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Title: Future accelerator studies of high energy heavy ion collisions

Abstract

We have recently seen the rapid development of a new field of physics in which the long distance aspects of QCD may be explored in very high energy nuclear collisions: elementary properties of the strong interaction, the structure of the QCD vacuum, and the mechanism of quark confinement in hadrons may be addressed through the macroscopic behavior of nuclear matter at extreme conditions of temperature and baryon density; specifically, extended volumes of hadronic matter with energy densities greater than 10 times that of the nuclear ground state. The possibility of creating such conditions in laboratory experiments with ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions has attracted increasing numbers of nuclear and particle physicists. The discovery and exploration of a new form of matter consisting of an extended plasma of quarks and gluons embraces the interests and techniques of both these communities, with important consequences for astrophysics as well. I will summarize the status of efforts to realize the high energy nuclear beams required to do these experiments, and describe the experimental programs which are being planned. 9 references.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6061765
Report Number(s):
BNL-35801; CONF-8410206-2
ON: DE85005885
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Workshop on cosmic ray and high energy gamma ray experiments for the space station ERA, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, 17 Oct 1984
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; HEAVY ION ACCELERATORS; PLANNING; HEAVY ION REACTIONS; EXPERIMENT PLANNING; BEVALAC; BROOKHAVEN AGS; CERN SPS SYNCHROTRON; COLLIDING BEAMS; NUCLEAR MATTER; QUARK MATTER; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; ACCELERATORS; BEAMS; CHARGED-PARTICLE REACTIONS; CYCLIC ACCELERATORS; ENERGY RANGE; MATTER; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; SYNCHROTRONS; 430100* - Particle Accelerators- Design, Development, & Operation; 651725 - Nuclear Properties & Reactions, A=90-149, Experimental- Nuclear Reactions & Scattering- (-1987); 645103 - High Energy Physics- Particle Interactions & Properties-Experimental- Strong Interactions & Baryon & Meson Properties

Citation Formats

Ludlam, T W. Future accelerator studies of high energy heavy ion collisions. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Ludlam, T W. Future accelerator studies of high energy heavy ion collisions. United States.
Ludlam, T W. Sun . "Future accelerator studies of high energy heavy ion collisions". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6061765.
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abstractNote = {We have recently seen the rapid development of a new field of physics in which the long distance aspects of QCD may be explored in very high energy nuclear collisions: elementary properties of the strong interaction, the structure of the QCD vacuum, and the mechanism of quark confinement in hadrons may be addressed through the macroscopic behavior of nuclear matter at extreme conditions of temperature and baryon density; specifically, extended volumes of hadronic matter with energy densities greater than 10 times that of the nuclear ground state. The possibility of creating such conditions in laboratory experiments with ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions has attracted increasing numbers of nuclear and particle physicists. The discovery and exploration of a new form of matter consisting of an extended plasma of quarks and gluons embraces the interests and techniques of both these communities, with important consequences for astrophysics as well. I will summarize the status of efforts to realize the high energy nuclear beams required to do these experiments, and describe the experimental programs which are being planned. 9 references.},
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