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Title: Experimental approach to the QCD phase diagram - beam energy scan at RHIC

Abstract

The QCD phase diagram appears to be the most important single figure of our field. While recent progress in Lattice QCD (LQCD) and model calculations is impressive, the location of phase boundaries and the exact position of the hypothetical critical point (CP) remains unknown. The available theoretical estimates, however, indicate that the critical point might be in the region of the phase diagram probed by current heavy ion experiments. The Beam Energy Scan (BES) program at RHIC, described in this paper, was launched to expand the experimental study where theory cannot yet reach. Both large RHIC experiments, STAR and PHENIX, are in the process of preparing for the first run. Particularly STAR with its large, uniform acceptance and excellent particle identification capabilities, is uniquely positioned to cover this physics in unprecedented depth and detail.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1407072
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Acta Physica Polonica. Series B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 40; Journal Issue: 4; Conference: IV Workshop on Particle Correlations and Femtoscopy, Krakow (Poland), 11-14 Sep 2008; Journal ID: ISSN 0587-4254
Publisher:
Jagiellonian University
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Odyniec, Grazyna. Experimental approach to the QCD phase diagram - beam energy scan at RHIC. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Odyniec, Grazyna. Experimental approach to the QCD phase diagram - beam energy scan at RHIC. United States.
Odyniec, Grazyna. Thu . "Experimental approach to the QCD phase diagram - beam energy scan at RHIC". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1407072.
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title = {Experimental approach to the QCD phase diagram - beam energy scan at RHIC},
author = {Odyniec, Grazyna},
abstractNote = {The QCD phase diagram appears to be the most important single figure of our field. While recent progress in Lattice QCD (LQCD) and model calculations is impressive, the location of phase boundaries and the exact position of the hypothetical critical point (CP) remains unknown. The available theoretical estimates, however, indicate that the critical point might be in the region of the phase diagram probed by current heavy ion experiments. The Beam Energy Scan (BES) program at RHIC, described in this paper, was launched to expand the experimental study where theory cannot yet reach. Both large RHIC experiments, STAR and PHENIX, are in the process of preparing for the first run. Particularly STAR with its large, uniform acceptance and excellent particle identification capabilities, is uniquely positioned to cover this physics in unprecedented depth and detail.},
doi = {},
journal = {Acta Physica Polonica. Series B},
number = 4,
volume = 40,
place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {1}
}

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