Grant Agreement for CP-CSA-Infra Combination of

Collaborative Project and Coordination and Support Action










 S L H C - P P

The Preparatory Phase of the Large Hadron Collider upgrade (SLHC-PP) is a project co-funded by the European Union in its 7th Framework Programme, CERN and 17 European research institutes and universities.

April 2008 -  March 2011

  • Mission

The main aim of Preparatory Phase project of the Large Hadron Collider upgrade (SLHC-PP) is to prepare the SLHC project for a decision on the approval of its implementation by 2011. Beside the justification of SLHC by the physics results and operational experience from the first years of LHC running, the necessary ingredients for the approval will include: the maturity of new technologies required for SLHC, solutions for critical safety issues, and the formation of collaborations for the implementation, including the definition of work sharing and financial commitments. The SLHC-PP project is fully set up to address these issues and to prepare for the approval by the CERN council and by all other funding agencies involved.

SLHC-PP comprises Coordinating, Support and Technical activities. The Coordinating activities within SLHC-PP play a central role for the organization of the new accelerator- and detector-upgrade collaborations, putting in place project structures and collaboration management tools, ultimately aiming for agreements on work-sharing and funding for the implementation phase. Support activities address upfront priority safety issues in the radiation protection domain. The Technical developments address the construction of prototypes of Nb-Ti high-field magnets with large aperture, the study of a new H- ion source, field stabilization in superconducting accelerating structures, and novel tracking detector power distribution.


  • SLHC-PP Final Report, 11 MB  (>> .pdf)


This project has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under the Grant Agreement no 212114



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