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High-Beta Optics and Running Prospects

European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Instruments 2019, 3(1), 22;
Received: 9 October 2018 / Revised: 8 March 2019 / Accepted: 11 March 2019 / Published: 18 March 2019
Dedicated high-beta optics are used to make forward proton scattering measurements possible at the LHC. Following a short general introduction and history of special high-beta optics and running conditions, we describe the two types of special high-beta runs planned for 2018. A run at top energy at β y * = 90 m for elastic and diffractive scattering, and a low energy run to measure the rho-parameter in the Coulomb interference region. View Full-Text
Keywords: optics for forward physics; machine induced backgrounds; rho-parameter optics for forward physics; machine induced backgrounds; rho-parameter
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