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Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider  

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Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by Brookhaven Science Associates, founded by Stony Brook University and Battelle. managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by Brookhaven Science Associates, a company founded by Stony Brook University and Battelle 07/07 Brookhaven National Laboratory Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution located on a 5,300-acre site on Long Island, New York. Six Nobel Prize-winning discoveries have been made at Brookhaven Lab. The Laboratory operates large-scale scientific facilities and performs research in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and

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RHIC | Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider  

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Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Photo of LINAC The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) is a world-class particle accelerator at Brookhaven National Laboratory where physicists are exploring the most fundamental forces and properties of matter and the early universe. RHIC accelerates beams of particles (e.g., the nuclei of heavy atoms such as gold) to nearly the speed of light, and smashes them together to recreate a state of matter thought to have existed immediately after the Big Bang some 13.8 billion years ago. STAR and PHENIX, two large detectors located around the 2.4-mile-circumference accelerator, take "snapshots" of these collisions to reveal a glimpse of the basic constituents of visible matter, quarks and gluons. Understanding matter at

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RHIC | Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory Brookhaven National Laboratory search U.S. Department of Energy logo Home RHIC Science News Images Videos For Scientists Björn Schenke 490th Brookhaven Lecture, 12/18 Join Björn Schenke of Brookhaven Lab's Physics Department for the 490th Brookhaven Lecture, titled 'The Shape and Flow of Heavy Ion Collisions,' on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. in Berkner Hall. droplets Tiny Drops of Hot Quark Soup-How Small Can They Be? New analyses indicate that collisions of small particles with large gold nuclei at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider may be serving up miniscule servings of hot quark-gluon plasma. RHIC Physics RHIC is the first machine in the world capable of colliding ions as heavy as gold. The Spin Puzzle RHIC is the world's only machine capable of colliding beams of polarized

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RHIC | Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider  

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breakthrough accelerator could collide electrons with heavy ions or protons at nearly the speed of light to create "snapshots" of the force binding all visible matter. Accelerator...

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Soft photons from relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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Production of soft photons in relativistic heavy ion collisions due to bremsstrahlung processes in quark matter and hadronic matter is studied. The contribution of pion-driven processes is found to dominate the yield. 1996 The American Physical Society.

Pradip Kumar Roy, Dipali Pal, Sourav Sarkar, Dinesh Kumar Srivastava, and Bikash Sinha

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Jets in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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Several aspects of hard and semihard QCD jets in relativistic heavy ion collisions are discussed, including multiproduction of minijets and the interaction of a jet with dense nuclear matter. The reduction of jet quenching effect in deconfined phase of nuclear matter is speculated to provide a signature of the formation of quark gluon plasma. HIJING Monte Carlo program which can simulate events of jets production and quenching in heavy ion collisions is briefly described. 35 refs., 13 figs.

Wang, Xin-Nian; Gyulassy, M.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RHIC | Physics of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider  

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The Physics of RHIC Physicists from around the world are using the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider to explore some of Nature's most basic -- and intriguing -- ingredients and...

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A relativistic cascade for heavy ion collisions  

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Au on Au collisions at the BNL/AGS (11.6 GeV-A/c) are expected to produce a short-lived state of matter at high baryon density. If the baryons reach sufficiently high density, they may produce a quark-gluon plasma (QGP). The signals from a QGP phase may be difficult to distinguish from those of ordinary hadronic matter. The authors have constructed a relativistic cascade (ARC) for hadrons in an attempt to model the dynamics of ordinary hadronic matter in a heavy ion collision, in the hopes that deviations from the cascade results may indicate new physics. In this contribution the authors discuss the formation of high baryon density matter, and its effect on antiproton production.

Schlagel, T.J.; Pang, Y.; Kahana, S.H.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brookhaven National Laboratory The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)  

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Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) An Exciting Beginning and a Compelling Future At the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a world-class particle accelerator at Brookhaven National Laboratory, physicists are exploring the most fundamental forces and properties of matter and the early universe, with important implications for our understanding of the world around us. Operated with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), was designed to recreate a state of matter thought to have existed immediately after the Big Bang some 13 billion years ago, and to investigate how the proton gets its spin and intrinsic magnetism from its quark and gluon constituents. Large detectors located

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Unitarity and pion production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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Pion production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions is examined. It is shown that the commonly employed effective-velocity theory is incorrect. A formulation based on the unitarity is presented. 8 refs., 1 figs.

Liu, L.C.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RELATIVISTIC HEAVY-ION PHYSICS WITHOUT NUCLEAR CONTACT  

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RELATIVISTIC HEAVY-ION PHYSICS WITHOUT NUCLEAR CONTACT The large electromagnetic field generated physics research--for example, for investigating nuclear structure, hadronic structure, atomic physics Berkeley Laboratory--it became clear that heavy-ion physics without nuclear contact could be very useful

Bertulani, Carlos A. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

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Multiphase transport model for relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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of these results to experimental data, mainly from heavy ion collisions at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, are then made in order to extract information on the properties of the hot dense matter formed in these collisions. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.72... quark and a diquark with weights according to relations from the SU(6) quark model [71], and the diquark is then decomposed into two quarks. The quark and diquark masses are taken to be the same as in the PYTHIA program [59], e.g.,mu = 5.6,md = 9.9...

Lin, ZW; Ko, Che Ming; Li, Ba; Zhang, B.; Pal, S.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Femtoscopy in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions: Two Decades of Progress  

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Analyses of two-particle correlations have provided the chief means for determining spatio-temporal characteristics of relativistic heavy ion collisions. We discuss the theoretical formalism behind these studies and the experimental methods used in carrying them out. Recent results from RHIC are put into context in a systematic review of correlation measurements performed over the past two decades. The current understanding of these results is discussed in terms of model comparisons and overall trends.

Mike Lisa; Scott Pratt; Ron Soltz; Urs Wiedemann

2005-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of bound {$?^{+}?^{-}$}-systems in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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Dimuonium (the bound system of two muons, $\\mu^+\\mu^-$-atom) has not been observed yet. In this paper we discuss the electromagnetic production of dimuonium at RHIC and LHC in relativistic heavy ion collisions. The production of parastates is analyzed in the equivalent photon approximation. For the treatment of orthostates, we develop a three photon formalism. We determine the production rates at RHIC and LHC with an accuracy of a few percent and discuss problems related to the observation of dimuonium.

I. F. Ginzburg; U. D. Jentschura; S. G. Karshenboim; F. Krauss; V. G. Serbo; G. Soff

1998-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Analysis of Ultra-Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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This document contains the final report for DOE grant DE-FG02-03ER41239: Modeling and Analysis of Ultra-Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

Bass, Steffen A.

2008-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Antiflow of kaons in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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, 034902 ~1999!. @11# G.Q. Li and C.M. Ko, Phys. Rev. C 54, R2159 ~1996!; G. @29# G.E. Brown, C.B. Dover, P.B. Siegel, and W. Weise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 2723 ~1988!. @30# S.A. Voloshin, Phys. Rev. C 55, R1630 ~1997!. @31# A.M. Poskanzer and S....A. Voloshin, Phys. Rev. C 58, 1671 RAPID COMMUNICATIONS ANTIFLOW OF KAONS IN RELATIVISTIC HEAVY ION . . . PHYSICAL REVIEW C 62 061903~R! Song, B.A. Li, and C.M. Ko, Nucl. Phys. A646, 481 ~1999!. @12# J.R. Ritman et al., FOPI Collaboration, Z. Phys. A 352...

Pal, S.; Ko, Che Ming; Lin, ZW; Zhang, B.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pion flow and antiflow in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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. Pang, T. Schlagel, and S. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 4406 ~1995!. @6# B.A. Li and C.M. Ko, Phys. Rev. C 52, 2037 ~1995!. @7# P. Danielewicz and G. Odyniec, Phys. Lett. 157B, 146 ~1985!. FIG. 4. The transverse momentum dependence of the strength R... are ex- pected to be useful for detailed experimental studies of pion flow and antiflow in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. We would like to thank P. Danielewicz and G.Q. Li for helpful discussions. B.A.L. also acknowledges the kind hos- pitality...

Li, Bao-An; Ko, Che Ming.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider | The Case for Continuing Operations  

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The Case for Continuing RHIC Operations The Case for Continuing RHIC Operations The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) - the nation's only remaining particle collider, located at Brookhaven National Laboratory - has made a series of landmark discoveries and continuing breakthroughs in science and technology. One major accomplishment has been RHIC's ability to recreate and study in detail a type of matter that last existed at the beginning of the universe to better understand the strongest force in nature - the force that holds together the fundamental particles that make up 99 percent of visible matter in the universe today, everything from stars to planets to people. In addition to giving us a new way to explore and understand the nature of the early universe and the force that holds together ordinary matter, research at RHIC has revealed stunning

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Consequences of energy conservation in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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Complete characterization of particle production and emission in relativistic heavy-ion collisions is in general not feasible experimentally. This work demonstrates, however, that the availability of essentially complete pseudorapidity distributions for charged particles allows for a reliable estimate of the average transverse momenta and energy of emitted particles by requiring energy conservation in the process. The results of such an analysis for Au+Au collisions at sqrt{s_{NN}}= 130 and 200 GeV are compared with measurements of mean-p_T and mean-E_T in regions where such measurements are available. The mean-p_T dependence on pseudorapidity for Au+Au collisions at 130 and 200 GeV is given for different collision centralities.

B. B. Back

2005-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Strangelet Search at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider  

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We have searched for strangelets in a triggered sample of 61 million central (top 4percent) Au+Au collisions at sqrt sNN = 200 GeV near beam rapidities at the STAR solenoidal tracker detector at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. We have sensitivity to metastable strangelets with lifetimes of order>_0.1 ns, in contrast to limits over ten times longer in BNL Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) studies and longer still at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). Upper limits of a few 10-6 to 10-7 per central Au+Au collision are set for strangelets with mass>~;;30 GeV/c2.

Ritter, Ha

2005-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Kaon dispersion relation and flow in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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Within the framework of a relativistic transport model (ART) for heavy-ion collisions at AGS energies, we examine the effects of a kaon dispersion relation on the transverse flow of kaons and their transverse momentum and azimuthal angle...

Li, Ba; Ko, Che Ming.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy loss of relativistic heavy ions in matter B.A. Weaver*, A.J. Westphal  

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Energy loss of relativistic heavy ions in matter B.A. Weaver*, A.J. Westphal Space Sciences.50.Bw Keywords: Energy loss; Stopping power; Heavy ions 1. Introduction The theory of energy loss has.: + 1-510-642-9733; fax: + 1- 510-643-7629. E-mail address: weaver@curium.ssl.berkeley.edu (B.A. Weaver

Leung, Pui-Tak "Peter"

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Possibilities for relativistic heavy ion collisions at Brookhaven  

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Since 1980 there has been considerable interest at Brookhaven in exploiting the existence of the Colliding Beam Accelerator, CBA, earlier referred to as Isabelle, for the generation of heavy ion collisions at very high energies. The only requirement for a heavy ion collider would have been for an energy booster for the Tandem accelerator and a tunnel and magnet transport system to the AGS. For a few million dollars heavy ions up to nearly 200 GeV/amu could be collided with luminosities of 10/sup 27/ to 10/sup 28//cm/sup 2/ sec in experimental halls with ideal facilities for heavy ion physics studies. Although the CBA project has been stopped, it is still true that Brookhaven has in place enormous advantages for constructing a heavy ion collider. This paper describes a design that exploits those advantages. It uses the tunnel and other civil construction, the refrigerator, vacuum equipment, injection line components, and the magnet design for which there is expertise and a production facility in place. The result is a machine that appears quite different than would a machine designed from first principles without access to these resources but one which is of high performance and of very attractive cost.

Barton, M.O.; Hahn, H.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Work distribution of an expanding gas and transverse energy production in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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The work distribution of an expanding extreme relativistic gas is shown to be a gamma distribution with a different shape parameter as compared with its non-relativistic counterpart. This implies that the shape of the transverse energy distribution in relativistic heavy ion collisions depends on the particle contents during the evolution of the hot and dense matter. Therefore, transverse energy fluctuations provide additional insights into the Quark-Gluon Plasma produced in these collisions.

Bin Zhang; Jay P. Mayfield

2014-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Work distribution of an expanding gas and transverse energy production in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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The work distribution of an expanding extreme relativistic gas is shown to be a gamma distribution with a different shape parameter as compared with its non-relativistic counterpart. This implies that the shape of the transverse energy distribution in relativistic heavy ion collisions depends on the particle contents during the evolution of the hot and dense matter. Therefore, transverse energy fluctuations provide additional insights into the Quark-Gluon Plasma produced in these collisions.

Zhang, Bin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonance Absorption and Regeneration in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions  

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The regeneration of hadronic resonances is discussed for heavy ion collisions at SPS and SIS-300 energies. The time evolutions of Delta, rho and phi resonances are investigated. Special emphasize is put on resonance regeneration after chemical freeze-out. The emission time spectra of experimentally detectable resonances are explored.

Sascha Vogel; Marcus Bleicher

2005-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of an equilibrium phase transition on multiphase transport in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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The hadronization scheme for parton transport in relativistic heavy ion collisions is considered in detail. It is pointed out that the traditional scheme for particles being freezed out one by one leads to serious problem on unreasonable long lifetime of partons. A collective phase transition following a supercooling is implemented in a simple way. It turns out that the modified model with a sudden phase transition is able to reproduce the experimental longitudinal distributions of final state particles better than the original one does. The encouraging results indicate that equilibrium phase transition should be taken into proper account in parton transport models for relativistic heavy ion collisions.

Yu Meiling; Du Jiaxin; Liu Lianshou

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Kaon and Lambda productions in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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A microscopic approach has been employed to study the kaon and ? productions in heavy ion collisions. The productions of K + and ? have been studied within the framework of Boltzmann transport equation for various beam energies. We find a non-monotonic horn like structure for K + / p i + and ? / ? when plotted against centre of mass energies ( s N N ) with the assumption of initial partonic phase for s N N shows a monotonic nature when a hadronic initial state is considered for all s N N . Experimental values of K ? / ? ? for different s N N are also reproduced within the ambit of the same formalism.

Jajati K. Nayak; Sarmistha Banik; Jan-e Alam

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Energy Nuclear Structure from Ultra-relativistic Heavy-Light Ion collisions  

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The search for specific signals in ultra-relativistic heavy-light ion collisions addressing intrinsic geometric features of nuclei may open a new window to low energy nuclear structure. We discuss specifically the phenomenon of {\\alpha}-clustering in $^{12}$C when colliding with $^{208}$Pb at almost the speed of light.

Arriola, Enrique Ruiz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Energy Nuclear Structure from Ultra-relativistic Heavy-Light Ion collisions  

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The search for specific signals in ultra-relativistic heavy-light ion collisions addressing intrinsic geometric features of nuclei may open a new window to low energy nuclear structure. We discuss specifically the phenomenon of {\\alpha}-clustering in $^{12}$C when colliding with $^{208}$Pb at almost the speed of light.

Enrique Ruiz Arriola; Wojciech Broniowski

2014-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Perturbative and nonperturbative EM lepton pair production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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In this talk, the authors focus on electromagnetic dilepton production from the QED-vacuum in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Heavy ions in relativistic motion generate strong time-dependent EM fields with large Fourier components which give rise to sizable pair production. There are several motivations for this study: Lepton pair production by hadronic (Drell-Yan) processes has been widely discussed as a possible signature of the quark-gluon plasma formation. The dominant background will come from electromagnetic sources and could even mask the signals from the plasma phase. Electromagnetically produced lepton pairs also impose severe constraints on the design of relativistic heavy-ion colliders such as RHIC and LHC. In addition to the free pair production discussed above, pair-production with capture of the negatively charged lepton into a bound state is also possible. This change of the charge state of the ions is the leading mechanism for beam loss of relativistic colliders. Accurate predictions of the cross section for this process are important because the cross section increases with energy.

Oberacker, V.E.; Wells, J.C.; Umar, A.S. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)]|[Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Strayer, M.R. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Recoil momenta of fragments from relativistic nuclear heavy ions  

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It is shown that the recoil momenta of isotopes produced by fragmentation of relativistic C12 and O16 projectiles can be understood from kinematics and a two-fragment approximation.NUCLEAR REACTIONS Recoil momenta of fragments from relativistic C12 and O16 projectiles. Kinematics and two-fragment model. Linear dependence on interfragment binding energy and target independence.

Naohiko Masuda and Fumiyo Uchiyama

1977-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase Transitions in Solids Stimulated by Simultaneous Exposure to High Pressure and Relativistic Heavy Ions  

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In many solids, heavy ions of high kinetic energy (MeV-GeV) produce long cylindrical damage trails with diameters of order 10nm. Up to now, no information was available how solids cope with the simultaneous exposure to these energetic projectiles and to high pressure. We report the first experiments where relativistic uranium and gold ions from the SIS heavy-ion synchrotron at GSI were injected through several mm of diamond into solid samples pressurized up to 14GPa in a diamond anvil cell. In synthetic graphite and natural zircon, the combination of pressure and ion beams triggered drastic structural changes not caused by the applied pressure or the ions alone. The modifications comprise long-range amorphization of graphite rather than individual track formation, and in the case of zircon the decomposition into nanocrystals and nucleation of the high-pressure phase reidite.

Ulrich A. Glasmacher; Maik Lang; Hans Keppler; Falko Langenhorst; Reinhard Neumann; Dieter Schardt; Christina Trautmann; Gnther A. Wagner

2006-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of equilibrium phase transition on multiphase transport in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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The hadronization scheme for parton transport in relativistic heavy ion collisions is considered in detail. It is pointed out that the traditional scheme for particles being freezed out one by one leads to serious problem on unreasonable long lifetime for partons. A super-cooling of the parton system followed by a collective phase transition is implemented in a simple way. It turns out that the modified model with a global phase transition is able to reproduce the experimental longitudinal distributions of final state particles better than the original one does. The encouraging results indicate that a relevant parton transport model for relativistic heavy ion collision should take equilibrium phase transition into proper account.

Yu Meiling; Du Jiaxin; Liu Lianshou

2006-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Does the nuclear heavy-ion cross section stay constant at ultra-relativistic energies?  

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We suggest that the nuclear contribution to the reaction cross section may increase with incident energy for heavy-ion collisions in the ultra-relativistic domain. We argue, using quasi-geometrical models, that this increase in the reaction cross section is directly related to the diffuseness of the nuclear surface. The available experimental data are at least not inconsistent with the existence of this effect.

T. Kodama; C.E. Aguiar; A.N.F. Aleixo; M.F. Barroso; R. Donangelo; S.J.B. Duarte; J.L. Neto

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An overview of relativistic hydrodynamics as applied to heavy ion reactions  

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The application of relativistic hydrodynamics as applied to heavy ions is reviewed. Constraints on the nuclear equation of state, as well as the form of the hydrodynamic equations imposed by causality are discussed. Successes (flow, side-splash, scaling) and shortcomings of one-fluid hydrodynamics are reviewed. Models for pion production within hydrodynamics and reasons for disagreement with experiment are assessed. Finally, the motivations for and the implementations of multi-fluid models are presented. 74 refs., 11 figs.

Strottman, D.D.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffusion or bounce back in relativistic heavy-ion collisions?  

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The time evolution of pseudorapidity distributions of produced charged hadrons in d+Au collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV is investigated. Results of a nonequilibrium-statistical Relativistic Diffusion Model with three sources are compared with a macroscopic "bounce back" model that does not allow for statistical equilibration at large times, but instead leads to motion reversal. When compared to the data, the results of the diffusion approach are more precise, thus emphasizing that the system is observed to be on its way to thermal equilibrium.

Georg Wolschin; Minoru Biyajima; Takuya Mizoguchi

2008-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Rho0 Photoproduction in Ultra-Peripheral Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions with STAR  

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Photoproduction reactions occur when the electromagnetic field of a relativistic heavy ion interacts with another heavy ion. The STAR collaboration presents a measurement of {rho}{sup 0} and direct {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} photoproduction in ultra-peripheral relativistic heavy ion collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 200 GeV. We observe both exclusive photoproduction and photoproduction accompanied by mutual Coulomb excitation. We find a coherent cross-section of {sigma}(AuAu {yields} Au*Au* {rho}{sup 0}) = 530 {+-} 19 (stat.) {+-} 57 (syst.) mb, in accord with theoretical calculations based on a Glauber approach, but considerably below the predictions of a color dipole model. The {rho}{sup 0} transverse momentum spectrum (p{sub T}{sup 2}) is fit by a double exponential curve including both coherent and incoherent coupling to the target nucleus; we find {sigma}{sub inc}/{sigma}{sub coh} = 0.29 {+-} 0.03 (stat.) {+-} 0.08 (syst.). The ratio of direct {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} production is comparable to that observed in {gamma}p collisions at HERA, and appears to be independent of photon energy. Finally, the measured {rho}{sup 0} spin helicity matrix elements agree within errors with the expected s-channel helicity conservation.

STAR Coll

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonperturbative electromagnetic muon-pair production with capture in peripheral relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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We discuss preliminary calculations of impact-parameter-dependent probabilities and cross sections for muon-pair production with capture of the negative muon into the K-shell of the target caused by the time-dependent electromagnetic fields generated in peripheral relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Our approach is nonperturbative in that we calculate probabilities by solving the time-dependent Dirac equation on a three-dimensional Cartesian lattice using the basis-spline collocation method. Use of the axial gauge for the electromagnetic potentials produces an interaction easier to implement on the lattice than the Lorentz gauge. 19 refs., 5 figs.

Wells, J.C. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States) Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy); Oberacker, V.E.; Umar, A.S. (Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy); Bottcher, C.; Strayer, M.R.; Wu, J.S. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultraviolet energy dependence of particle production sources in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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The energy dependence of particle production sources in relativistic heavy-ion collisions is investigated from RHIC to LHC energies. Whereas charged-hadron production in the fragmentation sources follows a ln(s_NN/s_0) law, particle production in the mid-rapidity gluon-gluon source exhibits a much stronger dependence proportional to ln^3(s_NN/s_0), and becomes dominant between RHIC and LHC energies. The production of particles with pseudorapidities beyond the beam rapidity is also discussed.

Wolschin, Georg

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relativistic Vlasov-Uehling-Uhlenbeck Model for Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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that in the free space. The medium effect on the nucleon-nucleon cross section besides that of the Pauli principle is currently controver- sial. Using the relativistic Brueckner theory, ter Haar and Malfliet have obtained an effective cross section which.... 55, 2786 (1985). 6G. F. Bertsch, H. Kruse, and S. Das Gupta, Phys. Rev. C 29, 673 (1984). 78. ter Haar and R. Malfliet, Phys. Rep. 149, 207 (1987). G. E. Brown, in Proceedings of the Eighth High Energy Heavy ion Study, Berkeley, California, 1987...

Ko, Che Ming; LI, Q.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Has the QCD Critical Point Been Signaled by Observations at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider?  

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The shear viscosity to entropy ratio ({eta}/s) is estimated for the hot and dense QCD matter created in Au+Au collisions at BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider ({radical}(s{sub NN})=200 GeV). A very low value is found; {eta}/s{approx}0.1, which is close to the conjectured lower bound (1/4{pi}). It is argued that such a low value is indicative of thermodynamic trajectories for the decaying matter which lie close to the QCD critical end point.

Lacey, Roy A.; Ajitanand, N. N.; Alexander, J. M.; Chung, P.; Holzmann, W. G.; Issah, M.; Taranenko, A. [Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3400 (United States); Danielewicz, P. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1321 (United States); Stoecker, Horst [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet D60438 Frankfurt (Germany)

2007-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron cloud observations and cures in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider  

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Since 2001, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider has experienced electron cloud effects, some of which have limited the beam intensity. These include dynamic pressure rises (including pressure instabilities), tune shifts, a reduction of the instability threshold for bunches crossing the transition energy, and possibly incoherent emittance growth. We summarize the main observations in operation and dedicated experiments as well as countermeasures including baking, nonevaporable getter coated warm beam pipes, solenoids, bunch patterns, antigrazing rings, prepumped cold beam pipes, scrubbing, and operation with long bunches.

W. Fischer, M. Blaskiewicz, J. M. Brennan, H. Huang, H.-C. Hseuh, V. Ptitsyn, T. Roser, P. Thieberger, D. Trbojevic, J. Wei, S. Y. Zhang, and U. Iriso

2008-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Quark-gluon plasma in the early Universe and in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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We briefly give an elementary introduction to the expansion of the Early Universe till when the phase transition of the quark-gluon plasma to a hadronic matter takes place. Then we describe some main element of the study of QGP by mean of ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions (uRHIC's)

Greco, V. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania, Catania, Italy and INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy)

2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Single Photons from Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions and Quark-Hadron Phase Transition  

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The present status of theoretical expectations of studies of single photons from relativistic heavy ion collisions is discussed. It is argued that the upper limit of single photon radiation from S+Au collisions at CERN SPS obtained by the WA80 collaboration perhaps rules out any reasonable description of the collision process which does not involve a phase transition to quark gluon plasma. Predictions for single photons from the quark-matter likely to be created in collision of two lead nuclei at RHIC and LHC energies are given with a proper accounting of chemical equilibration and transverse expansion. Finally, it is pointed out that, contrary to the popular belief of a quadrilateral dependence of electromagnetic radiations ($N_\\gamma$) from such collisions on the number of charged particles ($N_{ch})$, we may only have $N_\\gamma \\propto N_{ch}^{1.2}$.

Dinesh Kumar Srivastava

1997-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Recombinant Science: The Birth of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (431st Brookhaven Lecture)  

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As part of the celebration of Brookhaven Lab's 60th anniversary, Robert P. Crease, the Chair of the Philosophy Department at Stony Brook University and BNL's historian, will present the second of two talks on the Lab's history. In "Recombinant Science: The Birth of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider," Dr. Crease will focus on the creation of the world's most powerful colliding accelerator for nuclear physics. Known as RHIC, the collider, as Dr. Crease will recount, was formally proposed in 1984, received initial construction funding from the U.S. Department of Energy in 1991, and started operating in 2000. In 2005, the discovery at RHIC of the world's most perfect liquid, a state of matter that last existed just moments after the Big Bang, was announced, and, since then, this perfect liquid of quarks and gluons has been the subject of intense study.

Crease, Robert P. (Ph.D, Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University) [Ph.D, Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University

2007-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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J/psi production from charm coalescence in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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J/psi production and collective flow is studied with a coalescence model based on phase space distribution of charm quarks from a multi-phase transport model simulation of relativistic heavy ion collisions. Both the yield and the flow of J/psi particles are sensitive to charm quark final state interactions. As the charm quark rescattering cross section increases from 3 mb to 10 mb, J/psi elliptic flow increases faster than corresponding light hadron elliptic flows. The v_2(p_t) of J/psi crosses that of D mesons to reach a value that is about the peak value of the D meson flow but at a higher p_t. As J/psi elliptic flow has only contributions from charm quarks, it complements D meson elliptic flow in reflecting charm properties in the Quark-Gluon Plasma.

Bin Zhang

2006-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Initialization of hydrodynamics in relativistic heavy ion collisions with an energy-momentum transport model  

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A key ingredient of hydrodynamical modeling of relativistic heavy ion collisions is thermal initial conditions, an input that is the consequence of a pre-thermal dynamics which is not completely understood yet. In the paper we employ a recently developed energy-momentum transport model of the pre-thermal stage to study influence of the alternative initial states in nucleus-nucleus collisions on flow and energy density distributions of the matter at the starting time of hydrodynamics. In particular, the dependence of the results on isotropic and anisotropic initial states is analyzed. It is found that at the thermalization time the transverse flow is larger and the maximal energy density is higher for the longitudinally squeezed initial momentum distributions. The results are also sensitive to the relaxation time parameter, equation of state at the thermalization time, and transverse profile of initial energy density distribution: Gaussian approximation, Glauber Monte Carlo profiles, etc. Also, test results ensure that the numerical code based on the energy-momentum transport model is capable of providing both averaged and fluctuating initial conditions for the hydrodynamic simulations of relativistic nuclear collisions.

V. Yu. Naboka; S. V. Akkelin; Iu. A. Karpenko; Yu. M. Sinyukov

2015-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Strangeness signals in heavy ion collisions  

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The experimental data on strange meson and strange baryon production in relativistic heavy ion collisions are reviewed.

Remsberg, L.P.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strangeness signals in heavy ion collisions  

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The experimental data on strange meson and strange baryon production in relativistic heavy ion collisions are reviewed.

Remsberg, L.P.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical heavy-quark recombination and the nonphotonic single-electron puzzle at energies available at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)  

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We show that the single, nonphotonic electron nuclear modification factor R{sub AA}{sup e} is affected by the thermal enhancement of the heavy-baryon-to-heavy-meson ratio in relativistic heavy-ion collisions with respect to proton-proton collisions. We make use of the dynamical quark recombination model to compute such a ratio and show that this produces a sizable suppression factor for R{sub AA}{sup e} at intermediate transverse momenta. We argue that this suppression factor needs to be considered, in addition to the energy loss contribution, in calculations of R{sub AA}{sup e}.

Ayala, Alejandro [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 70-543, Mexico Distrito Federal 04510 (Mexico); Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, CBPF, Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud 150, 22290-180 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Magnin, J. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, CBPF, Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud 150, 22290-180 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Montano, Luis Manuel [Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Apartado Postal 14-740, Mexico Distrito Federal 07000 (Mexico); Sanchez, G. Toledo [Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 20-364, Mexico Distrito Federal 01000 (Mexico)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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PREVENTING POLLUTION USING ISO 14001 AT A PARTICLE ACCELERATOR THE RELATIVISTIC HEAVY ION COLLIDER PROJECT.  

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In early 1997 Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) discovered that the spent fuel pool of their High Flux Beam Reactor was leaking tritium into the groundwater. Community members, activist groups, politicians and regulators were outraged with the poor environmental management practices at BNL. The reactor was shut down and the Department of Energy (DOE) terminated the contract with the existing Management Company. At this same time, a major new scientific facility, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), was nearing the end of construction and readying for commissioning. Although environmental considerations had been incorporated into the design of the facility; some interested parties were skeptical that this new facility would not cause significant environmental impacts. RHIC management recognized that the future of its operation was dependent on preventing pollution and allaying concerns of its stakeholders. Although never done at a DOE National Laboratory before Brookhaven Science Associates, the new management firm, committed to implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS) and RHIC managers volunteered to deploy it within their facility on an extremely aggressive schedule. Several of these IS0 requirements contribute directly to preventing pollution, an area where particular emphasis was placed. This paper describes how Brookhaven used the following key IS0 14001 elements to institutionalize Pollution Prevention concepts: Environmental Policy, Aspects, Objectives and Targets, Environmental Management Program, Structure and Responsibility, Operational Controls, Training, and Management Review. In addition, examples of implementation at the RHIC Project illustrate how BNL's premiere facility was able to demonstrate to interested parties that care had been taken to implement technological and administrative controls to minimize environmental impacts, while at the same time reduce the applicability of regulatory requirements to their operations.

BRIGGS,S.L.K.; MUSOLINO,S.V.

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pion Transverse Momentum Spectrum, Elliptic Flow and Interferometry in the Granular Source Model in Ultra-Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions  

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We systematically investigate the pion transverse momentum spectrum, elliptic flow, and Hanbury-Brown-Twiss (HBT) interferometry in the granular source model of quark-gluon plasma droplets in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. The granular source model can well reproduce the experimental results of the Au-Au collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=$ 200 GeV and the Pb-Pb collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}} =$ 2.76 TeV with different centralities. We examine the parameters of the granular source models with an uniform and Woods-Saxon initial energy distributions in a droplet. The parameters exhibit certain regularities for collision centrality and energy.

Yang, Jing; Zhang, Wei-Ning

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of phi meson production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions at RHIC  

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We present results for the measurement of {phi} meson production via its charged kaon decay channel {phi} {yields} K{sup +}K{sup -} in Au + Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 62.4, 130, and 200 GeV, and in p + p and d + Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 200 GeV from the STAR experiment at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). The midrapidity (|y| < 0.5) {phi} meson transverse momentum (p{sub T}) spectra in central Au + Au collisions are found to be well described by a single exponential distribution. On the other hand, the p{sub T} spectra from p + p, d + Au and peripheral Au + Au collisions show power-law tails at intermediate and high p{sub T} and are described better by Levy distributions. The constant {phi}/K{sup -} yield ratio vs beam species, collision centrality and colliding energy is in contradiction with expectations from models having kaon coalescence as the dominant mechanism for {phi} production at RHIC. The {Omega}/{phi} yield ratio as a function of p{sub T} is consistent with a model based on the recombination of thermal s quarks up to p{sub T} {approx} 4 GeV/c, but disagrees at higher transverse momenta. The measured nuclear modification factor, R{sub dAu}, for the {phi} meson increases above unity at intermediate p{sub T}, similar to that for pions and protons, while R{sub AA} is suppressed due to the energy loss effect in central Au + Au collisions. Number of constituent quark scaling of both R{sub cp} and v{sub 2} for the {phi} meson with respect to other hadrons in Au + Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 200 GeV at intermediate p{sub T} is observed. These observations support quark coalescence as being the dominant mechanism of hadronization in the intermediate p{sub T} region at RHIC.

STAR Coll

2009-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Behavior of secondary ? particles produced from relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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The interaction mean free paths of ? particles in fragments emitted from two heavy-ion beams of Ar40 and Fe56, at an energy of ?2A GeV have been measured and were found to be the same, within statistical errors, at all distances from their production points.NUCLEAR REACTIONS Ar(or Fe )+Em??+X and mean free path of ?.

P. L. Jain; M. M. Aggarwal; G. Das; K. B. Bhalla

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the third workshop on experiments and detectors for a relativistic heavy ion collider (RHIC)  

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This report contains papers on the following topics: the RHIC Project; summary of the working group on calorimetry; J//Psi/ measurements in heavy ion collisions at CERN; QCD jets at RHIC; tracking and particle identification; a 4..pi.. tracking spectrometer for RHIC; Bose-Einstein measurements at RHIC in light of new data; summary of working group on read-out electronics; data acquisition for RHIC; summary of the working group on detector simulation; B-physics at RHIC; and CP violation revisited at BNL, B-physics at RHIC.

Shivakumar, B.; Vincent, P.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent results from HADES on electron pair production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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Systematic investigations of dilepton production are performed at the SIS accelerator of GSI with the HADES spectrometer. The goal of this program is a detailed understanding of di-electron emission from hadronic systems at moderate temperatures and densities. New results obtained in HADES experiments focussing on electron pair production in elementary collisions are reported here. They pave the way to a better understanding of the origin of the so-called excess pairs earlier on observed in heavy-ion collisions by the DLS collaboration and lately confirmed in two measurements of the HADES collaboration using C+C and Ar+KCl collisions. Results of these studies are discussed.

The HADES Collaboration; T. Galatyuk; G. Agakishiev; A. Balanda; D. Belver; A. V. Belyaev; A. Blanco; M. Bhmer; J. L. Boyard; P. Braun-Munzinger; P. Cabanelas; E. Castro; S. Chernenko; T. Christ; M. Destefanis; J. Daz; F. Dohrmann; A. Dybczak; L. Fabbietti; O. V. Fateev; P. Finocchiaro; P. Fonte; J. Friese; I. Frhlich; J. A. Garzn; R. Gernhuser; A. Gil; C. Gilardi; M. Golubeva; D. Gonzlez-Daz; F. Guber; T. Hennino; R. Holzmann; I. Iori; A. Ivashkin; M. Jurkovic; B. Kmpfer; T. Karavicheva; D. Kirschner; I. Koenig; W. Koenig; B. W. Kolb; R. Kotte; F. Krizek; R. Krcken; W. Khn; A. Kugler; A. Kurepin; S. Lang; J. S. Lange; K. Lapidus; T. Liu; L. Lopes; M. Lorenz; L. Maier; A. Mangiarotti; J. Markert; V. Metag; B. Michalska; J. Michel; E. Morinire; J. Mousa; C. Mntz; L. Naumann; J. Otwinowski; Y. C. Pachmayer; M. Palka; Y. Parpottas; V. Pechenov; O. Pechenova; J. Pietraszko; W. Przygoda; B. Ramstein; A. Reshetin; A. Rustamov; A. Sadovsky; P. Salabura; A. Schmah; E. Schwab; Yu. G. Sobolev; S. Spataro; B. Spruck; H. Strbele; J. Stroth; C. Sturm; M. Sudol; A. Tarantola; K. Teilab; P. Tlusty; M. Traxler; R. Trebacz; H. Tsertos; V. Wagner; M. Weber; M. Wisniowski; T. Wojcik; J. Wstenfeld; S. Yurevich; Y. V. Zanevsky; P. Zhou

2009-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent results from HADES on electron pair production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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Systematic investigations of dilepton production are performed at the SIS accelerator of GSI with the HADES spectrometer. The goal of this program is a detailed understanding of di-electron emission from hadronic systems at moderate temperatures and densities. New results obtained in HADES experiments focussing on electron pair production in elementary collisions are reported here. They pave the way to a better understanding of the origin of the so-called excess pairs earlier on observed in heavy-ion collisions by the DLS collaboration and lately confirmed in two measurements of the HADES collaboration using C+C and Ar+KCl collisions. Results of these studies are discussed.

Galatyuk, T; Balanda, A; Belver, D; Belyaev, A V; Blanco, A; Bhmer, M; Boyard, J L; Braun-Munzinger, P; Cabanelas, P; Castro, E; Chernenko, S; Christ, T; Destefanis, M; Daz, J; Dohrmann, F; Dybczak, A; Fabbietti, L; Fateev, O V; Finocchiaro, P; Fonte, P; Friese, J; Frhlich, I; Garzn, J A; Gernhuser, R; Gil, A; Gilardi, C; Golubeva, M; Gonzlez-Daz, D; Guber, F; Hennino, T; Holzmann, R; Iori, I; Ivashkin, A; Jurkovic, M; Kmpfer, B; Karavicheva, T; Kirschner, D; Koenig, I; Koenig, W; Kolb, B W; Kotte, R; Krizek, F; Krcken, R; Khn, W; Kugler, A; Kurepin, A; Lang, S; Lange, J S; Lapidus, K; Liu, T; Lopes, L; Lorenz, M; Maier, L; Mangiarotti, A; Markert, J; Metag, V; Michalska, B; Michel, J; Morinire, E; Mousa, J; Mntz, C; Naumann, L; Otwinowski, J; Pachmayer, Y C; Palka, M; Parpottas, Y; Pechenov, V; Pechenova, O; Pietraszko, J; Przygoda, W; Ramstein, B; Reshetin, A; Rustamov, A; Sadovsky, A; Salabura, P; Schmah, A; Schwab, E; Sobolev, Yu G; Spataro, S; Spruck, B; Strbele, H; Stroth, J; Sturm, C; Sudol, M; Tarantola, A; Teilab, K; Tlusty, P; Traxler, M; Trebacz, R; Tsertos, H; Wagner, V; Weber, M; Wisniowski, M; Wojcik, T; Wstenfeld, J; Yurevich, S; Zanevsky, Y V; Zhou, P

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hadronic resonance production in d+Au collisions at root S(NN) = 200 GeV measured at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider  

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tracker at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider). The masses and widths of these resonances are studied as a function of transverse momentum p(T). We observe that the resonance spectra follow a generalized scaling law with the transverse mass m...

Abelev, B. I.; Aggarwal, M. M.; Ahammed, Z.; Anderson, B. D.; Arkhipkin, D.; Averichev, G. S.; Bai, Y.; Balewski, J.; Barannikova, O.; Barnby, L. S.; Baudot, J.; Baumgart, S.; Beavis, D. R.; Bellwied, R.; Benedosso, F.; Betts, R. R.; Bhardwaj, S.; Bhasin, A.; Bhati, A. K.; Bichsel, H.; Bielcik, J.; Bielcikova, J.; Biritz, B.; Bland, L. C.; Bombara, M.; Bonner, B. E.; Botje, M.; Bouchet, J.; Braidot, E.; Brandin, A. V.; Bruna; Bueltmann, S.; Burton, T. P.; Bystersky, M.; Cai, X. Z.; Caines, H.; Sanchez, M. Calderon de la Barca; Callner, J.; Catu, O.; Cebra, D.; Cendejas, R.; Cervantes, M. C.; Chajecki, Z.; Chaloupka, P.; Chattopdhyay, S.; Chen, H. F.; Chen, J. H.; Chen, J. Y.; Cheng, J.; Cherney, M.; Chikanian, A.; Choi, K. E.; Christie, W.; Chung, S. U.; Clarke, R. F.; Codrington, M. J. M.; Coffin, J. P.; Cormier, T. M.; Cosentino, M. R.; Cramer, J. G.; Crawford, H. J.; Das, D.; Dash, S.; Daugherity, M.; De Silva, C.; Dedovich, T. G.; DePhillips, M.; Derevschikov, A. A.; de Souza, R. Derradi; Didenko, L.; Djawotho, P.; Dogra, S. M.; Dong, X.; Drachenberg, J. L.; Draper, J. E.; Du, F.; Dunlop, J. C.; Mazumdar, M. R. Dutta; Edwards, W. R.; Efimov, L. G.; Elhalhuli, E.; Elnimr, M.; Emelianov, V.; Engelage, J.; Eppley, G.; Erazmus, B.; Estienne, M.; Eun, L.; Fachini, P.; Fatemi, R.; Fedorisin, J.; Feng, A.; Filip, P.; Finch, E.; Fine, V.; Fisyak, Y.; Gagliardi, Carl A.; Gaillard, L.; Gangaharan, D. R.; Ganti, M. S.; Garcia-Solis, E.; Ghazikhanian, V.; Ghosh, P.; Gorbunov, Y. N.; Gordon, A.; Grebenyuk, O.; Grosnick, D.; Grube, B.; Guertin, S. M.; Guimaraes, K. S. F. F.; Gupta, A.; Gupta, N.; Guryn, W.; Haag, B.; Hallman, T. J.; Hamed, A.; Harris, J. W.; He, W.; Heinz, M.; Hepplemann, S.; Hippolyte, B.; Hirsch, A.; Hoffman, A. M.; Hoffmann, G. W.; Hofman, D. J.; Hollis, R. S.; Huang, H. Z.; Humanic, T. J.; Igo, G.; Iordanova, A.; Jacobs, P.; Jacobs, W. W.; Jakl, P.; Jin, F.; Jones, P. G.; Joseph, J.; Judd, E. G.; Kabana, S.; Kajimoto, K.; Kang, K.; Kapitan, J.; Kaplan, M.; Keane, D.; Kechechyan, A.; Kettler, D.; Khodyrev, V. Yu; Kiryluk, J.; Kisiel, A.; Klein, S. R.; Knospe, A. G.; Kocoloski, A.; Koetke, D. D.; Kopytine, M.; Kotchenda, L.; Kouchpil, V.; Kravtsov, P.; Kravtsov, V. I.; Krueger, K.; Krus, M.; Kuhn, C.; Kumar, L.; Kurnadi, P.; Lamont, M. A. C.; Landgraf, J. M.; LaPointe, S.; Lauret, J.; Lebedev, A.; Lednicky, R.; Lee, C. -H; LeVine, M. J.; Li, C.; Li, Y.; Lin, G.; Lin, X.; Lindenbaum, S. J.; Lisa, M. A.; Liu, F.; Liu, H.; Liu, J.; Liu, L.; Ljubicic, T.; Llope, W. J.; Longacre, R. S.; Love, W. A.; Lu, Y.; Ludlam, T.; Lynn, D.; Ma, G. L.; Ma, Y. G.; Mahapatra, D. P.; Majka, R.; Mall, M. I.; Mangotra, L. K.; Manweiler, R.; Margetis, S.; Markert, C.; Matis, H. S.; Matulenko, Yu A.; McShane, T. S.; Meschanin, A.; Millane, J.; Miller, M. L.; Minaev, N. G.; Mioduszewski, Saskia; Mischke, A.; Mishra, D. K.; Mitchell, J.; Mohanty, B.; Morozov, D. A.; Munhoz, M. G.; Nandi, B. K.; Nattrass, C.; Nayak, T. K.; Nelson, J. M.; Nepali, C.; Netrakanti, P. K.; Ng, M. J.; Nogach, L. V.; Nurushev, S. B.; Odyniec, G.; Ogawa, A.; Okada, H.; Okorokov, V.; Olson, D.; Pachr, M.; Page, B. S.; Pal, S. K.; Pandit, Y.; Panebratsev, Y.; Pawlak, T.; Peitzmann, T.; Perevoztchikov, V.; Perkins, C.; Peryt, W.; Phatak, S. C.; Planinic, M.; Pluta, J.; Poljak, N.; Poskanzer, A. M.; Potukuchi, B. V. K. S.; Prindle, D.; Pruneau, C.; Pruthi, N. K.; Putschke, J.; Raniwala, R.; Raniwala, S.; Ray, R. L.; Reed, R.; Ridiger, A.; Ritter, H. G.; Roberts, J. B.; Rogachevskiy, O. V.; Romero, J. L.; Rose, A.; Roy, C.; Ruan, L.; Russcher, M. J.; Rykov, V.; Sahoo, R.; Sakrejda, I.; Sakuma, T.; Salur, S.; Sandweiss, J.; Sarsour, M.; Schambach, J.; Scharenberg, R. P.; Schmitz, N.; Seger, J.; Selyuzhenkov, I.; Seyboth, P.; Shabetai, A.; Shahaliev, E.; Shao, M.; Sharma, M.; Shi, S. S.; Shi, X-H; Sichtermann, E. P.; Simon, F.; Singaraju, R. N.; Skoby, M. J.; Smirnov, N.; Snellings, R.; Sorensen, P.; Sowinski, J.; Spinka, H. M.; Srivastava, B.; Stadnik, A.; Stanislaus, T. D. S.; Staszak, D.; Strikhanov, M.; Stringfellow, B.; Suaide, A. A. P.; Suarez, M. C.; Subba, N. L.; Sumbera, M.; Sun, X. M.; Sun, Y.; Sun, Z.; Surrow, B.; Symons, T. J. M.; deToledo, A. Szanto; Takahashi, J.; Tang, A. H.; Tang, Z.; Tarnowsky, T.; Thein, D.; Thomas, J. H.; Tian, J.; Timmins, A. R.; Timoshenko, S.; Tlusty; Tokarev, M.; Trainor, T. A.; Tram, V. N.; Trattner, A. L.; Trentalange, S.; Tribble, Robert E.; Tsai, O. D.; Ulery, J.; Ullrich, T.; Underwood, D. G.; Van Buren, G.; van Leeuwen, M.; Molen, A. M. Vander; Vanfossen, J. A., Jr.; Varma, R.; Vasconcelos, G. M. S.; Vasilevski, I. M.; Vasiliev, A. N.; Videbaek, F.; Vigdor, S. E.; Viyogi, Y. P.; Vokal, S.; Voloshin, S. A.; Wada, M.; Waggoner, W. T.; Wang, F.; Wang, G.; Wang, J. S.; Wang, Q.; Wang, X.

