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Title: Hot Quark Soup Produced at RHIC

Abstract

The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC, http://www.bnl.gov/rhic) is a 2.4-mile-circumference particle accelerator/collider that has been operating at Brookhaven Lab since 2000, delivering collisions of heavy ions, protons, and other particles to an international team of physicists investigating the basic structure and fundamental forces of matter. In 2005, RHIC physicists announced that the matter created in RHICs most energetic collisions behaves like a nearly perfect liquid in that it has extraordinarily low viscosity, or resistance to flow. Since then, the scientists have been taking a closer look at this remarkable form of matter, which last existed some 13 billion years ago, a mere fraction of a second after the Big Bang. Scientists have revealed new findings, including the first measurement of temperature very early in the collision events, and their implications for the nature of this early-universe matter.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1248206
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; RELATIVISTIC HEAVY ION COLLIDER; RHIC; QUARKS; GLUONS

Citation Formats

None. Hot Quark Soup Produced at RHIC. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
None. Hot Quark Soup Produced at RHIC. United States.
None. Fri . "Hot Quark Soup Produced at RHIC". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1248206.
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title = {Hot Quark Soup Produced at RHIC},
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abstractNote = {The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC, http://www.bnl.gov/rhic) is a 2.4-mile-circumference particle accelerator/collider that has been operating at Brookhaven Lab since 2000, delivering collisions of heavy ions, protons, and other particles to an international team of physicists investigating the basic structure and fundamental forces of matter. In 2005, RHIC physicists announced that the matter created in RHICs most energetic collisions behaves like a nearly perfect liquid in that it has extraordinarily low viscosity, or resistance to flow. Since then, the scientists have been taking a closer look at this remarkable form of matter, which last existed some 13 billion years ago, a mere fraction of a second after the Big Bang. Scientists have revealed new findings, including the first measurement of temperature very early in the collision events, and their implications for the nature of this early-universe matter.},
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place = {United States},
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