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Title: RHIC CRITICAL POINT SEARCH: ASSESSING STARs CAPABILITIES.

In this report we discuss the capabilities and limitations of the STAR detector to search for signatures of the QCD critical point in a low energy scan at RHIC. We find that a RHIC low energy scan will cover a broad region of interest in the nuclear matter phase diagram and that the STAR detector--a detector designed to measure the quantities that will be of interest in this search--will provide new observables and improve on previous measurements in this energy range.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
921918
Report Number(s):
BNL--79525-2007-CP
R&D Project: 08847; KB-02-02; TRN: US200802%%1027
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: The Critical Point and Onset of Deconfinement; Galileo Galilei Institute, Florence, Italy; 20060703 through 20060706
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Sponsoring Org:
Doe - Office Of Science
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ENERGY RANGE; NUCLEAR MATTER; PHASE DIAGRAMS; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS