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Title: Heavy ion physics at the LHC

Abstract

The ion-ion center of mass energies at the LHC will exceed that at RHIC by nearly a factor of 30, providing exciting opportunities for addressing unique physics issues in a completely new energy domain. Some highlights of this new physics domain are presented here. We briefly describe how these collisions will provide new insights into the high density, low momentum gluon content of the nucleus expected to dominate the dynamics of the early state of the system. We then discuss how the dense initial state of the nucleus affects the lifetime and temperature of the produced system. Finally, we explain how the high energy domain of the LHC allows abundant production of ''rare'' processes, hard probes calculable in perturbative quantum chromodynamics, QCD. At the LHC, high momentum jets and b{bar b} bound states, the {Upsilon} family, will be produced with high statistics for the first time in heavy ion collisions.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director, Office of Science. Office of High Energy and Nuclear Physics (US)
OSTI Identifier:
840048
Report Number(s):
LBNL-56074
TRN: US0501799
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nuclear Physics A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 752; Other Information: Submitted to Nuclear Physics A: Volume 752; Journal Publication Date: 2005; PBD: 15 Aug 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; BOUND STATE; GLUONS; HEAVY IONS; LIFETIME; PHYSICS; PROBES; PRODUCTION; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; STATISTICS

Citation Formats

Vogt, R. Heavy ion physics at the LHC. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Vogt, R. Heavy ion physics at the LHC. United States.
Vogt, R. Sun . "Heavy ion physics at the LHC". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/840048.
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abstractNote = {The ion-ion center of mass energies at the LHC will exceed that at RHIC by nearly a factor of 30, providing exciting opportunities for addressing unique physics issues in a completely new energy domain. Some highlights of this new physics domain are presented here. We briefly describe how these collisions will provide new insights into the high density, low momentum gluon content of the nucleus expected to dominate the dynamics of the early state of the system. We then discuss how the dense initial state of the nucleus affects the lifetime and temperature of the produced system. Finally, we explain how the high energy domain of the LHC allows abundant production of ''rare'' processes, hard probes calculable in perturbative quantum chromodynamics, QCD. At the LHC, high momentum jets and b{bar b} bound states, the {Upsilon} family, will be produced with high statistics for the first time in heavy ion collisions.},
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journal = {Nuclear Physics A},
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place = {United States},
year = {2004},
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