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Title Simulations of the LHC Collimation System
Abstract The collimation system of the LHC will be critical to its success, as the halo of high energy (7 TeV) particles must be removed in such a way that they do not deposit energy in the superconducting magnets which would quench them, or showers in the experiments. We study the properties of the LHC collimation system as predicted by the Merlin and Sixtrack/K2 simulation packages, and compare their predictions for efficiency and halo production, and the pattern of beam losses. The sophisticated system includes many collimators, serving different purposes. Both programs include energy loss and multiple Coulomb scattering as well as losses through nuclear scattering. The MERLIN code also includes the effects of wakefields. We compare the results and draw conclusions on the performance that can be achieved.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC10), Kyoto, Japan, 23-28 May 2010, (2010). TUPD061.pdf 2010