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The super-LHC

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Abstract:

We review here the prospects of a long-term upgrade programme for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN laboratory's new proton-proton collider. The super-LHC, which is currently under evaluation and design, is expected to deliver of the order of ten times the statistics of the LHC. In addition to a non-technical summary of the principal physics arguments for the upgrade, I present a pedagogical introduction to the technological challenges on the accelerator and experimental fronts, and a review of the current status of the planning.

Keywords: CERN; LHC; accelerators; hadronic collisions; particle physics

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00107510903367902

Affiliations: CERN, PH-TH, Geneva, Switzerland

Publication date: 2010-05-01

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