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Alternative Scenarios of Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions: III. Transverse Momentum Spectra  

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Transverse-mass spectra, their inverse slopes and mean transverse masses in relativistic collisions of heavy nuclei are analyzed in a wide range of incident energies 2.7 GeV $\\le \\sqrt{s_{NN}}\\le$ 39 GeV. The analysis is performed within the three-fluid model employing three different equations of state (EoS's): a purely hadronic EoS, an EoS with the first-order phase transition and that with a smooth crossover transition into deconfined state. Calculations show that inverse slopes and mean transverse masses of all the species (with the exception of antibaryons within the hadronic scenario) exhibit a step-like behavior similar to that observed for mesons and protons in available experimental data. This step-like behavior takes place for all considered EoS's and results from the freeze-out dynamics rather than is a signal of the deconfinement transition. A good reproduction of experimental inverse slopes and mean transverse masses for light species (up to proton) is achieved within all the considered scenarios...

Ivanov, Yu B

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intensity interferometry of thermal photons from relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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Intensity interferometry of thermal photons having transverse momenta k{sub T}{approx_equal}0.1-2.0 GeV produced in relativistic collision of heavy nuclei is studied. It is seen to provide an accurate information about the temporal and spatial structure of the interacting system. The source dimensions, and their k{sub T} dependence revealed by the photon interferometry, display a richness not seen in pion interferometry. We attribute this to the difference in the source functions, the fact that photons come out from every stage of the collision and from every point in the system, and the fact that the rate of production of photons is different for the quark-gluon plasma, which dominates the early hot stage and the hadronic matter that populates the last phase of the collision dynamics. The usefulness of this procedure is demonstrated by an application to collision of lead nuclei at the CERN SPS. Prediction for the transverse momentum dependence of the sizes for SPS, RHIC, and LHC energies are given.

Srivastava, Dinesh Kumar [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700 064 (India)

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mean-field approach in the multi-component gas of interacting particles applied to relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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Generalized mean-field approach for thermodynamic description of relativistic single- and multi-component gas in the grand canonical ensemble is formulated. In the framework of the proposed approach different phenomenological excluded-volume procedures are presented and compared to the existing ones. The mean-field approach is then used to effectively include hard-core repulsion in hadron-resonance gas model for description of chemical freeze-out in heavy-ion collisions. We calculate the collision energy dependence of several quantities for different values of hard-core hadron radius and for different excluded-volume procedures such as van der Waals and Carnahan-Starling models. It is shown that a choice of the excluded-volume model becomes important for large particle densities, and for large enough values of hadron radii ($r\\gtrsim0.9$ fm) there can be a sizable difference between different excluded-volume procedures used to describe the chemical freeze-out in heavy-ion collisions. For the smaller and more commonly used values of hard-core hadron radii ($r\\lesssim0.5$ fm) the van der Waals excluded-volume procedure is shown to be sufficient.

D. Anchishkin; V. Vovchenko

2015-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear matter equation of state from relativistic heavy ions to supernovae  

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In this presentation the relationship between relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions and the nuclear equation of state is discussed. The connection between observables measured in the experiments and thermodynamic variables used to describe the system is made. Through this connection a semi-empirical nuclear equation of state is extracted from the data. The resulting equation of state is discussed in terms of nuclear matter calculations, neutron star stability and supernova collapse. 22 refs., 7 figs.

Harris, J.W.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relativistic viscous hydrodynamics for heavy-ion collisions with ECHO-QGP  

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We present ECHO-QGP, a numerical code for $(3+1)$-dimensional relativistic viscous hydrodynamics designed for the modeling of the space-time evolution of the matter created in high energy nuclear collisions. The code has been built on top of the \\emph{Eulerian Conservative High-Order} astrophysical code for general relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics [\\emph{Del Zanna et al., Astron. Astrophys. 473, 11, 2007}] and here it has been upgraded to handle the physics of the Quark-Gluon Plasma. ECHO-QGP features second-order treatment of causal relativistic viscosity effects in both Minkowskian or Bjorken coordinates; partial or complete chemical equilibrium of hadronic species before kinetic freeze-out; initial conditions based on the optical Glauber model, including a Monte-Carlo routine for event-by-event fluctuating initial conditions; a freeze-out procedure based on the Cooper-Frye prescription. The code is extensively validated against several test problems and results always appear accurate, as guaranteed by th...

Del Zanna, L; Inghirami, G; Rolando, V; Beraudo, A; De Pace, A; Pagliara, G; Drago, A; Becattini, F

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relativistic viscous hydrodynamics for heavy-ion collisions with ECHO-QGP  

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We present ECHO-QGP, a numerical code for $(3+1)$-dimensional relativistic viscous hydrodynamics designed for the modeling of the space-time evolution of the matter created in high energy nuclear collisions. The code has been built on top of the \\emph{Eulerian Conservative High-Order} astrophysical code for general relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics [\\emph{Del Zanna et al., Astron. Astrophys. 473, 11, 2007}] and here it has been upgraded to handle the physics of the Quark-Gluon Plasma. ECHO-QGP features second-order treatment of causal relativistic viscosity effects in both Minkowskian or Bjorken coordinates; partial or complete chemical equilibrium of hadronic species before kinetic freeze-out; initial conditions based on the optical Glauber model, including a Monte-Carlo routine for event-by-event fluctuating initial conditions; a freeze-out procedure based on the Cooper-Frye prescription. The code is extensively validated against several test problems and results always appear accurate, as guaranteed by the combination of the conservative (shock-capturing) approach and the high-order methods employed. ECHO-QGP can be extended to include evolution of the electromagnetic fields coupled to the plasma.

L. Del Zanna; V. Chandra; G. Inghirami; V. Rolando; A. Beraudo; A. De Pace; G. Pagliara; A. Drago; F. Becattini

2013-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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J/psi production and elliptic flow in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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+ p collision, which is 63.7 ?b per unit rapidity near midrapidity at ? s = 200 GeV in pQCD [21]. The factor R in Eq. (7) takes into account the nonequilibrium effect of charm quarks in QGP and is evaluated according to R = 1? exp { ? ? ?QGP... PHYSICAL REVIEW C 83, 014914 (2011) then be obtained from its value at ith time step by adding the effect of acceleration relativistically, i.e., vi+1 = vi + v 1+ vi v , (14) where v = aiT t . For the thermal quantities in Eq. (11), we use...

Song, Taesoo; Ko, Che Ming; Lee, Su Houng; Xu, Jun.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ratios of heavy baryons to heavy mesons in relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions  

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Heavy baryon/meson ratios Lambda(c)/D(0) and Lambda(b)/(B) over bar (0) in relativistic heavy ion collisions are studied in the quark coalescence model. For heavy baryons, we include production from coalescence of heavy quarks with free light quarks...

Oh, Yongseok; Ko, Che Ming; Lee, Su Houng; Yasui, Shigehiro.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase-Space Description of Momentum Spectra in Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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We consider a phase-space model for particle production in nuclear collisions. Once the multiplicities of the individual particle species are known, single-inclusive momentum spectra can be computed after making simplifying assumptions for the matrix element for multiparticle production. Comparison of the calculated spectra with data for pions and kaons from central Pb+Pb collisions at E_{Lab}=158 AGeV reveals a residual longitudinal phase-space dominance in the final state of the reaction. We account for this by modifying the isotropic, relativistic invariant phase space in a way which retains boost invariance in beam direction but suppresses large transverse momenta. Adjusting a single parameter, we obtain a reasonably good description of transverse momentum and rapidity spectra for both pions and kaons.

Deinet, W; Deinet, Werner; Rischke, Dirk H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHENIX Conceptual Design Report. An experiment to be performed at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider  

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The PHENIX Conceptual Design Report (CDR) describes the detector design of the PHENIX experiment for Day-1 operation at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). The CDR presents the physics capabilities, technical details, cost estimate, construction schedule, funding profile, management structure, and possible upgrade paths of the PHENIX experiment. The primary goals of the PHENIX experiment are to detect the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) and to measure its properties. Many of the potential signatures for the QGP are measured as a function of a well-defined common variable to see if any or all of these signatures show a simultaneous anomaly due to the formation of the QGP. In addition, basic quantum chromodynamics phenomena, collision dynamics, and thermodynamic features of the initial states of the collision are studied. To achieve these goals, the PHENIX experiment measures lepton pairs (dielectrons and dimuons) to study various properties of vector mesons, such as the mass, the width, and the degree of yield suppression due to the formation of the QGP. The effect of thermal radiation on the continuum is studied in different regions of rapidity and mass. The e{mu} coincidence is measured to study charm production, and aids in understanding the shape of the continuum dilepton spectrum. Photons are measured to study direct emission of single photons and to study {pi}{sup 0} and {eta} production. Charged hadrons are identified to study the spectrum shape, production of antinuclei, the {phi} meson (via K{sup +}K{sup {minus}} decay), jets, and two-boson correlations. The measurements are made down to small cross sections to allow the study of high p{sub T} spectra, and J/{psi} and {Upsilon} production. The PHENIX collaboration consists of over 300 scientists, engineers, and graduate students from 43 institutions in 10 countries. This large international collaboration is supported by US resources and significant foreign resources.

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1993-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy-quark probes of the quark-gluon plasma and interpretation of recent data taken at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider  

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Thermalization and collective flow of charm (c) and bottom (b) quarks in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions are evaluated based on elastic parton rescattering in an expanding quark-gluon plasma (QGP). We show that resonant interactions in a...

van Hees, H.; Greco, V.; Rapp, Ralf.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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phi and Omega production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions in a dynamical quark coalescence model RID A-2398-2009  

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of ? mesons and #2; baryons are related to those of strange and antistrange quarks is then examined. The dependence of these results on ? and #2; radii as well as on the strange quark mass is also studied. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.73.044903 PACS number(s): 12...PHYSICAL REVIEW C 73, 044903 (2006) ? and #2; production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions in a dynamical quark coalescence model Lie-Wen Chen1,2 and Che Ming Ko3 1Institute of Theoretical Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai...

Chen, LW; Ko, Che Ming.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Critical Scattering at the Chiral Phase Transition and low-p_t enhancement of mesons in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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The enhancement of pions and kaons observed at small transverse momenta in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions may at least partly reflect critical scattering expected to occur in the neighborhood of a second order phase transition. Kinetic equations in the relaxation time approximation are proposed for the time evolution of the quark distribution function into that of the pions. Relaxation times for thermalization and hadronization processes are functions of momenta and approach zero in the limit p->0, a consequence of criticality at the phase transition. Data can be reproduced for suitably chosen parameters.

Jiri Dolejsi; Wojciech Florkowski; Joerg Huefner

1994-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Hadron production in heavy relativistic systems  

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We investigate particle production in heavy-ion collisions at RHIC energies as function of incident energy, and centrality in a three-sources Relativistic Diffusion Model. Pseudorapidity distributions of produced charged hadrons in Au + Au and Cu + Cu collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 19.6 GeV, 62.4 GeV, 130 GeV and 200 GeV show an almost equilibrated midrapidity source that tends to increase in size towards higher incident energy, and more central collisions. It may indicate quark-gluon plasma formation prior to hadronization.

Rolf Kuiper; Georg Wolschin

2007-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility study of a laser ion source for primary ion injection into the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider electron beam ion sourcea...  

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Collider electron beam ion sourcea... Takeshi Kanesue Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Okamura Collider-Accelerator Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973, USA are in the vacuum of about 10-4 Pa and are isolated from the rest of the beam line to allow the extraction of ions

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The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) cryogenic system at Brookhaven National Laboratory: Review of the modifications and upgrades since 2002 and planned improvements.  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory continues its multi-year program to improve the operational efficiency, reliability, and stability of the cryogenic system, which also resulted in an improved beam availability of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). This paper summarizes the work and changes made after each phase over the past four years to the present, as well as proposed future improvements. Power usage dropped from an initial 9.4 MW to the present 5.1 MW and is expected to drop below 5 MW after the completion of the remaining proposed improvements. The work proceeded in phases, balancing the Collider's schedule of operation, time required for the modifications and budget constraints. The main changes include process control, compressor oil removal and management, elimination of the use of cold compressors and two liquid-helium storage tanks, insulation of the third liquid-helium storage tank, compressor-bypass flow reduction and the addition of a load turbine (Joule-Thomson ex

Than, R.; Tuozzolo, Joseph; Sidi-Yekhlef, Ahmed; Ganni, Venkatarao; Knudsen, Peter; Arenius, Dana

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new scheme of causal viscous hydrodynamics for relativistic heavy-ion collisions: A Riemann solver for quarkgluon plasma  

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In this article, we present a state-of-the-art algorithm for solving the relativistic viscous hydrodynamics equation with the QCD equation of state. The numerical method is based on the second-order Godunov method and has less numerical dissipation, which is crucial in describing of quarkgluon plasma in high-energy heavy-ion collisions. We apply the algorithm to several numerical test problems such as sound wave propagation, shock tube and blast wave problems. In sound wave propagation, the intrinsic numerical viscosity is measured and its explicit expression is shown, which is the second-order of spatial resolution both in the presence and absence of physical viscosity. The expression of the numerical viscosity can be used to determine the maximum cell size in order to accurately measure the effect of physical viscosity in the numerical simulation.

Akamatsu, Yukinao, E-mail: akamatsu@kmi.nagoya-u.ac.jp [KobayashiMaskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI), Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan)] [KobayashiMaskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI), Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan); Inutsuka, Shu-ichiro [Department of Physics, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan)] [Department of Physics, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan); Nonaka, Chiho [KobayashiMaskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI), Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan) [KobayashiMaskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI), Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan); Department of Physics, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan); Takamoto, Makoto [Department of Physics, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan) [Department of Physics, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan); Max-Planck-Institut fr Kernphysik, Postfach 103980, 69029 Heidelberg (Germany)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bulk Viscosity driven clusterization of quark-gluon plasma and early freeze-out in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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We introduce a new scenario for heavy ion collisions that could solve the lingering problems associated with the so-called HBT puzzle. We postulate that the system starts expansion as the perfect quark-gluon fluid but close to freeze-out it splits into clusters, due to a sharp rise of bulk viscosity in the vicinity of the hadronization transition. We then argue that the characteristic cluster size is determined by the viscosity coefficient and the expansion rate. Typically it is much smaller and independent of the total system volume. These clusters maintain the pre-existing outward-going flow, as a spray of droplets, but develop no flow of their own, and hadronize by evaporation. We provide an ansatz for converting the hydrodynamic output into clusters.

Giorgio Torrieri; Boris Tomasik; Igor Mishustin

2008-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Bulk Viscosity driven clusterization of quark-gluon plasma and early freeze-out in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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We introduce a new scenario for heavy ion collisions that could solve the lingering problems associated with the so-called HBT puzzle. We postulate that the system starts expansion as the perfect quark-gluon fluid but close to freeze-out it splits into clusters, due to a sharp rise of bulk viscosity in the vicinity of the hadronization transition. We then argue that the characteristic cluster size is determined by the viscosity coefficient and the expansion rate. Typically it is much smaller and independent of the total system volume. These clusters maintain the pre-existing outward-going flow, as a spray of droplets, but develop no flow of their own, and hadronize by evaporation. We provide an ansatz for converting the hydrodynamic output into clusters.

Torrieri, G; Mishustin, I

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEAVY ION INERTIAL FUSION  

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Accelerators as Drivers for Inertially Confined Fusion, W.B.LBL-9332/SLAC-22l (1979) Fusion Driven by Heavy Ion Beams,OF CALIFORNIA f Accelerator & Fusion Research Division

Keefe, D.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Entropy Production in Collisions of Relativistic Heavy Ions -- a signal for Quark-Gluon Plasma phase transition?  

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Entropy production in the compression stage of heavy ion collisions is discussed within three distinct macroscopic models (i.e. generalized RHTA, geometrical overlap model and three-fluid hydrodynamics). We find that within these models \\sim 80% or more of the experimentally observed final-state entropy is created in the early stage. It is thus likely followed by a nearly isentropic expansion. We employ an equation of state with a first-order phase transition. For low net baryon density, the entropy density exhibits a jump at the phase boundary. However, the excitation function of the specific entropy per net baryon, S/A, does not reflect this jump. This is due to the fact that for final states (of the compression) in the mixed phase, the baryon density \\rho_B increases with \\sqrt{s}, but not the temperature T. Calculations within the three-fluid model show that a large fraction of the entropy is produced by nuclear shockwaves in the projectile and target. With increasing beam energy, this fraction of S/A decreases. At \\sqrt{s}=20 AGeV it is on the order of the entropy of the newly produced particles around midrapidity. Hadron ratios are calculated for the entropy values produced initially at beam energies from 2 to 200 AGeV.

M. Reiter; A. Dumitru; J. Brachmann; J. A. Maruhn; H. Stcker; W. Greiner

1998-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Core - Corona Model analysis of the Low Energy Beam Scan at RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) in Brookhaven (USA)  

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The centrality dependence of spectra of identified particles in collisions between ultrarelativistic heavy ions with a center of mass energy ($\\sqrt{s}$) of 39 and 11.5 $AGeV$ is analyzed in the core - corona model. We show that at these energies the spectra can be well understood assuming that they are composed of two components whose relative fraction depends on the centrality of the interaction: The core component which describes an equilibrated quark gluon plasma and the corona component which is caused by nucleons close to the surface of the interaction zone which scatter only once and which is identical to that observed in proton-proton collisions. The success of this approach at 39 and 11.5 $AGeV$ shows that the physics does not change between this energy and $\\sqrt{s}=200~ AGeV$ for which this model has been developed (Aichelin 2008). This presents circumstantial evidence that a quark gluon plasma is also created at center of mass energies as low as 11.5 $AGeV$.

M. Gemard; J. Aichelin

2014-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy levels of a heavy ion moving in dense plasmas  

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In this paper, the potential of a slowly moving test particle moving in collisional dense plasmas is studied. It is composed of the Debye-shielding potential, wake potential, and collision term. The Ritz variational-perturbational method is developed for calculating relativistic binding energy levels of a heavy ion moving in dense plasmas. Binding energy levels of a heavy ion moving in plasmas are calculated. The results show that both non-relativistic energy levels and relativistic energy levels become more negative as the temperature becomes high. They also become more negative as the number density decreasing. Relativistic correction is important for calculating binding energy levels. Both relativistic energy levels and non-relativistic energy levels vary minutely as the speed of heavy ion varies.

Hu, Hongwei; Chen, Wencong [Department of Physics, Shangqiu Normal University, Shangqiu 476000 (China)] [Department of Physics, Shangqiu Normal University, Shangqiu 476000 (China); Zhao, Yongtao [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)] [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Li, Fuli [Department of Applied Physics, Xian Jiao-Tong University, Xian 710049 (China)] [Department of Applied Physics, Xian Jiao-Tong University, Xian 710049 (China); Dong, Chenzhong [College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070 (China)] [College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070 (China)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Net-baryon-, net-proton-, and net-charge kurtosis in heavy-ion collisions within a relativistic transport approach  

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We explore the potential of net-baryon, net-proton and net-charge kurtosis measurements to investigate the properties of hot and dense matter created in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Contrary to calculations in a grand canonical ensemble we explicitly take into account exact electric and baryon charge conservation on an event-by-event basis. This drastically limits the width of baryon fluctuations. A simple model to account for this is to assume a grand-canonical distribution with a sharp cut-off at the tails. We present baseline predictions of the energy dependence of the net-baryon, net-proton and net-charge kurtosis for central ($b\\leq 2.75$ fm) Pb+Pb/Au+Au collisions from $E_{lab}=2A$ GeV to $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV from the UrQMD model. While the net-charge kurtosis is compatible with values around zero, the net-baryon number decreases to large negative values with decreasing beam energy. The net-proton kurtosis becomes only slightly negative for low $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}$.

Marlene Nahrgang; Tim Schuster; Michael Mitrovski; Reinhard Stock; Marcus Bleicher

2012-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) Refrigerator System at Brookhaven National Laboratory: Phase III of the System Performance and Operations Upgrades for 2006  

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An ongoing program at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) consists of improving the efficiency of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) cryogenic system and reducing its power consumption. Phase I and II of the program addressed plant operational improvements and modifications that resulted in substantial operational cost reduction and improved system reliability and stability and a compressor input power reduction of 2 MW has been demonstrated. Phase III now under way consists of plans for further increasing the efficiency of the plant by adding a load wet turbo?expander and its associated heat exchangers at the low temperature end of the plant. This additional stage of cooling at the coldest level will further reduce the required compressor flow and therefore compressor power input. This paper presents the results of the plant characterization as it is operating presently as well as the results of the plant simulations of the various planned upgrades for the plant. The immediate upgrade includes the changes associated with the load expander. The subsequent upgrade will involve the resizing of expander 5 and 6 to increase their efficiencies. The paper summarizes the expected improvement in the plant efficiency and the overall reduction in the compressor power.

A. Sidi?Yekhlef; R. Than; J. Tuozzolo; V. Ganni; P. Knudsen; D. Arenius

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy Ions - Cyclotron  

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Heavy Ions Heavy Ions Heavy ions used at the BASE Facility are accelerated in the form of "cocktails," named because of the fact that several heavy ions with the same mass-to-charge ratio are sent into the Cyclotron, which accelerates the ions while acting as a precision mass separator. The Control Room Operator then uses Cyclotron frequency to select only the desired ion, a process that takes about 2 minutes. We provide four standard cocktails: 4.5, 10, 16, and 30 MeV/nucleon. Depending on the cocktail, LETs from 1 to 100 MeV/(mg/cm^2) and flux levels of up to 1E7 ions/cm2-sec are available. Parts are tested in our vacuum chamber, and can be remotely positioned horizontally, vertically, or rotationally (y and z axes) with the motion table. An alignment laser is available to ensure the part is in the center of the beam. Mounting hardware is readily available. 12xBNC (F-F), 2x25-pin D (F-M or M-F), 4x40-pin flat ribbon (M-M), 4x50-pin flat ribbon (M-M), 12xSMA (F-F), and 2xEthernet vacuum feedthroughs are mounted upon request. (The 4x40-pin and 4x50-pin flat ribbon connectors are wired straight across, so you will need a F-F adapter to correct the pin numbers to normal.) Holes are provided through the cave shielding blocks for connecting additional test equipment, with a distance of approximately 10 feet from vacuum feedthrough to the top of the shielding block.

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High energy heavy ions: techniques and applications  

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Pioneering work at the Bevalac has given significant insight into the field of relativistic heavy ions, both in the development of techniques for acceleration and delivery of these beams as well as in many novel areas of applications. This paper will outline our experiences at the Bevalac; ion sources, low velocity acceleration, matching to the synchrotron booster, and beam delivery. Applications discussed will include the observation of new effects in central nuclear collisions, production of beams of exotic short-lived (down to 1 ..mu..sec) isotopes through peripheral nuclear collisions, atomic physics with hydrogen-like uranium ions, effects of heavy ''cosmic rays'' on satellite equipment, and an ongoing cancer radiotherapy program with heavy ions. 39 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

Alonso, J.R.

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing Heavy Ion  

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Heavy Ion Heavy Ion Reactions in the 1980's Is there Treasure at the end of the Rainbow? & What happens and how do different modes compete? John Schiffer One of the three research areas for ATLAS, as stated in a 1984 document to Congress: Are there some new marvelous symmetries, hidden in resonances in heavier nuclei, beyond 12 C+ 12 C and its immediate vicinity? (s.c. linac work, pre-ATLAS) Other attempts to chase the rainbow 180 o elastic scattering of 12 C on 40 Ca shows structure Fusion of 16 O on 40 Ca does not. In the end, it seemed that these structures were sometimes present in alpha-particle nuclei, but almost never in others. Some optimists, continued the pursuit. We also looked at the total fusion cross section in systems that showed resonances in scattering.

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Heavy ion fusion--Using heavy ions to make electricity  

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for a practical fusion power reactor. HIF is the only fusionenter the reactor chamber, and focus Heavy Ion Fusion ontoengineering test reactor. The promise of fusion as a power

Celata, C.M.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy Ion Collisions at RHIC  

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at Heavy Ion Colliders at Heavy Ion Colliders Theory Drivers & View from LHC Urs Achim Wiedemann CERN PH-TH NSAC Implementation Subcommittee Hearings 7 September 2012 Heavy Ion Physics - Main Tools of Theorists Understanding properties of hot and dense matter from the elementary interactions in QCD High Energy Physics String Theory Computational Physics Fluid Dynamics Dissipative fluid dynamic description * Based on: E-p conservation: 2 nd law of thermodynamics: * Sensitive to properties of matter that are calculated from first principles in quantum field theory - EOS: and sound velocity - transport coefficients: shear , bulk viscosity, conductivities ...

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Non abelian hydrodynamics and heavy ion collisions  

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The goal of the relativistic heavy ion collisions (RHIC) program is to create a state of matter where color degrees of freedom are deconfined. The dynamics of matter in this state, in spite of the complexities of quantum chromodynamics, is largely determined by the conservation laws of energy momentum and color currents. Therefore it is possible to describe its main features in hydrodynamic terms, the very short color neutralization time notwithstanding. In this lecture we shall give a simple derivation of the hydrodynamics of a color charged fluid, by generalizing the usual derivation of hydrodynamics from kinetic theory to the non abelian case.

Calzetta, E. [Departamento de Fsica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires and IFIBA, CONICET, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires 1428 (Argentina)

2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Aspects of heavy-ion collisions at the LHC  

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Three aspects of relativistic heavy-ion collisions are considered in this article: (1) Stopping and baryon transport in a QCD-based approach, (2) charged-hadron production in a nonequilibrium-statistical relativistic diffusion model (RDM), and (3) quarkonia suppression and in particular, ? suppression in PbPb at the current LHC energy of ?(s{sub NN})?=?2.76TeV.

Wolschin, G. [Institut fr Theoretische Physik der Universitt Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 16, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany)

2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Bulk viscosity in heavy ion collision  

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The effect of a temperature dependent bulk viscosity to entropy density ratio~($\\zeta/s$) along with a constant shear viscosity to entropy density ratio~($\\eta/s$) on the space time evolution of the fluid produced in high energy heavy ion collisions have been studied in a relativistic viscous hydrodynamics model. The boost invariant Israel-Stewart theory of causal relativistic viscous hydrodynamics is used to simulate the evolution of the fluid in 2 spatial and 1 temporal dimension. The dissipative correction to the freezeout distribution for bulk viscosity is calculated using Grad's fourteen moment method. From our simulation we show that the method is applicable only for $\\zeta/s<0.004$.

Victor Roy; A. K. Chaudhuri

2012-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Event by event fluctuations in heavy ion collisions  

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The authors discuss the physics underlying event-by-event fluctuations in relativistic heavy ion collisions. We will argue that the fluctuations of the ratio of positively over negatively charged particles may serve as a unique signature for the Quark Gluon Plasma.

Koch, Volker

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Jets in heavy ion collisions with ATLAS  

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The energy loss of high-p_T partons provides insight into the transport properties of the medium created in relativistic heavy ion collisions. Evidence for this energy loss was first experimentally established through observation of high-p_T hadron suppression at RHIC. More recently, measurements of fully reconstructed jets have been performed at the LHC. In this summary the latest experimental results from the ATLAS collaboration on jet suppression are presented. In particular the jet suppression in inclusive jet yields, path length dependence of the jet suppression, photon-jet and Z^0-jet correlations, heavy flavor suppression, and jet fragmentation are discussed. These results establish qualitative features of the jet quenching mechanism as experimental fact and provide constraints on models of jet energy loss.

Martin Spousta; for the ATLAS Collaboration

2012-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy Ion Event Displays  

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The following images below depict real and simulated collisions of lead ions in the LHC experiments. Additional photos, video and information are available at these links:...

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Pionic Fusion of Heavy Ions  

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We report the first experimental observation of the pionic fusion of two heavy ions. The 12C(12C,24Mg)?0 and 12C(12C,24Na)?+ cross sections have been measured to be 20838 and 18284 pb, respectively, at Ecm=137MeV. This cross section for heavy-ion pion production, at an energy just 6 MeV above the absolute energy-conservation limit, constrains possible production mechanisms to incorporate the kinetic energy of the entire projectile-target system as well as the binding energy gained in fusion.

D. Horn; G. C. Ball; D. R. Bowman; W. G. Davies; D. Fox; A. Galindo-Uribarri; A. C. Hayes; G. Savard; L. Beaulieu; Y. Larochelle; C. St-Pierre

1996-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Central collisions of heavy ions  

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This report describes the activities of the Heavy Ion Physics Group at the University of California, Riverside from October 1, 1990 to September 30, 1991. During this period, our program focuses on particle production at AGS energies, and correlation studies at the Bevalac in nucleus central collisions. We participated in the preparation of letters of intent for two RHIC experiments -- the OASIS proposal and the Di-Muon proposal -- and worked on two RHIC R D efforts -- a silicon strip detector project and a muon-identifier project. A small fraction of time was also devoted to physics programs outside the realm of heavy ion reactions by several individuals.

Fung, Sun-yiu.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of high transverse momentum phenomena in heavy ion collisions using the PHOBOS detector  

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The use of high-pT particles as calibrated probes has proven to be an effective tool for understanding the properties of the system produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions. In this thesis, two such measurements are ...

Wenger, Edward (Edward Allen)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Testing Dirac-Brueckner models in collective flow of heavy-ion collisions  

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We investigate differential in-plane and out-of-plane flow observables in heavy-ion reactions at intermediate energies from 0.2-2 AGeV within the framework of relativistic BUU transport calculations. The mean fie...

T. Gaitanos; C. Fuchs; H.H. Wolter

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Fusion and Heavy Ion Reactions  

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......February 2004 research-article Articles Fusion and Heavy Ion Reactions David M. Brink...useful for understanding of sub-barrier fusion processes. The Christensen-Winther...potentials like the CW interaction give good fusion cross-sections near and for a few MeV......

David M. Brink

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Two particle correlation effects and Differential HBT for rotation in heavy ion collisions  

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Peripheral heavy ion reactions at ultra relativistic energies have large angular momentum that can be studied via two particle correlations using the Differential Hanbury Brown and Twiss method. We analyze the possibilities and sensitivity of the method in a rotating system. We also study an expanding solution of the fluid dynamical model of heavy ion reactions.

Csernai, L P; Wang, D J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Formation of Superdense Hadronic Matter in High-Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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We present the detail of a newly developed relativistic transport model (ART 1.0) for high energy heavy-ion collisions. Using this model, we first study the general collision dynamics between heavy ions at the AGS energies. We then show...

Li, Ba0-An; Ko, Che Ming.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Significant in-medium {eta}{sup '} mass reduction in {radical}(s{sub NN}) = 200 GeV Au+Au collisions at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider  

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In high-energy heavy ion collisions a hot and dense medium is formed, where the U{sub A}(1) or chiral symmetry may temporarily be restored. As a consequence, the mass of the {eta}{sup '}(958) mesons may be reduced to its quark model value, and the abundance of {eta}{sup '} mesons at low p{sub T} may be enhanced by more than a factor of 10. The intercept parameter {lambda}{sub *} of the charged pion Bose Einstein correlations provides a sensitive observable of the possibly enhanced {eta}{sup '} abundance. We have analyzed {lambda}{sub *}(m{sub T}) data from {radical}(s{sub N{sub N}})=200 GeV central Au+Au reactions measured at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), using extensive Monte Carlo simulations based on six popular models for hadronic multiplicities. Based on the combined STAR and PHENIX data set, and on various systematic investigations of resonance multiplicities and model parameters, we conclude that in {radical}(s{sub N{sub N}})=200 GeV central Au+Au reactions the mass of the {eta}{sup '} meson is reduced by {Delta}m{sub {eta}}{sup '*}>200 MeV, at the 99.9% confidence level in the considered model class. Such a significant {eta}{sup '} mass modification may indicate the restoration of the U{sub A}(1) symmetry in a hot and dense hadronic matter and the return of the ninth ''prodigal'' Goldstone boson. A similar analysis of NA44 S+Pb data at top CERN Super Proton Synchroton (SPS) energies showed no significant in-medium {eta}{sup '} mass modification.

Vertesi, R.; Sziklai, J. [MTA KFKI RMKI, H-1515 Budapest 114, P.O. Box 49 (Hungary); Csoergo, T. [Department of Physics, Harvard University, 17 Oxford St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); MTA KFKI RMKI, H-1515 Budapest 114, P.O. Box 49 (Hungary)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Central collisions of heavy ions  

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This report describes the activities of the Heavy Ion Physics Group at the University of California, Riverside from October 1, 1991 to September 30, 1992. During this period, the program focused on particle production at AGS energies, and correlation studies at the Bevalac in nucleus-nucleus central collisions. As part of the PHENIX collaboration, contributions were made to the Preliminary Conceptual Design Report (pCDR), and work on a RHIC silicon microstrip detector R D project was performed.

Fung, Sun-yiu.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

High Current Ion Sources and Injectors for Heavy Ion Fusion  

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on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion; Fusion Engineering and Design,Ion Inertial Fusion, Princeton, New Jersey, Sept. 6-9, 1995; in Fusion EngineeringIon Inertial Fusion, Princeton, New Jersey, Sept. 6-9, 1995; in Fusion Engineering

Kwan, Joe W.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

The Heavy Ion Fusion Virtual National Laboratory The Heavy Ion Path to Fusion Energy  

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-consistent power plant design for a multi- beam induction linac, final focus and chamber propagationThe Heavy Ion Fusion Virtual National Laboratory The Heavy Ion Path to Fusion Energy Grant Logan Director Heavy-Ion Fusion Virtual National Laboratory Presented to FESAC Workshop on Development Paths

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Relativistic corrections to heavy quark fragmentation to S-wave heavy mesons  

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The relativistic corrections of order v2 to the fragmentation functions for the heavy quark to S-wave heavy quarkonia are calculated in the framework of the nonrelativistic quantum chromodynamics factorization formula. We derive the fragmentation functions by using the Collins-Soper definition in both the Feynman gauge and the axial gauge. We also extract them through the process Z0?Hqq in the limit MZ/m??. We find that all results obtained by these two different methods and in different gauges are the same. We estimate the relative size of the relativistic corrections to the fragmentation functions.

Wen-long Sang, Lan-fei Yang, and Yu-qi Chen

2009-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

108

Ultrasensitive Voltammetric Detection of Trace Heavy Metal Ions...  

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Voltammetric Detection of Trace Heavy Metal Ions Using Carbon Nanotube Nanoelectrode Array. Ultrasensitive Voltammetric Detection of Trace Heavy Metal Ions Using Carbon Nanotube...

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Long Plasma Source for Heavy Ion Beam Charge Neutralization  

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neutralizing plasma column the heavy ion beam can focus to aPlasmas are a source of unbound electrons for charge neutralizing intense heavy ion beams to focus

Efthimion, P.C.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Ferroelectric Plasma Source for Heavy Ion Beam Charge Neutralization  

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Heavy Ion Beam Driven Fusion Reactor Study, KfK-3480,a possible heavy ion fusion reactor design [1]. The final

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Accelerator development for heavy ion fusion  

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Accelerator technology development is presented for heavy ion drivers used in inertial confinement fusion. The program includes construction of low-velocity ''test bed'' accelerator facilities, development of analytical and experimental techniques to characterize ion beam behavior, and the study of ion beam energy deposition.

Talbert, W.L. Jr.; Sawyer, G.A.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC - Last Call for Predictions  

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In August 2006, the CERN Theory Unit announced to restructure its visitor program and to create a 'CERN Theory Institute', where 1-3 month long specific programs can take place. The first such Institute was held from 14 May to 10 June 2007, focusing on 'Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC - Last Call for Predictions'. It brought together close to 100 scientists working on the theory of ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. The aim of this workshop was to review and document the status of expectations and predictions for the heavy ion program at the Large Hadron Collider LHC before its start. LHC will explore heavy ion collisions at {approx} 30 times higher center of mass energy than explored previously at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider RHIC. So, on the one hand, the charge of this workshop provided a natural forum for the exchange of the most recent ideas, and allowed to monitor how the understanding of heavy ion collisions has evolved in recent years with the data from RHIC, and with the preparation of the LHC experimental program. On the other hand, the workshop aimed at a documentation which helps to distinguish pre- from post-dictions. An analogous documentation of the 'Last Call for Predictions' [1] was prepared prior to the start of the heavy-ion program at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider RHIC, and it proved useful in the subsequent discussion and interpretation of RHIC data. The present write-up is the documentation of predictions for the LHC heavy ion program, received or presented during the CERN TH Institute. The set-up of the CERN TH Institute allowed us to aim for the wide-most coverage of predictions. There were more than 100 presentations and discussions during the workshop. Moreover, those unable to attend could still participate by submitting predictions in written form during the workshop. This followed the spirit that everybody interested in making a prediction had the right to be heard. To arrive at a concise document, we required that each prediction should be summarized on at most two pages, and that predictions should be presented, whenever possible, in figures which display measurable quantities. Full model descriptions were not accepted--the authors were encouraged to indicate the relevant references for the interested reader. Participants had the possibility to submit multiple contributions on different topics, but it was part of the subsequent editing process to ensure that predictions on neighboring topics were merged wherever possible. The contributions summarized here are organized in several sections,--though some of them contain material related with more than one section--roughly by going from low transverse momentum to high transverse momentum and from abundant to rare measurements. In the low transverse momentum regime, we start with predictions on multiplicity distributions, azimuthal asymmetries in particle production and hadronic flavor observables, followed by correlation and fluctuation measurements. The contributions on hard probes at the LHC start with predictions for single inclusive high transverse momentum spectra, and jets, followed by heavy quark and quarkonium measurements, leptonic probes and photons. A final section 'Others' encompasses those predictions which do not fall naturally within one of the above-mentioned categories, or discuss the more speculative phenomena that may be explored at the LHC.

