Sep 10 – 12, 2012
Krakow, Poland
Europe/Zurich timezone

NICA at JINR Dubna

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow, Poland

Description

The NICA (Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAcility) project is now under the realization stage at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna). The main goal of the project is an experimental study of hot and dense strongly interacting matter in heavy ion collisions at centre-of-mass energies √s_NN = 4 - 11 GeV (NN-equivalent) and the average luminosity of 10E27 cm-2 s-1 for Au(79+) in the collider mode (NICA collider). In parallel, fixed target experiments at the upgraded JINR superconducting synchrotron Nuclotron are carried out with extracted beams of various nuclei species up to Au(79+) with maximum momenta 13 GeV/c (for protons). The project also foresees a study of spin physics with extracted and colliding beams of polarized deuterons and protons at the energies up to √s = 26 GeV (for protons). The proposed program allows to search for possible signs of the phase transitions and critical phenomena as well as to shed light on the problem of nucleon spin structure. General design and construction status, physical program of the NICA complex is presented.

Primary authors

Prof. Victor Matveev (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna) Vladimir Kekelidze (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna)

Co-authors

Alexander Kovalenko (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna) Alexander Sorin (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna) Dr Grigory Trubnikov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna) Igor Meshkov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna) Richard Lednicky (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna)

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