Investigation of Nuclear Partonic Structure. Final Report
Our research program had two primary goals during the period of this grant, to search for new and rare particles produced in high-energy nuclear collisions and to understand the internal structure of nuclear matter. We have developed electronics to pursue these goals at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in the Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC (STAR) experiment and the AnDY experiment. Our results include discovery of the anti-hyper-triton, anti- 3Λ-barH, which opened a new branch on the chart of the nuclides, and the anti-alpha, anti- 4He, the heaviest form of anti-matter yet seen, as well as uncovering hints of gluon saturation in cold nuclear matter and observation of jets in polarized proton-proton collisions that will be used to probe orbital motion inside protons.
- Publication Date:
- OSTI Identifier:
- Report Number(s):
R 32431; TRN: US1601819
- DOE Contract Number:
- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Space Sciences Lab.
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; PROTON-PROTON INTERACTIONS; PROTONS; PARTICLE STRUCTURE NUCLEAR MATTER; BROOKHAVEN RHIC; HELIUM 4; ANTINUCLEI; STAR DETECTOR; GEV RANGE 100-1000; GLUONS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; LAMBDA PARTICLES; HYPERNUCLEI; JETS; ANTITRITONS; POLARIZED BEAMS; SHOWER COUNTERS
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