Armesto, N; Borghini, N; Jeon, S; Wiedemann, U A; Abreu, S; Akkelin, V; Alam, J; Albacete, J L; Andronic, A; Antonuv, D; Arleo, F; Armesto, N; Arsene, I C; Barnafoldi, G G; Barrette, J; Bauchle, B; Becattini, F; Betz, B; Bleicher, M; Bluhm, M; Boer, D; Bopp, F W; Braun-Munzinger, P; Bravina, L; Busza, W; Cacciari, M; Capella, A; Casalderrey-Solana, J; Chatterjee, R; Chen, L; Cleymans, J; Cole, B A; delValle, Z C; Csernai, L P; Cunqueiro, L; Dainese, A; de Deus, J D; Ding, H; Djordjevic, M; Drescher, H; Dremin, I M; Dumitru, A; El, A; Engel, R; d'Enterria, D; Eskola, K J; Fai, G; Ferreiro, E G; Fries, R J; Frodermann, E; Fujii, H; Gale, C; Gelis, F; Goncalves, V P; Greco, V; Gyulassy, M; van Hees, H; Heinz, U; Honkanen, H; Horowitz, W A; Iancu, E; Ingelman, G; Jalilian-Marian, J; Jeon, S; Kaidalov, A B; Kampfer, B; Kang, Z; Karpenko, I A; Kestin, G; Kharzeev, D; Ko, C M; Koch, B; Kopeliovich, B; Kozlov, M; Kraus, I; Kuznetsova, I; Lee, S H; Lednicky, R; Letessier, J; Levin, E; Li, B; Lin, Z; Liu, H; Liu, W; Loizides, C; Lokhtin, I P; Machado, M T; Malinina, L V; Managadze, A M; Mangano, M L; Mannarelli, M; Manuel, C; Martinez, G; Milhano, J G; Mocsy, A; Molnar, D; Nardi, M; Nayak, J K; Niemi, H; Oeschler, H; Ollitrault, J; Paic, G; Pajares, C; Pantuev, V S; Papp, G; Peressounko, D; Petreczky, P; Petrushanko, S V; Piccinini, F; Pierog, T; Pirner, H J; Porteboeuf, S; Potashnikova, I; Qin, G Y; Qiu, J; Rafelski, J; Rajagopal, K; Ranft, J; Rapp, R; Rasanen, S S; Rathsman, J; Rau, P; Redlich, K; Renk, T; Rezaeian, A H; Rischke, D; Roesler, S; Ruppert, J; Ruuskanen, P V; Salgado, C A; Sapeta, S; Sarcevic, I; Sarkar, S; Sarycheva, L I; Schmidt, I; Shoski, A I; Sinha, B; Sinyukov, Y M; Snigirev, A M; Srivastava, D K; Stachel, J; Stasto, A; Stocker, H; Teplov, C Y; Thews, R L; Torrieri, G; Pop, V T; Triantafyllopoulos, D N; Tuchin, K L; Turbide, S; Tywoniuk, K; Utermann, A; Venugopalan, R; Vitev, I; Vogt, R; Wang, E; Wang, X N; Werner, K; Wessels, E; Wheaton, S; Wicks, S; Wiedemann, U A; Wolschin, G; Xiao, B; Xu, Z; Yasui, S; Zabrodin, E; Zapp, K; Zhang, B

2008-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Hadron Production in Heavy Ion Collisions  

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Heavy ion collisions are an ideal tool to explore the QCD phase diagram. The goal is to study the equation of state (EOS) and to search for possible in-medium modifications of hadrons. By varying the collision energy a variety of regimes with their specific physics interest can be studied. At energies of a few GeV per nucleon, the regime where experiments were performed first at the Berkeley Bevalac and later at the Schwer-Ionen-Synchrotron (SIS) at GSI in Darmstadt, we study the equation of state of dense nuclear matter and try to identify in-medium modifications of hadrons. Towards higher energies, the regime of the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), the Super-Proton Synchrotron (SPS) at CERN, and the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at BNL, we expect to produce a new state of matter, the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP). The physics goal is to identify the QGP and to study its properties. By varying the energy, different forms of matter are produced. At low energies we study dense nuclear matter, similar to the type of matter neutron stars are made of. As the energy is increased the main constituents of the matter will change. Baryon excitations will become more prevalent (resonance matter). Eventually we produce deconfined partonic matter that is thought to be in the core of neutron stars and that existed in the early universe. At low energies a great variety of collective effects is observed and a rather good understanding of the particle production has been achieved, especially that of the most abundantly produced pions and kaons. Many observations can be interpreted as time-ordered emission of various particle species. It is possible to determine, albeit model dependent, the equation of state of nuclear matter. We also have seen indications, that the kaon mass, especially the mass of the K{sup +}, might be modified by the medium created in heavy ion collisions. At AGS energies and above, emphasis shifts towards different aspects. Lattice QCD calculations predict the transition between a Quark-Gluon Plasma and a hadronic state at a critical temperature, T{sub c}, of about 150 to 190 MeV at vanishing baryon density. The energy density at the transition point is about 1:0 GeV/fm{sup 3}. It is generally assumed that chiral symmetry restoration happens simultaneously. In the high-energy regime, especially at RHIC, a rich field of phenomena [3] has revealed itself. Hot and dense matter with very strong collectivity has been created. There are indications that collectivity develops at the parton level, i.e. at a very early stage of the collision, when the constituents are partons rather than hadrons. Signs of pressure driven collective effects are our main tool for the study of the EOS. There are also strong indications that in the presence of a medium hadronization occurs through the process of quark coalescence and not through quark fragmentation, the process dominant for high-energy p+p reactions. We limit this report to the study of hadrons emitted in heavy ion reactions. The report is divided into two parts. The first part describes the phenomena observed from hadrons produced at low energies, whereas the second part concentrates on the search for signs of a partonic state at high energies.

Ritter, Hans Georg; Xu, Nu

2009-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

114

Five Years of Tracking Heavy Ion Collisions at RHIC  

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Five years have passed since the first collisions of Au nuclei at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on Long Island. With nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energies of up to sqrt(s_NN)=200GeV RHIC provides the highest energy heavy ion collisions at any existing collider. To study the dynamics of nuclear matter at extreme temperatures and pressures hundreds of produced particles need to be tracked and identified, which provides a sizable challenge to the four experiments. This article tries to summarize these first years of RHIC operation from the detector point of view and give a glimpse at the future of the accelerator and its experiments.

A. Franz

2006-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

115

Materials Engineering with Swift Heavy Ions  

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High energy heavy ions are proving to be important tools in the efforts to modify the properties of materials in a controlled fashion to provide possibility of making them functional for specific applications ...

D. K. Avasthi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Heavy-Ion Fusion Accelerator Research, 1991  

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This report discusses the following topics: research with multiple- beam experiment MBE-4; induction linac systems experiments; and long- range research and development of heavy-ion fusion accelerators.

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1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Funding Agencies  

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Funding Agencies Funding Agencies In addition to the operations funding received from the Office of Nuclear Physics within the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, RHIC experiments receive funding from a variety of sources PHENIX U.S. National Science Foundation Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan Japan Society for the Promotion of Science National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Brazil Research Supporting Foundation of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil National Natural Science Foundation of China National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics of the National Center for Scientific Research of France Atomic Energy Commission of France ARMINES (France) Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany

118

Partonic coalescence in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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significantly the spectr Elliptic flows of phi mesons and baryons such as protons evaluated from partons with elliptic flows extracted fro predicted proton and lambda elliptic flows are consisten DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.68.034904 I. INTRODUCTION Recently...d M e? r parton a th e transvers e ffec a PHYSICAL REVIEW C 68, 034904 ~2003! yields and their ratios, these new studies were more con- cerned with observables related to collective dynamics and production of hadrons with relatively...

Greco, V.; Ko, Che Ming; Levai, P.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Meson interferometry in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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This report contains discussions on the following topics: Recent HBT results form CERN experiment NA44; interferometry results from E802/E859/E866; recent results on two particle correlations from E814; source sizes from CERN data; intermittency and interferometry; Bose-Einstein correlations in 200A GeV S+Au collisions; HBT correlations at STAR; HBT interferometry with PHENIX; HBT calculations from ARC; three pion correlations; and pion correlations in proton-induced reactions.

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1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Probing the Symmetry Energy with Heavy Ions  

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Constraints on the EoS for symmetric matter (equal neutron and proton numbers) at supra-saturation densities have been extracted from energetic collisions of heavy ions. Collisions of neutron-deficient and neutron-rich heavy ions now provide initial constraints on the EoS of neutron-rich matter at sub-saturation densities. Comparisons are made to other available constraints.

Lynch, W G; Zhang, Y; Danielewicz, P; Famiano, M; Li, Z; Steiner, A W

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Probing the Symmetry Energy with Heavy Ions  

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Constraints on the EoS for symmetric matter (equal neutron and proton numbers) at supra-saturation densities have been extracted from energetic collisions of heavy ions. Collisions of neutron-deficient and neutron-rich heavy ions now provide initial constraints on the EoS of neutron-rich matter at sub-saturation densities. Comparisons are made to other available constraints.

W. G. Lynch; M. B. Tsang; Y. Zhang; P. Danielewicz; M. Famiano; Z. Li; A. W. Steiner

2009-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

122

Detection of Heavy Metal Ions Based on Quantum Point Contacts  

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. The ability to detect trace amounts of metal ions is important because of the toxicity of heavy metal ionsDetection of Heavy Metal Ions Based on Quantum Point Contacts Vasanth Rajagopalan, Salah Boussaad on many living organisms and the consequence of heavy metal ions not being biodegradable. To date, heavy

Zhang, Yanchao

123

Fragment Formation and Phase Transitions in Heavy Ion Collisions  

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We investigate the thermodynamical properties of nuclear matter in heavy ion collisions, in particular with respect to questions of thermodynamical instability, phase transitions and fragmentation. For this we analyze results of relativistic transport calculations of Au+Au collisons at intermediate energies, separately for spectator and participant matter. On one hand, we determine local thermodynamical variables from the analysis of the local momentum distribution; on the other, we analyze fragment energy spectra in a blast model scenario. We find that the spectator represents an instable, equilibrized fragmenting source, while in the participant no such common source can be identified. Our results compare well with experimental determinations of temperatures and flow velocities.

T. Gaitanos; H. H. Wolter; C. Fuchs

2000-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Perspective on the Role of Negative Ions and Ion-Ion Plasmas in Heavy Ion Fusion Science, Magnetic Fusion Energy, and Related Fields  

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in Heavy Ion Fusion Science, Magnetic Fusion Energy, andin Heavy Ion Fusion Science, Magnetic Fusion Energy, and

Kwan, J.W.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Interference of thermal photons from quark and hadronic phases in relativistic collisions of heavy nuclei  

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We explore intensity correlations for thermal photons having K{sub T}{<=}2 GeV/c for central collisions of heavy nuclei at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and Large Hadron Collider energies. These photons get competing contributions from the quark and hadronic phases. This competition gives rise to a unique structure, especially in the outward correlation function, owing to the interference between the photons from the two sources. The temporal separation of the two sources provides the lifetime of the system and their strengths provide the relative contribution of the two phases. The results are found to be quite sensitive to the quark-hadron phase transition temperature and the formation time of the plasma.

Srivastava, Dinesh Kumar; Chatterjee, Rupa [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700 064 (India)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

126

Alternative Size and Lifetime Measurements for High-Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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Two-Particle correlations based on the interference of identical particles has provided the chief means for determining the shape and lifetime of sources in relativistic heavy ion collisions. Here, Strong and Coulomb induced correlations are shown to provide equivalent information.

Scott Pratt; Silvio Petriconi

2003-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

127

Glenn T. Seaborg and heavy ion nuclear science  

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Radiochemistry has played a limited but important role in the study of nucleus-nucleus collisions. Many of the important radiochemical studies have taken place in Seaborg`s laboratory or in the laboratories of others who have spent time in Berkeley working with Glenn T. Seaborg. I will discuss studies of low energy deep inelastic reactions with special emphasis on charge equilibration, studies of the properties of heavy residues in intermediate energy nuclear collisions and studies of target fragmentation in relativistic and ultrarelativistic reactions. The emphasis will be on the unique information afforded by radiochemistry and the physical insight derived from radiochemical studies. Future roles of radiochemistry in heavy ion nuclear science also will be discussed.

Loveland, W. [Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Glenn T. Seaborg and heavy ion nuclear science  

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Radiochemistry has played a limited but important role in the study of nucleus-nucleus collisions. Many of the important radiochemical studies have taken place in Seaborg's laboratory or in the laboratories of others who have spent time in Berkeley working with Glenn T. Seaborg. I will discuss studies of low energy deep inelastic reactions with special emphasis on charge equilibration, studies of the properties of heavy residues in intermediate energy nuclear collisions and studies of target fragmentation in relativistic and ultrarelativistic reactions. The emphasis will be on the unique information afforded by radiochemistry and the physical insight derived from radiochemical studies. Future roles of radiochemistry in heavy ion nuclear science also will be discussed.

Loveland, W. (Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States). Dept. of Chemistry Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States))

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Heavy Ion Physics at the LHC  

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The first Pb-Pb collisions at the LHC are little more than a year away. This paper discusses some of the exciting measurements which the experiments will be able to perform in the very first run, even with modest luminosity, and gives a very short overview of some of the most interesting ones attainable with more extended runs. The dedicated Heavy-Ion experiment ALICE, but also ATLAS and CMS, experiments optimized for p-p collisions, are ready and eager to make best use of the nuclear beams in the LHC as soon as they will be available. The main specificities of the three detectors for Heavy-Ion collisions will also be briefly addressed in this paper. I will try to show that already the first results obtainable with Heavy-Ion beams at the LHC will qualify it as a discovery machine, capable to provide fundamental new insight to our knowledge of high-density QCD matter.

P. Giubellino

2008-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

130

New Type of Accelerator for Heavy Ions  

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A new device, called the heavy ion plasma accelerator (HIPAC), which may be capable of accelerating ions of any atomic number to energies sufficient to overcome the nuclear Coulomb barrier, is described. A closed potential well is created by filling a toroidal vacuum chamber with electrons; the electrons are contained by a magnetic field whose intensity is so low that its effect on the ions can be neglected. Ions are both accelerated and trappend in the well; the trapping effect allows sufficient time for the ions to become highly stripped by electron impact. The very large ion energies that can be achieved in this way would allow a wide variety of nuclear reactions to be studied, including inverse fission. The present primitive state of development of the HIPAC is described, and the future prospects assessed.

G. S. Janes; R. H. Levy; H. A. Bethe; B. T. Feld

1966-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

131

Experiments at The Virtual National Laboratory for Heavy Ion Fusion  

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Heavy Ion Beam Driven Fusion Reactor Study", KfK 3840,between the reactor chamber wall and the fusion target. Thereactor chambers. INTRODUCTION The USA Virtual National Laboratory for Heavy Ion Fusion

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Boltzmann equation for heavy ion collisions  

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The sensitivity of inclusive observables in heavy ion collisions to the nuclear equation of state can be tested with the Boltzmann equation. We solve the Boltzmann equation, including mean field and Pauli blocking effects, by a method that follows closely the cascade model. We find that the inclusive pion production is insensitive to the nuclear equation of state, contrary to recent claims.

G. F. Bertsch; H. Kruse; S. Das Gupta

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of heavy ion collider proposals  

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In this paper we review proposals for heavy-ion colliders generated during the last few years for several national laboratories. The proposals span over a large range of energy and luminosity to accommodate the experimental needs of both the nuclear and the high-energy physicists. We report also briefly efforts in the same field happening in Europe.

Ruggiero, A.G.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STAR Highlights on Heavy Ion Physics  

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RHIC-STAR is a mid-rapidity collider experiment for studying high energy nuclear collisions. The main physics goals of STAR experiment are 1) studying the properties of the strongly coupled Quark Gluon Plasma, 2) explore the QCD phase diagram structure. In these proceedings, we will review the recent results of heavy ion physics at STAR.

Shusu Shi

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

135

Fusion barriers for heavy-ion systems  

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Analytical expressions for the fusion barrier height and radius have been derived from a four-parameter empirical fusion cross section formula for heavy ions. The fusion barrier parameters calculated, using these expressions, are in good agreement with the literature values.NUCLEAR REACTIONS Fusion cross section excitation functions, fusion barrier parameters.

S. K. Gupta and S. Kailas

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research in heavy-ion nuclear physics  

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This report discusses the following topics: Fusion-fission in light nuclear systems; High-resolution Q-value measurement for the {sup 24}Mg+{sup 24}Mg reaction; Heavy-ion reactions and limits to fusion; and Hybrid MWPC-Bragg curve detector development.

Sanders, S.J.; Prosser, F.W.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BARC TIFR Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility  

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of nuclear structure studies at high temperature and angular momentum, elastic and transfer reactions as well are initially accelerated to low energies (150-250 keV) in a short horizontal section. These low energy negative enterprise using accelerated heavy ion beams is to unravel the complexities of the nuclear world in all

Shyamasundar, R.K.

138

Flow and equation of state in heavy-ion collisions  

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The status of flow in heavy-ion collisions and of inference of hadronic-matter properties is reviewed.

Danielewicz, P

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Flow and equation of state in heavy-ion collisions  

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The status of flow in heavy-ion collisions and of inference of hadronic-matter properties is reviewed.

P. Danielewicz

1999-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

140

Flow and equation of state in heavy ion collisions (2)  

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The status of flow in heavy-ion collisions and of inference of hadronic-matter properties is reviewed.

Danielewicz, P

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Heavy ion physics at BNL, the AGS and RHIC  

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The advent of heavy ion acceleration with the AGS at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1986 and the proposed Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) for 1990 brings us into a temperature and density regime well above anything yet produced and into a time domain of the early universe of 10/sup -13/-10/sup -6/ seconds. The physics of high energy heavy ions range from the more traditional nuclear physics to the formation of new forms of matter. Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is the latest, and as of yet, the most successful theory to describe the interaction of quarks and gluons. The nature of the confinement of the quarks and gluons under extremes of temperature and density is one of the compelling reasons for this new physics program at BNL. There are reasons to believe that with collisions of heavy nuclei at energies in the 10 to 100 GeV/amu range a very large volume of approx. 10 fm/sup 3/ would be heated to 200-300 MeV and/or acquire a sufficient quark density (5-10 times normal baryon density) so that the entire contents of the volume would be deconfined and the quarks and gluons would form a plasma. The kinematic region for the extant machines and the proposed RHIC are shown. At AGS energies the baryons in colliding nuclei bring each other to rest, yielding fragmentation regions of high baryon density. These are the regions in which supernorvae and neutrons stars exist. For energies much higher, such as in RHIC, nuclei are transparent to each other and one can form a central region of almost zero baryon density, mostly pions, and very high temperature. This is the region of the early universe and the quark-gluon plasma. Design parameters and cost of the RHIC are discussed.

Lowenstein, D.I.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Detection of Heavy Metal Ions in Drinking Water Using a  

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, and clinical toxicology. A number of techniques have been developed over the years for heavy metal ion analysisDetection of Heavy Metal Ions in Drinking Water Using a High-Resolution Differential Surface-resolution differential surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor for heavy metal ion detection. The sensor surface

Chen, Wilfred

143

Triangular flow in heavy ion collisions in a multiphase transport model  

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, S. A. Bass, and B. Mu?ller, Phys. Rev. C 82, 041901 (2010). [16] B. Schenke, S. Jeon, and C. Gale, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 042301 (2011). [17] J. Xu and C. M. Ko, Phys. Rev. C 83, 021903(R) (2011). [18] Z. W. Lin, C. M. Ko, B. A. Li, B. Zhang... correlations in both central and midcentral collisions. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.84.014903 PACS number(s): 25.75.Ld, 12.38.Mh, 24.10.Lx I. INTRODUCTION Studies of anisotropic azimuthal flows in heavy ion col- lisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider...

Xu, Jun; Ko, Che Ming.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

High Current Ion Sources and Injectors for Heavy Ion Fusion  

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Heavy ion beam driven inertial fusion requires short ion beam pulses with high current and high brightness. Depending on the beam current and the number of beams in the driver system, the injector can use a large diameter surface ionization source or merge an array of small beamlets from a plasma source. In this paper, we review the scaling laws that govern the injector design and the various ion source options including the contact ionizer, the aluminosilicate source, the multicusp plasma source, and the MEVVA source.

Kwan, Joe W.

2005-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

145

Dilepton flow and deconfinement phase transition in heavy ion collisions  

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The dilepton radial flow in Au+Au collisions at \\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200 GeV is investigated. The space-time evolution of the fireball is described by a 2+1 dimensional ideal hydrodynamics with a variety of equations of state. The slope parameters of the transverse momentum spectra from the partonic and hadronic phases show distinct features and are sensitive to equation of state parameters. The elliptic flow and breaking of M_T scaling are also studied and have distinct features for the two phases. These features can serve as clean signals for the formation of a quark-gluon plasma in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions.

Jian Deng; Qun Wang; Nu Xu; Pengfei Zhuang

2010-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

146

A Radiographic Technique With Heavy Ion Microbeams  

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In this work, we introduce a new technique to perform densitometric and multielemental analysis of samples at the same time using a simple detector with heavy ion micro-beams. It consists in the simultaneous analysis of X-rays induced in the sample and in a secondary target arranged behind the specimen. The X-rays originated in the secondary target are attenuated when crossing the specimen producing a radiographic image with a monochromatic source.

Muscio, J. [ECyT, UNSAM, 1650 San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Somacal, H.; Burlon, A. A.; Debray, M. E.; Valda, A. A. [ECyT, UNSAM, 1650 San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); U.A. Fisica, Laboratorio TANDAR, CNEA, 1650 San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Kreiner, A. J. [U.A. Fisica, Laboratorio TANDAR, CNEA, 1650 San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); ECyT, UNSAM, 1650 San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); CONICET (Argentina); Kesque, J. M.; Minsky, D. M. [U.A. Fisica, Laboratorio TANDAR, CNEA, 1650 San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2007-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

147

Imaging of granular sources in high energy heavy ion collisions  

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We investigate the source imaging for a granular pion-emitting source model in high energy heavy ion collisions. The two-pion source functions of the granular sources exhibit a two-tiered structure. Using a parametrized formula of granular two-pion source function, we examine the two-tiered structure of the source functions for the imaging data of Au+Au collisions at Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) and Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). We find that the imaging technique introduced by Brown and Danielewicz is suitable for probing the granular structure of the sources. Our data-fitting results indicate that there is not visible granularity for the sources at AGS energies. However, the data for the RHIC collisions with the selections of $40 < {\\rm centrality} < 90%$ and $0.20

Zhi-Tao Yang; Wei-Ning Zhang; Lei Huo; Jing-Bo Zhang

2008-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

148

Heavy mesons spectra in a semi-analytical quantum relativistic approach  

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The obtaining of bound states of heavy and light quarks interacting via a static quark potential is revisited here. We present an approach that both approximate the relativistic wave equation and allows the obtaining of analytical solutions and binding energies (and consequently, the heavy mesons spectra) of the system.

Mota, A. L.; Caldas, H.; Da Fonseca, J. E. [Departamento de Ciencias Naturais, Universidade Federal de Sao Joao del Rei C.P. 110, CEP 36.301-160, Sao Joao del Rei (Brazil)

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

149

Dynamics of neutralizing electrons during the focusing of intense heavy ions beams inside a heavy fusion reactor chamber  

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beams inside a heavy ion fusion reactor chamber * Agustin F.efficiency of a Heavy Ion Fusion reactor heavily depends on

Lifschitz, Agustin F.; Maynard, Gilles; Vay, Jean-Luc; Lenglet, Andrian

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Theoretical overview: Light ion lessons, heavy ion hopes  

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Experiments using light ion beams of atomic masses A {approximately} 30 have been underway since 1986 at the Brookhaven AGS and the CERN SPS at the respective energies {radical}s {approximately} 5 A GeV and 20 A GeV. The first truly heavy ion runs with a gold beam began this spring at the AGS. In this talk I will survey our progress towards an understanding of nuclear collision dynamics, focusing on those issues that are relevant to Au+Au at the AGS. In view of what we have already learned from the light ion data, I will argue that the prospects for producing matter at extreme density in these experiments are excellent.

Gavin, S.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

151

Theoretical overview: Light ion lessons, heavy ion hopes  

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Experiments using light ion beams of atomic masses A [approximately] 30 have been underway since 1986 at the Brookhaven AGS and the CERN SPS at the respective energies [radical]s [approximately] 5 A GeV and 20 A GeV. The first truly heavy ion runs with a gold beam began this spring at the AGS. In this talk I will survey our progress towards an understanding of nuclear collision dynamics, focusing on those issues that are relevant to Au+Au at the AGS. In view of what we have already learned from the light ion data, I will argue that the prospects for producing matter at extreme density in these experiments are excellent.

Gavin, S.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Heavy metals removal from oil sludge using ion exchange textiles.  

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??In this research, ion exchange textiles were used for the first time for the removal of heavy metals from oil sludge. The target metals which (more)

Muslat, Ziyad

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Exhaust Aerosol Particle and Ion Measurements  

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Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Exhaust Aerosol Particle and Ion Measurements ... diesel engines have received increasing attention due to their potential health effects. ...

Tero Lhde; Topi Rnkk; Annele Virtanen; Tanja J. Schuck; Liisa Pirjola; Kaarle Hmeri; Markku Kulmala; Frank Arnold; Dieter Rothe; Jorma Keskinen

2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

154

Jet Reconstruction in Heavy Ion Collisions  

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Measurements of strong suppression of inclusive hadron distributions and di-hadron correlations at high $p_{T}$, while providing evidence for partonic energy loss, also suffer from geometric biases due to the competition of energy loss and fragmentation. The measurements of fully reconstructed jets is expected to lack these biases as the energy flow is measured independently of the fragmentation details. In this article, we review the recent results from the heavy ion collisions collected by the STAR experiment at RHIC on direct jet reconstruction utilizing the modern sequential recombination and cone jet reconstruction algorithms together with their background subtraction techniques. In order to assess the jet reconstruction biases a comparison with the jet cross section measurement in $\\sqrt{s}=200$ GeV p+p collisions scaled by the number of binary nucleon-nucleon collisions to account for nuclear geometric effects is performed. Comparison of the inclusive jet cross section obtained in central Au+Au events with that in $p+p$ collisions, published previously by STAR, suggests that unbiased jet reconstruction in the complex heavy ion environment indeed may be possible.

Sevil Salur

2009-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

155

Boltzmann-Langevin transport model for heavy-ion collisions  

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Heavy-ion collisions at intermediate energies exhibit catastrophic phenomena which requires descriptions based on stochastic transport models. First, the Boltzmann-Langevin model, which provides an example of such stochastic approaches, is briefly described. Then, a projection method for obtaining numerical solutions of the Boltzmann-Langevin equation is discussed. Finally, some applications of the model to heavy-ion collisions are presented.

Ayik, S. [Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville, TN (United States)]|[Joint Institute for Heavy-Ion Research, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

HEAVY ION PHYSICS WITH THE ATLAS DETECTOR.  

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Soon after the LHC is commissioned with proton beams the ATLAS experiment will begin studies of Pb-Pb collisions with a center of mass energy of {radical}s{sub NN} = 5.5 TeV. The ATLAS program is a natural extension of measurements at RHIC in a direction that exploits the higher LHC energies and the superb ATLAS calorimeter and tracking coverage. At LHC energies, collisions will be produced with even higher energy density than observed at RHIC. The properties of the resulting hot medium can be studied with higher energy probes, which are more directly interpreted through modification of jet properties emerging from these collisions, for example. Other topics which are enabled by the 30-fold increase in center of mass energy include probing the partonic structure of nuclei with hard photoproduction (in UltraPeripheral collisions) and in p-Pb collisions. Here we report on evaluation of ATLAS capabilities for Heavy Ion Physics.

WHITE, S.

2005-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

157

LHC Results on Charmonium in Heavy Ions  

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In heavy-ion collisions at high energies, the quantum chromodynamics (QCD) predicts the production of the deconfined quark-gluon plasma (QGP) state. Quarkonia ($c\\bar{c}$ or $b\\bar{b}$ bound states) are a useful means to probe QGP and to investigate the behavior of QCD under the high parton-density environment. Up to now, the large hadron collider (LHC) at CERN provided two runs for PbPb collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 2.76 TeV in the years 2010 and 2011. The ALICE, ATLAS, and CMS experiments at LHC have analyzed the yields and spectra of the $J/\\psi$ and $\\Upsilon$ families. In this article, we review particularly the recent charmonium results in PbPb collisions at LHC from the 2010 run.

Byungsik Hong; on behalf of the ALICE; ATLAS; CMS collaborations

2012-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

158

Physics of Ultra-Relativistic Nuclear Collisions with Heavy Beams at LHC Energy  

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We discuss current plans for experiments with ultra-relativistic nuclear collisions with heavy beams at LHC energy ($\\sqrt{s} = 5.5$ TeV/nucleon pair). Emphasis will be placed on processes which are unique to the LHC program. They include event-by-event interferometry, complete spectroscopy of the $\\Upsilon$ resonances, and open charm and open beauty measurements.

Peter Braun-Munzinger

1999-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

159

Response of Nanocrystalline 3C Silicon Carbide to Heavy-Ion Irradiatio...  

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Nanocrystalline 3C Silicon Carbide to Heavy-Ion Irradiation. Response of Nanocrystalline 3C Silicon Carbide to Heavy-Ion Irradiation. Abstract: Nanostructured materials are...

160

Actinide Production in the Reaction of Heavy Ions with Curium-248  

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THE REACTION OF HEAVY IONS WITH CURIUM-248 K.J. Moody (Ph.D.IN THE REACTION OF HEAVY IONS WITH CURIUM-248 Kenton James

Moody, K.J.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diagnostics of discharge channels for neutralized chamber transport in heavy ion fusion  

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ber of a heavy ion beam fusion reactor has many attractivein the reactor chamber for heavy ion fusion in preformedfusion. Controlled break- down and channel stability at reactor-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Develpoment of a one-meter plasma source for heavy ion beam charge neutralization  

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Heavy Ion Beam Driven Fusion Reactor Study, KfK-3480,is a possible heavy ion fusion reactor design [1]. The final

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Classical simulations of heavy-ion collisions  

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We have carried out simulations of central collisions between two heavy ions by the classical molecular dynamics method. The ions used in these simulations are bound spheres of charged argon atoms, and the chosen mass numbers for the collisions are 108 on 108, 65 on 65, and 16 on 200. A few hundred collisions are studied for five energies chosen to span fusion-fission, multifragmentation, and total vaporization reactions. We have also studied the disassembly of hot liquid drops containing 216 and 130 particles. By comparing collisions and disassembly we establish the formation of equilibrated hot matter in the collisions. The density of the hot matter formed appears to be ?80% of the equilibrium density, and its temperature depends upon the beam energy. All the beam energy thermalizes in equal mass collisions; however, a large fraction of it is lost in pre-equilibrium emission in the asymmetric 16 on 200 collisions. Mass yields and energy spectra of the particles emitted in collisions and disassemblies are reported, and the role of the liquid-gas phase transition is discussed. The yield of small clusters having Ac<30 particles is approximately given by the & power law. The ?eff depends on the energy of the collision, and has a minimum value of ?1.7 as observed in nuclear fragmentation reactions.

T. J. Schlagel and V. R. Pandharipande

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Fifth high-energy heavy-ion study  

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This was the fifth of a continuing series of summer studies held at LBL to discuss high energy heavy ion collisions. Recently, a similar meeting has been held on alternate years at GSI (Darmstadt); and, in 1979, we held a meeting at LBL exclusively devoted to ultra-relativistic nuclear collisions. Two new features distinguish this study from earlier meetings in the series. First, the energy range for discussion was broadened by including collisions from about 20 MeV/nucleon to the highest available in the cosmic radiation. The lower range, particularly below 100 MeV/nucleon, will be under intense study in the near future with machines such as the upgraded Bevalac, Michigan State University Superconducting Cyclotron, GANIL in France, and the SC at CERN. Recently, the high energy collision regime has been expanded by the successful operation of the CERN ISR with alpha particles. Second, in addition to an extensive program of invited talks, we decided for the first time to actively solicit contributions. Forty-seven individual items from the conference were prepared separately for the data base. (GHT)

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1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Sandia National Labs: PCNSC: Heavy Ion Backscattering Spectrometry  

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Heavy Ion Backscattering Spectrometry (HIBS) Heavy Ion Backscattering Spectrometry (HIBS) IBA Table (HTML) | IBA Table (135KB GIF) | IBA Table (1.2MB PDF) | IBA Table (33MB TIF) | Heavy Ion Backscattering Spectrometry (HIBS) | Virtual Lab Tour (6MB) Description of Technique: HIBS is used to detect ultra-trace levels of heavy impurities on the surface of a Si wafer. HIBS has advantages over TXRF, including: Improved sensitivity for most elements Quantifying composition without standards Measurement on rough surfaces. HIBS is accomplished by focusing a 120 keV beam of C+ions onto a small spot at the wafer's surface. The backscattered ions are collected by a time-of-flight (TOF) detector array with a large solid angle. The flight time of the backscattered C identifies the near-surface impurities and the

166

Heavy-ion collisions at the LHC  

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Abstract A new era in the study of high-energy nuclear collisions began when the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) provided the first collisions of lead nuclei in late 2010. In the first three years of operation the ALICE, ATLAS and CMS experiments each collected PbPbdata samples of more than 50 ? b ? 1 at s NN = 2.76 TeV , exceeding the previously studied collision energies by more than an order of magnitude. These data have provided new insights into the properties of QCD matter under extreme conditions, with extensive measurements of soft particle production and newly accessible hard probes of the hot and dense medium. In this review, we provide a comprehensive overview of the results obtained in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC so far, with particular emphasis on the complementary nature of the observations by the three experiments. In particular, the combination of ALICEs strengths at hadron identification, the strengths of ATLAS and CMS to make precise measurements of high p T probes, and the resourceful measurements of collective flow by all of the experiments have provided a rich and diverse dataset in only a few years. While the basic paradigm established at RHIC that of a hot, dense medium that flows with a viscosity to shear-entropy ratio near the predicted lower bound, and which degrades the energy of probes, such as jets, heavy-flavours and J / ? is confirmed at the LHC, the new data suggest many new avenues for extracting its properties in detail.

G. Roland; K. afa?k; P. Steinberg

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

THE DEVELOPMENT OF HEAVY-ION ACCELERATORS AS DRIVERS FOR INERTIALLY CONFINED FUSION  

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HEAVY ION ACCELERATORS Principal Components . . . . .Ion Sources Pre-accelerators Low-beta Accelerators Sain Accelerators Rf Linacs . . .

Herrmannsfeldt, W.b.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Heavy-ion beams for single-event research at Brookhaven - present and future  

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Since low energy nuclear physics research was discontinued at Brookhaven and replaced by a relativistic heavy ion program, large blocks of time became available at the Tandem Van de Graaff Facility for technological applications and for research in other areas. The main technological application has been the single event upset (SEU) testing of microelectronic devices and this activity has been steadily increasing over the last few years. The ion beam requirements for this type of work are discussed and a description is given of methods used for satisfying these requirements at the Brookhaven facility. Available ion species, energies, ranges, LETs and beam intensities, purity and uniformity are discussed. Characteristics are summarized of a sophisticated and extremely user friendly test chamber and associated hardware and software installed at Brookhaven by a coalition of government agencies and made available for general use. The possibility is mentioned of extending SEU testing to higher energies by using heavy ion beams from a Booster synchrotron now under construction and from the existing large Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS). Finally a brief discussion is given of compatibility with other programs and of future availability of low and high energy heavy ions for SEU testing at Brookhaven. 13 refs., 3 figs.

Thieberger, P.; Zajic, V. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)); Stassinopoulos, E.G. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Greenbelt, MD (USA). Goddard Space Flight Center); Van Gunten, O. (Maryland Univ., College Park, MD (USA). Lab. for Physical Sciences)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Nuclear molecular configurations in heavy ion collisions  

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The possibilities of nuclear molecular configurations in symmetric and asymmetric heavy ion collisions are investigated by choosing a proper parametrization for the molecule-like compound state. We treat the nucleus as a rotating liquid drop in terms of the elliptic lemniscatoid parametrization suggested by Royer and Remaud which describes all deformed shapes that occur during the process of fusion of two nuclei, starting from two touching spheres to a single one with the intermediate formation of a deep neck. Only one parameter ({ital s} for the symmetric and {ital s}{sub 1} for the conditional asymmetric case) is needed to define all the shapes encountered in the process. The shape has a neck as long as {ital s} or {ital s}{sub 1} is less than 1/ {radical}2 . In this parametrization, analytical expressions can be obtained for volume, surface, and moment of inertia while the Coulomb energy has to be evaluated numerically. The total energy of the system is calculated as a function of the parameter {ital s} or {ital s}{sub 1}, for various spins and if the stable shape corresponding to minimum energy is one with a neck, then it is concluded that the molecular configuration is possible. Our model yields results which are in good agreement with the experimental findings.

Shanmugam, G.; Padmini, M.D. (Department of Physics, Presidency College, Madras 600005, India (IN))

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy-ion Accelerators for Testing Microelectronic Components at LBNL |  

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Heavy-ion Accelerators for Testing Heavy-ion Accelerators for Testing Microelectronic Components at LBNL Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP Spinoff Applications Spinoff Archives SBIR/STTR Applications of Nuclear Science and Technology Funding Opportunities Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) News & Resources Contact Information Nuclear Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-26/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3613 F: (301) 903-3833 E: sc.np@science.doe.gov More Information » Spinoff Archives Heavy-ion Accelerators for Testing Microelectronic Components at LBNL Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Application/instrumentation: Use of heavy-ion accelerators for testing microelectronic components for

171

Particle Production in High-energy Heavy-ion Collisions  

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Particle production mechanisms in high-energy heavy-ion collisions are reviewed in connection with recent experimental data from RHIC. Implications on mini-jet production, parton saturation and jet quenching are discussed.

Xin-Nian Wang

2001-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy-ion Accelerators for Testing Microelectronic Components...  

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damages the component or the system of which it is part. These can be simulated with beams from heavy-ion accelerators such as tandems or cyclotrons. At the 88-Inch Cyclotron...

173

A Scaled Final Focus Experiment for Heavy Ion Fusion  

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Beams of a Pellet Fusion Reactor by Quadrupole Doublets. scaled) radius of the fusion reactor chamber. The 3-axisHeavy Ion Beam Driven Fusion Reactor Study, KfK-3840, FPA-

MacLaren, Stephan, Alexander

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Argonne cranks up new heavy-ion accelerator  

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Argonne cranks up new heavy-ion accelerator ... Dedication ceremonies at Argonne National Laboratory last week celebrated completion of the Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System (ATLAS), the world's first superconducting accelerator for heavy ions. ... "We expect ATLAS to permit scientists to study certain aspects of nuclear structure and interactions more closely than ever before," says Argonne nuclear physicist Lowell M. Bollinger, manager of the ATLAS project. ...

1985-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

175

Energy loss characteristics of heavy ions in nitrogen, carbon dioxide, argon, hydrocarbon gases and tradescantia tissue  

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Energy loss characteristics of heavy ions in nitrogen, carbon dioxide, argon, hydrocarbon gases and tradescantia tissue

Dennis, J A

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Constraining the Eq. of State of Super-Hadronic Matter from Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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The equation of state of QCD matter for temperatures near and above the quark-hadron transition (165 MeV) is inferred within a Bayesian framework through the comparison of data from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and from the Large Hadron Collider to theoretical models. State-of- the-art statistical techniques are applied to simultaneously analyze multiple classes of observables while varying 14 independent model parameters. The resulting posterior distribution over possible equations of state is consistent with results from lattice gauge theory.

Scott Pratt; Evan Sangaline; Paul Sorensen; Hui Wang

2015-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

177

Direct photon emission in Heavy Ion Collisions from Microscopic Transport Theory and Fluid Dynamics  

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Direct photon emission in heavy-ion collisions is calculated within a relativistic micro+macro hybrid model and compared to the microscopic transport model UrQMD. In the hybrid approach, the high-density part of the collision is calculated by an ideal 3+1-dimensional hydrodynamic calculation, while the early (pre-equilibrium-) and late (rescattering-) phase are calculated with the transport model. Different scenarios of the transition from the macroscopic description to the transport model description and their effects are studied. The calculations are compared to measurements by the WA98-collaboration and predictions for the future CBM-experiment are made.

Bjoern Baeuchle; Marcus Bleicher

2010-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

178

Anisotropic transverse flow introduction in Monte Carlo generators for heavy ion collisions  

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Anisotropic transverse flow patterns that are observed in relativistic heavy ion collisions can be added to the available microscopic Monte Carlo event generators as a final state modification to the azimuthal angles of the particles, which are generated isotropically. The method proposed for this purpose by A. M. Poskanzer and S. A. Voloshin [Phys. Rev. C 58, 1671 (1998)] is valid only for small values of the Fourier coefficients vn and therefore it is not suitable for simulations with large values of anisotropy such as the ones predicted for Pb-Pb collisions at the LHC. We present here a possible solution to treat the cases of large anisotropies.

M. Masera; G. Ortona; M. G. Poghosyan; F. Prino

2009-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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[Reaction mechanism studies of heavy ion induced nuclear reactions]. Annual progress report, [January 1992--February 1993  

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Completed work is summarized on the topics of excitation energy division in deep-inelastic reactions and the onset of multifragmentation in La-induced reactions at E/A = 45 MeV. Magnetic fields are being calculated for the PHOBOS detector system, a two-arm multiparticle spectrometer for studying low-transverse-momentum particles produced at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. The Maryland Forward Array is being developed for detection of the reaction products from very peripheral collisions; it consists of two individual units of detectors: the annular silicon detector in front and the plastic phoswich detector at back.

Mignerey, A.C.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relativistic effects in the production of pseudoscalar and vector doubly heavy mesons from e+e- annihilation  

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On the basis of the perturbative QCD and the relativistic quark model we investigate the relativistic and bound state effects in the production processes of a pair of S-wave doubly heavy mesons consisting of b and c quarks. Relativistic factors in the production amplitude connected with the relative motion of heavy quarks and the transformation law of the bound state wave function to the reference frame of the moving pseudoscalar P- and vector V-mesons are taken into account. Relativistic corrections of the second order in the heavy quark relative momentum and bound state corrections proportional to the quark binding energies in the doubly heavy mesons are calculated in the production rates. We obtain an increase of the cross section for the reaction e++e-?J/?+?c due to the considered effects by a factor 22.5 in the range of the center-of-mass energy s=612??GeV.

D. Ebert and A. P. Martynenko

2006-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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j Biological Effectiveness and ApplLtion of Heavy Ions  

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effect no longer exists. Use of simple conversion factors like RBE for calculating the effect of a given to biological sys- tems the effectiveness of heavy-ion irradiation is inadequately described by an RBE-factor of a distribution in energy and particle type. Pri- mary and secondary ions, secondary electrons, and gamma

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accelerated heavy ions Sample Search Results  

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in ion-beam-driven high energy density Summary: Special Topics on Accelerators and Beams 8, 124201 (2005). 12;91506 The Heavy Ion Fusion Science... Physics and Heavy Ion...

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RECENT PROGRESS IN HEAVY ION SOURCES  

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improved Bevalac Fusion reactors Vi Q) U .c. Laser, expl.into thermonuclear fusion reactors. A summary of ion sources

Clark, D.J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NUCLEAR STRUCTURE AND HEAVY-ION FUSION  

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Nuclear Structure and Heavy-Ton Fusion* A series of lecturesthe cross section for fusion in the experiments consideredEffects g in III. Subharrier Fusion Cross Sections for Light

Stokstad, R.G.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy-ion tumor therapy: Physical and radiobiological benefits  

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High-energy beams of charged nuclear particles (protons and heavier ions) offer significant advantages for the treatment of deep-seated local tumors in comparison to conventional megavolt photon therapy. Their physical depth-dose distribution in tissue is characterized by a small entrance dose and a distinct maximum (Bragg peak) near the end of range with a sharp fall-off at the distal edge. Taking full advantage of the well-defined range and the small lateral beam spread, modern scanning beam systems allow delivery of the dose with millimeter precision. In addition, projectiles heavier than protons such as carbon ions exhibit an enhanced biological effectiveness in the Bragg peak region caused by the dense ionization of individual particle tracks resulting in reduced cellular repair. This makes them particularly attractive for the treatment of radio-resistant tumors localized near organs at risk. While tumor therapy with protons is a well-established treatment modality with more than 60?000 patients treated worldwide, the application of heavy ions is so far restricted to a few facilities only. Nevertheless, results of clinical phase I-II trials provide evidence that carbon-ion radiotherapy might be beneficial in several tumor entities. This article reviews the progress in heavy-ion therapy, including physical and technical developments, radiobiological studies and models, as well as radiooncological studies. As a result of the promising clinical results obtained with carbon-ion beams in the past ten years at the Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator facility (Japan) and in a pilot project at GSI Darmstadt (Germany), the plans for new clinical centers for heavy-ion or combined proton and heavy-ion therapy have recently received a substantial boost.

Dieter Schardt; Thilo Elssser; Daniela Schulz-Ertner

2010-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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The Shape and Flow of Heavy Ion Collisions (490th Brookhaven Lecture)  

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The sun cant do it, but colossal machines like the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven Lab and Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe sure can. Quarks and gluons make up protons and neutrons found in the nucleus of every atom in the universe. At heavy ion colliders like RHIC and the LHC, scientists can create matter more than 100,000 times hotter than the center of the sunso hot that protons and neutrons melt into a plasma of quarks and gluons. The particle collisions and emerging quark-gluon plasma hold keys to understanding how these fundamental particles interact with each other, which helps explain how everything is held togetherfrom atomic nuclei to human beings to the biggest starshow all matter has mass, and what the universe looked like microseconds after the Big Bang. Dr. Schenke discusses theory that details the shape and structure of heavy ion collisions. He will also explain how this theory and data from experiments at RHIC and the LHC are being used to determine properties of the quark-gluon plasma.

