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Title Deep inelastic electron-nucleon scattering at the LHC
Abstract The physics, and a design, of a Large Hadron Electron Collider (LHeC) are sketched. With high luminosity, 1033cm-2s-1, and high energy, s1/2=1.4TeV, such a collider can be built in which a 70GeV electron (positron) beam in the LHC tunnel is in collision with one of the LHC hadron beams and which operates simultaneously with the LHC. The LHeC makes possible deep-inelastic lepton-hadron (ep, eD and eA) scattering for momentum transfers Q2 beyond 106GeV2 and for Bjorken x down to the 10-6. New sensitivity to the existence of new states of matter, primarily in the lepton-quark sector and in dense partonic systems, is achieved. The precision possible with an electron-hadron experiment brings in addition crucial accuracy in the determination of hadron structure, as described in Quantum Chromodynamics, and of parton dynamics at the TeV energy scale. The LHeC thus complements the proton-proton and ion programmes, adds substantial new discovery potential to them, and is important for a full understanding of physics in the LHC energy range.
Organisation CCLRC , CI
Keywords Physics
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Report CI Preprints 06-05. 2006. 2006