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Title: The STAR BES-II and Forward Rapidity Physics and Upgrades

Abstract

The second phase of the Beam Energy Scan at RHIC, BES-II, is scheduled to start in 2019 and will explore with precision measurements the high baryon density region of the QCD phase diagram. The detector upgrades will enhance some of the key measurements by extending STAR’s kinematical reach. Examples are the kurtosis of net-protons, which could pinpoint the position of a critical point. The upgrades currently under way comprise: the replacement of the inner TPC sectors, the Event Plane Detector and the end-cap TOF. Building on these upgrades STAR is planning to further enhance its detector capabilities by installing a Forward Calorimeter System integrating an electromagnetic and hadronic calorimeter and a Forward Tracking System combining 3 Silicon mini-strip disks and 4 Small-Strip Thin Gap Chamber (sTGC) wheels. The forward upgrade is motivated by studying the initial state of nucleons and nuclei and the exploration of cold QCD physics in the very high and low regions of x. This proceeding will highlight these upgrades and some of their selected physics opportunities.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1503521
Report Number(s):
BNL-211473-2019-CPPJ
Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 982; Conference: The 27th International Conference on Ultrarelativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions (Quark Matter 2018), 5/13/2018 - 5/19/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Yang, Qian, and Arkhipkin, Dmitry. The STAR BES-II and Forward Rapidity Physics and Upgrades. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2018.10.029.
Yang, Qian, & Arkhipkin, Dmitry. The STAR BES-II and Forward Rapidity Physics and Upgrades. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2018.10.029.
Yang, Qian, and Arkhipkin, Dmitry. Sun . "The STAR BES-II and Forward Rapidity Physics and Upgrades". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2018.10.029. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1503521.
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abstractNote = {The second phase of the Beam Energy Scan at RHIC, BES-II, is scheduled to start in 2019 and will explore with precision measurements the high baryon density region of the QCD phase diagram. The detector upgrades will enhance some of the key measurements by extending STAR’s kinematical reach. Examples are the kurtosis of net-protons, which could pinpoint the position of a critical point. The upgrades currently under way comprise: the replacement of the inner TPC sectors, the Event Plane Detector and the end-cap TOF. Building on these upgrades STAR is planning to further enhance its detector capabilities by installing a Forward Calorimeter System integrating an electromagnetic and hadronic calorimeter and a Forward Tracking System combining 3 Silicon mini-strip disks and 4 Small-Strip Thin Gap Chamber (sTGC) wheels. The forward upgrade is motivated by studying the initial state of nucleons and nuclei and the exploration of cold QCD physics in the very high and low regions of x. This proceeding will highlight these upgrades and some of their selected physics opportunities.},
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