Schenke, Bjoern [BNL Physics Department

2014-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Inferring Magnetospheric Heavy Ion Density using EMIC Waves  

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We present a method to infer heavy ion concentration ratios from EMIC wave observations that result from ionion hybrid (IIH) resonance. A key feature of the ion-ion hybrid resonance is the concentration of wave energy in a field-aligned resonant mode that exhibits linear polarization. This mode converted wave is localized at the location where the frequency of a compressional wave driver matches the IIH resonance condition, which depends sensitively on the heavy ion concentration. This dependence makes it possible to estimate the heavy ion concentration ratio. In this letter, we evaluate the absorption coefficients at the IIH resonance at Earth's geosynchronous orbit for variable concentrations of He+ and field-aligned wave numbers using a dipole magnetic field. Although wave absorption occurs for a wide range of heavy ion concentrations, it only occurs for a limited range of field-aligned wave numbers such that the IIH resonance frequency is close to, but not exactly the same as the crossover frequency. Using the wave absorption and observed EMIC waves from GOES-12 satellite, we demonstrate how this technique can be used to estimate that the He+ concentration is around 4% near L = 6.6.

Kim, Eun-Hwa; Johnson, Jay R.; Kim, Hyomin; Lee, Dong-Hun

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RECENT PROGRESS IN HEAVY ION SOURCES  

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of hydrogen into thermonuclear fusion reactors. A summary ofFusion Plasma Sources Other sources of high charge state ions include the dense plasma in magnetic confinement thermonuclear

Clark, D.J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Inertial Fusion Driven by Intense Heavy-Ion Beams  

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INERTIAL FUSION DRIVEN BY INTENSE HEAVY-ION BEAMS INERTIAL FUSION DRIVEN BY INTENSE HEAVY-ION BEAMS * W. M. Sharp # , A. Friedman, D. P. Grote, J. J. Barnard, R. H. Cohen, M. A. Dorf, S. M. Lund, L. J. Perkins, M. R. Terry, LLNL, Livermore, CA, USA B. G. Logan, F. M. Bieniosek, A. Faltens, E. Henestroza, J.-Y. Jung, J. W. Kwan, E. P. Lee, S. M. Lidia, P. A. Ni, L. L. Reginato, P. K. Roy, P. A. Seidl, J. H. Takakuwa, J.-L. Vay, W. L. Waldron, LBNL, Berkeley, CA, USA R. C. Davidson, E. P. Gilson, I. D. Kaganovich, H. Qin, E. Startsev, PPPL, Princeton, NJ, USA I. Haber, R. A. Kishek, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA A. E. Koniges, NERSC, Berkeley, CA, USA Abstract Intense heavy-ion beams have long been considered a promising driver option for inertial-fusion energy production. This paper briefly compares inertial

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Heavy metal ions are potent inhibitors of protein folding  

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Environmental and occupational exposure to heavy metals such as cadmium, mercury and lead results in severe health hazards including prenatal and developmental defects. The deleterious effects of heavy metal ions have hitherto been attributed to their interactions with specific, particularly susceptible native proteins. Here, we report an as yet undescribed mode of heavy metal toxicity. Cd{sup 2+}, Hg{sup 2+} and Pb{sup 2+} proved to inhibit very efficiently the spontaneous refolding of chemically denatured proteins by forming high-affinity multidentate complexes with thiol and other functional groups (IC{sub 50} in the nanomolar range). With similar efficacy, the heavy metal ions inhibited the chaperone-assisted refolding of chemically denatured and heat-denatured proteins. Thus, the toxic effects of heavy metal ions may result as well from their interaction with the more readily accessible functional groups of proteins in nascent and other non-native form. The toxic scope of heavy metals seems to be substantially larger than assumed so far.

Sharma, Sandeep K. [Biochemisches Institut, Universitaet Zuerich, CH-8057 Zuerich (Switzerland); Departement de Biologie Moleculaire Vegetale, Universite de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Goloubinoff, Pierre [Departement de Biologie Moleculaire Vegetale, Universite de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Christen, Philipp [Biochemisches Institut, Universitaet Zuerich, CH-8057 Zuerich (Switzerland)], E-mail: christen@bioc.uzh.ch

2008-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Friction coefficient for deep-inelastic heavy-ion collisions  

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Based on the microscopic model, the friction coefficient for the relative motion of nuclei in deep-inelastic heavy-ion collisions is calculated. An advantage of the suggested method is that it allows one to consider the relative motion of nuclei and the intrinsic motion self-consistently. The radial dependence of the friction coefficient is studied and the results are compared with those found by other methods. It was demonstrated that the kinetic energy dissipation in deep-inelastic heavy-ion collisions is a gradual process which takes up a significant part of a reaction time. A decrease of the radial friction coefficient with a heating of nuclei is shown.

G. G. Adamian; 1; 2; R. V. Jolos; 1; A. K. Nasirov; 1; 2; A. I. Muminov2

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) - the nation's only remaining  

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Collider (RHIC) - the nation's only remaining Collider (RHIC) - the nation's only remaining particle collider, located at Brookhaven National Laboratory - has made a series of landmark discoveries and continuing breakthroughs in science and technology. One major accomplishment has been RHIC's ability to recreate and study in detail a type of matter that last existed at the beginning of the universe to better understand the strongest force in nature - the force that holds together the fundamental particles that make up 99 percent of visible matter in the universe today, everything from stars to planets to people. In addition to giving us a new way to explore and understand the nature of the early universe and the force that holds together ordinary matter, research at RHIC has revealed stunning

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Velocity of sound in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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We have studied the rapidity distribution of secondary hadrons produced in nucleus-nucleus collisions at ultrarelativistic energies within the ambit of the Landaus hydrodynamical model. A reasonable description of the data can also be obtained by using the Bjorkens hydrodynamical model if the boost invariance is restricted to a finite rapidity range. The sensitivity of the hadronic spectra on the equation of state vis--vis the velocity of sound has been discussed. The correlation between the velocity of sound and the freeze-out temperature has been indicated. The effects of the nonzero widths of various mesonic and baryonic degrees of freedom up to the mass value ?2.5GeV are seen to be small.

Bedangadas Mohanty and Jan-e Alam

2003-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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K+ Production in Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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experimental data on K+ production at 2.1 GeV/nucleon are not explained by either the cascade model or the fireball model. Here we introduce a hybrid model in which the total kaon yield is given by individual nucleon- nucleon collisions but its momentum.... Various suggestions have been proposed for un- derstanding the experimental data. Schnetzer et pl. 4 suggest that high energy pions (with energy above =700 MeV) produced in the collision may collide with nucleons to produce K' with large mo- mentum...

Ko, Che Ming.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BRAHMS Collaboration results for Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions 1  

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arm magnetic spectrometer with very good momentum resolution and particle identification capabilities;identification. BRAHMS setup also includes a set of global detectors used for multiplicity mesurements and for triggering purposes. 3 Bulk properties of the hot and dense nuclear matter One of the first questions which

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Kaon differential flow in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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flow is caused by a repulsive in-medium kaon 3 @21# M. Pollack, Ph.D. thesis, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1997. @22# S. A. Voloshin for the E877 Collaboration, Nucl. Phys. A638, 455c ~1998!. @23# C. David, C. Hartnack, and J. Aichelin, Nucl. Phys. A ~to...!. @28# S. A. Voloshin, Phys. Rev. C 55, R1630 ~1997!. @29# A. M. Poskanzer and S. A. Voloshin, Phys. Rev. C 58, 1671 ~1998!. BAO-AN LI, BIN ZHANG, ANDREW T. SUSTICH, AND C. M. KO PHYSICAL REVIEW C 60 034902 034902-4 ...

Li, Ba; Zhang, B.; Sustich, AT; Ko, Che Ming.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamics and fluctuations in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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: centrality dependence Data > hydro Small discrepancy between STAR and PHENIX data Au-Au collision per nucleon is in the details! A small effect: Average value 0.3%, maximum value 3% Should we care? #12;A primer is independent of pT, as predicted by hydro. But... the value is significantly larger than 0.5 #12;More data

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Elliptic flow of deuterons in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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, 663 (1997). [4] P. Danielewicz, R. A. Lacey, P. B. Gossiaux, C. Pinkenburg, P. Chung, J. M. Alexander, and R. L. McGrath, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2438 (1998). [5] R. A. Lacey, Nucl. Phys. A774, 199 (2006). [6] STAR Collaboration, J. Adams et al..., 809 (2003). [27] T. Z. Yan et al., Phys. Lett. B638, 50 (2006). [28] L. P. Csernai and J. I. Kapusta, Phys. Rep. 131, 223 (1986). [29] P. Danielewicz and G. F. Bertsch, Nucl. Phys. A533, 712 (1991). [30] A. Deloff and T. Siemiarczuk, Nucl. Phys...

Oh, Yongseok; Ko, Che Ming.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fusion Barriers in Heavy-Ion Reactions  

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We present experimental fusion barriers for S32 ions on Mg24, Al27, Ca40, and Ni58. These and published data for Ar and Kr ion-induced reactions are analyzed in terms of a simple classical formula for barrier heights. A prescription based on equivalent uniform charge radii from electron scattering is shown to reproduce all results to within the experimental uncertainty.

H. H. Gutbrod; W. G. Winn; M. Blann

1973-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonance transitions of Zn-like ions from the multiconfiguration relativistic random-phase approximation  

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Excitation energies and oscillator strengths from the 1S0 ground state to the first 1P1 and 3P1 excited states of Zn-like ions are calculated by using the multiconfiguration relativistic random-phase approximation. Results are compared with those from other theories and with experiment. Predicted values for highly stripped ions are listed.

Te-Chun Cheng and Keh-Ning Huang

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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(FIRE) Collection: Plasma Physics and Fusion 5 High energy heavy ion jets emerging from laser plasma generated by long pulse laser beams from Summary: High energy heavy ion jets...

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HEAVY ION FUSION HALF-YEAR REPORT, OCTOBER 1, 1980 - MARCH 31, 1981  

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Cs+l Injector For Heavy Ion Fusion (Presented at the 1981Demonstration) G. HEAVY ION FUSION ROSTER Denis Keefe WarrenPanofsky Burton Richter KMS Fusion, Inc. Alex Glass Henry J.

Staff, H.I.F.

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LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORY YEAR-END-REPORT ON HEAVY-ION FUSION PROGRAM  

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Beams of a Pellet Fusion Reactor by D. Neuffer, GeometricTarget of a Heavy Ion Fusion Reactor: Summary of a meetingTarget of a Heavy Ion Fusion Reactor: Summary of a Meeting

Staff, HIF

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress in heavy ion fusion researcha... C. M. Celata,b)  

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Park, Maryland 20742 D. V. Rose and D. R. Welch Mission Research Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico.S. Heavy Ion Fusion HIF program is to produce commercial electricity by using multiple beams of heavy ions

Gilson, Erik

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Heavy ion collisions and the pre-equilibrium exciton model  

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We present a feasible way to apply the pre-equilibrium exciton model in its masterequation formulation to heavy-ion induced reactions including spin variables. Emission of nucleons, {gamma}'s and also light clusters is included in our model.

Betak, E. [Institute of Physics SAS, 84511 Bratislava (Slovakia); Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Silesian Univ., 74601 Opava (Czech Republic)

2012-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy ion physics challenges at Bevalac/SIS energies  

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This paper discusses where the future of higher energy heavy ion acceleration may lead in terms of understanding the nucleus. The discussion concerns obstacles to formulating an equation of state for nuclear matter at high temperature and density. Implications of this research for astrophysical problems is also presented. (LSP)

Gyulassy, M.

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum microscopic approach to low-energy heavy ion collisions  

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of nuclear reactions at low energy where quantum effects play a significant role is an important challenge of nuclear physics. The interplay between nuclear structure and reaction mechanisms is crucial at energiesQuantum microscopic approach to low-energy heavy ion collisions C´edric Simenel1,2, Aditya Wakhle2

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Drift compression and final focus systems for heavy ion inertial fusion  

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heavy ion beam driven fusion reactor study. Technical Reportheavy ion beam driven fusion reactor study. Technical Reportion beams of a pellet fusion reactor by quadrupole doublets.

de Hoon, M.J.L.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of phi meson production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)  

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. Vasilevski,13 A. N. Vasiliev,32 F. Videbaek,3 S. E. Vigdor,16 Y. P. Viyogi,14 S. Vokal,12 S. A. Voloshin,49 M. Wada,42 W. T. Waggoner,10 F. Wang,33 G. Wang,6 J. S. Wang,21 Q. Wang,33 X. Wang,43 X. L. Wang,38 Y. Wang,43 J. C. Webb,45 G. D. Westfall,25 C...

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Developing high brightness beams for heavy ion driven inertial fusion  

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Heavy ion fusion (HIF) drivers require large currents and bright beams. In this paper we review the two different approaches for building HIF injectors and the corresponding ion source requirements. The traditional approach uses large aperture, low current density ion sources, resulting in a very large injector system. A more recent conceptual approach merges high current density mini-beamlets into a large current beam in order to significantly reduce the size of the injector. Experiments are being prepared to demonstrate the feasibility of this new approach.

Kwan, J.W.; Ahle, L.A.; Anders, A.; Bieniosek, F.M.; Chacon-Golcher, E.; Grote, D.P.; Henestroza, E.; Leung, K.N.; Molvik, A.W.

2001-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Source dimensions in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions  

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Recent experiments on pion correlations, interpreted as interferometric measurements of the collision zone, are compared with models that distinguish a prehadronic phase and a hadronic phase. The models include prehadronic longitudinal expansion, conversion to hadrons in local kinetic equilibrium, and rescattering of the produced hadrons. The longitudinal radius measured in collisions of 200 GeV/u sulfur nuclei on a heavy target require the existence of a prehadronic phase which converts to the hadronic phase at densities around 0.8 GeV/fm{sup 3}. The transverse radii cannot be reproduced without introducing more complex dynamics into the transverse expansion.

Herrmann, M.; Bertsch, G.F.

1994-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple beam induction accelerators for heavy ion fusion  

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Abstract Induction accelerators are appealing for heavy-ion driven inertial fusion energy (HIF) because of their high efficiency and their demonstrated capability to accelerate high beam current (?10kA in some applications). For the HIF application, accomplishments and challenges are summarized. HIF research and development has demonstrated the production of single ion beams with the required emittance, current, and energy suitable for injection into an induction linear accelerator. Driver scale beams have been transported in quadrupole channels of the order of 10% of the number of quadrupoles of a driver. We review the design and operation of induction accelerators and the relevant aspects of their use as drivers for HIF. We describe intermediate research steps that would provide the basis for a heavy-ion research facility capable of heating matter to fusion relevant temperatures and densities, and also to test and demonstrate an accelerator architecture that scales well to a fusion power plant.

Peter A. Seidl; John J. Barnard; Andris Faltens; Alex Friedman; William L. Waldron

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light-ion production from intermediate-energy Heavy-Ion interactions  

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The production of light ions such as protons, neutrons, deuterons, tritons, 3He and 4He from heavy ion interactions still remains as a key issue to be investigated for the purposes of radiation protection in space. Ultimately, we will produce double-differential ...

L. Heilbronn; M. Beach; L. Townsend

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop entitled Hydrodynamics in Heavy Ion Collisions and QCD Equation of State (Volume 88)  

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The interpretation of relativistic heavy-ion collisions at RHIC energies with thermal concepts is largely based on the relative success of ideal (nondissipative) hydrodynamics. This approach can describe basic observables at RHIC, such as particle spectra and momentum anisotropies, fairly well. On the other hand, recent theoretical efforts indicate that dissipation can play a significant role. Ideally viscous hydrodynamic simulations would extract, if not only the equation of state, but also transport coefficients from RHIC data. There has been a lot of progress with solving relativistic viscous hydrodynamics. There are already large uncertainties in ideal hydrodynamics calculations, e.g., uncertainties associated with initial conditions, freezeout, and the simplified equations of state typically utilized. One of the most sensitive observables to the equation of state is the baryon momentum anisotropy, which is also affected by freezeout assumptions. Up-to-date results from lattice quantum chromodynamics on the transition temperature and equation of state with realistic quark masses are currently available. However, these have not yet been incorporated into the hydrodynamic calculations. Therefore, the RBRC workshop 'Hydrodynamics in Heavy Ion Collisions and QCD Equation of State' aimed at getting a better understanding of the theoretical frameworks for dissipation and near-equilibrium dynamics in heavy-ion collisions. The topics discussed during the workshop included techniques to solve the dynamical equations and examine the role of initial conditions and decoupling, as well as the role of the equation of state and transport coefficients in current simulations.

Karsch,F.; Kharzeev, D.; Molnar, K.; Petreczky, P.; Teaney, D.

2008-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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The Heavy Ion Fusion Virtual National Laboratory Status and new physics directions for heavy-ion-driven  

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Laboratories First Point Scientific University of Maryland Tech-X University of Missouri FAR-Tech Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Advanced Magnet Laboratory Idaho National Environmental and Engineering scientific question fundamental to future applications of heavy ion beams to both high energy density physics

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Magnetic dipole transitions of Pb-like ions from the multiconfiguration relativistic random-phase approximation  

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The multiconfiguration relativistic random-phase approximation theory is applied to magnetic dipole transitions in atoms. Excitation energies and oscillator strengths from the ground level 3P0 to the excited level 3P1 of Pb-like ions are calculated as prototypal examples. The first 3P1 level for the neutral Pb atom, which is missing in the relativistic random-phase approximation, appears naturally in this theory, which accounts for two-particletwo-hole correlations.

Hsiang-Shun Chou; Keh-Ning Huang; Walter R. Johnson

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonance Transitions of Be-like Ions from Multiconfiguration Relativistic Random-Phase Approximation  

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Relativistic excitation energies and transition rates from the S01 ground states to the first P13 and P11 excited states of berylliumlike ions are determined by using the newly developed multiconfiguration relativistic random-phase approximation (MCRRPA). Results from the MCRRPA theory are compared with those from other theories and experiments. The large discrepancies between the single-configuration RRPA predictions of excitation energies and the precise experimental values are resolved.

W. R. Johnson and K. -N. Huang

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AN INTENSE NON-RELATIVISTIC CESIUM ION BEAM  

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by Keefe (Ref. 1.7). Thermonuclear fusion of light nucleiand Thermonuclear Reaction: Achieving Fusion on Earth: HeavyFUSION AND THE LBL PROGRAM Introduction and Thermonuclear

Lampel, M.C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of Heavy Ion Transport Capabilities in PHITS  

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The performance of the Monte Carlo code system PHITS is validated for heavy ion transport capabilities by performing simulations and comparing results against experimental data from heavy ion reactions of benchmark quality. These data are from measurements of secondary neutron production cross sections in reactions of Xe at 400 MeV/u with lithium and lead targets, measurements of neutrons outside of thick concrete and iron shields, and measurements of isotope yields produced in the fragmentation of a 140 MeV/u 48Ca beam on a beryllium target and on a tantalum target. A practical example that tests magnetic field capabilities is shown for a simulated 48Ca beam at 500 MeV/u striking a lithium target to produce the rare isotope 44Si, with ion transport through a fragmentation-reaction magnetic pre-separator. The results of this study show that PHITS performs reliably for the simulation of radiation fields that is necessary for designing safe, reliable and cost effective future high-powered heavy-ion accelerators in rare isotope beam facilities.

Ronningen, Reginald M. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1321 (United States)

2007-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of heavy ion induced electron yield at grazing incidence  

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We compare simulations to experiments measuring electron yield from heavy ions striking metal surfaces, in particular at grazing incidence, for 1.0MeV potassium and 182.0MeV gold ions striking stainless steel as measured in two recent experiments. We find the electron yield is proportional to within 3% for the potassium experiments and 13% for the gold experiments to the simulated energy deposited by the ions in a thin (?20???) layer at the target surface. We discuss how nonequilibrium stopping and ion wake fields may account for the larger disagreement with the gold experiments. An analytic estimate based on specular reflection predicts the peak in simulated and measured electron yield as a function of angle to within a few percent.

P. H. Stoltz; S. Veitzer; R. Cohen; A. W. Molvik; J.-L. Vay

2004-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic stopping?power calculations for heavy ions in semiconductors  

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A model for ion stopping in semiconductors which considers separate stopping contributions from valence and core electrons and explicitly includes the effect of the gap has been used to calculate the electronic stopping power of energetic B P and As in Si Ge GaAs and CdTe for projectile energies 10 keV100 MeV. Account was taken of the partially stripped incident ions by means of the effective charge. There is good agreement at low ion velocity with Lindhard and Scharffs [J. Lindhard and M. Scharff Phys. Rev. 1 2 4 128 (1961)] values which for heavy ions do not depend on effective charge theory as well as with the semiempirical curves at energies E?0.2 MeV/nucleon where they can be compared.

S. G. Elkomoss; A. Pape; S. Unamuno

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single Photon Production in Relativisitic Heavy Ion Collisions and Quark Hadron Phase Transition  

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We discuss the recent developments in the study of single photon production in relativistic heavy ion collisions. In particular their production at SPS, RHIC, and LHC energies is re-examined in view of the results of Aurenche et al which show that the rate of photon production from quark gluon plasma, evaluated at the order of two loops far exceeds the rates evaluated at one-loop level which have formed the basis of all the estimates of photons so far. We find that the production of photons from quark matter could easily out-shine those from the hadronic matter in certain ideal conditions. We further show that the earlier results lending support to the possibility of quark-hadron phase transition from the measured yield of single photons in $S+Au$ collisions at CERN SPS remain valid when an account is made for these developments, though they leave a scope for the formation of (chemically) non-equilibrated plasma.

Dinesh Kumar Srivastava

1999-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetic evolution of the glasma and thermalization in heavy ion collisions  

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In relativistic heavy ion collisions, a highly occupied gluonic matter is created shortly after initial impact, which is in a non-thermal state and often referred to as the Glasma. Successful phenomenology suggests that the glasma evolves rather quickly toward the thermal quark-gluon plasma and a hydrodynamic behavior emerges at very early time $\\sim \\hat{o}(1)$ fm/c. Exactly how such "apparent thermalization" occurs and connects the initial conditions to the hydrodynamic onset, remains a significant challenge for theory as well as phenomenology. We briefly review various ideas and recent progress in understanding the approach of the glasma to the thermalized quark-gluon plasma, with an emphasis on the kinetic theory description for the evolution of such far-from-equilibrium and highly overpopulated, thus weakly-coupled yet strongly interacting glasma.

Xu-Guang Huang; Jinfeng Liao

2014-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

224

Kaon production in heavy ion reactions at intermediate energies  

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The article reviews the physics related to kaon and antikaon production in heavy ion reactions at intermediate energies. Chiral dynamics predicts substantial modifications of the kaon properties in a dense nuclear environment. The status of the theoretical predictions as well as experimental evidences for medium effects such as repulsive/attractive mass shifts for $K^+/K^-$ are reviewed. In the vicinity of the thresholds, and even more pronounced below threshold, the production of strangeness is a highly collective process. Starting from elementary reaction channels the phenomenology of $K^+$ and $K^-$ production, i.e. freeze-out densities, time scales etc. as derived from experiment and theoretical transport calculations is presented. Below threshold kaon production shows a high sensitivity on the nuclear compression reached in heavy ion reactions. This allows to put constraints on the nuclear equation-of-state which are finally discussed.

Christian Fuchs

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charge Fluctuations as Thermometer for Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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We present a determination of freeze-out conditions in heavy-ion collisions based on ratios of cu- mulants of net electric charge fluctuations obtained from lattice QCD. These ratios can reliably be calculated for a wide range of chemical potential values by using a next-to-leading order Taylor series expansion around the limit of vanishing baryon, electric charge and strangeness chemical potentials. We first determine the strangeness and electric charge chemical potentials that characterize the conditions in heavy ion collisions at RHIC and LHC. We then show that a comparison of lattice QCD results for ratios of up to third order cumulants of electric charge fluctuations with experimental results allows us to extract the freeze-out baryon chemical potential and the freeze-out temperature. We apply our method to preliminary data of the STAR and PHENIX collaborations.

Wagner, Mathias

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Charge Fluctuations as Thermometer for Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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We present a determination of freeze-out conditions in heavy-ion collisions based on ratios of cu- mulants of net electric charge fluctuations obtained from lattice QCD. These ratios can reliably be calculated for a wide range of chemical potential values by using a next-to-leading order Taylor series expansion around the limit of vanishing baryon, electric charge and strangeness chemical potentials. We first determine the strangeness and electric charge chemical potentials that characterize the conditions in heavy ion collisions at RHIC and LHC. We then show that a comparison of lattice QCD results for ratios of up to third order cumulants of electric charge fluctuations with experimental results allows us to extract the freeze-out baryon chemical potential and the freeze-out temperature. We apply our method to preliminary data of the STAR and PHENIX collaborations.

Mathias Wagner

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

227

Chamber transport of ''foot'' pulses for heavy-ion fusion  

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Indirect-drive targets for heavy-ion fusion must initially be heated by ''foot'' pulses that precede the main heating pulses by tens of nanoseconds. These pulses typically have a lower energy and perveance than the main pulses, and the fusion-chamber environment is different from that seen by later pulses. The preliminary particle-in-cell simulations of foot pulses here examine the sensitivity of the beam focusing to ion-beam perveance, background-gas density, and pre-neutralization by a plasma near the chamber entry port.

Sharp, W.M.; Callahan-Miller, D.A.; Tabak, M.; Yu, S.S.; Peterson, P.F.

2002-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid approaches to heavy ion collisions and future perspectives  

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We present the current status of hybrid approaches to describe heavy ion collisions and their future challenges and perspectives. First we present a hybrid model combining a Boltzmann transport model of hadronic degrees of freedom in the initial and final state with an optional hydrodynamic evolution during the dense and hot phase. Second, we present a recent extension of the hydrodynamical model to include fluctuations near the phase transition by coupling a chiral field to the hydrodynamic evolution.

Marlene Nahrgang; Christoph Herold; Stefan Schramm; Marcus Bleicher

2011-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase Transitions in High Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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Modelling Quark-Gluon Plasma formation and decay in high energy heavy ion reactions is presented in a framework of a multi-module setup. The collective features, governing the equlibrated fluid dynamical stages of the model are emphasized. Flow effects formed from the initial conditions are discussed. Particular attention is given to the improvement of the final hadronization and freeze-out part of the reaction which has strong effects on the observables.

L. P. Csernai; A. Anderlik; Cs. Anderlik; A. Keranen; V. K. Magas; J. Manninen; E. Molnar; A. Nyiri; B. R. Schlei; D. D. Strottman; K. Tamosiunas

2004-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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First Order Phase Transition in Intermediate Energy Heavy Ion Collisions  

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We model the disassembly of an excited nuclear system formed as a result of a heavy ion collision. We find that, as the beam energy in central collisions in varied, the dissociating system crosses a liquid-gas coexistence curve, resulting in a first-order phase transition. Accessible experimental signatures are identified: a peak in specific heat, a power-law yield for composites, and a maximum in the second moment of the yield distribution.

J. Pan; S. Das Gupta; M. Grant

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotope analysis in central heavy ion collisions at intermediate energies  

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Symmetry energy is a key quantity in the study of the equation of state of asymmetric nuclear matter. Heavy ion collisions at low and intermediate energies, performed at Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro and Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, can be used to extract information on the symmetry energy coefficient Csym, which is currently poorly known but relevant both for astrophysics and for structure of exotic nuclei.

NUCL-EX Collaboration; :; E. Geraci; U. Abbondanno; L. Bardelli; S. Barlini; M. Bini; M. Bruno; F. Cannata; G. Casini; M. Chiari; M. D'Agostino; J. DeSanctis; A. Giussani; F. Gramegna; V. L. Kravchuk; A. L. Lanchais; P. Marini; A. Moroni; A. Nannini; A. Olmi; A. Ordine; G. Pasquali; S. Piantelli; G. Poggi; G. Vannini

2006-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy ion induced failures in a power IGBT  

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Power semiconductor devices are going through a rapid evolution. Modern components, such as Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT), have become widely accepted as well-suited devices for many power electronic applications. Here, heavy-ion induced destructive failures are reported in N-channel power IGBTs. For the first time, an experimental and 2D simulation investigation shows that latchup is involved in the triggering of the device.

Lorfevre, E.; Dachs, C.; Detcheverry, C.; Palau, J.M.; Gasiot, J. [Univ. Montpellier II (France)] [Univ. Montpellier II (France); Roubaud, F. [Univ. des Antilles-Guyanne, Kourou (French Guiana)] [Univ. des Antilles-Guyanne, Kourou (French Guiana); Calvet, M.C. [Aerospatiale, Les Mureaux (France)] [Aerospatiale, Les Mureaux (France); Ecoffet, R. [Centre National d`Etudes Spatiales, Toulouse (France)] [Centre National d`Etudes Spatiales, Toulouse (France)

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage profile and ion distribution of slow heavy ions in compounds  

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Slow heavy ions inevitably produce a significant concentration of defects and lattice disorder in solids during their slowing-down process via ion-solid interactions. For irradiation effects research and many industrial applications, atomic defect production, ion range, and doping concentration are commonly estimated by the stopping and range of ions in matter (SRIM) code. In this study, ion-induced damage and projectile ranges of low energy Au ions in SiC are determined using complementary ion beam and microscopy techniques. Considerable errors in both disorder profile and ion range predicted by the SRIM code indicate an overestimation of the electronic stopping power, by a factor of 2 in most cases, in the energy region up to 25 keV/nucleon. Such large discrepancies are also observed for slow heavy ions, including Pt, Au, and Pb ions, in other compound materials, such as GaN, AlN, and SrTiO{sub 3}. Due to the importance of these materials for advanced device and nuclear applications, better electronic stopping cross section predictions, based on a reciprocity principle developed by Sigmund, is suggested with fitting parameters for possible improvement.

Zhang Yanwen; Wang Chongmin; Zhu Zihua; Jiang Weilin; Weber, William J. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States); Bae, I.-T. [Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center, State University of New York at Binghamton, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, New York 13902 (United States); Sun Kai [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Ishimaru, Manabu [Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan)

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An unusual space-time evolution for heavy ion collisions at high energies due to the QCD phase transition  

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The space-time evolution of high energy non-central heavy ion collisions is studied with relativistic hydrodynamics. The results are very sensitive to the Equation of State(EoS). For an EoS with the QCD phase transition, an unusual matter distribution develops. Before freeze-out, two shells are formed which then physically separate and leave a maximum in the center. We make specific predictions for the azimuthal dependence of the flow and for two-pion interferometry, contrasting our results with a resonance gas EoS.

D. Teaney; E. V. Shuryak

1999-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

235

Unusual Space-Time Evolution for Heavy-Ion Collisions at High Energies due to the QCD Phase Transition  

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The space-time evolution of high-energy noncentral heavy-ion collisions is studied with relativistic hydrodynamics. The results are very sensitive to the equation of state (EoS). For an EoS with the QCD phase transition, an unusual matter distribution develops. Before freeze-out, two shells are formed which physically separate and leave a maximum in the center. We make specific predictions for the azimuthal dependence of the flow and for two-pion interferometry, contrasting our results with a resonance gas EoS.

D. Teaney and E. V. Shuryak

1999-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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[Reaction mechanism studies of heavy ion induced nuclear reactions]. [Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, Maryland  

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Completed work is summarized on the topics of excitation energy division in deep-inelastic reactions and the onset of multifragmentation in La-induced reactions at E/A = 45 MeV. Magnetic fields are being calculated for the PHOBOS detector system, a two-arm multiparticle spectrometer for studying low-transverse-momentum particles produced at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. The Maryland Forward Array is being developed for detection of the reaction products from very peripheral collisions; it consists of two individual units of detectors: the annular silicon detector in front and the plastic phoswich detector at back.

Mignerey, A.C.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Heavy quark diffusion in pre-equilibrium stage of heavy ion collisions  

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The drag and diffusion coefficients of the heavy quarks have been evaluated in the pre-equilibrium phase which is expected to be formed in the early stages of the evolving fire ball produced in heavy ion collisions at RHIC and LHC energies. The interaction of the probe with the gluon in the pre-equilibrium phase has been treated within the framework of perturbative QCD. For the pre-equilibrium gluon distribution function we have used the KLN and Classical Yang Mills(CYM) models. It is observed that the magnitude of both the transport coefficients have significant values in the pre-equilibrium phase and comparable to the magnitudes obtained for kinetically equilibrated gluonic system. However, these values are larger than the value estimated for a chemically equilibrated quark gluon plasma. The results may have significant impact on the experimental observable like the suppression and elliptic flow of single electron spectra originating from the decays of heavy mesons produced in heavy ion collisions at RHIC a...

Das, Santosh K; Mazumder, Surasree; Greco, Vincenzo; Alam, Jan-e

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Electron Beam Ion Source (EBIS)  

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Brookhaven National Lab has successfully developed a new pre-injector system, called the Electron Beam Ion Source, for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and NASA Space Radiation Laboratory science programs. The first of several planned improvemen

Brookhaven Lab

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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The Electron Beam Ion Source (EBIS)  

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Brookhaven National Lab has successfully developed a new pre-injector system, called the Electron Beam Ion Source, for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and NASA Space Radiation Laboratory science programs. The first of several planned improvemen

Brookhaven Lab

2009-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for studying a sample of material using a heavy ion induced mass spectrometer source  

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A heavy ion generator is used with a plasma desorption mass spectrometer to provide an appropriate neutron flux in the direction of a fissionable material in order to desorb and ionize large molecules from the material for mass analysis. The heavy ion generator comprises a fissionable material having a high n,f reaction cross section. The heavy ion generator also comprises a pulsed neutron generator that is used to bombard the fissionable material with pulses of neutrons, thereby causing heavy ions to be emitted from the fissionable material. These heavy ions impinge on a material, thereby causing ions to desorb off that material. The ions desorbed off the material pass through a time-of-flight mass analyzer, wherein ions can be measured with masses greater than 25,000 amu.

Fries, David P. (St. Petersburg, FL); Browning, James F. (Palm Harbour, FL)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System for studying a sample of material using a heavy ion induced mass spectrometer source  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heavy ion generator is used with a plasma desorption mass spectrometer to provide an appropriate neutron flux in the direction of a fissionable material in order to desorb and ionize large molecules from the material for mass analysis. The heavy ion generator comprises a fissionable material having a high n,f reaction cross section. The heavy ion generator also comprises a pulsed neutron generator that is used to bombard the fissionable material with pulses of neutrons, thereby causing heavy ions to be emitted from the fissionable material. These heavy ions impinge on a material, thereby causing ions to desorb off that material. The ions desorbed off the material pass through a time-of-flight mass analyzer, wherein ions can be measured with masses greater than 25,000 amu.

Fries, David P. (St. Petersburg, FL); Browning, James F. (Palm Harbour, FL)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

High energy heavy ion jets emerging from laser plasma generated by long pulse laser beams from  

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, Albuquerque, New Mexico. ~Received 21 February 2005; Accepted 20 April 2005! Abstract High energy heavy ions to the fast ion emission process. The interest in laser plasmas and interaction phenomena of heavy ion beams!. Thus there is a tradition to investigate accelerator related issues like beam transport phenomena

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Heavy ion beam loss mechanisms at an electron-ion collider  

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There are currently several proposals to build a high-luminosity electron-ion collider, to study the spin structure of matter and measure parton densities in heavy nuclei, and to search for gluon saturation and new phenomena like the colored glass condensate. These measurements require operation with heavy-nuclei. We calculate the cross-sections for two important processes that will affect accelerator and detector operations: bound-free pair production, and Coulomb excitation of the nuclei. Both of these reactions have large cross-sections, 28-56 mb, which can lead to beam ion losses, produce beams of particles with altered charge:mass ratio, and produce a large flux of neutrons in zero degree calorimeters. The loss of beam particles limits the sustainable electron-ion luminosity to levels of several times $10^{32}/$cm$^2$/s.

Spencer R. Klein

2014-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Deconfinement Phase Transition in Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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The factorial moments (FM) of multiplicity distribution are used to study the deconfinement phase transition in heavy-ion collisions. The relation between FM and the partition number, $M$, results positive intermittency exponents, $\\phi_q$. According to the signatures suggested from certain statistical models, the two-dimensional results of the dependence of $\\phi_q/\\phi_2$, anomalous fractal, $d_q/d_2$ and R\\'enyi dimensions, ${\\cal R}_q/{\\cal R}$, and the normalized exponents, $\\zeta_q$, on the orders of FM evidently supply evidence for the quark-hadron phase transition in Pb+Pb collisions at 158 AGeV.

Abdelnasser M. Tawfik

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Optical model analyses of heavy ion fragmentation in hydrogen targets  

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Quantum-mechanical optical model methods for calculating cross sections for the fragmentation of high energy heavy ions by hydrogen targets are presented. The cross sections are calculated with a knockout-ablation collision formalism which has no arbitrary fitting parameters. Predictions of elemental production cross sections from the fragmentation of 1.2A MeV La139 nuclei and of isotope production cross sections from the fragmentation of 400A MeV S32 nuclei are in good agreement with recently reported experimental measurements.

Lawrence W. Townsend

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phenomenology of Strangeness enhancement in heavy ion collisions  

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We give an overview of the phenomenology of strangeness enhancement in heavy ion collisions, within the paradigm of the statistical model of particle production. We argue that, while strangeness enhancement data is suggestive of a phase transition, the mechanism triggering enhancement is still elusive. We study the feasibility to constrain this mechanism by determining the scaling variable of strangeness enhancement. We further argue that to test the applicability of the statistical model generally, and to confirm our interpretation of the statistical physics responsible for strangeness enhancement, the scaling of strange particle fluctuations ($K/\\pi$ and other particles) w.r.t. yields has to be explored.

Giorgio Torrieri

2009-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

247

From Stopping to Viscosity in Heavy Ion Collisions  

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Stopping in heavy ion collisions is investigated with the aim of learning about the shear viscosity of nuclear matter. Boltzmann equation simulations are compared to available data on stopping in the energy range of 20-117 MeV/nucleon. Stopping observables used include momentum anisotropy and linear momentum transfer. The data show that modeling the transport with free nucleon-nucleon cross-sections is inaccurate and reduced cross-sections are required. Reduction of the cross-sections produces an increase in the shear viscosity of nuclear matter, compared to calculations based on free cross-sections.

Barker, Brent W.; Danielewicz, Pawel [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)

2010-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

248

Photons from Heavy-Ion Collisions at Fermi Velocity  

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'I ~ (+l Ii & & .~ I + I I 'f Il I I PHYSICAL REVIEW C VOLUME 35, NUMBER 5 MAY 1987 Photons from heavy-ion collisions at Fermi velocity Che Ming Ko Center for Theoretical Physics, Physics Department and Cyclotron Institute, Texas Ad... from the first col- lision model are slightly diff'erent from theirs as we treat the distortion of the Fermi spheres more realistically. The angular distribution for 30-MeV photon emission is shown in Fig. 2. The solid curve is the calculated...

Ko, Che Ming; Alchelin, J.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The initial stages of heavy-ion collisions in the Color Glass Condensate framework  

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In this short review, we present the description of the early stages of a heavy ion collision at high energy in the Color Glass Condensate framework.

Francois Gelis

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing the Quark-Gluon Phase Transition with Correlations and Fluctuations in Heavy Ion Collisions from the STAR Experiment  

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The measurement of particle correlations and fluctuations has been suggested as a method to search for the existence of a phase transition in relativistic heavy ion collisions. If quark-gluon matter is formed in the collision of relativistic heavy ions, measuring these correlations could lead to a determination of the presence of partonic degrees of freedom within the collision. Additionally, non-statistical fluctuations in global quantities such as baryon number, strangeness, or charge may be observed near a QCD critical point. Results for short and long-range multiplicity correlations (forward-backward) are presented for several systems (Au+Au and Cu+Cu) and energies (e.g. $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 200, 62.4, and 22.4 GeV). For the highest energy central A+A collisions, the correlation strength maintains a constant value across the measurement region. In peripheral collisions, at lower energies, and in pp data, the maximum appears at midrapidity. Comparison to models with short-range (HIJING) and both short and long-range interactions (Parton String Model) do not fully reproduce central Au+Au data. Preliminary results for K/$\\pi$ fluctuations are also shown as a function of centrality in Cu+Cu collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 22.4 GeV.

Terence J. Tarnowsky; for the STAR Collaboration

2009-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Uniformity of fuel target implosion in Heavy Ion Fusion  

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In inertial confinement fusion the target implosion non-uniformity is introduced by a driver beams' illumination non-uniformity, a fuel target alignment error in a fusion reactor, the target fabrication defect, et al. For a steady operation of a fusion power plant the target implosion should be robust against the implosion non-uniformities. In this paper the requirement for the implosion uniformity is first discussed. The implosion uniformity should be less than a few percent. A study on the fuel hotspot dynamics is also presented and shows that the stagnating plasma fluid provides a significant enhancement of vorticity at the final stage of the fuel stagnation. Then non-uniformity mitigation mechanisms of the heavy ion beam (HIB) illumination are also briefly discussed in heavy ion inertial fusion (HIF). A density valley appears in the energy absorber, and the large-scale density valley also works as a radiation energy confinement layer, which contributes to a radiation energy smoothing. In HIF a wobbling he...

Kawata, S; Suzuki, T; Karino, T; Barada, D; Ogoyski, A I; Ma, Y Y

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy sterile neutrinos, entropy and relativistic energy production, and the relic neutrino background  

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We explore the implications of the existence of heavy neutral fermions (i.e., sterile neutrinos) for the thermal history of the early universe. In particular, we consider sterile neutrinos with rest masses in the 100 MeV to 500 MeV range, with couplings to ordinary active neutrinos large enough to guarantee thermal and chemical equilibrium at epochs in the early universe with temperatures T > 1 GeV, but in a range to give decay lifetimes from seconds to minutes. Such neutrinos would decouple early, with relic densities comparable to those of photons, but decay out of equilibrium, with consequent prodigious entropy generation prior to, or during, Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN). Most of the ranges of sterile neutrino rest mass and lifetime considered are at odds with Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) limits on the relativistic particle contribution to energy density (e.g., as parameterized by N_eff). However, some sterile neutrino parameters can lead to an acceptable N_eff. These parameter ranges are accompanie...

Fuller, George M; Kusenko, Alexander

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-Ray Entangled Photon Production in Collisions of Laser Beams with Relativistic Ions  

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A method is suggested to produce, with the help of colliding laser photons with bunches of relativistic ions having two energy levels, both intense beams of monochromatic polarized X-ray fluorescence photons and significant number of X-ray entangled photons, via double Doppler transformation. Nonlinear susceptibility of the ions, the cross section and the rate of production of such photons at RHIC are estimated. Such beams of X-ray photons can be detected and applied to solve various problems, in a manner similar to the usage of optical photons.

K. A. Ispirian; M. K. Ispiryan

2010-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel synthetic phytochelatin-based capacitive biosensor for heavy metal ion detection  

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to increasing levels of diverse pollutants. Heavy metals represent some of the most toxic ones not only to pollution by heavy metals, and is trying to remediate, control and minimize such pollution as muchNovel synthetic phytochelatin-based capacitive biosensor for heavy metal ion detection Ibolya

Chen, Wilfred

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Short Communication Kinetics and thermodynamics of heavy metal ions sequestration onto novel  

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biomasses had been chosen and utilized by researchers to sequester toxic heavy metal ions from industrialShort Communication Kinetics and thermodynamics of heavy metal ions sequestration onto novel is generally considered as the most toxic metal in natural ecosystems (Clarkson, 1993). Over the years, various

Gong, Jian Ru

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Quantum-Mechanical Study of the Landau-Zener Resonances in Nuclear Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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......important role in low energy heavy-ion collisions based on the energy diagrams obtained...Landau-Zener transition in nuclear heavy-ion reactions...the Coulomb, the nuclear and the centrifugal...and the diabatic energy of a loosely bound......

