Superconducting Magnets - HL-LHC

High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider


The "High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider" (HL-LHC) project aims to crank up the performance of the LHC in order to increase the potential for discoveries after 2025. The objective is to increase luminosity by a factor of 10 beyond the LHC’s design value.
Luminosity is an important indicator of the performance of an accelerator: it is proportional to the number of collisions that occur in a given amount of time. The higher the luminosity, the more data the experiments can gather to allow them to observe rare processes. The High-Luminosity LHC, which should be operational by 2025, will allow precise studies of the new particles observed at the LHC, such as the Higgs boson. It will allow the observation of rare processes that are inaccessible at the LHC’s current sensitivity level. For example, the High-Luminosity LHC will produce up to 15 million Higgs bosons per year, compared to the 1.2 million produced in 2011 and 2012.

February 2016: sextupole ready for test in LASA (left picture)

The LASA magnet group participate to HL-LHC project designing, building and testing 5 different types of superconducting magnets:the High Order Corrector Magnets. They are special magnets necessary to correct the imperfections in field quality of the other main magnets. They are the Quadrupole skew, the Sestupole normal and skew, the Octupole normal and skew, the Decapole normal and skew and the Dodecapole normal and skew.

Sextuple Protoype

January 2016 Sextupole near the end of the assembly process (INFN-LASA)

High Luminosity LHC Website