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Title: Two-photon physics in nucleus-nucleus collisions at RHIC

Abstract

Ultra-relativistic heavy-ions carry strong electromagnetic and nuclear fields. Interactions between these fields in peripheral nucleus-nucleus collisions can probe many interesting physics topics. This presentation will focus on coherent two-photon and photonuclear processes at RHIC. The rates for these interactions will be high. The coherent coupling of all the protons in the nucleus enhances the equivalent photon flux by a factor Z{sup 2} up to an energy of {approx} 3 GeV. The plans for studying coherent interactions with the STAR experiment will be discussed. Experimental techniques for separating signal from background will be presented.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
OSTI Identifier:
6533
Report Number(s):
LBNL-42524
TRN: US200305%%763
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Workshop on Photon Interactions and the Photon Structure, Lund (SE), 09/10/1998--09/13/1998; Other Information: Supercedes report DE00006533; PBD: 1 Sep 1998; PBD: 1 Sep 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; HEAVY IONS; PHOTONS; PHYSICS; PROBES; PROTONS; BROOKHAVEN RHIC

Citation Formats

Nystrand, J., and Klein, S. Two-photon physics in nucleus-nucleus collisions at RHIC. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Nystrand, J., & Klein, S. Two-photon physics in nucleus-nucleus collisions at RHIC. United States.
Nystrand, J., and Klein, S. Tue . "Two-photon physics in nucleus-nucleus collisions at RHIC". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6533.
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abstractNote = {Ultra-relativistic heavy-ions carry strong electromagnetic and nuclear fields. Interactions between these fields in peripheral nucleus-nucleus collisions can probe many interesting physics topics. This presentation will focus on coherent two-photon and photonuclear processes at RHIC. The rates for these interactions will be high. The coherent coupling of all the protons in the nucleus enhances the equivalent photon flux by a factor Z{sup 2} up to an energy of {approx} 3 GeV. The plans for studying coherent interactions with the STAR experiment will be discussed. Experimental techniques for separating signal from background will be presented.},
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