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Heavy-flavour studies with a high-luminosity fixed-target experiment at the LHC

Abstract : Extraction of the multi-TeV proton and lead LHC beams with a bent crystal or by using an internal gas target allows one to perform the most energetic fixed-target experiment ever. pp, pd and pA collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 115 GeV and Pbp and PbA collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\rm{NN}}}$ = 72 GeV can be studied with high precision and modern detection techniques over a broad rapidity range. Using the LHCb or the ALICE detector in a fixed-target mode offers unprecedented possibilities to access heavy-flavour production in a new energy domain, half way between the SPS and the nominal RHIC energy. In this contribution, a review of projection studies for quarkonium and open charm and beauty production with both detector set-ups used with various nuclear targets and the LHC lead beams is presented.
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B. Trzeciak, S.J. Brodsky, G. Cavoto, C. da Silva, M.G. Echevarria, et al.. Heavy-flavour studies with a high-luminosity fixed-target experiment at the LHC. 10th International Conference on Hard and Electromagnetic Probes of High-Energy Nuclear Collisions, May 2020, Austin, United States. ⟨hal-03217545⟩

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