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The importance of e+A collisions at an Electron-Ion Collider

Aug 16, 2012, 4:00 PM
Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Poster Experiment upgrades, new facilities, and instrumentation Poster Session Reception


Matthew Lamont (BNL)


Over the last decade, there has been a plethora of new and exciting results in heavy-ion collisions emanating from the CERN and Brookhaven Laboratories. These results have led to a sea change of the view on how the evolution of a high energy heavy-ion collision proceeds. What has become apparent is that in order to validate claims of perfect fluidity, for example, the initial conditions at small-x need to be well understood. Whilst d+A and p+A collisions provide a handle on some of these effects, for precision measurements and precise knowledge of the kinematics, e+A collisions become essential. A proposal has been developed at Brookhaven National Lab to add an electron accelerator to the current RHIC complex, providing for electron beams ranging from 5 GeV to 30 GeV. Complementing the programme on polarised e+p scattering, a broad programme on e+A physics is envisioned which will range from investigating saturation physics at low-x to hadronization at high-x. In this poster, I will show the recent progress made on the golden measurements which were identified in the proceedings of the Fall programme at the INT [1]. [1] “Gluons and the quark sea at high energies: Distributions, polarization and tomography.”,Eds D. Boer, M. Diehl, R. Milner, R. Venugopalan, W. Vogelsang, BNL-96164-2011, INT-PUB-11-034, JLAB-THY-11-1373

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