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Title: Physics perspectives of heavy-ion collisions at very high energy

We expect heavy-ion collisions at very high colliding energies to produce a quark-gluon plasma (QGP) at the highest temperature obtainable in a laboratory setting. Experimental studies of these reactions can provide an unprecedented range of information on properties of the QGP at high temperatures. We also report theoretical investigations of the physics perspectives of heavy-ion collisions at a future high-energy collider. These include initial parton production, collective expansion of the dense medium, jet quenching, heavy-quark transport, dissociation and regeneration of quarkonia, photon and dilepton production. Here, we illustrate the potential of future experimental studies of the initial particle production and formation of QGP at the highest temperature to provide constraints on properties of strongly interaction matter.
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  1. Central China Normal Univ., Wuhan (China)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China)
  4. Nanjing Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
  5. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)
  6. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  7. McGill Univ., Montreal, QC (Canada)
  8. Peking Univ., Beijing (China)
  9. Univ. of Science and Technology, Anhui (China)
  10. Central China Normal Univ., Wuhan (China); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1674-7348; KB0301020
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Science China. Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 59; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1674-7348
Science China Press and Springer
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; quark-gluon plasma; heavy-ion collisions; QCD phase transition; properties of QGP
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