Terutake Tazawa; Yasuhisa Abe

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fusion hindrance of heavy ions: role of the neck David Boilley  

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Fusion hindrance of heavy ions: role of the neck David Boilley and Hongliang L¨u GANIL, CEA'Etudes-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, F-91191, France Fusion of heavy ions is largely hindered because of the appearance. In this paper we stress the importance of the neck of the composite system on the hindrance of the fusion

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Present and future perspectives for high energy density physics with intense heavy ion and laser beams  

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Present and future perspectives for high energy density physics with intense heavy ion and laser18, deliver an intense uranium beam that deposit about 1 kJ0g specific energy in solid matter. Using 2004! Abstract Intense heavy ion beams from the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung ~GSI, Darmstadt

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Numerical Analyses of CERN 200 GeV/A Heavy-Ion Collisions Based on a Hydrodynamical Model with Phase Transition  

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......A Heavy-Ion Collisions...Model with Phase Transition Shin Muroya...A Heavy-Ion Collisions...Model with Phase Transition Shin MUROYA...model with phase- transition to the recent heavy-ion experiments......

Shin Muroya; Hiroki Nakamura; Mikio Namiki

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining the density dependence of the nuclear symmetry energy using heavy-ion reactions  

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We review recent progress in the determination of the subsaturation density behavior of the nuclear symmetry energy from heavy-ion collisions as well as the theoretical progress in probing the high density behavior of the symmetry energy in heavy-ion reactions induced by high energy radioactive beams. We further discuss the implications of these results for the nuclear effective interactions and the neutron skin thickness of heavy nuclei.

Lie-Wen Chen; Che Ming Ko; Bao-An Li; Gao-Chan Yong

2007-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Blast of light fragments from central heavy-ion collisions  

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The effects of collective expansion on light-fragment emission from central heavy-ion collisions are studied by carrying out calculations in a transport model with dynamic production of {ital A}{le}3 fragments. Beam energies of few hundred MeV/nucleon are considered. In the simulations the formation of a region of dense excited nuclear matter is observed, which expands in transverse directions. The expansion is reflected in the angular distributions and in the mean transverse energies of emitted fragments. At the late stage of expansion the characteristic features of local thermodynamic equilibrium are identified. Different particles share nearly the same collective energy per nucleon, and nearly the same thermal energy. The calculated mean transverse energies of the fragments reflect the collective energy whose magnitude varies with impact parameter. However, the fragment energies only partially agree with available data. The calculated spectra exhibit different slopes at angles around c.m. 90{degree} in central reactions.

Danielewicz, P.; Pan, Q. (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States))

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy-ion-beaminduced hydrodynamic effects in solid targets  

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It is expected that after the completion of a new high current injector, the heavy-ion synchrotron (SIS) at the Gesellschaft fr Schwerionforschung (GSI) Darmstadt will accelerate U+28 ions to energies of the order of 200 MeV/u. The use of a powerful rf buncher will reduce the pulse length to about 50 ns, and employment of a multiturn injection scheme will provide 21011 particles in the beam that correspond to a total energy of the order of 1 kJ. This upgrade of the SIS, hopefully, will be completed by the end of the year 2001. These beam parameters lead to a specific power deposition of the order of 12 TW/g in solid matter that will provide temperatures of about 10 eV. Such low specific power deposition will induce hydrodynamic effects in solid materials, and one may design appropriate beam-target interaction experiments that could be used to investigate the equation of state of matter under extreme conditions. The purpose of this paper is to propose suitable target designs with optimized parameters for the future GSI experiments with the help of one and two-dimensional hydrodynamic simulations. Cylindrical geometry is the natural geometry for highly focused ion beams, and therefore cylindrical targets are the most appropriate for this type of interaction experiments. The numerical simulations presented in this paper show that one can experimentally measure the characteristic sound speed in beam heated targets which is an important physical parameter. Moreover, one can study the propagation of ion-beam-induced shock waves in the solid materials. Different values for the specific power deposition, namely, 10, 25, 50, and 100 kJ/g, have been used. In some cases the pulse length is assumed to be 40 ns while in others it is considered to be 50 ns. Various materials including lead, aluminum, and solid neon have been used.

N. A. Tahir, D. H. H. Hoffmann, J. A. Maruhn, P. Spiller, and R. Bock

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Practical Materials for Heavy Metal Ion Chelation: PolyethylenimPractical Materials for Heavy Metal Ion Chelation: Polyethyleniminesines tailored onto The Surface oftailored onto The Surface of Porous SilicaPorous Silica  

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Practical Materials for Heavy Metal Ion Chelation: PolyethylenimPractical Materials for Heavy Metal *presenting author INTRODUCTION As a result of heavy metal ion release from industrial wastewater, water pollution has become a serious problem. Waste streams contain solutions of metal ions, such as copper

Taralp, Alpay

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Heavy sterile neutrinos, entropy and relativistic energy production, and the relic neutrino background  

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We explore the implications of the existence of heavy neutral fermions (i.e., sterile neutrinos) for the thermal history of the early universe. In particular, we consider sterile neutrinos with rest masses in the 100 MeV to 500 MeV range, with couplings to ordinary active neutrinos large enough to guarantee thermal and chemical equilibrium at epochs in the early universe with temperatures T > 1 GeV, but in a range to give decay lifetimes from seconds to minutes. Such neutrinos would decouple early, with relic densities comparable to those of photons, but decay out of equilibrium, with consequent prodigious entropy generation prior to, or during, Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN). Most of the ranges of sterile neutrino rest mass and lifetime considered are at odds with Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) limits on the relativistic particle contribution to energy density (e.g., as parameterized by N_eff). However, some sterile neutrino parameters can lead to an acceptable N_eff. These parameter ranges are accompanied by considerable dilution of the ordinary background relic neutrinos, possibly an adverse effect on BBN, but sometimes fall in a range which can explain measured neutrino masses in some particle physics models. A robust signature of these sterile neutrinos would be a measured N_eff not equal to 3 coupled with no cosmological signal for neutrino rest mass when the detection thresholds for these probes are below laboratory-established neutrino mass values, either as established by the atmospheric neutrino oscillation scale or direct measurements with, e.g., KATRIN or neutrino-less double beta decay experiments.

George M. Fuller; Chad T. Kishimoto; Alexander Kusenko

2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of electromagnetic dissociation of heavy nuclei at the relativistic heavy ion collider  

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. Finally the ZDCs should be able to withstand a radiation dose of 10s rad. , which is the expected exposure during several years of RHIC operation. Polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA) is not a particularly radiation tolerant plastic. It is known to lose... material (PMMA plastic). In order to rnaxinuze effectiveness of light collection by fibers whole sandwich-like con- struction is tilted at 45 angle. The ZDCs are segmented longitudmally into the three modules, each 2 nuclear lengths thick...

Makeev, Andrei

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Workshop on Accelerators for Heavy Ion Fusion: Summary Report of the Workshop  

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The Workshop on Accelerators for Heavy Ion Fusion was held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory May 23-26, 2011. The workshop began with plenary sessions to review the state of the art in HIF (heavy ion fusion), followed by parallel working groups, and concluded with a plenary session to review the results. There were five working groups: IFE (inertial fusion energy) targets, RF approach to HIF, induction accelerator approach to HIF, chamber and driver interface, ion sources and injectors.

Seidl, P.A.; Barnard, J.J.

2011-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiographic Technique for Densitometric Studies Using Heavy Ion Microbeams  

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Different analytical techniques are typically used to perform multi-elemental and densitometric analysis by means of particle beams with micrometric space resolution. Usually, those analyses are respectively performed by PIXE and STIM. Traditionally, to characterize the trace element concentrations in a specimen two different experiments are required with differences in setups and types of detectors employed, as well as in the necessary ion current intensities. In this work, we discuss the latest results in the development of a new technique that synthesizes both analyses in just a single one, by means of heavy ion induced x-ray emission. This technique, implemented for the first time at the Tandar Laboratory, employs a second target in addition to the sample under study. The multi-elemental information of the specimen is provided by its PIXE signal and its densitometric information is supplied by the PIXE signal of the secondary target, which is placed immediately behind the sample under analysis. These PIXE signals are produced and acquired during the same experiment, allowing the analysis of both features (composition and density) at the same time. The X-rays originated in the secondary target are attenuated when traversing the specimen in the direction of the detector and consequently a radiographic image of the specimen is obtained. In this case, the characteristic X-rays of the secondary target act like a monochromatic secondary source. In the present work, a method to estimate the thickness of specimens is introduced and compared with estimations performed by the STIM method.

Muscio, J. [Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia-Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM) (Argentina); Somacal, H.; Burlon, A. A.; Debray, M. E.; Valda, A. A. [Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia-Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM) (Argentina); Departamento de Fisica, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica (CNEA) (Argentina); Kreiner, A. J. [Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia-Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM) (Argentina); Departamento de Fisica, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica (CNEA) (Argentina); Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET) (Argentina); Kesque, J. M.; Minsky, D. M. [Departamento de Fisica, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica (CNEA) (Argentina); Davidson, M.; Davidson, J. [Departamento de Fisica, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica (CNEA) (Argentina); Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET) (Argentina)

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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ECR plasma source for heavy ion beam charge neutralization  

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resonance. Keywords: Plasma focus; RF plasma; Beam charge neutralization 1. INTRODUCTION A possible heavy

Gilson, Erik

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Semileptonic and nonleptonic decays of Bc mesons to orbitally excited heavy mesons in the relativistic quark model  

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The form factors of weak decays of the Bc meson to orbitally excited charmonium, D, Bs, and B mesons are calculated in the framework of the QCD-motivated relativistic quark model based on the quasipotential approach. Relativistic effects are systematically taken into account. The form factor dependence on the momentum transfer is reliably determined in the whole kinematical range. The form factors are expressed through the overlap integrals of the meson wave functions, which are known from the previous mass spectra calculations within the same model. On this basis, semileptonic and nonleptonic Bc decay rates to orbitally excited heavy mesons are calculated. Predictions for the Bc decays to the orbitally and radially excited 2P and 3S charmonium states are given, which could be used for clarifying the nature of the recently observed charmoniumlike states above the open charm production threshold.

D. Ebert, R. N. Faustov, and V. O. Galkin

2010-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamic flow in heavy-ion collisions with large hadronic viscosity  

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Using the (2+1)-dimensional viscous hydrodynamic code vish2+1 with a temperature-dependent specific shear viscosity ({eta}/s)(T), we present a detailed study of the influence of a large hadronic shear viscosity and its corresponding relaxation time {tau}{sub {pi}} on the transverse momentum spectra and elliptic flow of hadrons produced in 200A GeV Au+Au collisions. Although theory, in principle, predicts a well-defined relation {tau}{sub {pi}T}={kappa}(T)x({eta}/s)(T), the precise form of {kappa}(T) for the matter created in relativistic heavy-ion collisions is not known. For the popular choice {kappa}=3 the hadron spectra are found to be insensitive to a significant rise of {eta}/s in the hadronic stage, whereas their differential elliptic flow v{sub 2}(p{sub T}) is strongly suppressed by large hadronic viscosity. The large viscous effects on v{sub 2} are strongly reduced if (as theoretically expected) {kappa}(T) is allowed to grow with decreasing temperature in the hadronic stage. This implies that, until reliable calculations of {kappa}(T) become available, an extraction of the hadronic shear viscosity from a comparison between vish2+1 and a microscopic hadron cascade or experimental data requires a simultaneous fit of ({eta}/s)(T) and {kappa}(T).

Shen Chun; Heinz, Ulrich [Department of Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1117 (United States)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy-ion collisions with non-equilibrium Dirac-Brueckner mean fields  

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The influence of realistic interactions on the reaction dynamics in intermediate energy heavy-ion collisions is investigated. The mean field in relativistic transport calculations is derived from microscopic Dirac-Brueckner (DB) self-energies, taking non-equilibrium effects, in particular the anisotropy of the local phase space configurations, into account. Thus this approach goes beyond the local density approximation. A detailed analysis of various in-plane and out-of-plane flow observables is presented for Au on Au reactions at incident energies ranging from 250 to 800 A MeV and the results are compared to recent measurements of the FOPI Collaboration. An overall good agreement with in-plane flow data and a reasonable description of the out-of-plane emission is achieved. For these results the intrinsic momentum dependence of the non-equilibrium mean fields is important. On the other hand, the local density approximation with the same underlying DB forces as well as a standard non-linear version of the ?? model are less successful in describing the present data. This gives evidence of the applicability of self-energies derived from the DB approach to nuclear matter also far from saturation and equilibrium.

T. Gaitanos; C. Fuchs; H.H. Wolter

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion Colliders  

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High-energy ion colliders are large research tools in nuclear physics to study the Quark-Gluon-Plasma (QGP). The range of collision energy and high luminosity are important design and operational considerations. The experiments also expect flexibility with frequent changes in the collision energy, detector fields, and ion species. Ion species range from protons, including polarized protons in RHIC, to heavy nuclei like gold, lead and uranium. Asymmetric collision combinations (e.g. protons against heavy ions) are also essential. For the creation, acceleration, and storage of bright intense ion beams, limits are set by space charge, charge change, and intrabeam scattering effects, as well as beam losses due to a variety of other phenomena. Currently, there are two operating ion colliders, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at BNL, and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.

Fischer, W

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-energy-density physics experiments with intense heavy ion beams  

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In this paper we discuss physical and technical issues of high-energy-density physics (HEDP) experiments with intense heavy ion beams that are being performed at the Gesellschaft fr Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Darmstadt. Special attention is given to a comparison of some recent results on expansion dynamics of evaporating lead that have been obtained in heavy ion beam driven HIHEX (Heavy-Ion Heating and Expansion) experiments at GSI-Darmstadt and in high-explosive driven shock wave loading and release experiments at IPCPChernogolovka.

D. Varentsov; V. Ya. Ternovoi; M. Kulish; D. Fernengel; A. Fertman; A. Hug; J. Menzel; P. Ni; D.N. Nikolaev; N. Shilkin; V. Turtikov; S. Udrea; V.E. Fortov; A.A. Golubev; V.K. Gryaznov; D.H.H. Hoffmann; V. Kim; I.V. Lomonosov; V. Mintsev; B.Yu. Sharkov; A. Shutov; P. Spiller; N.A. Tahir; H. Wahl

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relativistic calculations of the isotope shifts in highly charged Li-like ions  

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Relativistic calculations of the isotope shifts of energy levels in highly charged Li-like ions are performed. The nuclear recoil (mass shift) contributions are calculated by merging the perturbative and large-scale configuration-interaction Dirac-Fock-Sturm (CI-DFS) methods. The nuclear size (field shift) contributions are evaluated by the CI-DFS method including the electron-correlation, Breit, and QED corrections. The nuclear deformation and nuclear polarization corrections to the isotope shifts in Li-like neodymium, thorium, and uranium are also considered. The results of the calculations are compared with the theoretical values obtained with other methods.

Zubova, N A; Shabaev, V M; Tupitsyn, I I; Volotka, A V; Plunien, G; Brandau, C; Sthlker, Th

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy-ion reactions at energies near the Coulomb barrier  

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The title covers a very broad area of both experimental and theoretical studies. The common characteristic of heavy-ion collisions at these energies, compared to what is usually seen at higher energies, is the important interplay between different reaction channels or internal degrees of freedom. The couplings between the various channels can result in important multistep contributions to a given channel. These often have to be treated explicitly, for example by solving the appropriate set of coupled equations. In contrast, at higher energies the effects of these couplings frequently can be represented in a simple, average way, as is done when one introduces an imaginary part to the optical potential for elastic scattering. At first, it might be thought that the possible importance of multistep transitions would be a strong disadvantage of working at these energies. However, although the analysis of the data becomes more complicate, the study of these terms and their interferences can be a rich source of information. In particular, it can tell us, indirectly, something about transitions between two excited states. Overviews of some of these phenomena have been presented elsewhere; here I have selected two topics as representative. Even then I cannot go into much detail, so perhaps this paper is best regarded as providing some references as the stating point for a literature search

Satchler, G.R.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observing non-Gaussian sources in heavy-ion reactions  

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We examine the possibility of extracting non-Gaussian sources from two-particle correlations in heavy-ion reactions. Non-Gaussian sources have been predicted in a variety of model calculations and may have been seen in various like-meson pair correlations. As a tool for this investigation, we have developed an improved imaging method that relies on a basis spline expansion of the source functions with an improved implementation of constraints. We examine under what conditions this improved method can distinguish between Gaussian and non-Gaussian sources. Finally, we investigate pion, kaon, and proton sources from the p-Pb reaction at 450 GeV/nucleon and from the S-Pb reaction at 200 GeV/nucleon studied by the NA44 experiment. Both the pion and kaon sources from the S-Pb correlations seem to exhibit a Gaussian core with an extended, non-Gaussian halo. We also find evidence for a scaling of the source widths with particle mass in the sources from the p-Pb reaction.

Brown, D. A.; Danielewicz, P.

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extractor configurations for a heavy ion fusion volume source  

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In order for volume sources to deliver the current (e.g., 0.8 A of Ar{sup +} per module) and brightness necessary for heavy ion fusion (HIF), they must operate at high current density. Conventional extractor designs for 1 to 2 MeV run into voltage breakdown limitations and cannot easily produce the required current rise time (about one microsecond). We discuss two systems that can overcome these volume-extraction problems. Each uses multichannel preaccelerators followed by a single channel main accelerator. Fast beam switching is done in the low energy beamlet stages. A new design, utilizing concentric ring preaccelerators, was recently described for another application [2]. A more conventional design uses a large number of small round beamlets. In either case, the merging beamlets are angled toward the axis, a feature that dominates other focusing. By suitable adjustment of the individual angles, beam aberrations are reduced. Because of the high current density, the overall structure is compact. Emittance growth from merging of beamlets is calculated and scaling is discussed.

Anderson, O.A.

2004-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Interferometry signatures for QCD first-order phase transition in heavy ion collisions at GSI-FAIR energies  

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Using the technique of quantum transport of the interfering pair we examine the Hanbury-Brown-Twiss (HBT) interferometry signatures for the particle-emitting sources of pions and kaons produced in the heavy ion collisions at GSI-FAIR energies. The evolution of the sources is described by relativistic hydrodynamics with the system equation of state of the first-order phase transition from quark-gluon plasma (QGP) to hadronic matter. We use quantum probability amplitudes in a path-integral formalism to calculate the two-particle correlation functions, where the effects of particle decay and multiple scattering are taken into consideration. We find that the HBT radii of kaons are smaller than those of pions for the same initial conditions. Both the HBT radii of pions and kaons increase with the system initial energy density. The HBT lifetimes of the pion and kaon sources are sensitive to the initial energy density. They are significantly prolonged when the initial energy density is tuned to the phase boundary between the QGP and mixed phase. This prolongations of the HBT lifetimes of pions and kaons may likely be observed in the heavy ion collisions with an incident energy in the GSI-FAIR energy range.

Li-Li Yu; M. J. Efaaf; Yan-Yu Ren; Wei-Ning Zhang

2008-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Yale Heavy Ion Linear Accelerator - CT  

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Yale Heavy Ion Linear Accelerator - Yale Heavy Ion Linear Accelerator - CT 05 FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: Yale Heavy Ion Linear Accelerator (CT.05) Eliminated from consideration under FUSRAP Designated Name: Not Designated Alternate Name: None Location: New Haven , Connecticut CT.05-1 Evaluation Year: 1987 CT.05-3 Site Operations: Research and development with solvents. CT.05-1 Site Disposition: Eliminated - Potential for contamination remote based on limited amount of materials handled CT.05-3 Radioactive Materials Handled: Yes Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Uranium, Radium CT.05-1 Radiological Survey(s): No Site Status: Eliminated from consideration under FUSRAP Also see Documents Related to Yale Heavy Ion Linear Accelerator CT.05-1 - MED Memorandum; To the Files, Thru Ruhoff, et. al.;

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Anomalous positrons from heavy ion collisions: Past results and future plans  

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The current status of the experimental study of anomalous lines observed in the spectra of positrons produced in heavy ion collisions is reviewed. A new experiment to measure positron-electron coincidences is discussed. 26 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.

Betts, R.R.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase transitions in high energy heavy ion collisions within fluid dynamics  

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Recent advances in Fluid Dynamical modeling of heavy ion collisions are presented, with particular attention to mesoscopic systems, QGP formation in the pre FD regime and QGP hadronization coinciding with the final freeze-out.

L. P. Csernai; Cs. Anderlik; V. Magas

2000-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental results from CERN on reaction mechanisms in high energy heavy ion collisions  

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Three main experimental results from CERN concerning reaction mechanisms in high energy heavy ion collisions are discussed: (1) the striking validity of the single particle picture, (2) the nuclear stopping power and (3) the attained energy densities.

Sorensen, S.P. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA) Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (USA). Dept. of Physics)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct drive heavy-ion-beam inertial fusion at high coupling efficiency  

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M J of fusion yield. This NIF capsule design ab- sorbs 200capsules the size of the NIF capsule with heavy-ion beams (designs emerge, and, if the NIF's ignition campaign is also

Logan, B.G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Drive Heavy-Ion-Beam Inertial Fusion at High Coupling Efficiency  

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of fusion yield [16]. This NIF capsule design absorbs 200 kJcapsules the size of the NIF capsule with heavy ion beams (designs emerge, and, i f the NIF's ignition campaign is also

Logan, B. Grant

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Generation, transport and focusing of high-brightness heavy ion beams  

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The Neutralized Transport Experiment (NTX) has been built at the Heavy Ion Fusion Virtual National Laboratory. NTX is the first successful integrated beam system experiment that explores various physical phenomena, and ...

Henestroza, Enrique

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy Ion Fusion Accelerator Research (HIFAR) year-end report, April 1, 1985-September 30, 1985  

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The heavy ion accelerator is profiled. Energy losses, currents, kinetic energy, beam optics, pulse models and mechanical tolerances are included in the discussion. In addition, computational efforts and an energy analyzer are described. 37 refs., 27 figs. (WRF)

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1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Isospin relaxation time in heavy-ion collisions at intermediate energies  

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Using an isospin-dependent transport model, we have studied the isospin and momentum relaxation times in the heavy residues formed in heavy-ion collisions at intermediate energies. It is found that only at incident energies below the Fermi energy...

Li, Ba; Ko, Che Ming.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silica coated magnetite nanoparticles for removal of heavy metal ions from polluted waters  

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Magnetic removal of Hg2+ and other heavy metal ions like Cd2+, Pb2+ etc. using silica coated magnetite particles from polluted waters is a current topic of active research to provide efficient water recycling and long term high quality water. The technique used to study the bonding characteristics of such kind of nanoparticles with the heavy metal ions is a very sensitive hyperfine specroscopy technique called the perturbed angular correlation technique (PAC).

Dash, Monika

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on the density dependence of the symmetry energy from heavy ion collisions  

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Constraints on the Equation of State for symmetric matter (equal neutron and proton numbers) have been extracted from energetic collisions of heavy ions over a range of energies. Collisions of neutron-deficient and neutron-rich heavy ions now provide initial constraints on the EoS of neutron-rich matter at sub-saturation densities from isospin diffusions and neutron proton ratios. This article reviews the experimental constraints on the density dependence of Symmetry Energy at sub-saturation density.

Tsang, M B; Coupland, D; Danielewicz, P; Famiano, F; Hodges, R; Kilburn, M; Lu, F; Lynch, W G; Winkelbauer, J; Youngs, M; Zhang, YingXun

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on the density dependence of the symmetry energy from heavy ion collisions  

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Constraints on the Equation of State for symmetric matter (equal neutron and proton numbers) have been extracted from energetic collisions of heavy ions over a range of energies. Collisions of neutron-deficient and neutron-rich heavy ions now provide initial constraints on the EoS of neutron-rich matter at sub-saturation densities from isospin diffusions and neutron proton ratios. This article reviews the experimental constraints on the density dependence of Symmetry Energy at sub-saturation density.

M. B. Tsang; Z. Chajecki; D. Coupland; P. Danielewicz; F. Famiano; R. Hodges; M. Kilburn; F. Lu; W. G. Lynch; J. Winkelbauer; M. Youngs; YingXun Zhang

2011-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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THE HOLIFIELD HEAVY-ION RESEARCH FACILITY AT OAK RIDGE C. M. JONES  

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1353 THE HOLIFIELD HEAVY-ION RESEARCH FACILITY AT OAK RIDGE C. M. JONES Oak Ridge National Laboratory*, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830, U.S.A. Résumé. 2014 Un nouveau laboratoire de recherche sur les ions lourds est actuellement en construction au Laboratoire National d'Oak Ridge. Cet exposé présente une

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Changes in metal nanoparticle shape and size induced by swift heavy-ion irradiation M.C. Ridgway1  

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Changes in metal nanoparticle shape and size induced by swift heavy-ion irradiation M.C. Ridgway1 and Au nanoparticles induced by swift heavy-ion irradiation (SHII) have been characterized using-edge structure. Elemental nanoparticles of diameters 2-15 nm were first formed in amorphous SiO2 by ion

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

293

Direct Drive Heavy-Ion-Beam Inertial Fusion at High Coupling Efficiency  

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Issues with coupling efficiency, beam illumination symmetry and Rayleigh Taylor (RT) instability are discussed for spherical heavy-ion-beam-driven targets with and without hohlraums. Efficient coupling of heavy ion beams to compress direct-drive inertial fusion targets without hohlraums is found to require ion range increasing several-fold during the drive pulse. One-dimensional implosion calculations using the LASNEX ICF target physics code shows the ion range increasing four-fold during the drive pulse to keep ion energy deposition following closely behind the imploding ablation front, resulting in high coupling efficiencies (shell kinetic energy/incident beam energy of 16 to 18%). Ways to increase beam ion range while mitigating Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities are discussed for future work.

Logan, B. Grant; Logan, B. Grant; Perkins, L.J.; Barnard, J.J.

2007-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Shockwave-driven, non-ideal plasmas for interaction experiments with heavy-ion beams  

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Plasma targets for measuring energy loss and charge-state distribution of heavy ions in non-ideal plasmas have been developed. Ar plasmas with ?-parameters 0.551.5 could be realized and the interaction with several ion species studied. Here, the results for 5.9 MeV/u C ions are presented. The energy loss in plasma was reproduced in different experiments.

K Weyrich; H Wahl; D H H Hoffmann; A A Golubev; A V Kantsyrev; B Yu Sharkov; M Kulish; S Dudin; V B Mintsev; V E Fortov; V Gryaznov

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Engineering of Materials by Swift Heavy Ion Beam Mixing  

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Ion beam mixing (IBM) is a phenomenon, at interface between two layers, in which the atoms of one layer mingle with the atoms of the other elements under the influence of ion beam traversal through them. When ...

D. K. Avasthi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE HEAVY ION FUSION WORKSHOP, CLAREMONT HOTEL, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA HELD OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 9, 1979  

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Heavy Ion Fusion Workshop, Argonne National Laboratory, p.Chambers, and E. P. Lee, Argonne National Laboratory ReportPHASE 0) J. M. Watson Argonne National Laboratory

Herrmannsfeldt, W.B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Coulomb driven energy boost of heavy ions for laser plasma acceleration  

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An unprecedented increase of kinetic energy of laser accelerated heavy ions is demonstrated. Ultra thin gold foils have been irradiated by an ultra short laser pulse at an intensity of $6\\times 10^{19}$ W/cm$^{2}$. Highly charged gold ions with kinetic energies up to $> 200$ MeV and a bandwidth limited energy distribution have been reached by using $1.3$ Joule laser energy on target. $1$D and $2$D Particle in Cell simulations show how a spatial dependence on the ions ionization leads to an enhancement of the accelerating electrical field. Our theoretical model considers a varying charge density along the target normal and is capable of explaining the energy boost of highly charged ions, leading to a higher efficiency in laser acceleration of heavy ions.

Braenzel, J; Platonov, K; Klingsporn, M; Ehrentraut, L; Sandner, W; Schnrer, M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a TOF SIMS setup at the Zagreb heavy ion microbeam facility  

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Abstract We describe a new Time-of-flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (TOF SIMS) setup for MeV SIMS application, which is constructed and installed at the heavy ion microbeam facility at the Ru?er Bokovi? Institute in Zagreb. The TOF-SIMS setup is developed for high sensitivity molecular imaging using a heavy ion microbeam that focuses ion beams (from C to I) with sub-micron resolution. Dedicated pulse processing electronics for MeV SIMS application have been developed, enabling microbeam-scanning control, incoming ion microbeam pulsing and molecular mapping. The first results showing measured MeV SIMS spectra as well as molecular maps for samples of interest are presented and discussed.

Ton?i Tadi?; Iva Bogdanovi? Radovi?; Zdravko Siketi?; Donny Domagoj Cosic; Natko Skukan; Milko Jaki?; Jiro Matsuo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Heating of Heavy Ions by Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejection (ICME) Driven Collisionless Shocks  

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Shock heating and particle acceleration processes are some of the most fundamental physical phenomena of plasma physics with countless applications in laboratory physics, space physics, and astrophysics. This study is motivated by previous observations of non-thermal heating of heavy ions in astrophysical shocks (Korreck et al. 2004). Here, we focus on shocks driven by Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections (ICMEs) which heat the solar wind and accelerate particles. This study focuses specifically on the heating of heavy ions caused by these shocks. Previous studies have focused only on the two dynamically dominant species, H+ and He2+ . This study utilizes thermal properties measured by the Solar Wind Ion Composition Spectrometer (SWICS) aboard the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft to examine heavy ion heating. This instrument provides data for many heavy ions not previously available for detailed study, such as Oxygen (O6+, O7+), Carbon (C5+, C6+), and Iron (Fe10+). The ion heating is found to depend critically on the upstream plasma

K. E. Korreck; T. H. Zurbuchen; S. T. Lepri; J. M . Raines

2006-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of target studies for heavy ion fusion  

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We present an updated set of gain curves for radiation driven ion beam targets. The improved target performance calculated with nuclear spin polarized fuel will also be discussed. We discuss the conditions required for efficient conversion to x-rays of ion beam energy. These requirements are compared with those obtained for lasers. Recent results on symmetry requirements for direct drive ion beam targets are presented.

Lindl, J.D.; Bangerter, R.D.; Mark, J.W.K.; Pan, Y.L.

1986-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy ion Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (HIRBS) for the near surface characterization of electronic materials  

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The use of heavy ion projectiles for Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS) provides several potential advantages over conventional RBS with /sup 4/He beams. Among these advantages are the improved mass resolution for heavy elements (>50 amu) and the increased accessible depth of analysis. A series of experiments using 20-MeV /sup 16/O beam backscattered from a variety of targets was performed in order to examine the potential advantages of heavy ion RBS in the near-surface characterization of semiconductors with masses >50 amu. Important questions such as mass resolution, depth resolution, isotopic effects, absolute sensitivity and minimum detectable limit of impurities were investigated. Ion implantations and multiple layered structures on GaAs substrates as well as metal germanide systems were studied. The development of the method in conjunction with the channeling technique is also discussed.

Yu, K.M.

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

What do we learn from Resonance Production in Heavy Ion Collisions?  

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Resonances with their short life time and strong coupling to the dense and hot medium are suggested as a signature of the early stage of the fireball created in a heavy ion collision \\cite{rap00,lut01,lut02}. The comparison of resonances with different lifetimes and quark contents may give information about time evolution and density and temperature of during the expanding of fireball medium. Resonances in elementary reactions have been measured since 1960. Resonance production in elementary collisions compared with heavy ion collisions where we expect to create a hot and dense medium may show the direct of influence of the medium on the resonances. This paper shows a selection of the recent resonance measurements from SPS and RHIC heavy ion colliders.

Christina Markert

2005-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

303

Fabrication of nanopores in a graphene sheet with heavy ions: A molecular dynamics study  

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Molecular dynamics simulations were performed to study the formation process of nanopores in a suspended graphene sheet irradiated by using energetic ions though a mask. By controlling the ion parameters including mass, energy, and incident angle, different kinds of topography were observed in the graphene sheet. Net-like defective structures with carbon atom chains can be formed at low ion fluences, which provide the possibility to functionalize the irradiated sample with subsequent chemical methods; finally a perfect nanopore with smooth edge appears when the ion fluence is high enough. We found that the dependence of ion damage efficiency on ion fluence, energy, and incident angle are different from that predicted by the semi-empirical model based on the binary-collision approximation, which results from the special structure of graphene. Our results demonstrate that it is feasible to fabricate controlled nanopores/nanostructures in graphene via heavy ion irradiation.

Li, Weisen; Liang, Li; Zhang, Shuo [State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Zhao, Shijun [Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, People's Republic China (China)] [Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, People's Republic China (China); Xue, Jianming [State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China) [State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, People's Republic China (China)

2013-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

304

From fusion to total disassembly: global stopping in heavy-ion collisions  

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Using the quantum molecular dynamics model, we aim to investigate the emis- sion of light complex particles, and degree of stopping reached in heavy-ion colli- sions. We took incident energies between 50 and 1000 MeV/nucleon. In addition, central and peripheral collisions and different masses are also considered. We ob- serve that the light complex particles act in almost similar manner as anisotropic ratio. In other words, multiplicity of light complex particles is an indicator of global stopping in heavy-ion collisions. We see that maximum light complex particles and stopping is obtained for heavier masses in central collisions.

Jatinder K. Dhawan; Narinder Dhiman; Aman D. Sood; Rajeev K. Puri

2010-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

305

Selected Topics in the Physics of Heavy Ion Collisions (1/3)  

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In these lectures, I discuss some classes of measurements accessible in heavy ion collisions at the LHC. How can these observables be measured, to what extent can they be calculated, and what do they tell us about the dense mesoscopic system created during the collision? In the first lecture, I shall focus in particular on measurements that constrain the spatio-temporal picture of the collisions and that measure centrality, orientations and extensions. In the subsequent lectures, I then discuss on how classes of measurements allow one to characterize collective phenomena, and to what extent these measurements can constrain the properties of matter produced in heavy ion collisions.

None

2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Selected Topics in the Physics of Heavy Ion Collisions (1/3)  

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In these lectures, I discuss some classes of measurements accessible in heavy ion collisions at the LHC. How can these observables be measured, to what extent can they be calculated, and what do they tell us about the dense mesoscopic system created during the collision? In the first lecture, I shall focus in particular on measurements that constrain the spatio-temporal picture of the collisions and that measure centrality, orientations and extensions. In the subsequent lectures, I then discuss on how classes of measurements allow one to characterize collective phenomena, and to what extent these measurements can constrain the properties of matter produced in heavy ion collisions.

None

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Central collisions of heavy ions. Progress report, October 1, 1990--September 31, 1991  

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This report describes the activities of the Heavy Ion Physics Group at the University of California, Riverside from October 1, 1990 to September 30, 1991. During this period, our program focuses on particle production at AGS energies, and correlation studies at the Bevalac in nucleus central collisions. We participated in the preparation of letters of intent for two RHIC experiments -- the OASIS proposal and the Di-Muon proposal -- and worked on two RHIC R&D efforts -- a silicon strip detector project and a muon-identifier project. A small fraction of time was also devoted to physics programs outside the realm of heavy ion reactions by several individuals.

Fung, Sun-yiu

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of Heavy Ion Densities From Linearly Polarized EMIC Waves At Earth  

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Linearly polarized EMIC waves are expected to concentrate at the location where their wave frequency satisfies the ion-ion hybrid (IIH) resonance condition as the result of a mode conversion process. In this letter, we evaluate absorption coefficients at the IIH resonance in the Earth geosynchronous orbit for variable concentrations of helium and azimuthal and field-aligned wave numbers in dipole magnetic field. Although wave absorption occurs for a wide range of heavy ion concentration, it only occurs for a limited range of azimuthal and field-aligned wave numbers such that the IIH resonance frequency is close to, but not exactly the same as the crossover frequency. Our results suggest that, at L = 6.6, linearly polarized EMIC waves can be generated via mode conversion from the compressional waves near the crossover frequency. Consequently, the heavy ion concentration ratio can be estimated from observations of externally generated EMIC waves that have polarization.

Kim, Eun-Hwa; Johnson, Jay R.; Lee, Dong-Hun

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

309

High energy density physics generated by intense heavy ion beams  

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Intense ion beams from accelerators are now available to generate high energy density matter and to study astrophysical phenomena in the laboratory under controlled and reproducible conditions. A detailed unde...

D. H. H. Hoffmann; V. E. Fortov; M. Kuster; V. Mintsev

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar-wind protons and heavy ions sputtering of lunar surface materials A.F. Barghouty a,  

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Solar-wind protons and heavy ions sputtering of lunar surface materials A.F. Barghouty a, , F Available online 21 December 2010 Keywords: Solar wind sputtering Lunar regolith KREEP soil Potential a c t Lunar surface materials are exposed to $1 keV/amu solar-wind protons and heavy ions on almost

311

Cascade Problems in Some Atomic Lifetime Measurements at a Heavy-Ion Storage Ring  

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Lifetimes of 3s{sup 2}3p{sup k} ground configuration levels of Al-, Si-, P-, and S-like ions of Be, Co, and Ni have been measured at a heavy-ion storage ring. Some of the observed decay curves show strong evidence of cascade repopulation from specific 3d levels that feature lifetimes in the same multi-millisecond range as the levels of the ground configuration.

Trabert, E; Hoffmann, J; Krantz, C; Wolf, A; Ishikawa, Y; Santana, J

2008-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

312

Atomic physics with relativistic ion beams, using the Brookhaven 200 MeV linac and 1. 5 GeV Booster Synchrotron  

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A survey of atomic physics experiments with relativistic ion beams at the Brookhaven Neutral Beam Test Facility is presented and special techniques using 150 m flight paths and precision particle and laser beam optics are described. 5 refs.

Wimmersperg, U. von; Jones, K.W.; McKenzie-Wilson, R.B.; Ward, T.E.; Snead, C.L. Jr.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Open heavy flavor production at RHIC  

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The study of heavy flavor production in relativistic heavy ion collisions is an extreme experimental challenge but provides important information on the properties of the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) created in Au+Au collisions at RHIC. Heavy-quarks are believed to be produced in the initial stages of the collision, and are essential on the understanding of parton energy loss in the dense medium created in such environment. Moreover, heavy-quarks can help to investigate fundamental properties of QCD in elementary p+p collisions. In this work we review recent results on heavy flavor production and their interaction with the hot and dense medium at RHIC.

A. A. P. Suaide

2007-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

314

Effect of heavy metals ions on enzyme activity in the Mediterranean mussel, Donax trunculus  

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Heavy metal ions strongly are bound by sulfhydryl groups of proteins. Sulfhydryl binding changes the structure and enzymatic activities of proteins and causes toxic effects evident at the whole organism level. Heavy metal ions like Cd, Cu, Hg, Zn, and Pb in sufficiently high concentrations might kill organisms or cause other adverse effects that changing aquatic community structures. Bivalves are known to be heavy metal accumulators. The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of different concentrations of each of five heavy metal ions on the activity of four enzymes in D. trunculus. As it is known that heavy metals inhibit the activity of a wide range of enzymes, the authors chose representative examples of dehydrogenases (lactate and malate dehydrogenases), respiratory enzyme (cytochrome oxidase) and digestive enzyme ({alpha}-amylase). The acute effects of different concentrations of selected metals were examined. These concentrations were higher than those found usually in the locality where the animals occur, but might be encountered during a given event of pollution.

Mizrahi, L.; Achituv, Y. (Bar Ilan Univ., Ramat-Gan (Israel))

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer Simulation and Comparison of Proton and Carbon Ion Treatment of Tumor Cells Using Particle and Heavy Ion Transport Code System  

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COMPUTER SIMULATION AND COMPARISON OF PROTON AND CARBON ION TREATMENT OF TUMOR CELLS USING PARTICLE AND HEAVY ION TRANSPORT CODE SYSTEM A Thesis by KEEL BRANDON CURTIS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A... AND HEAVY ION TRANSPORT CODE SYSTEM A Thesis by KEEL BRANDON CURTIS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair...

Curtis, Keel Brandon

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

316

Proceedings of the 8th high energy heavy ion study  

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This was the eighth in a series of conferences jointly sponsored by the Nuclear Science Division of LBL and the Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung in West Germany. Sixty papers on current research at both relativistic and intermediate energies are included in this report. Topics covered consisted of: Equation of State of Nuclear Matter, Pion and High Energy Gamma Emission, Theory of Multifragmentation, Intermediate Energies, Fragmentation, Atomic Physics, Nuclear Structure, Electromagnetic Processes, and New Facilities planned for SIS-ESR. The latest design parameters of the Bevalac Upgrade Proposal were reviewed for the user community. Also, the design of a new electronic 4..pi.. detector, a time projection chamber which would be placed at the HISS facility, was presented.

Harris, J.W. (ed.); Wozniak, G.J. (ed.)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Can CP-violation be observed in heavy-ion collisions?  

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Can CP-violation be observed in heavy-ion collisions? I.B. Khriplovich, A.S. Rudenko Budker of the -term GG locally violating CP- invariance (D. Kharzeev et al., PRL 81, 512 (1998)). To search on the level predicted by the model of local CP-violation, too high statistics is required (L.E. Finch et al

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Structural changes induced by heavy ion irradiation in titanium silicon carbide J.C. Nappa,  

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Structural changes induced by heavy ion irradiation in titanium silicon carbide Authors J.C. Nappéa, UMR 8609, Bât. 108, 91405 Orsay, France ABSTRACT Carbide-type ceramics, which have remarkable at high temperature. The MAX phases, and more particularly titanium silicon carbide, are distinguished

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Microstructural changes induced by low energy heavy ion irradiation in titanium silicon carbide  

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Microstructural changes induced by low energy heavy ion irradiation in titanium silicon carbide, and it was validated on irradiated silicon carbide. The swelling of Ti3SiC2 was estimated to 2.2 ±0 to these working conditions, non-oxide refractory ceramics are required as fuel cladding. Thus, carbides turn out

Boyer, Edmond

320

Systematics of cross sections for target K-vacancy production in heavy ion collisions  

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-shell vacancy production by heavy ions. .......................................................................................... 9 2. Regions of validity for various approximation schemes as a function of the projectile-to-target nuclear charge ratio, Z1.... ........................................................................... 33 8. Photograph of the experimental setup for the measurement of x-ray production cross sections ......................................................................................... 34 9. Schematic view of the experimental setup...

Peng, Yong

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of Dileptons in Heavy Ion Collisions at SPS-Energies  

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In this contribution we will discuss the production of low mass dileptons in SPS-energy heavy ion collisions. We briefly review the current theoretical situation before we turn to the analysis of the recent data for Pb+Au. We also will discuss the role of baryons as a source for dileptons.

V. Koch

1999-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

322

Research in heavy-ion nuclear physics. Annual progress report, May 1, 1991--April 30, 1992  

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This report discusses the following topics: Fusion-fission in light nuclear systems; High-resolution Q-value measurement for the {sup 24}Mg+{sup 24}Mg reaction; Heavy-ion reactions and limits to fusion; and Hybrid MWPC-Bragg curve detector development.

Sanders, S.J.; Prosser, F.W.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Parametic Study of the current limit within a single driver-scale transport beam line of an induction Linac for Heavy Ion Fusion  

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for heavy-ion inertial fusion, Fusion Engineering and DesignIon Fusion * by Lionel Robert Prost Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Engineering

Prost, Lionel Robert

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Structural phase transition in induced by swift heavy ion irradiation at high-pressure  

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Exposing pressurized crystals to GeV heavy ions reveals unexpected structural changes. Irradiated at ambient conditions, natural zirconia ( ZrO 2 ) transforms from the monoclinic structure to its tetragonal (high-temperature) phase. For this process the required fluence must exceed 5 10 12 ions / cm 2 for Pb and U and becomes even significantly higher for lighter ions. If samples are pressurized during irradiation using diamond anvil cells, the required fluence drops at least by one order of magnitude. The efficiency of the monoclinic to tetragonal phase transition becomes larger with increasing pressure.

