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Prospectives for A Fixed-Target ExpeRiment at the LHC: AFTER@LHC

Abstract : We argue that the concept of a multi-purpose fixed-target experiment with the proton or lead-ion LHC beams extracted by a bent crystal would offer a number of ground-breaking precision-physics opportunities. The multi-TeV LHC beams will allow for the most energetic fixed-target experiments ever performed. The fixed-target mode has the advantage of allowing for high luminosities, spin measurements with a polarised target, and access over the full backward rapidity domain --uncharted until now-- up to x_F ~ -1.
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J. P. Lansberg, V. Chambert, J. P. Didelez, B. Genolini, C. Hadjidakis, et al.. Prospectives for A Fixed-Target ExpeRiment at the LHC: AFTER@LHC. 6th International Conference on High Enery Physics (ICHEP 2012), Jul 2012, Melbourne, Australia. pp.547. ⟨in2p3-00768614⟩

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