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Simulation of Linear Beam Parameters to Minimize the Duration of the Squeeze in the LHC

The betatron squeeze allows to increase the luminosity of a collider by reducing the β function at the interaction points. This operation has shown to be very critical in pre- vious colliders. In this state of mind, the squeezing was performed extremely safely during the first year of oper- ation of the Large Hadron Collider, at the expense of the duration of the process. As the turnaround time is a rele- vant parameter for the integrated luminosity, a squeeze of shorter duration is proposed for 2011 and further. MadX simulation of linear beam parameters based on settings ex- tracted from the LHC control system are used to justify the proposal. Further optimization of the squeeze setting gen- eration is also discussed.

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