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Title: MEASURING GLOBAL OBSERVABLES WITH PHENIX.

Abstract

When the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC) begins operations, it will be capable of colliding nuclei of various sizes, from protons up to Au, at center-of-mass energies of 200 to 500 GeV per nucleon pair. Some of these collisions are expected to produce a new state of matter, the quark-gluon plasma (QGP), in which quarks are no longer confined to individual hadrons and in which chiral symmetry has been restored. Numerous predictions have been made as to how a phase transition to a QGP would affect the particle spectra produced in these collisions (see, for example, a recent review by Harris and Mueller). The PHENIX physics philosophy is to detect and systematically study the QGP via a simultaneous measurement of many different probes/signatures of the plasma, as a function of the energy density achieved in the nucleus-nucleus collision. To achieve this goal, the PHENIX detector has been designed as a multi-purpose spectrometer, capable of concurrently measuring hadrons, leptons and photons, as well as global properties of the collision, e.g. energy density, as will be detailed below.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
14634
Report Number(s):
BNL-66669; KB020201
R&D Project: PO3; KB020201; TRN: US0106189
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: UI-CHICAGO WORKSHOP PARTICLE DISTRIBUTIONS IN HADRONIC AND NUCLEAR COLLISIONS, CHICAGO, IL (US), 06/12/1998; Other Information: PBD: 12 Jun 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CHIRAL SYMMETRY; ENERGY DENSITY; HADRONS; LEPTONS; NUCLEI; NUCLEONS; PHOTONS; PROTONS; QUARK MATTER; BROOKHAVEN RHIC; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; COLLISIONS; RADIATION DETECTORS

Citation Formats

BENNETT,M.J. FOR THE PHENIX COLLABORATION. MEASURING GLOBAL OBSERVABLES WITH PHENIX.. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
BENNETT,M.J. FOR THE PHENIX COLLABORATION. MEASURING GLOBAL OBSERVABLES WITH PHENIX.. United States.
BENNETT,M.J. FOR THE PHENIX COLLABORATION. 1998. "MEASURING GLOBAL OBSERVABLES WITH PHENIX.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/14634.
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abstractNote = {When the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC) begins operations, it will be capable of colliding nuclei of various sizes, from protons up to Au, at center-of-mass energies of 200 to 500 GeV per nucleon pair. Some of these collisions are expected to produce a new state of matter, the quark-gluon plasma (QGP), in which quarks are no longer confined to individual hadrons and in which chiral symmetry has been restored. Numerous predictions have been made as to how a phase transition to a QGP would affect the particle spectra produced in these collisions (see, for example, a recent review by Harris and Mueller). The PHENIX physics philosophy is to detect and systematically study the QGP via a simultaneous measurement of many different probes/signatures of the plasma, as a function of the energy density achieved in the nucleus-nucleus collision. To achieve this goal, the PHENIX detector has been designed as a multi-purpose spectrometer, capable of concurrently measuring hadrons, leptons and photons, as well as global properties of the collision, e.g. energy density, as will be detailed below.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {6}
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