Energy deposition studies for the Upgrade II of LHCb at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

Alessia Ciccotelli, Robert B. Appleby, Francesco Cerutti, Kevin Buffet, Francois Butin, Gloria Corti, Luigi Salvatore Esposito, Ruben Garcia Alia, Matthias Karacson, Giuseppe Lerner, Daniel Prelipcean, Maud Wehrle

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The Upgrade II of the LHCb experiment is proposed to be installed during the CERN Long Shutdown 4, aiming to operate LHCb at 1.5x$10^{34}cm^{-2}s^{-1}$ that is 75 times its design luminosity and reaching an integrated luminosity of about $400 fb^{-1}$ by the end of the High Luminosity LHC era. This increase of the data sample at LHCb is an unprecedented opportunity for heavy flavour physics measurements. A first upgrade of LHCb, completed in 2022, has already implemented important changes of the LHCb detector and, for the Upgrade II, further detector improvements are being considered. Such a luminosity increase will have an impact not only on the LHCb detector but also on the LHC magnets, cryogenics and electronic equipment placed in the IR8. In fact, the LHCb experiment was conceived to work at a much lower luminosity than ATLAS and CMS, implying minor requirements for protection of the LHC elements from the collision debris and therefore a different layout around the interaction point. The luminosity target proposed for the Upgrade II requires to review the layout of the entire insertion region in order to ensure safe operation of the LHC magnets and to mitigate the risk of failure of the electronic devices. The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of the implications of the Upgrade II of LHCb in the experimental cavern and in the tunnel with a focus on the LHCb detector, electronic devices and accelerator magnets.
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Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2023


  • hep-ex
  • physics.acc-ph

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