CLIC-LHC-based FEL-nucleus collider: Feasibility and physics search potential


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Yavas O., Corsini R., Braun H., Sultansoy S., Guliyev E., Yigit S., ...More

NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, vol.552, no.3, pp.440-448, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

The feasibility of a CLIC-LHC-based FEL-nucleus collider is investigated. It is shown that the proposed scheme satisfies all requirements of an ideal photon source for the nuclear resonance fluorescence method. The tunability, monochromaticity and high polarization of the FEL beam together with high statistics and huge energy of LHC nucleus beams will give a unique opportunity to determine different characteristics of excited nuclear levels. The physics potential of the proposed collider is illustrated for a beam of Pb nuclei. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.