B. Schuster; M. Lang; R. Klein; C. Trautmann; R. Neumann; A. Benyagoub

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Sorption of heavy metals by modified chelating ion exchangers  

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Satisfactory sorption capacity towards heavy metals of several physically modified chelating resins at low pH is reported. It was found that the linear sorption isotherms are the most appropriate for describing the sorption of Ni and Pb. The data obtained revealed that the chelating resins studied are able to remove selectively copper from a complex synthetic solution containing Fe, Mn and Pb. The regeneration of Lewatit TP 208 by 10% H2SO4 in batch conditions proved to be effective through three consecutive runs of loading-regeneration.

Valentin Nenov; Bogdan Bonev

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Observation of charge-dependent azimuthal correlations and possible local strong parity violation in heavy-ion collisions  

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Parity-odd domains, corresponding to non-trivial topological solutions of the QCD vacuum, might be created during relativistic heavy-ion collisions. These domains are predicted to lead to charge separation of quarks along the orbital momentum of the system created in non-central collisions. To study this effect, we investigate a three particle mixed harmonics azimuthal correlator which is a {Rho}-even observable, but directly sensitive to the charge separation effect. We report measurements of this observable using the STAR detector in Au+Au and Cu+Cu collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 200 and 62 GeV. The results are presented as a function of collision centrality, particle separation in rapidity, and particle transverse momentum. A signal consistent with several of the theoretical expectations is detected in all four data sets. We compare our results to the predictions of existing event generators, and discuss in detail possible contributions from other effects that are not related to parity violation.

STAR Collaboration; Abelev, Betty

2010-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

327

Structural modifications of low-energy heavy-ion irradiated germanium  

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Heavy-ion irradiation of crystalline germanium (c-Ge) results in the formation of a homogeneous amorphous germanium (a-Ge) layer at the surface. This a-Ge layer undergoes structural modification such as a strong volume expansion accompanied by drastic surface blackening with further ion irradiation. In the present paper we investigate the mechanism of this ion-induced structural modification in a-Ge basically for the irradiation with I ions (3 and 9 MeV) at room and low temperature as a function of ion fluence for the ion incidence angles of {Theta}=7 deg. and {Theta}=45 deg. For comparison, Ag- and Au-ion irradiations were performed at room temperature as a function of the ion fluence. At fluences two orders of magnitude above the amorphization threshold, morphological changes were observed for all irradiation conditions used. Over a wide range of ion fluences we demonstrate that the volume expansion is caused by the formation of voids at the surface and in the depth of the projected ion range. At high ion fluences the amorphous layer transforms into a porous structure as established by cross section and plan view electron microscopy investigations. However, the formation depth of the surface and buried voids as well as the shape and the dimension of the final porous structure depend on the ion fluence, ion species, and irradiation temperature and will be discussed in detail. The rate of the volume expansion (i.e., porous layer formation) depends linearly on the value of {epsilon}{sub n}. This clearly demonstrates that the structural changes are determined solely by the nuclear energy deposited within the amorphous phase. In addition, at high ion fluences all perpendicular ion irradiations lead to a formation of a microstructure at the surface, whereas for nonperpendicular ion irradiations a nonsaturating irreversible plastic deformation (ion hammering) without a microstructure formation is observed. For the irradiation with ion energies of several MeV, the effect of plastic deformation shows a linear dependence on the ion fluence. Based on these results, we provide an explanation for the differences in surface morphology observed for different angles of incidence of the ion beam will be discussed in detail.

Steinbach, T.; Wernecke, J.; Wesch, W. [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany); Kluth, P.; Ridgway, M. C. [Australian National University, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Canberra (Australia)

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

OPTIMIZATION OF THE PARAMETERS IN THE RHIC SINGLE CRYSTAL HEAVY ION COLLIMATION.  

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In the framework of the project to design and test a collimation system prototype using bent channeling crystal for cleaning of the RHIC heavy ion beam halo, we have studied the optimal length and bending angle of a silicon (110) single crystal proposed to be a primary element situated upstream of the traditional heavy amorphous collimator. Besides the matters of the channeling and collimation efficiency, we also looked into the impact the crystal may have on the non-channeled particles that go on circulating in the ring, so as to reduce the momentum offset of the particles scattered of the crystal.

BIRYUKOV,V.M.; CHESNOKOV,Y.A.; KOTOV,V.I.; TRBOJEVIC,D.; STEVENS,A.

1999-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

329

Unique capabilities of an intense heavy ion beam as a tool for equation-of-state studies  

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Intense heavy ion beams open new possibilities in high-energy-density matter research. Due to the unique feature of the energy deposition process of heavy ions in dense matter (volume character of heating) it is possible to generate high entropy states in matter without the necessity of shock compression. Previously such high entropy states could only be achieved by using the most powerful shock wave generators like nuclear explosions or powerful lasers. In this paper this novel technique of heavy ion heating and expansion is proposed to explore new fascinating regions of the phase diagram including the liquid phase the evaporation region with the critical point and strongly coupled plasmas.

D. H. H. Hoffmann; V. E. Fortov; I. V. Lomonosov; V. Mintsev; N. A. Tahir; D. Varentsov; J. Wieser

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relativistic hydrodynamics with quantum hadrodynamics equation of state  

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We derive the equation of state of the quantum hydrodynamics Lagrangian in a classical approach. The obtained equation of state is then used as input in a relativistic hydrodynamical numerical routine. Rapidity and transverse momentum distributions are calculated and compared with experimental data on heavy ion collisions obtained at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Alternating Gradient Synchrotron and the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron.

D. P. Menezes; F. S. Navarra; M. Nielsen; U. Ornik

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stress tensor and bulk viscosity in relativistic nuclear collisions  

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We discuss the influence of different initial conditions for the stress tensor and the effect of bulk viscosity on the expansion and cooling of the fireball created in relativistic heavy ion collisions. In particular, we explore the evolution...however, it does not significantly increase the entropy produced....

Fries, Rainer J.; Mueller, Berndt; Schaefer, Andreas.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONTROLS AND DIAGNOSTICS FOR THE HIGH CURRENT ELECTRON BEAM ION SOURCE AT BNL *  

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CONTROLS AND DIAGNOSTICS FOR THE HIGH CURRENT ELECTRON BEAM ION SOURCE AT BNL * E. Beebe, J Test Stand (EBTS), is a full electron beam power, half ion trap length prototype for an Electron Beam Ion Source (EBIS) that could meet requirements for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC

333

Fusion hindrance in reactions with very heavy ions: Border between normal and hindered fusion  

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The fusion hindrance in heavy-ion collisions is studied in the framework of the two-center liquid drop model. It appears that the neck and the radial degrees of freedom might both be hampered by an inner potential barrier on their path between the contact configuration to the compound nucleus. Heavy-ion reactions with and without the two kinds of fusion hindrance are classified through systematic calculations. It is found that the number of reactions without radial fusion hindrance is much smaller than that without neck fusion hindrance, and for both kinds of fusion hindrance the number of reactions without fusion hindrance at small mass-asymmetry parameter {alpha} is smaller than that at large {alpha}. In the formation of a given compound nucleus, if a reaction with {alpha}{sub c} is not hindered, then other reactions with {alpha}>{alpha}{sub c} are also not hindered, as is well known experimentally.

Shen Caiwan; Li Qingfeng [School of Science, Huzhou Teachers College, Huzhou 313000 (China); Boilley, David [GANIL, CEA/DSM-CNRS/IN2P3, BP 55027, F-14076 Caen cedex 5 (France); Universite de Caen Basse-Normandie, F-14032 Caen (France); Shen Junjie [School of Science, Huzhou Teachers College, Huzhou 313000 (China); School of Science and Information Engineering, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321000 (China); Abe, Yasuhisa [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of strangeness production in heavy-ion collisions near threshold energies  

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Within the framework of the improved isospin dependent quantum molecular dynamics (ImIQMD) model, the dynamics of strangeness (K$^{0,+}$, $\\Lambda$ and $\\Sigma^{-,0,+}$) production in heavy-ion collisions near threshold energies is investigated systematically, in which the strange particles are considered to be mainly produced by the inelastic collisions of baryon-baryon and pion-baryon. The collisions in the region of supra-saturation densities of the dense baryonic matter formed in heavy-ion collisions dominate the yields of strangeness production. The total multiplicities as functions of incident energies and collision centralities are calculated with the Skyrme parameter SLy6. The excitation function of strangeness production is analyzed and also compared with the KaoS data for the K$^{+}$ production in the reactions $^{12}$C+$^{12}$C and $^{197}$Au+$^{197}$Au.

Zhao-Qing Feng; Gen-Ming Jin

2010-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Metallization of hydrogen using heavy-ion-beam implosion of multilayered cylindrical targets  

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Employing a two-dimensional simulation model, this paper presents a suitable design for an experiment to study metallization of hydrogen in a heavy-ion beam imploded multilayered cylindrical target that contains a layer of frozen hydrogen. Such an experiment will be carried out at the upgraded heavy-ion synchrotron facility (SIS-18) at the Gesellschaft fr Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt by the end of the year 2001. In these calculations we consider a uranium beam that will be available at the upgraded SIS-18. Our calculations show that it may be possible to achieve theoretically predicted physical conditions necessary to create metallic hydrogen in such experiments. These include a density of about 1 g/cm3, a pressure of 35 Mbar, and a temperature of a few 0.1 eV.

N. A. Tahir, D. H. H. Hoffmann, A. Kozyreva, A. Tauschwitz, A. Shutov, J. A. Maruhn, P. Spiller, U. Neuner, J. Jacoby, M. Roth, R. Bock, H. Juranek, and R. Redmer

2000-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Recirculating induction accelerator as a low-cost driver for heavy ion fusion  

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As a fusion driver, a heavy ion accelerator offers the advantages of efficient target coupling, high reliability, and long stand-off focusing. While the projected cost of conventional heavy ion fusion (HIF) drivers based on multiple beam induction linacs are quite competitive with other inertial driver options, a driver solution which reduces the cost by a factor of two or more will make the case for HIF truly compelling. The recirculating induction accelerator has the potential of large cost reductions. For this reason, an intensive study of the recirculator concept was performed by a team from LLNL and LBL over the past year. We have constructed a concrete point design example of a 4 MJ driver with a projected efficiency of 35% and projected cost of less than 500 million dollars. A detailed report of our findings during this year of intensive studies has been recently completed. 3 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs.

Barnard, J.J.; Newton, M.A.; Reginato, L.L.; Sharp, W.M.; Shay, H.D.; Yu, S.S.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Range and energy-loss of heavy ions by a nuclear track technique  

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A simple and fairly accurate nuclear track technique has been described to measure the range and energy-loss rate of any heavy ion in any elemental or complex media. The experimental values of range and energy loss of 16.34 MeV/u 238U ions in nickel and tantalum have been measured by the track technique using CR-39 as track detector. The error in measurement varies from 510%. Measured ranges are compared with the corresponding theoretical values obtained from some commonly used theories and data tables.

K.K. Dwivedi

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parity nonconservation effect in the resonance elastic electron scattering on heavy He-like ions  

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We investigate the parity nonconservation effect in the elastic scattering of polarized electrons on heavy He-like ions, being initially in the ground state. The enhancement of the parity violation is achieved by tuning the energy of the incident electron in resonance with quasidegenerate doubly-excited states of the corresponding Li-like ion. We consider two possible scenarios. In the first one we assume that the polarization of the scattered electron is measured, while in the second one it is not detected.

Zaytsev, V A; Shabaev, V M; Tashenov, S; Stoehlker, Th

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Viscosity and thermal conductivity effects at first-order phase transitions in heavy-ion collisions  

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Effects of viscosity and thermal conductivity on the dynamics of first-order phase transitions are studied. The nuclear gas-liquid and hadron-quark transitions in heavy-ion collisions are considered. We demonstrate that at nonzero thermal conductivity, {kappa} {ne} 0, onset of spinodal instabilities occurs on an isothermal spinodal line, whereas for {kappa} = 0 instabilities take place at lower temperatures, on an adiabatic spinodal.

Voskresensky, D. N., E-mail: D.Voskresensky@gsi.de [National Research Nuclear University 'MEPhI' (Russian Federation); Skokov, V. V., E-mail: V.Skokov@gsi.de [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH (Germany)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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First-Order Phase Transition in Intermediate-Energy Heavy Ion Collisions  

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We model the disassembly of an excited nuclear system formed as a result of a heavy ion collision. We find that, as the beam energy in central collisions in varied, the dissociating system crosses a liquid-gas coexistence curve, resulting in a first-order phase transition. Accessible experimental signatures are identified: a peak in the specific heat, a power-law yield for composites, and a maximum in the second moment of the yield distribution.

Jicai Pan; Subal Das Gupta; Martin Grant

1998-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Status and Promise of Particle Interferometry in Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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After five years of running at RHIC, and on the eve of the LHC heavy-ion program, we highlight the status of femtoscopic measurements. We emphasize the role interferometry plays in addressing fundamental questions about the state of matter created in such collisions, and present an enumerated list of measurements, analyses and calculations that are needed to advance the field in the coming years.

Selemon Bekele; Fabio Braghin; Zbigniew Chajecki; Paul Chung; John G. Cramer; Tamas Csorgo; Hans Eggers; Sean Gavin; Frederique Grassi; Yogiro Hama; Adam Kisiel; Che-Ming Ko; Tomoi Koide; Gastao Krein; Roy Lacey; Richard Lednicky; Michael A. Lisa; Wesley Metzger; Dariusz Miskowiec; Kenji Morita; Sandra S. Padula; Scott Pratt; Wei-Liang Qian; Vladislav Simak; Yuri Sinyukov; Michal Sumbera; Bernardo M. Tavares; Giuseppe Verde; Detlef Zschiesche

2007-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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K+ production in baryon-baryon and heavy-ion collisions  

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Kaon production cross sections in nucleon-nucleon, nucleon-Delta, and Delta-Delta interactions are studied in a boson exchange model. For the latter two interactions, the exchanged pion can be on-mass shell...only contributions due to a virtual pion an included via the Peierls method by taking into account the finite Delta width. With these cross sections and also those for pion-baryon interactions, subthreshold kaon production from heavy-ion collisions...

Li, GQ; Ko, Che Ming; Chung, WS.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Central collisions of heavy ions. Progress report, October 1, 1991--September 31, 1992  

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This report describes the activities of the Heavy Ion Physics Group at the University of California, Riverside from October 1, 1991 to September 30, 1992. During this period, the program focused on particle production at AGS energies, and correlation studies at the Bevalac in nucleus-nucleus central collisions. As part of the PHENIX collaboration, contributions were made to the Preliminary Conceptual Design Report (pCDR), and work on a RHIC silicon microstrip detector R&D project was performed.

Fung, Sun-yiu

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffractive vector meson production in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions from the Color Glass Condensate  

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We compute cross sections for incoherent and coherent diffractive J/$\\Psi$ and $\\Psi(2S)$ production in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions. The dipole models used in these calculations are obtained by fitting the HERA deep inelastic scattering data and compared with available electron-proton diffraction measurements. We obtain a reasonably good description of the available ALICE data. We find that the normalization of the ultraperipheral cross section has large model dependence, but the rapidity dependence is more tightly constrained.

T. Lappi; H. Mntysaari

2014-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomalous effects and possible environmental symmetry "violation" in heavy-ion collisions  

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The heavy ion collision provides a unique many-body environment where local domains of strongly interacting chiral medium may occur and in a sense allow environmental symmetry "violation" pheomena. We briefly review recent progress in both the theoretical understanding and experimental search of various anomalous transport effects (such as the Chiral Magnetic Effect, Chiral Separation Effect, Chiral Electric Separation Effect, Chiral Electric/Magnetic Waves, etc) in the hot QCD fluid created by such experiments.

Jinfeng Liao

2014-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE HEAVY ION FUSION WORKSHOP, CLAREMONT HOTEL, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA HELD OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 9, 1979  

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Heavy Ion Fusion Workshop, Argonne National Laboratory, p.See, p. Berkeley Berkeley Argonne National Laboratory ReportW. Chambers, and E. P. L e e , Argonne National Laboratory (

Herrmannsfeldt, W.B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New mechanism for the production of extremely fast light particles in heavy-ion collisions in the fermi energy domain  

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Employing a four-body classical model, various mechanisms responsible for the production of fast light particles in heavy-ion collisions at low and intermediate energies have been studied. It has been shown that,...

A. S. Denikin; V. I. Zagrebaev

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy Ion Fusion Accelerator Research (HIFAR) half-year report, October 1, 1988--March 31, 1989  

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The basic objective of the Heavy Ion Fusion Accelerator Research (HIFAR) program is to assess the suitability of heavy ion accelerators as igniters for Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF). A specific accelerator technology, the induction linac, has been studied at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and has reached the point at which its viability for ICF applications can be assessed over the next few years. The HIFAR program addresses the generation of high-power, high-brightness beams of heavy ions, the understanding of the scaling laws in this novel physics regime, and the validation of new accelerator strategies, to cut costs. Key elements to be addressed include: beam quality limits set by transverse and longitudinal beam physics; development of induction accelerating modules, and multiple-beam hardware, at affordable costs; acceleration of multiple beams with current amplification --both new features in a linac -- without significant dilution of the optical quality of the beams; and final bunching, transport, and accurate focusing on a small target.

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1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Gas Proportional Scintillation Counter for Light Heavy-Ion Detection  

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In recent years, nuclear data have been needed in the medical field. Nuclear data induced by light heavy ions are especially needed at high precision for cancer treatment, although there are not enough usable data at present.We have a plan to measure light heavy-ion nuclear data with a dE-E detector. Low density is needed for the dE detector. We have two options for the dE detector: a semiconductor detector (SSD) and a Gas Counter. On one hand, SSD has good energy resolution, but on the other hand, it is expensive and its decay time is on the 100-microsecond order. A Gas Counter is inexpensive, and a Gas Proportional Scintillation Counter (GPSC) has fast decay time. Then, we developed a GPSC for the dE detector, and its evaluation experiment was carried out at the Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator in Chiba (HIMAC).We will report the results of the experiment with the performance of the GPSC.

Hohara, Sin-ya; Imamura, Minoru; Kin, Tadahiro; Yamashita, Yusuke; Maki, Daiske; Saiho, Fuminobu; Ikeda, Katsuhiko; Uozumi, Yusuke; Matoba, Masaru [Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan)

2005-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Secondary Phi-Meson Peak as an Indicator of a Qcd Phase-Transition in Ultrarelativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW C VOLUME 50, NUMBER 6 DECEMBER 1994 Secondary phi meson peak as an indicator of a +CD phase transition in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions M. Asakawa* Nuclear Science Division, MS 70A $80-7, Laurrence Berkeley Laboratory... invariant mass spectrum if a first order /CD phase transition occurs in ultrarelativistic heavy- ion collisions. Furthermore, the transition temperature can be determined from the transverse momentum distribution of the low mass phi peak. In this work, we...

Asakawa, M.; Ko, Che Ming.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transverse Collective Flow and Emission Order of Mid-Rapidity Fragments in Fermi Energy Heavy Ion Collisions  

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TRANSVERSE COLLECTIVE FLOW AND EMISSION ORDER OF MID-RAPIDITY FRAGMENTS IN FERMI ENERGY HEAVY ION COLLISIONS A Dissertation by ZACHARY WAYNE KOHLEY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2010 Major Subject: Chemistry TRANSVERSE COLLECTIVE FLOW AND EMISSION ORDER OF MID-RAPIDITY FRAGMENTS IN FERMI ENERGY HEAVY ION COLLISIONS A Dissertation by ZACHARY WAYNE KOHLEY Submitted...

Kohley, Zachary Wayne

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Heavy-ion Induced Desorption Studies for Particle Accelerators  

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During high-intensity heavy-ion operation of several particle accelerators worldwide, large dynamic pressure rises of orders of magnitude were caused by lost beam ions that impacted under grazing angle onto the vacuum chamber walls. This ion-induced desorption, observed, for example, at CERN, GSI, and BNL, can seriously limit the ion intensity, luminosity, and beam lifetime of the accelerator. For the heavyion program at CERN's Large Hadron Collider collisions between beams of fully stripped lead (208Pb82+) ions with a beam energy of 2.76 TeV/u and a nominal luminosity of 10**27 cm**-2 s**-1 are foreseen. The GSI future project FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) aims at a beam intensity of 10**12 uranium (238U28+) ions per second to be extracted from the synchrotron SIS18. Over the past years an experimental effort has been made to study the observed dynamic vacuum degradations, which are important to understand and overcome for present and future particle accelerators. The paper reviews the resu...

Mahner, E

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic stopping power for heavy ions in SiC and SiO2  

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Accurate information of electronic stopping power is fundamental for broad advances in electronic industry, space exploration, national security, and sustainable energy technologies. The Stopping and Range of Ions in Matter (SRIM) code has been widely applied to predict stopping powers and ion distributions for decades. Recent experimental results have, however, shown considerable errors in the SRIM predictions for stopping of heavy ions in compounds containing light elements, indicating an urgent need to improve current stopping power models. The electronic stopping powers of 35Cl, 80Br, 127I, and 197Au ions are experimentally determined in two important functional materials, SiC and SiO2, from tens to hundreds keV/u based on a single ion technique. By combining with the reciprocity theory, new electronic stopping powers are suggested in a region from 0 to 15 MeV, where large deviations from SRIM predictions are observed. For independent experimental validation of the electronic stopping powers we determined, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) and secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) are utilized to measure the depth profiles of implanted Au ions in SiC with energies from 700 keV to 15 MeV. The measured ion distributions from both RBS and SIMS are considerably deeper (up to ~30%) than the predictions from the commercial SRIM code. In comparison, the new electronic stopping power values are utilized in a modified TRIM-85 (the original version of the SRIM) code, M-TRIM, to predict ion distributions, and the results are in good agreement with the experimentally measured ion distributions.

Jin, Ke [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)] [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Zhang, Yanwen [ORNL] [ORNL; Zhu, Zihua [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Grove, David A. [Luxel Corporation] [Luxel Corporation; Xue, Haizhou [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)] [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Xue, Jianming [Peking University] [Peking University; Weber, William J [ORNL] [ORNL

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Amorphization and reduction of thermal conductivity in porous silicon by irradiation with swift heavy ions  

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In this article, we demonstrate that the thermal conductivity of nanostructured porous silicon is reduced by amorphization and also that this amorphous phase in porous silicon can be created by swift (high-energy) heavy ion irradiation. Porous silicon samples with 41%-75% porosity are irradiated with 110 MeV uranium ions at six different fluences. Structural characterisation by micro-Raman spectroscopy and SEM imaging show that swift heavy ion irradiation causes the creation of an amorphous phase in porous Si but without suppressing its porous structure. We demonstrate that the amorphization of porous silicon is caused by electronic-regime interactions, which is the first time such an effect is obtained in crystalline silicon with single-ion species. Furthermore, the impact on the thermal conductivity of porous silicon is studied by micro-Raman spectroscopy and scanning thermal microscopy. The creation of an amorphous phase in porous silicon leads to a reduction of its thermal conductivity, up to a factor of 3 compared to the non-irradiated sample. Therefore, this technique could be used to enhance the thermal insulation properties of porous Si. Finally, we show that this treatment can be combined with pre-oxidation at 300 Degree-Sign C, which is known to lower the thermal conductivity of porous Si, in order to obtain an even greater reduction.

Newby, Pascal J. [Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, Universite de Lyon, INL-UMR5270, CNRS, INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne 69621 (France); Institut Interdisciplinaire d'Innovation Technologique (3IT), Universite de Sherbrooke, CNRS UMI-LN2, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K0A5 (Canada); Canut, Bruno; Bluet, Jean-Marie; Lysenko, Vladimir [Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, Universite de Lyon, INL-UMR5270, CNRS, INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne 69621 (France); Gomes, Severine [Centre de Thermique de Lyon, Universite de Lyon, CETHIL-UMR5008, CNRS, INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne 69621 (France); Isaiev, Mykola; Burbelo, Roman [Faculty of Physics, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 64/13, Volodymyrs'ka St., Kyiv 01601 (Ukraine); Termentzidis, Konstantinos [Laboratoire LEMTA, Universite de Lorraine-CNRS UMR 7563, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy cedex (France); Chantrenne, Patrice [Universite de Lyon, INSA de Lyon, MATEIS-UMR CNRS 5510, Villeurbanne 69621 (France); Frechette, Luc G. [Institut Interdisciplinaire d'Innovation Technologique (3IT), Universite de Sherbrooke, CNRS UMI-LN2, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K0A5 (Canada)

2013-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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SINGLE ELECTRON ATTACHMENT AND STRIPPING CROSS SECTIONS FOR RELATIVISTIC HEAVY IONS  

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07 5.898E-07 5.929E-36 1.6I1E-C* RAO/IS'D NRA/IKO NRA/SCRNR//SCR TJ0(MG/CM2I TEQIKG/CH2) TE01KG/CH2I TEQ.IMG/CH2I H IRAD/IKD RAO/ISO RAD/IND RAO/SCR NRA/SCR NRA/SCR TE0(HG/C*2 )

Crawford, H.J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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J/psi production in relativistic heavy ion collisions from a multiphase transport model  

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in the parton phase. We have charm quark mass and the effective charm meson mass DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.65.054909 I. INTRODUCTION A central interest in modern nuclear physics is to produce and study the quark-gluon plasma ~QGP! predicted by quan- tum.... Rev. Lett. 66, 133 ~1991!. @7# E866/NuSea Collaboration, M. Leitch et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3256 ~2000!. @8# NA 50 Collaboration, M.C. Abreu et al., Phys. Lett. B 410, 337 ~1997!. @9# E.V. Shuryak, Sov. J. Nucl. Phys. 28, 408 ~1979!. @10# X...

Zhang, B.; Ko, Che Ming; Li, Ba; Lin, ZW; Pal, S.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scaling properties at freeze-out in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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. Vasiliev,32 F. Videb?k,3 Y. P. Viyogi,47 S. Vokal,18 S. A. Voloshin,50 M. Wada,43 M. Walker,23 F. Wang,33 G. Wang,6 H. Wang,25 J. S. Wang,21 Q. Wang,33 X. L. Wang,38 Y. Wang,44 G. Webb,20 J. C. Webb,3 G. D. Westfall,25 C. Whitten Jr.,6 H. Wieman,22 S. W...

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Anisotropy of flow and the order of phase transition in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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Using a hydrodynamical model we study how the order of phase transition in the equation of state of strongly interacting matter affects single particle spectra, elliptic flow and higher order anisotropies in Au+Au collisions at RHIC (sqrt{s_NN}=200 GeV energy). We find that the single particle spectra are independent of the order of phase transition and that the fourth harmonic v_4(p_T) shows only a weak dependence in the p_T region where hydrodynamics is expected to work. The differential elliptic flow, v_2(p_T), of baryons shows the strongest dependence on equation of state. Surprisingly the closest fit to data was obtained when the equation of state had a strong first order phase transition and a lattice inspired equation of state fits the data as badly as a purely hadronic equation of state.

P. Huovinen

2005-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

359

Extra entropy production due to nonequilibrium phase transitions in relativistic heavy ion reactions  

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In a fluid-dynamical model, the extra entropy production which arises from a nonequilibrium phase transition from nuclear to quark-gluon matter is calculated.

H. W. Barz; B. Kmpfer; B. Lukcs; L. P. Csernai

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

System-size independence of directed flow at the RelativisticHeavy-Ion Collider  

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We measure directed flow (v{sub 1}) for charged particles in Au + Au and Cu + Cu collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 200 GeV and 62.4 GeV, as a function of pseudorapidity ({eta}), transverse momentum (p{sub t}) and collision centrality, based on data from the STAR experiment. We find that the directed flow depends on the incident energy but, contrary to all available model implementations, not on the size of the colliding system at a given centrality. We extend the validity of the limiting fragmentation concept to v{sub 1} in different collision systems, and investigate possible explanations for the observed sign change in v{sub 1}(p{sub t}).

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2008-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Indications of Conical Emission of Charged Hadrons at the BNL Relativistic HeavyIon Collider  

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Three-particle azimuthal correlation measurements with a high transverse momentum trigger particle are reported for pp, d + Au, and Au + Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 200 GeV by the STAR experiment. Dijet structures are observed in pp, d + Au and peripheral Au + Au collisions. An additional structure is observed in central Au + Au data, signaling conical emission of correlated charged hadrons. The conical emission angle is found to be {theta} = 1.37 {+-} 0.02(stat){sub -0.07}{sup +0.06}(syst), independent of p{sub {perpendicular}}.

STAR Coll

2009-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

362

Collective flow by the azimuthal correlation of projectile fragments in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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An analysis that does not require the determination of reaction plane on an event-by-event basis, and involves only azimuthal correlation function of the projectile fragment pairs, has been employed to measure the collective flow of nuclear matter. Using this technique, we study the flow of projectile fragments of charge Z?2 produced in Au197 induced-emulsion reactions at 10.6A GeV. The collective flow is observed to be the most pronounced in semicentral collisions. The results are compared with those of Si28 at 14.5A GeV, U238 at 0.96A GeV, Kr84 at 1.52A GeV, and Fe56 at 1.7A GeV.

G. Singh and P. L. Jain

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Partonic effects on the elliptic flow at relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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.V. Ruuskanen, and S.A. Voloshin, Phys. Lett. B 503, 58 ~2001!. @16# P. Huovinen, P.F. Kolb, and U. Heinz, Nucl. Phys. A698, 475 ~2002!. @17# E.E. Zabrodin, C. Fuchs, L.V. Bravina, and A. Faessler, Phys. Lett. B 508, 184 ~2001!. @20# B. Zhang, M. Gyulassy..., Phys. Lett. B 494, 215 ~2000!. @36# S.A. Voloshin, and A.M. Poskanzer, Phys. Lett. B 474, 27 ~2000!. @37# H. Heiselberg and A. Levy, Phys. Rev. C 59, 2716 ~1999!. 6 ...

Lin, ZW; Ko, Che Ming.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Charm elliptic flow in relativistic heavy-ion collisions RID A-2398-2009  

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.W. Lin, T. G. Di, and C.M. Ko, Nucl. Phys.A689, 965 (2001). [37] S. S. Adler et al. (PHENIX Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 082301 (2005). [38] A. M. Poskanzer and S. A. Voloshin, Phys. Rev. C 58, 1671 (1998). [39] H. Sorge, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78... and S. A. Voloshin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 092301 (2003). [51] Z. W. Lin and D. Molnar, Phys. Rev. C 68, 044901 (2003). [52] V. Greco and C. M. Ko, Phys. Rev. C 70, 024901 (2004). [53] D. Molnar, arXiv:nucl-th/0408044. [54] E. V. Shuryak and I. Zahed...

Zhang, B.; Chen, LW; Ko, Che Ming.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Effects of triangular flow on di-hadron azimuthal correlations in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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. Lin, Phys. Rev. C 69, 031901(R) (2004). [38] B. Zhang, Comput. Phys. Commun. 109, 193 (1998). [39] B. A. Li and C. M. Ko, Phys. Rev. C 52, 2037 (1995). [40] A. M. Poskanzer and S. A. Voloshin, Phys. Rev. C 58, 1671 (1998). [41] G. L. Ma and X...

Xu, Jun; Ko, Che Ming.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Centrality dependence of two-particle correlations in relativistic heavy ion collisions  

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Results on the centrality dependence of two-particle correlations in Au+Au collisions at ... 200GeV are presented. A particular focus is devoted to investigating any anomalous behavior in the centrality dependence of ...

Park, Youngsoo

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

P(t) Dependence of Transverse Flow in Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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, Phys. Rev. Lett. 32, 741 ~1974!. @2# P. Danielewicz et al., Phys. Rev. C 38, 120 ~1988!. @3# H.H. Gutbrod, A.M. Poskanzer, and H.G. Ritter, Rep. Prog. Phys. 52, 1267 ~1989!. ratios are constants within a large range of high transverse momenta... momentum analysis but has the ad- vantage of requiring particle identification only at a single rapidity. We would like to thank P. Danielewicz for many helpful discussions. The support of C.M.K. by the Humboldt Re- search Foundation is also gratefully...

Li, Bao-An; Ko, Che Ming; Li, GQ.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Excitation function of nucleon and pion elliptic flow in relativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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, 1420 ~1997!; 56, 2336 ~1997!. @4# H. Liu et al., E895 Collaboration, Nucl. Phys. A638, 451c ~1998!. @5# C. Pinkenburg et al., E895 Collaboration, nucl-ex/9903010. @6# H. Sorge, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 2309 ~1997!. @7# P. Danielewicz et al., Phys. Rev... and S. A. Voloshin, Phys. Rev. C 58, 1671 ~1998!. @11# R. A. Lacey ~private communication!. @12# S. Soff, S. A. Bass, M. Bleicher, H. Sto?cker, and W. Greiner, nucl-th/9903061. @13# P. Danielewicz, Phys. Rev. C 51, 716 ~1995!. @14# H. Heiselberg...

Li, Ba; Ko, Che Ming; Sustich, AT; Zhang, B.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Comparison of accelerator codes for a RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) lattice  

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We present the results of comparison of performances of several tracking or/and analysis codes. The basic purpose of this program was to assess reliability and accuracy of these codes, i.e., to determine the so-called ''error bars'' for the predicted values of tunes and other lattice functions as a minimum and, if possible, to discover potential difficulties with underlying physical models in these codes, inadequate algorithms, residual bugs and the like. Not only have we been able to determine the error bars, which for instance for the tunes at dp/p = +1% are ..delta nu../sub xi/ = 0.0027, ..delta nu../sub y/ = 0.0010, but also our program has brought about improvements of several codes. 8 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

Milutinovic, J.; Ruggiero, A.G.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

An electromagnetic calorimeter for the solenoidal tracker at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider  

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In this document, we outline a proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the construction of an electromagnetic calorimeter for STAR that fulfills these requirements. This proposal creates the opportunity for the NSF to make a major impact on the experimental program at RHIC by providing a crucial, but defensibly omitted, component of the STAR experiment as approved.

Westfall, G.D.; Llope, W.J. [Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States); Underwood, D.G. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)] [and others

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

SAFETY ENGINEERING FOR THE RELATIVISTIC HEAVY ION COLLIDER AT THE BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY.  

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THERE ARE ONLY A FEW OTHER HIGH ENERGY PARTICLE ACCELERATORS LIKE RHIC IN THE WORLD. THEREFORE, THE DESIGNERS OF THE MACHINE DO NOT ALWAYS HAVE CONSENSUS DESIGN STANDARDS AND REGULATORY GUIDANCE AVAILABLE TO ESTABLISH THE ENGINEERING PARAMETERS FOR SAFETY. SOME OF THE AREAS WHERE STANDARDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE RELATE TO THE CRYOGENIC SYSTEM, CONTAINMENT OF LARGE VOLUMES OF FLAMMABLE GAS IN FRAGILE VESSELS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL APPARATUS AND MITIGATION OF A DESIGN BASIS ACCIDENT WITH A STORED PARTICLE BEAM. UNIQUE BUT EQUIVALENT SAFETY ENGINEERING MUST BE DETERMINED. SPECIAL DESIGN CRITERIA FOR PROMPT RADIATION WERE DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE FOR THE DESIGN OF RADIATION SHIELDING.

MUSOLINO,S.V.

1999-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

372

Hidden Local Field Theory and Dileptons in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions  

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......the mundane nuclear many-body...change of the vacuum due to temperature...where such a vacuum change is generated by strong nuclear interactions...in cold dense nuclear medium.) Experiments...the upcoming accelerators will surely......

Gerald E. Brown; Masayasu Harada; Jeremy W. Holt; Mannque Rho; Chihiro Sasaki

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Contribution of the Reaction Ny-]Nnk to Antikaon Production in Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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, such as Fermi motions, coherent productions, and multiple collisions. Shor et aI. showed that the simple nucleon-nucleon collision model with Fermi motions underestimates the number of K by more than an order of magnitude. Muller' suggested that the decay... of the product o(NY~NNK)vNpN over the normalized nucleon momentum distribution f( p ), i.e., NA~NNK ?3.3)& 10 s1 19 ?1 NNK ?1.6)& 10 s (15) In the simplified kinetic model of Ref. 11, the number of antikaons NK is related to the initial number of hyperons...

Ko, Che Ming.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Highly-charged heavy-ion production with short pulse lasers  

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This MathCAD document describes a possible approach using a PW -class short pulse laser to form a useful number (10{sup 12}) of high and uniform charge state ions with low ion temperature (<< 100 eV) and low momentum spread ({delta}p{sub z}/p, < 10{sup -4} ) for injection into heavy-ion fusion accelerators. As a specific example, we consider here Xenon{sup +26}, which has an ionization energy E{sub i} {approximately} 860 eV for the 26th electron, and a significantly higher ionization potential of 1500 eV for the 27th electron because of the M-shell jump. The approach considered here may be used for other ion species as well. The challenge is not simply to produce high charge states with a laser (the ITEP group [Sharkov] have used long pulse CO{sub 2} lasers to create many charge states of chromium up to helium-like Cr{sup +25} by collisional ionization at high Te), nor just to create such high charge states more selectively by field (tunneling) ionization at higher intensities and shorter pulses. Rather, the challenge is to create a selected uniform high charge state, in useful numbers, while keeping the ion temperature and momentum spread small, and avoiding subsequent loss of ion charge state due to recombination and charge-exchange with background gas atoms during extraction into a useful low emittance beam.

Logan, G.; Bitmire, T.; Perry, M.; Anderson, O.; Kuehl, T.

1998-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

375

Elise - the next step in development of induction heavy ion drivers for inertial fusion energy  

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LBL, with the participation of LLNL and industry, proposes to build Elise, an electric-focused accelerator as the next logical step towards the eventual goal of a heavy-ion induction linac powerful enough to implode or {open_quotes}drive{close_quotes} inertial-confinement fusion targets. Elise will be at full driver scale in several important parameters-most notably line charge density (a function of beam size), which was not explored in earlier experiments. Elise will be capable of accelerating and electrostatically focusing four parallel, full-scale ion beams and will be designed to be extendible, by successive future construction projects, to meet the goal of the USA DOE Inertial Fusion Energy program (IFE). This goal is to address all remaining issues in heavy-ion IFE except target physics, which is currently the responsibility of DOE Defense Programs, and the target chamber. Thus Elise is the first step of a program that will provide a solid foundation of data for further progress toward a driver, as called for in the National Energy Strategy and National Energy Policy Act.

Lee, E.; Bangerter, R.O.; Celata, C.; Faltens, A.; Fessenden, T.; Peters, C.; Pickrell, J.; Reginato, L.; Seidl, P.; Yu, S. [and others

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Benchmarking Heavy Ion Transport Codes FLUKA, HETC-HEDS MARS15, MCNPX, and PHITS  

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Powerful accelerators such as spallation neutron sources, muon-collider/neutrino facilities, and rare isotope beam facilities must be designed with the consideration that they handle the beam power reliably and safely, and they must be optimized to yield maximum performance relative to their design requirements. The simulation codes used for design purposes must produce reliable results. If not, component and facility designs can become costly, have limited lifetime and usefulness, and could even be unsafe. The objective of this proposal is to assess the performance of the currently available codes â?? PHITS, FLUKA, MARS15, MCNPX, and HETC-HEDS â?? that could be used for design simulations involving heavy ion transport. We plan to access their performance by performing simulations and comparing results against experimental data of benchmark quality. Quantitative knowledge of the biases and the uncertainties of the simulations is essential as this potentially impacts the safe, reliable and cost effective design of any future radioactive ion beam facility. Further benchmarking of heavy-ion transport codes was one of the actions recommended in the â??Report of the 2003 RIA R&D Workshop".

Ronningen, Reginald Martin [Michigan State University; Remec, Igor [Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Heilbronn, Lawrence H. [University of Tennessee-Knoxville

2013-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

377

Ion-acoustic waves in a plasma consisting of adiabatic warm ions, nonisothermal electrons, and a weakly relativistic electron beam: Linear and higher-order nonlinear effects  

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The nonlinear propagation of finite amplitude ion acoustic solitary waves in a plasma consisting of adiabatic warm ions, nonisothermal electrons, and a weakly relativistic electron beam is studied via a two-fluid model. A multiple scales technique is employed to investigate the nonlinear regime. The existence of the electron beam gives rise to four linear ion acoustic modes, which propagate at different phase speeds. The numerical analysis shows that the propagation speed of two of these modes may become complex-valued (i.e., waves cannot occur) under conditions which depend on values of the beam-to-background-electron density ratio {alpha}, the ion-to-free-electron temperature ratio {sigma}, and the electron beam velocity v{sub 0}; the remaining two modes remain real in all cases. The basic set of fluid equations are reduced to a Schamel-type equation and a linear inhomogeneous equation for the first and second-order potential perturbations, respectively. Stationary solutions of the coupled equations are derived using a renormalization method. Higher-order nonlinearity is thus shown to modify the solitary wave amplitude and may also deform its shape, even possibly transforming a simple pulse into a W-type curve for one of the modes. The dependence of the excitation amplitude and of the higher-order nonlinearity potential correction on the parameters {alpha}, {sigma}, and v{sub 0} is numerically investigated.

Esfandyari-Kalejahi, A. [Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Azerbaijan University of Tarbiat Moallem, 51745-406 Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Kourakis, I. [Center for Plasma Physics (CPP), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1 NN Northern Ireland (United Kingdom); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik IV, Fakultaet fuer Physik und Astronomie, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (Germany); Shukla, P. K. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik IV, Fakultaet fuer Physik und Astronomie, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (Germany)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

378

HEAVY ION HEATING DUE TO INTERACTIONS WITH OUTWARD AND INWARD ALFVEN WAVE PACKETS  

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The study of simultaneous cyclotron interactions of heavy ions with outward- and inward-propagating Alfven wave packets in the solar wind was self-consistently conducted with wave-packet dynamics. It was shown that, even when the ratio of intensities of the Alfven waves propagating from the Sun and the inward propagating waves are rather large (a factor of 10 or more), the distribution function of the ions simultaneously interacting with both of the wave packets drastically differs from the distribution function formed by the interaction of ions with waves only propagating from the Sun. In the latter case, the ions acquire a shell-like distribution; in the former case, a new non-shell-type distribution with much larger effective temperatures is formed. The temporal dynamics of the ion-distribution function and the self-consistent modification of the wave-power spectral density for both the outward and inward waves were also investigated. The results refute claims by Isenberg and Hollweg that the outward-propagating waves generate the inward waves through the instability of their resonant particle shell distribution.

