Upgrade Plans

  • Posted on: 3 March 2015

ALICE is planning a major upgrade during the Long Shutdown 2 foreseen to start in 2018. The new ALICE will have significantly enhanced read-out capabilities and improved accuracy and efficiency in tracking particles and identifying the interaction vertex.

The LHC operated with lead-lead collisions for about two months, but this was sufficient for ALICE to produce new physics results, that previous accelerators took several years of operation to achieve. ALICE continues the exploration that started in 2008 in the light of the Run 2 of the LHC (2015-2018).