Volume 380 - Particles and Nuclei International Conference 2021 (PANIC2021) - QCD, spin physics and chiral dynamics
The LHCspin project
P. Di Nezza*, V. Carassiti, G. Ciullo, P. Lenisa, M. Santimaria, E. Steffens, G. Tagliente and L. Pappalardo
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Abstract
LHCspin aims to upgrade the recently installed unpolarized gas target (SMOG2) in front of the LHCb spectrometer to a polarised one. This task requires, in the next few years, innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies, and will allow the exploration of a unique kinematic regime and new reaction processes.
With the instrumentation of the proposed target system, LHCb will become the first experiment delivering simultaneously unpolarized beam-beam at $\sqrt{s}$=14 TeV, and unpolarized and polarized beam-target collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}\sim$100 GeV. LHCspin could open new physics frontiers exploiting the potential of the most powerful collider and one of the most advanced detectors.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.380.0347
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