Galinsky, V. L.; Shevchenko, V. I., E-mail: vit@ucsd.edu [ECE Department, UC San Diego, MC 407, La Jolla, CA 92093-0407 (United States)

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Proceedings of RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop: Brookhaven Summer Program on Quarkonium Production in Elementary and Heavy Ion Collisions  

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Understanding the structure of the hadron is of fundamental importance in subatomic physics. Production of heavy quarkonia is arguably one of the most fascinating subjects in strong interaction physics. It offers unique perspectives into the formation of QCD bound states. Heavy quarkonia are among the most studied particles both theoretically and experimentally. They have been, and continue to be, the focus of measurements in all high energy colliders around the world. Because of their distinct multiple mass scales, heavy quarkonia were suggested as a probe of the hot quark-gluon matter produced in heavy-ion collisions; and their production has been one of the main subjects of the experimental heavy-ion programs at the SPS and RHIC. However, since the discovery of J/psi at Brookhaven National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory over 36 years ago, theorists still have not been able to fully understand the production mechanism of heavy quarkonia, although major progresses have been made in recent years. With this in mind, a two-week program on quarkonium production was organized at BNL on June 6-17, 2011. Many new experimental data from LHC and from RHIC were presented during the program, including results from the LHC heavy ion run. To analyze and correctly interpret these measurements, and in order to quantify properties of the hot matter produced in heavy-ion collisions, it is necessary to improve our theoretical understanding of quarkonium production. Therefore, a wide range of theoretical aspects on the production mechanism in the vacuum as well as in cold nuclear and hot quark-gluon medium were discussed during the program from the controlled calculations in QCD and its effective theories such as NRQCD to various models, and to the first principle lattice calculation. The scientific program was divided into three major scientific parts: basic production mechanism for heavy quarkonium in vacuum or in high energy elementary collisions; the formation of quarkonium in nuclear medium as well as the strong interacting quark-gluon matter produced in heavy ion collisions; and heavy quarkonium properties from the first principle lattice calculations. The heavy quarkonium production at a future Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) was also discussed at the meeting. The highlight of the meeting was the apparent success of the NRQCD approach at next-to-leading order in the description of the quarkonium production in proton-proton, electron-proton and electron positron collisions. Still many questions remain open in lattice calculations of in-medium quarkonium properties and in the area of cold nuclear matter effects.

Dumitru, A.; Lourenco, C.; Petreczky, P.; Qiu, J., Ruan, L.

2011-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Bulk viscosity-driven freeze-out in heavy ion collisions  

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We give an review the HBT puzzle, and argue that its resolution requires the introduction of new physics close to the phase transition scale. We argue that a candidate for this new physics is bulk viscosity, recently postulated to peak, and even diverge, close to the phase transition temperature. We show that such a viscosity peak can force the system created in heavy ion collisions to become unstable, and filament into fragments whose size is weakly dependent on the global size of the system, thereby triggering freeze-out.

Giorgio Torrieri; Igor Mishustin; Boris Tomik

2009-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Interplay between compound and fragments aspects of nuclear fission and heavy-ion reaction  

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The scission point in nuclear fission plays a special role where one-body system changes to two-body system. Inverse of this situation is realized in heavy-ion fusion reaction where two-body system changes to one body system. Among several peculiar phenomena expected to occur during this change, we focus our attention to the behavior of compound and fragments shell effects. Some aspects of the interplay between compound and fragments shell effect are discussed related to the topics of the fission valleys in the potential energy surface of actinide nuclei and the fusion-like trajectory found in the cold fusion reaction leading to superheavy nuclei.

Moller, Peter [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Iwamoto, A [JAPAN; Ichikawa, I [JAPAN

2010-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of the Argonne heavy-ion-fusion low-beta linac  

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The primary goal of the experimental program in heavy-ion fusion (HIF) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) during the next few years is to demonstrate many of the requirements of a RF linac driver for inertial-fusion power plants. So far, most of the construction effort has been applied to the front end. The ANL program has developed a high-intensity xenon source, a 1.5-MV preaccelerator, and the initial cavities of the low-beta linac. The design, initial tests, and status of the low-beta linac are described.

Watson, J.M.; Bogaty, J.M.; Moretti, A.; Sacks, R.A.; Sesol, N.Q.; Wright, A.J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Cluster production in quark-hadron phase transition in heavy-ion collisions  

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The problem of cluster formation and growth in the first-order quark-hadron phase transition in heavy-ion collisions is considered. Behaving as Brownian particles, the clusters carry out random walks and can encounter one another, leading to coalescence and breakup. A simulation of the process in a cellular automaton suggests the possibility of a scaling distribution in the cluster sizes. The experimental determination of the cluster-size distribution is urged as a means to find a clear signature of the phase transition.

Rudolph C. Hwa; C. S. Lam; Jicai Pan

1994-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a New Strategy of Searching for QCD Phase Transition in Heavy Ion Collisions  

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We reconsider the Hung and Shuryak arguments in favour of searching for the deconfinement phase transition in heavy ion collisions {\\em downward} from the nominal SPS energy, at $E_{lab} \\approx 30 \\ GeV/A$ where the fireball lifetime is the longest one. Using the recent lattice QCD data and the mixed phase model, we show that the deconfinement transition might occur at the bombarding energies as low as $E_{lab}=3 - 5 \\ GeV/A$. Attention is drawn to the study of the mixed phase of nuclear matter in the collision energy range $E_{lab}= 2-10 \\ GeV/A$.

M. Ploszajczak; A. A. Shanenko; V. D. Toneev

1995-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

385

Proceedings of the workshop on prospects for research with radioactive beams from heavy ion accelerators  

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The SuperHILAC Users Executive Committee organized a workshop on Prospects for Research with Radioactive Beams from Heavy Ion Accelerators. The main purpose of the workshop was to bring together a diverse group of scientists who had already done experients with radioactive beams or were interested in their use in the future. The topics of the talks ranged from general nuclear physics, astrophysics, production of radioactive beams and high energy projectile fragmentation to biomedical applications. This publication contains the abstracts of the talks given at the workshop and copies of the viewgraphs as they were supplied to the editor.

Nitschke, J.M. (ed.)

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Estimation of electric conductivity of the quark gluon plasma via asymmetric heavy-ion collisions  

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We show that in asymmetric heavy-ion collisions, especially off-central Cu+Au collisions, a sizable strength of electric field directed from Au nucleus to Cu nucleus is generated in the overlapping region, because of the difference in the number of electric charges between the two nuclei. This electric field would induce an electric current in the matter created after the collision, which result in a dipole deformation of the charge distribution. The directed flow parameters $v_1^{\\pm}$ of charged particles turn out to be sensitive to the charge dipole and provide us with information about electric conductivity of the quark gluon plasma.

Yuji Hirono; Masaru Hongo; Tetsufumi Hirano

2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

387

Free magnetized knots of parity-violating deconfined matter in heavy-ion collisions  

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We show that the local parity violation in the quark-gluon plasma supports existence of free (meta)stable knots of deconfined hot quark matter stabilized by superstrong magnetic fields. The magnetic field in the knots resembles the spheromak plasma state of the magnetic confinement approach to nuclear fusion. The size of the knot is quantized, being inversely proportional to the chiral conductivity of the quark-gluon plasma. The parity symmetry is broken inside the knot. Particles produced in the decays of the knots have unusual azimuthal distribution and specific flavor content. We argue that these knots may be created in noncentral heavy-ion collisions.

M. N. Chernodub

2010-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

388

Free magnetized knots of parity-violating deconfined matter in heavy-ion collisions  

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We show that the local parity violation in the quark-gluon plasma supports existence of free (meta)stable knots of deconfined hot quark matter stabilized by superstrong magnetic fields. The magnetic field in the knots resembles the spheromak plasma state of the magnetic confinement approach to nuclear fusion. The size of the knot is quantized, being inversely proportional to the chiral conductivity of the quark-gluon plasma. The parity symmetry is broken inside the knot. Particles produced in the decays of the knots have unusual azimuthal distribution and specific flavor content. We argue that these knots may be created in noncentral heavy-ion collisions.

Chernodub, M N

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Higher-order pair-conversion peaks in heavy-ion collisions  

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We analyze quantum electrodynamic pair creation from vibrating nuclear quasimolecules which may occur in collisions of heavy ions. We find that higher-order processes, which can be phenomenologically relevant for sufficiently long lived systems, can result in coincident narrow peaks even for subcritical systems. The Z dependence of the energy of the peaks can be much softer than that predicted for positrons from sparking of the vacuum. Our results may be relevant to peaks which have been observed at the Gesellschaft fr Schwerionenforschung (GSI).

Denis Carrier and Lawrence M. Krauss

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Collective flow as a probe of heavy-ion reaction dynamics  

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Collective flow of nuclear matter probes the dynamics of heavy-ion reactions and can provide information about the nuclear-matter equation of state. In particular, the incident energy dependences of collective flow may be a sensitive means to deduce the existence of a Quark Gluon Plasma phase in the equation of state. Collective flow measurements from 30 A MeV to 200 A GeV incident energies are briefly reviewed. Preliminary results on collective flow from the WA98 experiment at the CERN SPS are presented.

Awes, T.C.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Investigation of the specific plasma potential oscillations with geodesic acoustic mode frequencies by heavy ion beam probing in the T-10 tokamak  

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by heavy ion beam probing in the T-10 tokamak A V Melnikov1 , L G Eliseev1 , A V Gudozhnik1 , S E Lysenko1 of the specific oscillations with frequencies 15-30 kHz on the T-10 tokamak (R= 150cm, a = 30 cm) with Heavy IonHz) have been discovered in the tokamak by Heavy Ion Beam Probe (HIBP) diagnostic in 1993 [1, 2]. During

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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z-pinch plasma lens focusing of a heavy-ion beam  

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For the first time a heavy-ion beam was focused using a z-pinch plasma lens. The diameter of an incident, parallel, 460-MeV argon-ion beam was reduced from ?8 mm (FWHM) to ?2 mm within 230 mm downstream of the plasma. Inside a cylindrically symmetric plasma column a high-gradient, azimuthal magnetic field is produced during a z-pinch discharge. For axially moving, high-energy charged particles this field configuration provides strong, first-order focusing simultaneously in both transversal planes. The measured spot size agrees with numerical calculations taking into account the finite beam emittance, and charge exchange as well as energy-loss processes contributing to aberrations.

E. Boggasch; J. Jacoby; H. Wahl; K.-G. Dietrich; D. H. H. Hoffmann; W. Laux; M. Elfers; C. R. Haas; V. P. Dubenkov; A. A. Golubev

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Exposure of nuclear track emulsion to thermal neutrons, heavy ions and muons  

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Physical analysis of exposures of test samples of reproduced nuclear track emulsion (NTE) is presented. In boron enriched NTE the angular and energy correlations of products of the reaction induced by thermal neutrons n$_{th} + ^{10}B \\rightarrow ^{7}Li + (\\gamma) + \\alpha$ are studied. NTE was exposed to ions $^{86}Kr^{+17}$ and $^{124}Xe^{+26}$ of energy about 1.2 A MeV. Measurements of the heavy ion ranges of in NTE allowed one to determine their energy on a basis of the SRIM model. Nuclear stars of large multiplicity of target nuclei are observed in exposure of NTE to ultrarelativistic $\\mu$-mesons. The kinematical characteristics of the events of splitting of carbon nuclei into three $\\alpha$-particles studied in this exposure point to a nuclear diffractive mechanism of interactions.

D. A. Artemenkov; V. Bradnova; A. A. Zaitsev; P. I. Zarubin; I. G. Zarubina; R. R. Kattabekov; K. Z. Mamatkulov; V. V. Rusakova

2014-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Response of nanostructured ferritic alloys to high-dose heavy ion irradiation  

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A latest-generation aberration-corrected scanning/transmission electron microscope (STEM) is used to study heavy-ion-irradiated nanostructured ferritic alloys (NFAs). Results are presented for STEM X-ray mapping of NFA 14YWT irradiated with 10 MeV Pt to 16 or 160 dpa at -100C and 750C, as well as pre-irradiation reference material. Irradiation at -100C results in ballistic destruction of the beneficial microstructural features present in the pre-irradiated reference material, such as Ti-Y-O nanoclusters (NCs) and grain boundary (GB) segregation. Irradiation at 750C retains these beneficial features, but indicates some coarsening of the NCs, diffusion of Al to the NCs, and a reduction of the Cr-W GB segregation (or solute excess) content. Ion irradiation combined with the latest-generation STEM hardware allows for rapid screening of fusion candidate materials and improved understanding of irradiation-induced microstructural changes in NFAs.

Parish, Chad M.; White, Ryan M.; LeBeau, James M.; Miller, Michael K.

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser ion source with solenoid for Brookhaven National Laboratory-electron beam ion source  

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The electron beam ion source (EBIS) preinjector at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is a new heavy ion-preinjector for relativistic heavy ion collider (RHIC) and NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL). Laser ion source (LIS) is a primary ion source provider for the BNL-EBIS. LIS with solenoid at the plasma drift section can realize the low peak current ({approx}100 {mu}A) with high charge ({approx}10 nC) which is the BNL-EBIS requirement. The gap between two solenoids does not cause serious plasma current decay, which helps us to make up the BNL-EBIS beamline.

Kondo, K.; Okamura, M. [Collider-Accelerator Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York (United States); Yamamoto, T. [Cooperative Major in Nuclear Energy, Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan); Sekine, M. [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser ion source with solenoid for Brookhaven National Laboratory-electron beam ion source  

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The electron beam ion source (EBIS) preinjector at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is a new heavy ion-preinjector for relativistic heavy ion collider (RHIC) and NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL). Laser ion source (LIS) is a primary ion source provider for the BNL-EBIS. LIS with solenoid at the plasma drift section can realize the low peak current ({approx}100 {micro}A) with high charge ({approx}10 nC) which is the BNL-EBIS requirement. The gap between two solenoids does not cause serious plasma current decay, which helps us to make up the BNL-EBIS beamline.

Kondo K.; Yamamoto, T.; Sekine, M.; Okamura, M.

2012-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Femtoscopically Probing the Freeze-out Configuration in Heavy Ion Collisions  

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Two-particle femtoscopy reveals the space-time substructure of the freeze-out configuration from heavy ion collisions. Detailed fingerprints of bulk collectivity are evident in space-momentum correlations, which have been systematically measured as a function of particle type, three-momentum, and collision conditions. A clear scenario, dominated by hydrodynamic-type flow emerges. Reproducing the strength and features of the femtoscopic signals in models involves important physical quantities like the Equation of State, as well as less fundamental technical details. An interesting approximate "factorization" in the measured systematics suggests that the overall physical freeze-out scale is set by final state chemistry, but the kinematic substructure is largely universal. Referring to previous results from hadron and lepton collisions, we point to the importance of determining whether these "universal" trends persist from the largest to the smallest systems. We review theoretical expectations for heavy ion femtoscopy at the LHC, and point to directions needing further theory and experimental work at RHIC and the LHC.

Michael Annan Lisa; Scott Pratt

2009-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

398

Quarkonia and heavy flavors at the LHC  

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Perspectives for quarkonia and heavy flavors measurements in heavy ion collisions at LHC are reviewed

P. Crochet

2005-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Charged Particle and Photon Multiplicity, and Transverse Energy Production in High-Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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We review the charged particle and photon multiplicity, and transverse energy production in heavy-ion collisions starting from few GeV to TeV energies. The experimental results of pseudorapidity distribution of charged particles and photons at different collision energies and centralities are discussed. We also discuss the hypothesis of limiting fragmentation and expansion dynamics using the Landau hydrodynamics and the underlying physics. Meanwhile, we present the estimation of initial energy density multiplied with formation time as a function of different collision energies and centralities. In the end, the transverse energy per charged particle in connection with the chemical freeze-out criteria is discussed. We invoke various models and phenomenological arguments to interpret and characterize the fireball created in heavy-ion collisions. This review overall provides a scope to understand the heavy-ion collision data and a possible formation of a deconfined phase of partons via the global observables like...

Sahoo, Raghunath; Behera, Nirbhay K; Nandi, Basanta K

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Secondary phi meson peak as an indicator of a QCD phase transition in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions  

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In a previous paper, we have shown that a double phi peak structure appears in the dilepton invariant mass spectrum if a first order QCD phase transition occurs in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. Furthermore, the transition temperature can be determined from the transverse momentum distribution of the low mass phi peak. In this work, we extend the study to the case that a smooth crossover occurs in the quark-gluon plasma to the hadronic matter transition. We find that the double phi peak structure still exists in the dilepton spectrum and thus remains a viable signal for the formation of the quark-gluon plasma in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions.

M. Asakawa and C. M. Ko

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a heavy-ion identification method using a combined time-of-flight [delta]E-E technique  

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DEVELOPMENT OF A HEAVY-ION IDENTIFICATION METHOD USING A COMBINED TIME-OF-FLIGHT, AE-E TECHNIQUE A Thesis by ROY GENE HANUS e Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1976 Major Subject: Physics DEVELOPMENT OF A HEAVY-ION IDENTIFICATION METHOD USING A COMBINED TIME-OF-FLIGHT, BE-E TECHNIQUE A Thesis by ROY GENE HANUS Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Head...

Hanus, Roy Gene

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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D-sJ(2317) meson production in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions RID A-2398-2009  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW C 76, 014906 (2007) DsJ(2317) meson production in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions L. W. Chen,1,* C. M. Ko,2,? W. Liu,2,? and M. Nielsen3,? 1Institute of Theoretical Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240... the quark-gluon plasma. Studying DsJ(2317) meson 0556-2813/2007/76(1)/014906(11) 014906-1 ?2007 The American Physical Society L. W. CHEN, C. M. KO, W. LIU, AND M. NIELSEN PHYSICAL REVIEW C 76, 014906 (2007) production in heavy ion collisions thus provides...

Chen, L. W.; Ko, Che Ming; Liu, W.; Nielsen, M.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of multi-dimensional large-scale kinetic simulation and physics validation of ion acceleration in relativistic laser-matter interaction  

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Two new experimental technologies enabled realization of Break-out afterburner (BOA) - High quality Trident laser and free-standing C nm-targets. VPIC is an powerful tool for fundamental research of relativistic laser-matter interaction. Predictions from VPIC are validated - Novel BOA and Solitary ion acceleration mechanisms. VPIC is a fully explicit Particle In Cell (PIC) code: models plasma as billions of macro-particles moving on a computational mesh. VPIC particle advance (which typically dominates computation) has been optimized extensively for many different supercomputers. Laser-driven ions lead to realization promising applications - Ion-based fast ignition; active interrogation, hadron therapy.

Wu, Hui-Chun [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hegelich, B.M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fernandez, J.C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Shah, R.C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Palaniyappan, S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jung, D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Yin, L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Albright, B.J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bowers, K. [Guest Scientist of XCP-6; Huang, C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kwan, T.J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanism of the monoclinic-to-tetragonal phase transition induced in zirconia and hafnia by swift heavy ions  

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Recent results demonstrated that defect formation or amorphization are not the only structural changes induced by swift heavy ions in crystalline materials and that under certain circumstances crystalline-to-crystalline phase transitions can also occur. For instance, it was found that both zirconia and hafnia transform from the monoclinic to the tetragonal phase with a kinetics involving a double ion impact process. In order to understand the origin of this ion-beam induced phase transition, the behavior of these twin oxides was analyzed and compared. In fact, the likeness of these materials offered the unique opportunity to impose drastic constraints on the possible models proposed to explain the creation of atomic displacements in the wake of swift heavy ions. This comparison clearly suggests that the thermal spike is the most appropriate process which governs the transition from the monoclinic to the tetragonal phase in zirconia and hafnia.

Abdenacer Benyagoub

2005-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Coherent Electromagnetic Heavy Ion Reactions: (1) Exact Treatment of Pair Production and Ionization; (2) Mutual Coulomb Dissociation  

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Some recent theoretical results on coherent electromagnetic processes in ultrarelativistic heavy ion reactions are surveyed. In ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions, Coulomb induced cross sections are huge, much larger than geometric. For the RHIC case of 100 GeV x 100 GeV colliding gold ions the predicted cross section for bound-electron positron pairs is about 110 barns. The corresponding cross section for continuum electron-positron pairs has recently been recalculated to be 34,000 barns, consistent with the result of the classic formula of Landau and Lifshitz. The cross section for Coulomb dissociation of the nucleus is about 95 barns, and the cross section for ionization of a single electron on one of the ions is about 100,000 barns.

Baltz, A. J.

1999-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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BNL test electron beam ion source operation on a 100 kV platform ,,abstract...a...,b...  

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BNL test electron beam ion source operation on a 100 kV platform ,,abstract...a...,b... E. N. Beebe to build an electron beam ion source EBIS that will satisfy the requirements of the relativistic heavy ion program. Development studies continue to be carried out on the BNL test EBIS, a half-length full electron

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Inertial fusion energy issues of intense heavy ion and laser beams interacting with ionized matter studied at GSI-Darmstadt  

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European activities on inertial fusion energy are coordinated by keep in touch activities of the European Fusion Programme coordinated by the European Commission. There is no general inertial fusion program in Europe. Instead, a number of activities relevant to inertial fusion are carried out by university groups and research centers. The Helmholtz-Research Center GSI-Darmstadt (Gesellschaft fr Schwerionenforschung) operates accelerator facilities which provide the highest intensity for heavy ion beams and therefore key issues of ion beam driven fusion can be addressed. In addition to the accelerator facilities, one high-energy laser system is available (nhelix: nanosecond high-energy laser for ion experiments) and another one is under construction (PHELIX: petawatt high-energy laser for ion experiments). The heavy ion synchrotron facility, SIS18 (Schwer-Ionen-Synchrotron 18) recently delivered an intense uranium beam that deposits about 1kJ/g specific energy in solid matter. Using this beam, experiments have been performed where solid Pb- and Ta-targets have been heated to the level of 1eV. Experiments to study interaction mechanism of heavy ion beams with matter have been continued and are reported here.

D.H.H. Hoffmann; A. Blazevic; S. Korostiy; P. Ni; S.A. Pikuz; B. Rethfeld; O. Rosmej; M. Roth; N.A. Tahir; S. Udrea; D. Varentsov; K. Weyrich; B.Yu. Sharkov; Y. Maron

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy quark production from jet conversions in a quark-gluon plasma  

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Recently, it has been demonstrated that the chemical composition of jets in heavy ion collisions is significantly altered compared to the jets in the vacuum. This signal can be used to probe the medium formed in nuclear collisions. In this study we investigate the possibility that fast light quarks and gluons can convert to heavy quarks when passing through a quark-gluon plasma. We study the rate of light to heavy jet conversions in a consistent Fokker-Planck framework and investigate their impact on the production of high-p{sub T} charm and bottom quarks at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the Large Hadron Collider.

Liu, W. [Cyclotron Institute and Physics Department, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843-3366 (United States); Fries, R. J. [Cyclotron Institute and Physics Department, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843-3366 (United States); RIKEN/BNL Research Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

409

Dynamic Stabilization of the Ablative Rayleigh-Taylor Instability for Heavy Ion Fusion  

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Dynamic stabilization of the ablative Rayleigh-Taylor instability of a heavy ion fusion target induced by a beam wobbling system is studied. Using a sharp-boundary model and Courant-Synder theory, it is shown, with an appropriately chosen modulation waveform, that the instability can be sta- bilized in certain parameter regimes. It is found that the stabilization e ect has a strong dependence on the modulation frequency and the waveform. Modulation with frequency comparable to the instability growth rate is the most e ective in terms of stabilizing the instability. A modulation with two frequency components can result in a reduction of the growth rate larger than the sum of that due to the two components when applied separately.

Hong Qin, Ronald C. Davidson and B. Grant Logan

2012-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

410

ILSE: The next step toward a heavy ion induction accelerator for inertial fusion energy  

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LBL and LLNL propose to build, at LBL, the Induction Linac Systems Experiments (ILSE), the next logical step towards the eventual goal of a heavy-ion induction accelerator powerful enough to implode or drive'' inertial-confinement fusion targets. ILSE, although much smaller than a driver, will be the first experiment at full driver scale in several important parameters. Most notable among these are line charge density and beam cross section. Many other accelerator components and beam manipulations needed for an inertial fusion energy (IFE) driver will be tested. The ILSE accelerator and research program will permit experimental study of those beam manipulations required of an induction linac inertial fusion driver which have not been tested sufficiently in previous experiments, and will provide a step toward driver technology.

Fessenden, T.; Bangerter, R.; Berners, D.; Chew, J.; Eylon, S.; Faltens, A.; Fawley, W.; Fong, C.; Fong, M.; Hahn, K.; Henestroza, E.; Judd, D.; Lee, E.; Lionberger, C.; Mukherjee, S.; Peters, C.; Pike, C.; Raymond, G.; Reginato, L.; Rutkowski, H.; Seidl, P.; Smith, L.; Vanecek, D.; Yu, S. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)); Deadrick, F.; Friedman, A.; Griffith, L.; Hewett, D.; Newton, M.; Shay, H. (Lawrence Liver

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ILSE: The next step toward a heavy ion induction accelerator for inertial fusion energy  

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LBL and LLNL propose to build, at LBL, the Induction Linac Systems Experiments (ILSE), the next logical step towards the eventual goal of a heavy-ion induction accelerator powerful enough to implode or ``drive`` inertial-confinement fusion targets. ILSE, although much smaller than a driver, will be the first experiment at full driver scale in several important parameters. Most notable among these are line charge density and beam cross section. Many other accelerator components and beam manipulations needed for an inertial fusion energy (IFE) driver will be tested. The ILSE accelerator and research program will permit experimental study of those beam manipulations required of an induction linac inertial fusion driver which have not been tested sufficiently in previous experiments, and will provide a step toward driver technology.

Fessenden, T.; Bangerter, R.; Berners, D.; Chew, J.; Eylon, S.; Faltens, A.; Fawley, W.; Fong, C.; Fong, M.; Hahn, K.; Henestroza, E.; Judd, D.; Lee, E.; Lionberger, C.; Mukherjee, S.; Peters, C.; Pike, C.; Raymond, G.; Reginato, L.; Rutkowski, H.; Seidl, P.; Smith, L.; Vanecek, D.; Yu, S. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Deadrick, F.; Friedman, A.; Griffith, L.; Hewett, D.; Newton, M.; Shay, H. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Half-Wave, beta=0.43 Cavity Prototyping for a Heavy Ion Linac  

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A medium velocity half wave resonator has been designed and prototyped at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University (MSU) for use in a heavy ion linac. The cavity is designed to provide 3.7 MV of accelerating voltage at an optimum beta = v/c = 0.53, with peak surface electric and magnetic fields of 32.5 MV/m and 79 mT, respectively. The cavity was designed for stiffness and tunability, as well as straightforward fabrication, assembly and cleaning. Measurements were performed to confirm Finite Element Analysis (FEA) predictions for modal analysis, bath pressure sensitivity, tuner stiffness and tuning range. A copper cavity prototype has been fabricated to confirm tolerances and formability. A tuner prototype has been built. The helium vessel and power coupler have been designed.

Popielarski, John [Michigan State University; Compton, Chris C. [Michigan State University; Hartung, Walter [Michigan State University; Johnson, Mat [Michigan State University; Oliva, John [Michigan State University; York, R. C. [Michigan State University; Marti, Felix [Michigan State University

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Intimations of neck formation in heavy-ion subbarrier fusion reactions  

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Since the observed fusion cross sections for collisions between heavy ions at subbarrier energies are orders of magnitude larger than would be expected for barrier tunnelling, one is faced with the task of identifying the basic force which is strong enough to overcome the strong Coulomb force and bring about fusion. The two possibilities seem to be excursions of the nuclear surface (and strong nuclear force) due to collective motions of the colliding nuclei and formation of a neck of nuclear matter. The first possibility has received the most attention. However, the systematics of fusion cross sections suggest neck formation is playing an important role. Neck formation can also result in a reseparation of the composite system and we review the experimental information on these reactions at barrier and subbarrier energies. 15 refs., 18 figs.

Stelson, P.H.

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Nucleon exchange mechanism in heavy-ion collisions at near-barrier energies  

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Nucleon drift and diffusion mechanisms in central collisions of asymmetric heavy ions at near-barrier energies are investigated in the framework of a stochastic mean-field approach. Expressions for diffusion and drift coefficients for nucleon transfer deduced from the stochastic mean-field approach in the semiclassical approximation have similar forms familiar from the phenomenological nucleon exchange model. The variance of fragment mass distribution agrees with the empirical formula {sigma}{sub AA}{sup 2}(t)=N{sub exc}(t). The comparison with the time-dependent Hartree-Fock calculations shows that below barrier energies, the drift coefficient in the semiclassical approximation underestimates the mean number of nucleon transfer obtained in the quantal framework. Motion of the window in the dinuclear system has a significant effect on the nucleon transfer in asymmetric collisions.

Yilmaz, B. [Physics Department, Ankara University, Tandogan 06100, Ankara (Turkey); Ayik, S. [Physics Department, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505 (United States); Lacroix, D. [Grand Accelerateur National d'Ions Lourds (GANIL), CEA/DSM-CNRS/IN2P3, BP 55027, F-14076 Caen Cedex 5 (France); Washiyama, K. [PNTPM, CP 229, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, B-1050 Brussels (Belgium)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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What we have (not)learned from the ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions  

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The field of ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions is today a flourishing activity both on the experimental and on the theoretical side. Although the theoretical justifications to study these collisions was given already more than three decades ago and the experimental studies have a history of more than 25 years we are still very much in the dark as to the details of the processes and of the characteristics of the matter created in collisions. Increasing the energy of collisions has brought new insights but has also resulted with new challenges. In the present paper I will try from a personal perspective to report on the answers we have collected and on the problems we are faced with. The account is partial, taking into account that it is impossible to render justice to every aspect of the field.

G. Paic

2009-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Studying the Interplay of Strong and Electromagnetic Forces in Heavy Ion Collisions with NICA  

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In the following we stress the advantages of the NICA research programme in the context of studying the spectator-induced electromagnetic phenomena present in proton-nucleus and heavy ion collisions. We point at the specific interest of using these phenomena as a new, independent source of information on the space-time evolution of the reaction and of the non-perturbative process of particle production. We propose an extended series of measurements of well-defined observables to be performed in different types of nuclear reactions and in the whole range of collision energies available to NICA. We expect these measurements to bring very valuable new insight into the mechanism of non-perturbative strong interactions, complementary to the studies made at the SPS at CERN, RHIC at BNL, and the LHC.

Rybicki, Andrzej; Klusek-Gawenda, Mariola; Sputowska, Iwona

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studying the Interplay of Strong and Electromagnetic Forces in Heavy Ion Collisions with NICA  

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In the following we stress the advantages of the NICA research programme in the context of studying the spectator-induced electromagnetic phenomena present in proton-nucleus and heavy ion collisions. We point at the specific interest of using these phenomena as a new, independent source of information on the space-time evolution of the reaction and of the non-perturbative process of particle production. We propose an extended series of measurements of well-defined observables to be performed in different types of nuclear reactions and in the whole range of collision energies available to NICA. We expect these measurements to bring very valuable new insight into the mechanism of non-perturbative strong interactions, complementary to the studies made at the SPS at CERN, RHIC at BNL, and the LHC.

Andrzej Rybicki; Antoni Szczurek; Mariola Klusek-Gawenda; Iwona Sputowska

2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

418

Swift heavy ion irradiation of Pt nanocrystals: II. Structural changes and H desorption  

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The structural properties and H desorption from embedded Pt nanocrystals (NCs) following irradiation with swift heavy ions were investigated as a function of energy and fluence. From x-ray absorption near-edge spectroscopy analysis, Pt-H bonding was identified in NCs annealed in a forming gas (95% N{sub 2} + 5% H{sub 2}) ambient. The H content decreased upon irradiation and the desorption process was NC-size dependent such that larger NCs required a higher fluence to achieve a H-free state. Pt-H bonding and NC dissolution both perturbed the NC structural parameters (coordination number, bond-length and mean-square relative displacement) as determined with extended x-ray absorption fine structure measurements.

Giulian, R.; Araujo, L.L.; Kluth, P.; Sprouster, D.J.; Schnohr, C.S.; Byrne, A.P.; Ridgway, M.C. (ANU)

2014-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

419

Implosion of multilayered cylindrical targets driven by intense heavy ion beams  

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An analytical model for the implosion of a multilayered cylindrical target driven by an intense heavy ion beam has been developed. The target is composed of a cylinder of frozen hydrogen or deuterium, which is enclosed in a thick shell of solid lead. This target has been designed for future high-energy-density matter experiments to be carried out at the Gesellschaft fr Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt. The model describes the implosion dynamics including the motion of the incident shock and the first reflected shock and allows for calculation of the physical conditions of the hydrogen at stagnation. The model predicts that the conditions of the compressed hydrogen are not sensitive to significant variations in target and beam parameters. These predictions are confirmed by one-dimensional numerical simulations and thus allow for a robust target design.

A. R. Piriz, R. F. Portugues, N. A. Tahir, and D. H. H. Hoffmann

2002-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

420

Dipolar degrees of freedom and Isospin equilibration processes in Heavy Ion collisions  

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Background: In heavy ion collision at the Fermi energies Isospin equilibration processes occur- ring when nuclei with different charge/mass asymmetries interacts have been investigated to get information on the nucleon-nucleon Iso-vectorial effective interaction. Purpose: In this paper, for the system 48Ca +27 Al at 40 MeV/nucleon, we investigate on this process by means of an observable tightly linked to isospin equilibration processes and sensitive in exclusive way to the dynamical stage of the collision. From the comparison with dynamical model calculations we want also to obtain information on the Iso-vectorial effective microscopic interaction. Method: The average time derivative of the total dipole associated to the relative motion of all emitted charged particles and fragments has been determined from the measured charges and velocities by using the 4? multi-detector CHIMERA. The average has been determined for semi- peripheral collisions and for different charges Zb of the biggest produced fragment. E...

Papa, M; Acosta, L; Amorini, F; Agodi, C; Anzalone, A; Auditore, L; Cardella, G; Cavallaro, S; Chatterjee, M B; De Filippo, E; Francalanza, L; Geraci, E; Grassi, L; Gnoffo, B; Han, J; La Guidara, E; Lanzalone, G; Lombardo, I; Pagano, C Maiolino T Minniti A; Pagano, E V; Pirrone, S; Politi, G; Porto, F; Quattrocchi, L; Rizzo, F; Rosato, E; Russotto, P; Trifir, A; Trimarchi, M; Verde, G; Vigilante, and M

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and characterization of a neutralized-transport experiment for heavy-ion fusion Enrique Henestroza, Shmuel Eylon, Prabir K. Roy, Simon S. Yu, Andre Anders, Frank M. Bieniosek,  

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to hit spots on the target with radii of about 2 mm. For the heavy-ion-fusion power-plant scenarios comparisons of these theoretical predictions with experiment, the Virtual National Laboratory for Heavy Ion

Gilson, Erik

422

Structural phase transition in ZrO2 induced by swift heavy ion irradiation at high pressure  

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Structural phase transition in ZrO2 induced by swift heavy ion irradiation at high pressure B transition becomes larger with increasing pressure. Keywords: Zirconia, phase transition, high pressure-temperature poly- morphs (tetragonal and cubic) (see Fig 1). At about 1200 C, a martensitic-type phase transition

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Damages induced by heavy ions in titanium silicon carbide: effects of nuclear and electronic interactions at room temperature  

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, of general formula Mn+1AXn where n = {1,2,3}, M is an early transition metal, A is an A-group (mostly IIIADamages induced by heavy ions in titanium silicon carbide: effects of nuclear and electronic Thanks to their refractoriness, carbides are sensed as fuel coating for the IVth generation of reactors

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

424

Time evolution of relativistic d + Au and Au + Au collisions  

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The evolution of charged-particle production in collisions of heavy ions at relativistic energies is investigated as function of centrality in a nonequilibrium-statistical framework. Precise agreement with recent d + Au and Au + Au data at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV is found in a Relativistic Diffusion Model with three sources for particle production. Only the midrapidity source comes very close to local equilibrium, whereas the analyses of the overall pseudorapidity distributions show that the systems remain far from statistical equilibrium.

Georg Wolschin; Minoru Biyajima; Takuya Mizoguchi; Naomichi Suzuki

2006-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions by low cost adsorbents  

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In the present investigation, different agricultural solid wastes namely: eggplant hull (EH), almond green hull (AGH), and walnut shell (WS), that are introduced as low cost adsorbents, were used for the removal of heavy metals (cobalt, strontium and mercury ions) from aqueous solutions. Activation process and/or chemical treatments using H2O2 and NH3 were performed on these raw materials to increase their adsorption performances. The effectiveness of these adsorbents was studied in batch adsorption mode under a variety of experimental conditions such as: different chemical treatments, various amounts of adsorbents, initial metal-ion concentrations, pH of solutions, contact times, and solution temperatures. High metal adsorption efficiencies were achieved for all cases only in the first two to three minutes of adsorbents' contact time. Maximum adsorption capacity of AGH sorbent for cobalt and EH for mercury were found to be 45.5 mg/g and 147.06 mg/g, respectively. The adsorption capacity of mercury for WS was also obtained as 151.5 and 100.9 mg/g for two different treated sorbents.

Ali Ahmadpour; Tahereh Rohani Bastami; Masumeh Tahmasbi; Mohammad Zabihi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Solar ions in the heliosheath: a possible new source of heavy neutral atoms  

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We show that multiply ionized coronal C, N, O, Mg, Si, S ions carried by the solar wind and neutralized by consecutive electron captures from neutral interstellar atoms constitute an important new source of neutral atoms in the inner heliosheath, with energies up to ~ 1 keV/n. In the model we developed, the heavy ions are treated as test particles carried by hydrodynamic plasma flow (with a Monte-Carlo description of interstellar neutrals) and undergoing all relevant atomic processes determining the evolution of all charge-states of considered species (radiative and dielectronic recombination, charge exchange, photo-, and electron impact ionization). The total strength of the source is from ~10^6 g/s for S to ~10^8 g/s for O, deposited as neutrals below the heliopause. These atoms should provide, as they drift to supersonic wind region, important sources of PUIs and eventually ACRs, especially for species that are excluded from entering the heliosphere because of their ionization in the LISM. The expected corresponding ENA fluxes at 1 AU are in the range 10^-4 - 10^0 at./(cm^2 s sr), depending on the species and direction (Table 2).

S. Grzedzielski; M. Wachowicz; M. Bzowski; V. Izmodenov

2006-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

427

Anisotropic Flow and Jet Quenching in Relativistic Nuclear Collisions  

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The exploration of the strong-interaction matter under extreme conditions is one of the main goals of relativistic heavy-ion collisions. We provide some of the main results on the novel properties of quark-gluon plasma, with particular focus given to the strong collectivity and the color opaqueness exhibited by such hot and dense matter produced in high-energy nuclear collisions at RHIC and the LHC.

Qin, Guang-You

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution and tailoring of plasmonic properties in Ag:ZrO{sub 2} nanocomposite films by swift heavy ion irradiation  

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Ag:ZrO{sub 2} nanocomposite films have been synthesized by a sol-gel dip coating process at room temperature, followed by irradiation using swift heavy ions. The effect of electronic energy loss and fluences on the evolution and consequently on the tailoring of plasmonic properties of films has been studied. The optical study exhibits that color of films converts from transparent in pristine form into shiny yellow when films are irradiated by 100 MeV Ag ions at a fluence of 3x10{sup 12} ions/cm{sup 2}. However, irradiation by 120 MeV O ions up to the fluence of 1 x 10{sup 14} ions/cm{sup 2} does not induce any coloration in films. The coloration is attributed to the evolution of plasmonic feature resulting in a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) induced absorption peak in the visible region. Increase in fluence from 3 x 10{sup 12} to 6 x 10{sup 13} ions/cm{sup 2} of 100 MeV Ag ions induces a redshift in SPR induced peak position from 434 to 487 nm. Microstructural studies confirms the conversion of Ag{sub 2}O{sub 3} (in pristine films) into cubic phase of metallic Ag and the increase of average size of particles with the increasing fluence up to 6 x 10{sup 13} ions/cm{sup 2}. Further increase in fluence leads to the dissolution of Ag atoms in the ZrO{sub 2} matrix.

Kumar, Manish; Kulriya, P. K.; Avasthi, D. K. [Inter University Accelerator Centre, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067 (India); Pivin, J. C. [CSNSM-IN2P3, Batiment 108, 91405 Orsay Campus (France)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental studies of electron and gas sources in a heavy-ion beam  

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measured with the Gas-Electron Source Diagnostic (GESD) [6].EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES OF ELECTRON AND GAS SOURCES IN A HEAVY-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Bulk viscosity, particle spectra and flow in heavy-ion collisions  

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We study the effects of bulk viscosity on pT spectra and elliptic flow in heavy ion collisions. For this purpose we compute the dissipative correction df to the single particle distribution functions in leading-log QCD, and in several simplified models. We consider, in particular, the relaxation time approximation and a kinetic model for the hadron resonance gas. We implement these distribution functions in a hydrodynamic simulation of Au + Au collisions at RHIC. We find significant corrections due to bulk viscosity in hadron pT spectra and the differential elliptic flow parameter v2(pT). These corrections are dominated by viscous corrections to the distribution function. We find that the relation between df and the bulk viscosity is different in the quark gluon plasma and hadronic phases. Reliable bounds on the bulk viscosity require accurate calculations of df in a hadronic resonance gas. Based on v2 spectra at RHIC we conservatively estimate zeta/s viscosity on the pT integrated v2 are small.

Kevin Dusling; Thomas Schaefer

2011-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

431

Dilepton and/or photon production in heavy ion collisions and the QCD phase transition  

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We study the electromagnetic production from highly excited hadronic matter created in heavy ion collisions. The rates include the usual lowest order processes in quark-gluon plasma plus the usual reactions in the hadronic phase, related with ?,a1 mesons. The space-time integration is done using a hydrodynamical model. Conventional qq (?+?-) annihilation in quark-gluon plasma and hadronic phase cannot explain the observed dilepton spectrum, especially that by the CERES experiment at CERN. A decreased ? mass can account for the observed effect, provided it shifts into the region of 0.40.5 GeV near the phase transition. In order to test this hypothesis one should also look at the chiral partner of ?, the axial a1 meson: its mass must then behave similarly. Its decay a1??e+e- populates the low mass region seen in the same experiment. The results for direct photon production are below the current WA80 experimental bounds, for all variants considered.

C. M. Hung and E. V. Shuryak

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Detection Efficiency of a ToF Spectrometer from Heavy-Ion Elastic Recoil Detection  

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The detection efficiency of a time-of-flight system based on two micro-channel plates (MCP) time zero detectors plus a conventional silicon surface barrier detector was obtained from heavy ion elastic recoil measurements (this ToF spectrometer is mainly devoted to measurements of total fusion cross section of weakly bound projectiles on different mass-targets systems). In this work we have used beams of {sup 7}Li, {sup 16}O, {sup 32}S and {sup 35}Cl to study the mass region of interest for its application to measurements fusion cross sections in the {sup 6,7}Li+{sup 27}Al systems at energies around and above the Coulomb barrier (0.8V{sub B{<=}}E{<=}2.0V{sub B}). As the efficiency of a ToF spectrometer is strongly dependent on the energy and mass of the detected particles, we have covered a wide range of the scattered particle energies with a high degree of accuracy at the lowest energies. The different experimental efficiency curves obtained in that way were compared with theoretical electronic stopping power curves on carbon foils and were applied.

Barbara, E. de; Marti, G. V.; Capurro, O. A.; Fimiani, L.; Mingolla, M. G. [Laboratorio ANDAR, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av. Gral. Paz 1499, B1650KNA Partido de San Martin, Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Negri, A. E.; Arazi, A.; Figueira, J. M.; Pacheco, A. J.; Martinez Heimann, D.; Carnelli, P. F. F. [Laboratorio ANDAR, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av. Gral. Paz 1499, B1650KNA Partido de San Martin, Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina); CONICET, Av. Rivadavia 1917, C1033AAJ Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Fernandez Niello, J. O. [Laboratorio ANDAR, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av. Gral. Paz 1499, B1650KNA Partido de San Martin, Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina); CONICET, Av. Rivadavia 1917, C1033AAJ Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Universidad Nacional de General San Martin, Ayacucho 2197, B1650BWA Partido de San Martin, Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2010-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

433

Repulsive nature of optical potentials for high-energy heavy-ion scattering  

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The recent works by the present authors predicted that the real part of heavy-ion optical potentials changes its character from attraction to repulsion around the incident energy per nucleon E/A = 200 - 300 MeV on the basis of the complex G-matrix interaction and the double-folding model (DFM) and revealed that the three-body force plays an important role there. In the present paper, we have precisely analyzed the energy dependence of the calculated DFM potentials and its relation to the elastic-scattering angular distributions in detail in the case of the $^{12}$C + $^{12}$C system in the energy range of E/A = 100 - 400 MeV. The tensor force contributes substantially to the energy dependence of the real part of the DFM potentials and plays an important role to lower the attractive-to-repulsive transition energy. The nearside and farside (N/F) decomposition of the elastic-scattering amplitudes clarifies the close relation between the attractive-to-repulsive transition of the potentials and the characteristic evolution of the calculated angular distributions with the increase of the incident energy. Based on the present analysis, we propose experimental measurements of the predicted strong diffraction phenomena of the elastic-scattering angular distribution caused by the N/F interference around the attractive-to-repulsive transition energy together with the reduced diffractions below and above the transition energy.

