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Title: Heavy Quark Detection With A Forward Silicon Micro-vertex Detector at PHENIX

Abstract

Intriguing evidence that a new state of matter, the quark-gluon plasma (QGP), is formed in collisions of ultra-relativistic heavy ions has been presented during the past year by physicists working at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at BNL. We are developing a unique experimental capability at RHIC for the direct identification of heavy quarks, which will be used to accurately determine the properties of this new state of matter. We will construct a silicon micro-vertex detector (SVD) covering the forward collision region, which will provide an excellent measurement of charm quark decays in the high multiplicity environment of nuclear collisions. Based upon electronics developed for the BTeV experiment, the SVD will cover one quarter of a PHENIX muon arm. Internal LANL funding will cover the construction costs.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS H846, Los Alamos, NM 87544 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20873231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 842; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 17. international conference on particles and nuclei, Santa Fe, NM (United States), 23-30 Oct 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2220459; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; B QUARKS; BROOKHAVEN RHIC; C QUARKS; MULTIPARTICLE SPECTROMETERS; MULTIPLE PRODUCTION; MULTIPLICITY; MUONS; PARTICLE DECAY; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; QUARK MATTER; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; SI SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; T QUARKS

Citation Formats

McGaughey, Patrick L. Heavy Quark Detection With A Forward Silicon Micro-vertex Detector at PHENIX. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2220459.
McGaughey, Patrick L. Heavy Quark Detection With A Forward Silicon Micro-vertex Detector at PHENIX. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2220459
McGaughey, Patrick L. 2006. "Heavy Quark Detection With A Forward Silicon Micro-vertex Detector at PHENIX". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2220459.
@article{osti_20873231,
title = {Heavy Quark Detection With A Forward Silicon Micro-vertex Detector at PHENIX},
author = {McGaughey, Patrick L},
abstractNote = {Intriguing evidence that a new state of matter, the quark-gluon plasma (QGP), is formed in collisions of ultra-relativistic heavy ions has been presented during the past year by physicists working at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at BNL. We are developing a unique experimental capability at RHIC for the direct identification of heavy quarks, which will be used to accurately determine the properties of this new state of matter. We will construct a silicon micro-vertex detector (SVD) covering the forward collision region, which will provide an excellent measurement of charm quark decays in the high multiplicity environment of nuclear collisions. Based upon electronics developed for the BTeV experiment, the SVD will cover one quarter of a PHENIX muon arm. Internal LANL funding will cover the construction costs.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2220459},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/20873231}, journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 842,
place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {7}
}