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Chromaticity measurement using the beam transfer function (MD 6803) / Buffat, Xavier (CERN) ; Giacomel, Lorenzo (CERN) ; Mounet, Nicolas (CERN) ; Soderen, Martin
Chromaticity measurement at the LHC is based on energy modulation which is incompatible with high intensity beam operation. [...]
- 2023. - 10 p.
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Machine Configuration for the 2023 Proton Run (MD7003) / Fartoukh, Stephane (CERN) ; Dilly, Joschua Werner (CERN) ; Hostettler, Michi (CERN) ; Iadarola, Giovanni (CERN) ; Jacquet, Delphine (CERN) ; Kostoglou, Sofia (CERN) ; Mirarchi, Daniele (CERN) ; Persson, Tobias Hakan Bjorn (CERN) ; Solfaroli Camillocci, Matteo (CERN) ; Sterbini, Guido (CERN) et al.
This note contains a condensed summary of the various beam tests which took place in 2022 in order to validate the machine configuration planned to be deployed for the 2023 proton run of the LHC, including in particular a combined ramp and anti-telescopic squeeze, the rotation of the external crossing angle in LHCb, and beam operation with up to 1.8 × 1011 p/b..
- 2023.
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Amplitude Detuning from Nonlinear-Corrector- and Triplet-Misalignments at flat-orbit in the LHC and HL-LHC / Dilly, Joschua Werner (CERN) ; Maclean, Ewen Hamish (CERN) ; Tomas Garcia, Rogelio (CERN)
Feed-down effects from high-order magnetic fields can have a detrimental impact on beam stability and lifetime in the LHC. [...]
- 2022.
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Determination of BLM conversion factors for collimators scans / Gorzawski, Arkadiusz (ESS - European Spallation Source (SE)) ; Giovannozzi, Massimo (CERN)
This note summarises the results of a study related to a method used to obtain the conversion factor to calibrate in protons/s the signals measured in Gy/s by the BLM system during the collimator scans. [...]
- 2022. - 9 p.
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The Effect of Ground Motion on the LHC and HL-LHC Beam Orbit / Schaumann, Michaela ; Gamba, Davide (CERN) ; Garcia Morales, Hector ; Corsini, Roberto (CERN) ; Guinchard, Michael (CERN) ; Scislo, Lukasz Grzegorz (Tadeusz Kosciuszko Cracow University of technology (PL)) ; Wenninger, Jorg (CERN)
The High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL--LHC) will require unprecedented orbit stability at the low-beta experiments, ATLAS and CMS. [...]
- 2023. - 13 p.
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Report from LHC MD 3312: Replicating HL-LHC DA / Dilly, Joschua Werner (Humboldt University of Berlin (DE)) ; Albert, Markus (CERN) ; Carlier, Felix Simon (CERN) ; Coello De Portugal - Martinez Vazquez, Jaime Maria ; Dalena, Barbara (Université Paris-Saclay (FR)) ; Fol, Elena (CERN) ; Hofer, Michael (CERN) ; Maclean, Ewen Hamish (CERN) ; Malina, Lukas ; Persson, Tobias Hakan Bjorn (CERN) et al.
During MD3312 on the 30.10.2018 the non-linear conditions in the insertion regions of the planned HL-LHC were replicated to our best knowledge and within the capabilities of the hardware currently available in the LHC: A flat ATS-optics scheme of beta* = 15cm / 60cm in IP1 and IP5 was applied as well as sextupole, octupole and (normal) dodecapole errors were introduced into the machine via the corrector magnets in the interaction regions. [...]
- 2022.

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Prospects for beam-based study of dodecapole nonlinearities in the CERN High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider / Maclean, Ewen Hamish (CERN) ; Carlier, Felix Simon (CERN) ; Dilly, Joschua Werner (Humboldt University of Berlin (DE)) ; Giovannozzi, Massimo (CERN) ; Tomas Garcia, Rogelio (CERN)
Nonlinear magnetic errors in low-β insertions can have a significant impact on the beam-dynamics of a collider such as the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its luminosity upgrade (HL-LHC). Indeed, correction of sextupole and octupole magnetic errors in LHC experimental insertions has yielded clear operational benefits in recent years. [...]
CERN-ACC-NOTE-2022-0020.- Geneva : CERN, 2022 - 34 p. - Published in : Eur. Phys. J. 137 (2022) 1249 Fulltext: PDF;

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Start collisions at 1m β∗ (MD 3349) / Calia, Andrea (CERN) ; Jacquet, Delphine (CERN) ; Wenninger, Jorg (CERN) ; Fuchsberger, Kajetan ; Hostettler, Michi (CERN)
This document summarises the LHC Machine Development session on colliding at β∗ = 1 m and squeezing with colliding beams to β∗ = 25 cm in IP 1 and 5 using the capabilities of the LumiServer. [...]
- 2021. - 6 p.
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MD 3246: 16L2 UFO dynamics investigations / Lindstrom, Bjorn Hans Filip (CERN) ; Belanger, Philippe (University of British Columbia, CA) ; Vaananen, Mika Petteri (University of Helsinki (FI)) ; Wiesner, Christoph (CERN) ; Wollmann, Daniel (CERN)
Micrometer sized particles (UFOs) entering the beam are a known cause of localized beam losses since the beginning of high intensity beam operations, however the origin of these particles is not fully known. [...]
- 2019. - 8 p.
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Evaluation of the closest tune approach and its MAD-X implementation / Hoydalsvik, Eirik Jaccheri (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (NO)) ; Persson, Tobias Hakan Bjorn (CERN) ; Tomas Garcia, Rogelio (CERN)
The closest tune approach (ΔQmin) is a measure of the transverse coupling in an accelerator. [...]
- 2021. - 15 p.
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