T. Furumoto; Y. Sakuragi; Y. Yamamoto

2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

434

Electroweak probes in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC with ATLAS  

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Measurements of vector boson production in lead-lead collisions provide essential control data for studies of jets and jet quenching in the quark gluon plasma. Because the electroweak bosons do not interact strongly in the plasma, measurements of their production rates can be predicted using standard high-energy event generators. In addition, the vector boson spectra are potentially sensitive to nuclear parton distribution functions. The ATLAS detector has proven to be an excellent apparatus in measurements involving photons, electrons and muons in the high occupancy environment produced in heavy-ion collisions. The experiment has recorded 158 $\\mu$b$^{-1}$ of lead-lead and 29.85 $nb^{-1}$ of proton-lead data, both of which have similar integrated partonic luminosities. In this letter, measurements of $\\gamma$, $Z$ and $W^{\\pm}$ production in lead-lead and proton-lead collisions are shown and compared to predicted rates from JETPHOX (for $\\gamma$) and PYTHIA/POWHEG (for $Z$ and $W^{\\pm}$).

Donadelli, Marisilvia; The ATLAS collaboration

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Interplay of anisotropies of momentum distribution and mean field in heavy-ion collisions  

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Two important parametrizations of momentum-dependent nucleonic fields, proposed for the simulations of central heavy-ion collisions, one by Gale et al. and the other by Welke et al., suffer from practical limitations. The first gives rise to mean fields isotropic in momentum, even when underlying momentum distributions are anisotropic, making descriptions of early nonequilibrium stages of collisions unrealistic. The second parametrization gives rise to anisotropic mean fields, but is computationally expensive, because the mean field has to be computed separately for every location of a nucleon in phase space, through folding. Here we construct a parametrization of the nucleonic mean field that yields an anisotropic mean field for an anisotropic momentum distribution and is inexpensive computationally. To demonstrate the versatility of our parametrization, we take the case of results from the parametrization by Welke et al. and attempt to approximate them. In arriving at a suitable anisotropic mean-field potential, we draw, on one hand, from the idea behind the parametrization of Gale et al., of a separable expansion of the potential energy, and, on the other, from the idea of a parallel expansion of the energy and mean field in anisotropy. We show that using our novel parametrization we can qualitatively and partially quantitatively reproduce the features of the mean-field parametrization of Welke et al.. This opens up the possibility of exploring the effects of mean-field anisotropy in collisions, without the penalty of computational cost behind the folding parametrization.

C. H. Simon; P. Danielewicz

2012-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

436

Swift heavy ion irradiation of ZnO nanoparticles embedded in silica: Radiation-induced deoxidation and shape elongation  

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ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) embedded in amorphous SiO{sub 2} were irradiated with 200 MeV Xe{sup 14+} swift heavy ions (SHIs) to a fluence of 5.0 10{sup 13} ions/cm{sup 2}. Optical linear dichroism was induced in the samples by the irradiation, indicating shape transformation of the NPs from spheres to anisotropic ones. Transmission electron microscopy observations revealed that some NPs were elongated to prolate shapes; the elongated NPs consisted not of ZnO but of Zn metal. The SHI irradiation induced deoxidation of small ZnO NPs and successive shape elongation of the deoxidized metal NPs.

Amekura, H.; Tsuya, D.; Mitsuishi, K.; Nakayama, Y. [National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0003 (Japan)] [National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0003 (Japan); Okubo, N.; Ishikawa, N. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan)] [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan); Singh, U. B.; Khan, S. A.; Avasthi, D. K. [Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi (India)] [Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi (India); Mohapatra, S. [Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi (India)] [Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi (India)

2013-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of electrical resistivity of heavy ion beam produced high energy density matter: Latest results for lead and tungsten  

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The high-intensity heavy ion beams provided by the accelerator facilities of the Gesellschaft fr Schwerionenforschung (GSI) Darmstadt are an excellent tool to produce large volumes of high energy density (HED) matter. Thermophysical and transport properties of HED matter states are of interest for fundamental as well as for applied research. During the last few years development of new diagnostic techniques allowed for a series of measurements of the electrical resistivity of heavy ion beam generated HED matter. In this report we present the most recent results on electrical resistivity of HED matter at GSI. The experiments on which we report have been performed with targets consisting of tungsten wires and lead foils, respectively. Uranium and argon beam pulses with durations of a few hundred ns, intensities of about 2 10 9 and 1 10 11 ions / bunch , respectively, and an initial ion energy of 300350AMeV have been used as a driver. An energy density deposition of about 1kJ/g has been achieved by focusing the ion beam down to 1mm FWHM or less.

Serban Udrea; Vladimir Ternovoi; Nikolay Shilkin; Alexander Fertman; Vladimir E. Fortov; Dieter H.H. Hoffmann; Alexander Hug; Michail I. Kulish; Victor Mintsev; Pavel Ni; Dmitry Nikolaev; Naeem A. Tahir; Vladimir Turtikov; Dmitry Varentsov; Denis Yuriev

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Universal fluctuations: a new approach to the study of "phase transitions" in intermediate energy heavy ion collisions  

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The universal theory of order parameter fluctuations (delta scaling laws) is applied to a wide range of intermediate energy heavy-ion collision data obtained with INDRA. This systematic study confirms that the observed fragment production is compatible with aggregation scenarios for in- or out-of-equilibrium continuous phase transitions, while not showing any sign of critical behaviour or phase coexistence. We stress the importance of the methodology employed in order to gain further insight into the mechanism(s) responsible.

J. D. Frankland; R. Bougault; A. Chbihi; S. Hudan; A. Mignon; for the INDRA collaboration

2002-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

439

Bound-free pair production cross section in heavy-ion colliders from the equivalent photon approach  

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Exact calculations of the electron-positron pair production by a single photon in the Coulomb field of a nucleus with simultaneous capture of the electron into the K-shell are discussed for different nuclear charges. Using the equivalent photon method of Weizsaecker and Williams, a simple expression for the bound-free production of electron-positron pairs by colliding very-high-energy fully stripped heavy ions is derived for nuclei of arbitrary charge.

Andreas Aste

2008-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

440

In-medium NN cross sections determined from stopping and collective flow in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions  

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In-medium nucleon-nucleon scattering cross sections are explored by comparing results of quantum molecular dynamics simulations to data on stopping and on elliptic and directed flow in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions. The comparison points to in-medium cross sections which are suppressed at low energies but not at higher energies. Positive correlations are found between the degree of stopping and the magnitudes of elliptic and directed flows.

Zhang, Y; Li, Z; Danielewicz, Pawel; Li, Zhuxia; Zhang, Yingxun

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-medium NN cross sections determined from stopping and collective flow in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions  

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In-medium nucleon-nucleon scattering cross sections are explored by comparing results of quantum molecular dynamics simulations to data on stopping and on elliptic and directed flow in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions. The comparison points to in-medium cross sections which are suppressed at low energies but not at higher energies. Positive correlations are found between the degree of stopping and the magnitudes of elliptic and directed flows.

Yingxun Zhang; Zhuxia Li; Pawel Danielewicz

2007-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

442

Clustered and neutron-rich low density {open_quotes}neck{close_quotes} region produced in heavy-ion collisions  

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The creation of a clustered and neutron-rich midvelocity ({open_quotes}neck{close_quotes} or {open_quotes}hot spot{close_quotes}) region in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions is discussed. Reaction simulations suggest that the preponderance of the neutron-rich species in isotopic and isobaric ratios results primarily from the amplification of the initial neutron excess due to d (and by inference {alpha}-particle) cluster formation. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Sobotka, L.G.; Dempsey, J.F.; Charity, R.J. [Department of Chemistry, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63130 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63130 (United States); Danielewicz, P. [Department of Physics and Astronomy and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation studies of the HADES first level trigger PART I: Performance in heavy-ion induced reaction  

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The first level trigger of the HADES spectrometer is studied for the heavy-ion collision systems Au+Au and Ne+Ne. The trigger efficiency for central events is given in dependence of the imposed charged particle multiplicity condition. The timing properties of the trigger signal are described. The losses due to deadtime are specified. Finally, the first level trigger rate is reported.

R. Schicker; H. Tsertos

1996-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Baryon number diffusion and shape instabilities in the quark-hadron phase transition for heavy-ion collisions and cosmology  

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If the quark-hadron transition is first order, hadron bubbles nucleate with a radius Rnuc and grow into the quark sea. Baryon number prefers to reside in the quark phase and must diffuse away from the interface in order for the phase transition to proceed. This slowly diffusing excess baryon number that forms on the surface of the bubble wall may drive a shape instability of the bubble wall. This instability to non-spherical structure occurs when the bubbles have grown to a critical size of (7-1000)Rnuc, a much shorter length scale than the instabilities studied previously; this effect can thus be important for heavy-ion collisions. The stability of the bubbles depends very sensitively on the ratio ?=nhnq of baryon number in the two phases (in local thermodynamic equilibrium). For the expected values of the parameters, bubbles of the hadronic phase are likely to be stable in the early Universe and unstable in heavy-ion collisions. The phenomenology of heavy-ion collisions could be altered by the instability of the hadron bubbles, although future work that takes into account mutual heating effects of the bubbles and the expansion of the hot underlying plasma will be required to confirm this.

Fred C. Adams; Katherine Freese; J. S. Langer

1993-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Charged Particle and Photon Multiplicity, and Transverse Energy Production in High-Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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We review the charged particle and photon multiplicity, and transverse energy production in heavy-ion collisions starting from few GeV to TeV energies. The experimental results of pseudorapidity distribution of charged particles and photons at different collision energies and centralities are discussed. We also discuss the hypothesis of limiting fragmentation and expansion dynamics using the Landau hydrodynamics and the underlying physics. Meanwhile, we present the estimation of initial energy density multiplied with formation time as a function of different collision energies and centralities. In the end, the transverse energy per charged particle in connection with the chemical freeze-out criteria is discussed. We invoke various models and phenomenological arguments to interpret and characterize the fireball created in heavy-ion collisions. This review overall provides a scope to understand the heavy-ion collision data and a possible formation of a deconfined phase of partons via the global observables like charged particles, photons and the transverse energy measurement.

Raghunath Sahoo; Aditya Nath Mishra; Nirbhay K. Behera; Basanta K. Nandi

2014-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic Stopping Powers For Heavy Ions In SiC And SiO2. |...  

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Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) and secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) are utilized to measure the depth profiles of implanted Au ions in SiC for energies...

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Three dimensional simulations of space charge dominated heavy ion beams with applications to inertial fusion energy  

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Heavy ion fusion requires injection, transport and acceleration of high current beams. Detailed simulation of such beams requires fully self-consistent space charge fields and three dimensions. WARP3D, developed for this purpose, is a particle-in-cell plasma simulation code optimized to work within the framework of an accelerator`s lattice of accelerating, focusing, and bending elements. The code has been used to study several test problems and for simulations and design of experiments. Two applications are drift compression experiments on the MBE-4 facility at LBL and design of the electrostatic quadrupole injector for the proposed ILSE facility. With aggressive drift compression on MBE-4, anomalous emittance growth was observed. Simulations carried out to examine possible causes showed that essentially all the emittance growth is result of external forces on the beam and not of internal beam space-charge fields. Dominant external forces are the dodecapole component of focusing fields, the image forces on the surrounding pipe and conductors, and the octopole fields that result from the structure of the quadrupole focusing elements. Goal of the design of the electrostatic quadrupole injector is to produce a beam of as low emittance as possible. The simulations show that the dominant effects that increase the emittance are the nonlinear octopole fields and the energy effect (fields in the axial direction that are off-axis). Injectors were designed that minimized the beam envelope in order to reduce the effect of the nonlinear fields. Alterations to the quadrupole structure that reduce the nonlinear fields further were examined. Comparisons were done with a scaled experiment resulted in very good agreement.

Grote, D.P.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Higher Order Photon Transitions in H-like and He-like Ions R. W. Dunford,1  

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electron ions. Here we discuss two examples from recent experiments which were done using the ATLAS facility at Argonne National Laboratory. The ¢rst is a test of Relativistic Quantum Mechanics involving at the ATLAS heavy ion accelerator at Argonne National Laboratory. The ¢rst is a study of the spectral shape

Cheng, Song

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A vertical drift chamber as a high resolution focal plane detector for heavy ion spectroscopy with the Enge split-pole spectrometer  

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designed for future heavy ion I spectroscopy applications in the split-pole spectrograph. The hybrid t detector will be capable of identifying heavy iona having masses through A - 20 and energies up to 35 MeV/amu to be available from the new K-500... will be an important tool in the study of reaction products up to its 35 MeV/amu bending limit. Heavy ion reactions excite closely spaced (or even overlapping) discrete and continuum energy states and produce a number of reaction products concentrated at forward...

Yates, Kenneth Warren

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Online in situ x-ray diffraction setup for structural modification studies during swift heavy ion irradiation  

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The high energy density of electronic excitations due to the impact of swift heavy ions can induce structural modifications in materials. We present an x-ray diffractometer called ALIX (''Analyse en Ligne sur IRRSUD par diffraction de rayons X''), which has been set up at the low-energy beamline (IRRadiation SUD - IRRSUD) of the Grand Accelerateur National d'Ions Lourds facility, to allow the study of structural modification kinetics as a function of the ion fluence. The x-ray setup has been modified and optimized to enable irradiation by swift heavy ions simultaneously to x-ray pattern recording. We present the capability of ALIX to perform simultaneous irradiation-diffraction by using energy discrimination between x-rays from diffraction and from ion-target interaction. To illustrate its potential, results of sequential or simultaneous irradiation-diffraction are presented in this article to show radiation effects on the structural properties of ceramics. Phase transition kinetics have been studied during xenon ion irradiation of polycrystalline MgO and SrTiO{sub 3}. We have observed that MgO oxide is radiation-resistant to high electronic excitations, contrary to the high sensitivity of SrTiO{sub 3}, which exhibits transition from the crystalline to the amorphous state during irradiation. By interpreting the amorphization kinetics of SrTiO{sub 3}, defect overlapping models are discussed as well as latent track characteristics. Together with a transmission electron microscopy study, we conclude that a single impact model describes the phase transition mechanism.

Grygiel, C.; Lebius, H.; Bouffard, S.; Quentin, A.; Ramillon, J. M.; Madi, T.; Guillous, S.; Been, T.; Guinement, P.; Lelievre, D.; Monnet, I. [CIMAP, CEA-CNRS-ENSICAEN-UCBN, BP 5133, 14070 Caen Cedex 5 (France)

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Mesh refinement for particle-in-cell plasma simulations: Applications to - and benefits for - heavy ion fusion  

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The numerical simulation of the driving beams in a heavy ion fusion power plant is a challenging task, and simulation of the power plant as a whole, or even of the driver, is not yet possible. Despite the rapid progress in computer power, past and anticipated, one must consider the use of the most advanced numerical techniques, if they are to reach the goal expeditiously. One of the difficulties of these simulations resides in the disparity of scales, in time and in space, which must be resolved. When these disparities are in distinctive zones of the simulation region, a method which has proven to be effective in other areas (e.g., fluid dynamics simulations) is the mesh refinement technique. They discuss the challenges posed by the implementation of this technique into plasma simulations (due to the presence of particles and electromagnetic waves). They present the prospects for and projected benefits of its application to heavy ion fusion, in particular to the simulation of the ion source and the final beam propagation in the chamber. A Collaboration project is under way at LBNL between the Applied Numerical Algorithms Group (ANAG) and the HIF group to couple the Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) library CHOMBO developed by the ANAG group to the Particle-In-Cell accelerator code (WARP) developed by the HIF-VNL. They describe their progress and present their initial findings.

Vay, J.L.; Colella, P.; McCorquodale, P.; Van Straalen, B.; Friedman, A.; Grote, D.P.

2002-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposal for the Study of Thermophysical Properties of High-Energy-Density Matter Using Current and Future Heavy-Ion Accelerator Facilities at GSI Darmstadt  

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The subject of high-energy-density (HED) states in matter is of considerable importance to numerous branches of basic as well as applied physics. Intense heavy-ion beams are an excellent tool to create large samples of HED matter in the laboratory with fairly uniform physical conditions. Gesellschaft fr Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, is a unique worldwide laboratory that has a heavy-ion synchrotron, SIS18, that delivers intense beams of energetic heavy ions. Construction of a much more powerful synchrotron, SIS100, at the future international facility for antiprotons and ion research (FAIR) at Darmstadt will lead to an increase in beam intensity by 3 orders of magnitude compared to what is currently available. The purpose of this Letter is to investigate with the help of two-dimensional numerical simulations, the potential of the FAIR to carry out research in the field of HED states in matter.

N. A. Tahir, C. Deutsch, V. E. Fortov, V. Gryaznov, D. H. H. Hoffmann, M. Kulish, I. V. Lomonosov, V. Mintsev, P. Ni, D. Nikolaev, A. R. Piriz, N. Shilkin, P. Spiller, A. Shutov, M. Temporal, V. Ternovoi, S. Udrea, and D. Varentsov

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Solenoid transport of a heavy ion beam for warm dense matterstudies and inertial confinement fusion  

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From February to July 2006, I have been doing research as a guest at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), in the Heavy Ion Fusion group. This internship, which counts as one semester in my master's program in France, I was very pleased to do it in a field that I consider has the beauty of fundamental physics, and at the same time the special appeal of a quest for a long-term and environmentally-respectful energy source. During my stay at LBNL, I have been involved in three projects, all of them related to Neutralized Drift Compression Experiment (NDCX). The first one, experimental and analytical, has consisted in measuring the effects of the eddy currents induced by the pulsed magnets in the conducting plates of the source and diagnostic chambers of the Solenoid Transport Experiment (STX, which is a subset of NDCX). We have modeled the effect and run finite-element simulations that have reproduced the perturbation to the field. Then, we have modified WARP, the Particle-In-Cell code used to model the whole experiment, in order to import realistic fields including the eddy current effects and some details of each magnet. The second project has been to take part in a campaign of WARP simulations of the same experiment to understand the leakage of electrons that was observed in the experiment as a consequence to some diagnostics and the failure of the electrostatic electron trap. The simulations have shown qualitative agreement with the measured phenomena, but are still in progress. The third project, rather theoretical, has been related to the upcoming target experiment of a thin aluminum foil heated by a beam to the 1-eV range. At the beginning I helped by analyzing simulations of the hydrodynamic expansion and cooling of the heated material. But, progressively, my work turned into making estimates for the nature of the liquid/vapor two-phase flow. In particular, I have been working on criteria and models to predict the formation of droplets, their size, and their partial or total evaporation in the expanding flow.

Armijo, Julien

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dependence of secondary ion emission from organic material on the energy loss of the impacting heavy ion  

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Samples of the amino acid valine were irradiated by 2.5 MeV-Ar, 0.8 MeV-Kr and 1.0 MeV Xe beams from the Argonne Dynamitron accelerator in order to study the energy distributions of ejected secondary ions. For Kr and Xe the nuclear stopping power exceeded the electronic stopping power by a factor 2 or 3, respectively, but the functional shape of the energy distributions and the mean ejection energies (0.9--1.4 eV) indicated that the molecular ions (M{plus minus}H){sup {plus minus}} are desorbed by an electronic sputter process. Contributions of atomic collision cascades were observed for the H{sup {minus}} ion. In the second part of the article, the overall dependence of molecular ion yields on the electronic energy loss is discussed in the framework of recent desorption models and the structure of the nuclear track.

Hunt, J.E. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Wien, K. (Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany). Inst. fuer Kernphysik)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adiabatic description of dissipative processes in heavy-ion reactions and fission. I. Microscopic theory: Statistics of matrix elements  

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The statistical properties of matrix elements which couple the collective (or shape) degrees of nuclear motion with the intrinsic degrees of freedom, are evaluated in the adiabatic representation. The results will be used in a future paper for the calculation of transport coefficients which describe the irreversible (dissipative) transfer of energy from the collective degrees of freedom to the intrinsic ones. As input we use a random-matrix model for the residual interaction, and salient properties of single-particle levels in nonspherical potentials.[NUCLEAR REACTIONS Random-matrix model applied to heavy-ion reaction and fission.

M. C. Nemes and Hans. A. Weidenmller

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Shear Viscosity of Quark-Gluon Plasma on Elliptic Flow in Ultrarelativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions  

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We investigate the influence of a temperature-dependent shear viscosity over entropy density ratio {eta}/s on the transverse momentum spectra and elliptic flow of hadrons in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. We find that the elliptic flow in {radical}(s{sub NN})=200 GeV Au+Au collisions at RHIC is dominated by the viscosity in the hadronic phase and in the phase transition region, but largely insensitive to the viscosity of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP). At the highest LHC energy, the elliptic flow becomes sensitive to the QGP viscosity and insensitive to the hadronic viscosity.

Niemi, H. [Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Ruth-Moufang-Strasse 1, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Denicol, G. S.; Huovinen, P. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet, Max-von-Laue-Strasse 1, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Molnar, E. [Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Ruth-Moufang-Strasse 1, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); MTA-KFKI, Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, H-1525 Budapest, P.O. Box 49 (Hungary); Rischke, D. H. [Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Ruth-Moufang-Strasse 1, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet, Max-von-Laue-Strasse 1, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

2011-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalizing Phi-measure of event-by-event fluctuations in high-energy heavy-ion collisions  

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The Phi-measure of event-by-event fluctuations in high-energy heavy-ion collisions corresponds to the second moment of the fluctuating quantity distribution of interest. It is shown that the measure based on the third moment preserves the properties of Phi but those related to the higher moments do not. In particular, only the second and third moment measures are intensive as thermodynamic quantities. The Phi_2- and Phi_3-measure of p_T-fluctuations are computed for the hadron gas in equilibrium and the results are analyzed in context of the experimental data.

Stanislaw Mrowczynski

1999-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical simulation of energy dissipation in asymmetric heavy-ion induced fission of Pb200, Fr213, and Es251  

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The dynamical model based on the asymmetric mass division has been applied to calculate pre-scission neutron multiplicity from heavy-ion induced fusion-fission reactions. Links between the pre-scission neutron multiplicity, excitation energy, and asymmetric mass distribution are clarified based on the Monte Carlo simulation and Langevin dynamics. The pre-scission neutron multiplicity is calculated and compared with the respective experimental data over a wide range of excitation energy and nonconstant viscosity. The analysis indicates a different effect for the application of asymmetric mass division in different energy regions of such processes.

S. M. Mirfathi and M. R. Pahlavani

2008-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

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rho(0) photoproduction in ultraperipheral relativistic heavy ion collisions at root s(NN)=200 GeV  

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Chiral phase transition in relativistic heavy-ion collisions with weak magnetic fields: Ring diagrams in the linear sigma model  

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Working in the linear sigma model with quarks, we compute the finite-temperature effective potential in the presence of a weak magnetic field, including the contribution of the pion ring diagrams and considering the sigma as a classical field. In the approximation where the pion self-energy is computed perturbatively, we show that there is a region of the parameter space where the effect of the ring diagrams is to preclude the phase transition from happening. Inclusion of the magnetic field has small effects that however become more important as the system evolves to the lowest temperatures allowed in the analysis.

Alejandro Ayala; Adnan Bashir; Alfredo Raya; Angel Snchez

2009-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Partonic effects on higher-order anisotropic flows in relativistic heavy-ion collisions RID A-2398-2009  

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. Zhang, M. Gyulassy, and C. M. Ko, Phys. Lett. B 455, 45 (1999). [8] Y. Zheng, C. M. Ko, B. A. Li, and B. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2534 (1999). [9] S. A. Voloshin, Nucl. Phys. A715, 379c (2003). [10] P. F. Kolb, J. Sollfrank, and U. Heinz, Phys.... Adler et al., STAR Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 082301 (2001). [32] Z. W. Lin and C. M. Ko, J. Phys. G 30, S263 (2004). [33] A. M. Poskanzer and S. A. Voloshin, Phys. Rev. C 58, 1671 (1998). [34] D. Molnar and M. Gyulassy, Nucl. Phys. A697...

Chen, LW; Ko, Che Ming; Lin, ZW.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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K-*(892)(0) production in relativistic heavy ion collisions at root s(NN)=130 GeV  

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Parton cascade description of relativistic heavy ion collisions at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron at 158A GeV?  

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We examine Pb+Pb collisions at CERN SPS energy 158A GeV by employing the earlier developed and recently refined parton-cascade/cluster-hadronization model and its Monte Carlo implementation. This space-time model involves the dynamical interplay of perturbative QCD parton production and evolution, with nonperturbative parton-cluster formation and hadron production through cluster decays. Using computer simulations, we are able to follow the entwined time evolution of parton and hadron degrees of freedom in both position and momentum space, from the instant of nuclear overlap to the final yield of particles. We present and discuss results for the multiplicity distributions, which agree well with the measured data from the CERN SPS, including those for K mesons. The transverse momentum distributions of the produced hadrons are also found to be in good agreement with the preliminary data measured by the NA49 and WA98 Collaborations for the collision of lead nuclei at the CERN SPS. The analysis of the time evolution of transverse energy deposited in the collision zone and the energy density suggests the existence of partonic matter for a time of more than 5 fm. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Geiger, Klaus [Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)] Kumar Srivastava, Dinesh [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF Bidhan Nagar, Calcutta 700 064 (India)

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VOLUME 35, NUMBER 14 PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 6 OCTOBER 1975 Relativistic Hydrodynamic Theory of Heavy-Ion Collisions*  

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waves and other aspects of a high-energy nuclear hydrodynamic model. ' ' Some experimental data that a conventional nuclear hydrodynamic model should be valid only when the bombarding energy per nucleon is less, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, University of California, Los Atamos, New Mexico 87544 (Received 11

Bertsch George F.

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Decomposition of Harmonic and Jet Contributions to Particle-pair Correlations at Ultra-relativistic Energies  

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Methodology is presented for analysis of two-particle azimuthal angle correlation functions obtained in collisions at ultra-relativistic energies. We show that harmonic and di-jet contributions to these correlation functions can be reliably decomposed by two techniques to give an accurate measurement of the jet-pair distribution. Results from detailed Monte Carlo simulations are used to demonstrate the efficacy of these techniques in the study of possible modifications to jet topologies in heavy ion reactions.

N. N. Ajitanand; J. M. Alexander; P. Chung; W. G. Holzmann; M. Issah; Roy A. Lacey; A. Shevel; A. Taranenko; P. Danielewicz

2005-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion Tracks and Microstructures in Barium Titanate Irradiated with Swift Heavy Ions: A Combined Experimental and Computational Study  

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Tetragonally structured BaTiO3 single crystals were irradiated using 635 MeV 238U+ ions to fluences of 1E7, 5E10 and 1.4E12 ions/cm2 at room temperature. Subsequent sample characterizations were performed using ion channeling, x-ray diffraction (XRD), helium ion microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The results show that there are lattice relaxation and recovery of pre-existing defects in the irradiated samples. Various structures representing different regimes of electronic and nuclear interactions along the ion track are observed. The track on the surface has an amorphous core of up to ~10 nm in diameter, surrounded by a strained lattice structure. The core size is roughly proportional to the square root of the electronic stopping power. Satellite-like defects around the core are also present. The ring of cubic phase expected to form around the amorphous core does not appear, probably due to a reversible phase transition as confirmed by an in-situ XRD study. Modeling and simulation are also attempted to interpret the data and gain physical insights. We have developed a partial charge model for cubic BaTiO3 that reproduces its lattice constants, elastic constants, and melting temperature. Using the interatomic potential, we have performed molecular dynamics simulations of the irradiation damage in BaTiO3. The results show that an amorphous track of ~1.2 nm in radius forms under thermal energy deposition at dE(T)/dx = 5 keV/nm. At 20 keV/nm, the radius increases to ~4.5 nm with an order of magnitude increase in the number of defects. The simulation also reveals details of the bonding environments and shows that the amorphous zones produced at different dE(T)/dx values have different densities. The combined experimental and computational data suggest that there is a significant interfacial recrystallization of the as-created amorphous cores during the cooling-down stage of thermal spikes.

Jiang, Weilin; Devanathan, Ramaswami; Sundgren, Christina J.; Ishimaru, Manabu; Sato, Kazuhisa; Varga, Tamas; Manandhar, Sandeep; Benyagoub, Abdenacer

2013-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The potential application of ultra-nanocrystalline diamond films for heavy ion irradiation detection  

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The potential of utilizing the ultra-nanocrystalline (UNCD) films for detecting the Au-ion irradiation was investigated. When the fluence for Au-ion irradiation is lower than the critical value (f{sub c}= 5.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 12} ions/cm{sup 2}) the turn-on field for electron field emission (EFE) process of the UNCD films decreased systematically with the increase in fluence that is correlated with the increase in sp{sup 2}-bonded phase ({pi}{sup *}-band in EELS) due to the Au-ion irradiation. The EFE properties changed irregularly, when the fluence for Au-ion irradiation exceeds this critical value. The transmission electron microscopic microstructural examinations, in conjunction with EELS spectroscopic studies, reveal that the structural change preferentially occurred in the diamond-to-Si interface for the samples experienced over critical fluence of Au-ion irradiation, viz. the crystalline SiC phase was induced in the interfacial region and the thickness of the interface decreased. These observations implied that the UNCD films could be used as irradiation detectors when the fluence for Au-ion irradiation does not exceed such a critical value.

Chen, Huang-Chin [Department of Physics, Tamkang University, Tamsui, New-Taipei, Taiwan 251 (China); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 300 (China); Chen, Shih-Show [Department of Physics, Tamkang University, Tamsui, New-Taipei, Taiwan 251 (China); Department of Information Technology and Mobile Communication, Taipei College of Maritime Technology, Tamsui, New-Taipei, Taiwan 251 (China); Wang, Wei-Cheng; Lin, I-Nan; Chang, Ching-Lin [Department of Physics, Tamkang University, Tamsui, New-Taipei, Taiwan 251 (China); Lee, Chi-Young [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 300 (China); Guo, Jinghua [Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Nearly equidistant single swift heavy ion impact sites through nanoporous alumina masks  

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A semi-ordered pattern of 70 MeV Ag single ion impact sites on a fused silica sample was achieved by irradiation through a free-standing 10 {mu}m through-pore ordered nanoporous alumina membrane. The membranes were fabricated by constant voltage anodization in oxalic acid with a two-step replication process. An apparatus and a method were developed to realize the alignment of the pores parallel to the ion beam. Measurements of the surface, by atomic force microscopy, confirm the presence of a semi-ordered pattern of single ion impact sites.

Cauchy, Xavier; Roorda, Sjoerd [Departement de Physique, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128, Succursale Centre-Ville, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3J7 (Canada)

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Workshop on Accelerators for Heavy Ion Fusion Summary Report of the Workshop  

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Ion Inertial Fusion: Accelerator and Target Considerations,i.e. , injector/source, accelerator and target/chamber that10:20am - 11am "The RF accelerator approach to HIF" - P.

Seidl, P.A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Calculation of Heavy Ion Inactivation and Mutation Rates in Radial Dose Model of Track Structure  

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In the track structure model, the inactivation cross section is found by summing an inactivation probability over all impact parameters from the ion to the sensitive sites within the cell nucleus. The inactivation probability is evaluated by using the ...

Cucinotta Francis A.; Wilson John W.; Shavers Mark R.; Katz Robert

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Workshop on Accelerators for Heavy Ion Fusion Summary Report of the Workshop  

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targets closely resembling NIF targets, to shock- and fast-to ions will be studied on NIF. They also naturally requirebecause of relevance to NIF experiments (both physics and

Seidl, P.A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

EBIT spectroscopy of highly charged heavy ions relevant to hot plasmas  

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We present spectra of highly charged iron, gadolinium, and tungsten ions obtained with electron beam ion traps. Spectroscopic studies of these ions are important to diagnose and control hot plasmas in several areas. For iron ions, the electron density dependence of the line intensity ratio in extreme ultraviolet spectra is investigated for testing the model calculation used in solar corona diagnostics. Soft x-ray spectra of gadolinium are studied to obtain atomic data required in light source development for future lithography. Tungsten is considered to be the main impurity in the ITER plasma, and thus visible and soft x-ray spectra of tungsten have been observed to explore the emission lines useful for the spectroscopic diagnostics of the ITER plasma.

Nakamura, Nobuyuki [Institute for Laser Science, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo 182-8585 (Japan); National Institute for Fusion Science, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan); Ding Xiaobin; Dong Chenzhong [North West Normal University, Lanzhou 730070 (China); Hara, Hirohisa; Watanabe, Tetsuya [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Kato, Daiji; Murakami, Izumi; Sakaue, Hiroyuki A. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan); Koike, Fumihiro [School of Medicine, Kitasato University, Kanagawa 252-0373 (Japan); Nakano, Tomohide [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Ibaraki 311-0193 (Japan); Ohashi, Hayato [Institute for Laser Science, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo 182-8585 (Japan); Watanabe, Hirofumi; Yamamoto, Norimasa [Chubu University, Aichi 487-8501 (Japan)

2013-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid simulations of preferential heating of heavy ions in the solar wind  

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We present results from the first fully self-consistent 1D hybrid (kinetic ions/fluid electrons) simulations of the preferential heating of alphas and heavier minor ions by a flat spectrum of Alfvn-ion cyclotron waves in a collisionless plasma. We find that the simulations reproduce the observed solar wind scaling T?M for alphas and heavier minor ions when the alphas and the minor ions have equal charge to mass ratios q/M and equal initial thermal velocities V th =(T/M) 1/2 . This scaling is interpreted as a result of the basic physics: the time evolution of the Vlasov/Maxwell system without collisions depends only on the ratio q/M and not q or M separately. Because this result follows from the basic nature of the physical model the T?M scaling would be obtained for any spectrum of waves. For minor ions with q/M different from the alphas but equal initial thermal velocities the final thermal velocity is seen to vary by 50% from that of the alphas in the simulations presented here.

Paulett C. Liewer; Marco Velli; Bruce E. Goldstein

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of a Universal Aggregation Mechanism and a Possible Phase Transition in Au Sputtered by Swift Heavy Ions  

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Two exponents ? for the size distribution of n-atom clusters, Y(n)?n-?, have been found in Au clusters sputtered from embedded Au nanoparticles under swift heavy ion irradiation. For small clusters, below 12.5nm in size, ? has been found to be 3/2, which can be rationalized as occurring from a steady state aggregation process with size independent aggregation. For larger clusters, a ? value of 7/2 is suggested, which might come from a dynamical transition to another steady state where aggregation and evaporation rates are size dependent. In the present case, the observed decay exponents do not support any possibility of a thermodynamic liquid-gas-type phase transition taking place, resulting in cluster formation.

P. K. Kuiri; B. Joseph; H. P. Lenka; G. Sahu; J. Ghatak; D. Kanjilal; D. P. Mahapatra

2008-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Radial space potential measurements in the central cell of the tandem mirror experiment with a heavy-ion-beam probe  

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Spatial and temporal profiles of the space potential in the central-cell midplane of TMX have been obtained with a heavy-ion-beam probe. The absolute accuracy of measurements is +- 25 volts (with respect to the machine vacuum walls) with a resolution of approx. 2 volts. During moderate fueling with the gas boxes (i/sub gas/ approx. = 1200 Atom-Amperes D/sub 2/), the plasma potential is parabolic to at least 25 cm radius, with phi/sub e/ approx. = phi/sub max/(1-(r/32)/sup 2/) and 300 < phi/sub max/ <450 volts. With puffer-valve fueling, the space potential is relatively flat to at least 27 cm radius, with 250 < phi/sub e/ < 350 volts.

Hallock, G.A.

1983-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The HypHI project: Hypernuclear spectroscopy with stable heavy ion beams and rare isotope beams at GSI and FAIR  

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The HypHI collaboration aims to perform a precise hypernuclear spectroscopy with stable heavy ion beams and rare isotope beams at GSI and fAIR in order to study hypernuclei at extreme isospin, especially neutron rich hypernuclei to look insight hyperon-nucleon interactions in the neutron rich medium, and hypernuclear magnetic moments to investigate baryon properties in the nuclei. We are currently preparing for the first experiment with $^6$Li and $^{12}$C beams at 2 AGeV to demonstrate the feasibility of a precise hypernuclear spectroscopy by identifying $^{3}_{\\Lambda}$H, $^{4}_{\\Lambda}$H and $^{5}_{\\Lambda}$He. The first physics experiment on these hypernuclei is planned for 2009. In the present document, an overview of the HypHI project and the details of this first experiment will be discussed.

S. Bianchin; P. Achenbach; S. Ajimura; O. Borodina; T. Fukuda; J. Hoffmann; M. Kavatsyuk; K. Koch; T. Koike; N. Kurz; F. Maas; S. Minami; Y. Mizoi; T. Nagae; D. Nakajima; A. Okamura; W. Ott; B. zel; J. Pochodzalla; C. Rappold; T. R. Saito; A. Sakaguchi; M. Sako; M. Sekimoto; H. Sugimura; T. Takahashi; H. Tamura; K. Tanida; W. Trautmann

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooling the ANL SC heavy-ion linac with two refrigerators in parallel. Preprint Paper G-26  

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The Argonne Superconducting Heavy-Ion Linac consists of a series of niobium accelerating resonators grouped in cryostats. The resonators are cooled by a forced-circulation flow of liquid helium directly from a CTI Model 1400 refrigerator through a low-loss distribution line. Helium entering each cryostat is condensed to near liquid saturation by heat exchange with the colder, lower pressure return stream. As more resonators and cryostats have been added to the linac over the past few years, it has been necessary to increase the cooling capacity of the system without increasing the flow of helium through the outgoing primary side of the distribution line and the resonators. This has been accomplished by coupling the first operational CTI Model 2800 turbo-expander refrigerator in parallel with the Model 1400 in such a way as to avoid major modifications in the helium distribution system.

Nixon, J.M.; Bollinger, L.M.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Anomalous multiplicity fluctuations from phase transitions in heavy-ion collisions  

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Event-by-event fluctuations and correlations between particles produced in relativistic nuclear collisions are studied. The fluctuations in positive, negative, total, and net charge are closely related through correlations. In the event of a phase transition to a quark-gluon plasma, fluctuations in total and net charge can be enhanced and reduced, respectively, which, however, is very sensitive to the acceptance and centrality. If the colliding system experiences strong density fluctuations due, e.g., to droplet formation in a first-order phase transition, all fluctuations can be enhanced substantially. The importance of fluctuations and correlations is exemplified by event-by-event measurement of the multiplicities of J/?s and charged particles since these observables should anticorrelate in the presence of comover or anomalous absorption.

H. Heiselberg and A. D. Jackson

2001-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Flash of prompt photons from the early stage of heavy-ion collisions  

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We briefly recall the tremendous strides in the studies of the parton cascade model made by Klaus Geiger. Next, we argue that photons may provide confirmation of several of these ideas. Thus we know that, copious internetted partonic cascades may develop in the wake of relativistic collisions of nuclei at CERN SPS and BNL RHIC energies, We use the parton cascade model to estimate the emission of single photons generated from such cascades due to the branching of quarks q{yields}q{gamma}, scattering of quarks and gluons, and annihilation of quarks. The formation of a hot and dense partonic matter is shown to be preceded by an intense radiation of photons from the QED branching of quarks. This is similar to the QCD branching q{yields}qg which along with the gluon multiplication (g{yields}gg) which is known to play a crucial role in the formation of the dense partonic plasma.

Srivastava, Dinesh Kumar [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF Bidhan Nagar, Calcutta 700 064 (India)

1999-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical Evolution, Hadronization and Angular De-correlation of Heavy Flavor in a Hot and Dense QCD Medium  

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We study heavy flavor evolution and hadronization in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The in-medium evolution of heavy quarks is described using our modified Langevin framework that incorporates both collisional and radiative energy loss mechanisms. The subsequent hadronization process for heavy quarks is calculated with a fragmentation plus recombination model. We find significant contribution from gluon radiation to heavy quark energy loss at high $p_T$; the recombination mechanism can greatly enhance D meson production at medium $p_T$. Our calculation provides a good description of D meson nuclear modification at the LHC. In addition, we explore the angular correlation functions of heavy flavor pairs which may provide us a potential candidate for distinguishing different energy loss mechanisms of heavy quarks inside QGP.

Shanshan Cao; Guang-You Qin; Steffen A Bass

2014-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Relativistic many-body calculation of energies, oscillator strengths, transition rates, lifetimes, polarizabilities, and quadrupole moment of a Fr-like Thiv ion  

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Atomic properties of the 24 low-lying ns, npj, ndj, nfj, and ngj states in Thiv ion are calculated using the high-precision relativistic all-order method where all single, double, and partial triple excitations of the Dirac-Fock wave functions are included to all orders of perturbation theory. Recommended values are provided for a large number of electric-dipole matrix elements, oscillator strengths, transition rates, and lifetimes. Scalar polarizabilities of the ground and six excited states (5fj, 6dj, 7pj, and 7s), and tensor polarizabilities of the 5fj, 6dj, and 7p3/2 states of Thiv are evaluated. The uncertainties of the recommended values are estimated. These calculations provide recommended values critically evaluated for their accuracy for a number of Thiv atomic properties for use in theoretical modeling as well as planning and analysis of various experiments including development of an ultraprecise nuclear clock and resonant excitation Stark ionization spectroscopy studies of actinide ions.

M. S. Safronova and U. I. Safronova

2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Precipitation of the ions of the heavy metals with aqueous triethylamine hydrosulfide  

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, though. the latter'have a worse re'putation. The advantages 'of. the 'sulfide 'system, are that the . Sul. f Mes, of the heavy metals are guantitatively . insolub'1'e and oan easily' bs' separated'; , X Grasp . I. 6'rmp' II Hj' G'~ - Hi+&', xi.... wii s pun lusind, the' sohims of ", analysis outliried in . F'lpurlis IV', V. , " and 'VI lt 8, 7), , ' T'hi: o'nly' 8 if'fe ranee' between' thii soheme 'and the soheme, found, 'in'many ltextp:dsl that tnriethylamins hydro- s'ulfids riiplaoei...

Hill, John Howard

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A pepper-pot emittance meter for low-energy heavy-ion beams  

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A novel emittance meter has been developed to measure the four-dimensional, transverse phase-space distribution of a low-energy ion beam using the pepper-pot technique. A characteristic feature of this instrument is that the pepper-pot plate, which has a linear array of holes in the vertical direction, is scanned horizontally through the ion beam. This has the advantage that the emittance can also be measured at locations along the beam line where the beam has a large horizontal divergence. A set of multi-channel plates, scintillation screen, and ccd camera is used as a position-sensitive ion detector allowing a large range of beam intensities that can be handled. This paper describes the design, construction, and operation of the instrument as well as the data analysis used to reconstruct the four-dimensional phase-space distribution of an ion beam. Measurements on a 15 keV He{sup +} beam are used as an example.