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Tue, September 6, 2016
In this talk from the Applied Superconductivity Conference 2016, Michael Benedikt summarizes the motivation and the present status of the Future Circular Collider study. He also covers the major design challenges and technology R&D topics for the accelerators. The global Future Circular Collider (FCC) study is developing a 100-TeV hadron collider (FCC-hh) in a new 100 km long tunnel, i.e. about four times larger than the operating Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The FCC study also includes the design of a high-luminosity electron-positron collider (FCC-ee), which could be installed in the same tunnel as a potential intermediate step, a lepton-hadron collider option (FCC-he), as well as an energy upgrade of the LHC (HE-LHC), using the FCC-hh technology. The scope of the FCC study comprises accelerators, technology, infrastructure, detectors, physics, international governance models, and implementation scenarios. Among the FCC core technologies figure beyond-state-of-the-art 16 T dipole magnets, based on some 6000 tons of advanced Nb3Sn superconductor, as well as highly efficient superconducting radiofrequency systems for all collider scenarios. Use of HTS and MgB2 cables is also considered for special magnets and SC links. The international FCC study is hosted by CERN and mandated to deliver a Conceptual Design Report together with a preliminary cost estimate by end 2018. Since February 2014, more than 75 institutes from 26 countries and four continents have joined the FCC collaboration.
Michael Benedikt summarizes the motivation and the present status of the Future Circular Collider study. He also covers the major design challenges and technology R&D topics for the accelerators.