WP2: Accelerator Physics & Performance

WP2: Accelerator Physics & Performance

The work package will develop the operational scenarios and layout options in collaboration with the relevant work packages, as well as the underlying optics and layout configurations preparing coherent sets and versions of these files in a generally accessible repository on regular intervals.

It will provide specifications for the new beam line elements (strength, length, aperture, field quality) and, where relevant, for their powering, after defining the corresponding operational cycles, in collaboration with the relevant work packages and the HL-LHC circuit coordinator.

The work package will evaluate the overall performance reach in collaboration with the relevant work packages and with the experiments taking into account intensity limitations resulting from impedance, electron-cloud and beam-beam effects and their interplay, as well as the potential mitigation strategies. It will define the optics measurement and correction strategies and the implications for beam instrumentation and corrector specification.