Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

The LHCb Upgrade

Jul 18, 2009, 9:00 AM
Small Hall (Kraków, Poland)

Small Hall

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
Detectors (LHC and R&D) and Accelerators IV. Detectors (LHC and R&D) and Accelerators


Dr Marcin Kucharczyk (Syracuse University)


The LHCb detector has been designed to study CP violation and other rare phenomena in B-meson decays up to a luminosity of $\sim 5.10^{32}\rm cm^{-2}s^{-1}$. We will describe the current limitations that prevent LHCb from exploiting the much higher luminosities available at the LHC, and what modifications can be made that allow data taking at an order of magnitude higher instantaneous luminosity. The aim of the LHCb upgrade is to increase the yields in hadronic B-decay channels by about a factor twenty, while for channels with leptons in the final state a factor ten increase in statistics is envisaged.

Primary author

Presentation materials