26-30 July 2021
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LHCb Fixed-target results and prospects

28 Jul 2021, 11:00
15m
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Parallel session talk QCD and Hadronic Physics T06: QCD and Hadronic Physics

Speaker

Saverio Mariani

Description

Originally conceived for precise luminosity measurements, the gas injection system SMOG currently allows the unique LHCb detector capabilities to be exploited for fixed-target studies in proton-gas collisions at sqrt(s) ~ 100 GeV. The first results obtained with SMOG data are reported: antiproton production with a He target and J/psi , D0 productions in pHe and pAr collisions. The upgraded system SMOG2, which will be used during Run 3 of LHC, will extend the target species available and increase the areal gas density, offering a unique opportunity for measurements related to hadron production, cosmic rays physic and nucleon structure at the LHC. An overview of the SMOG2 system and its prospects is reported along with a selection of interesting physical measurements.

Collaboration / Activity LHCb

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