Jul 4 – 11, 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Heavy ion collider facility NICA at JINR (Dubna): status and development

Jul 7, 2012, 10:15 AM
Room 218 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 218

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 14. Future Accelerators Room 218 - Future Accelerators - Detectors and Computing for HEP - TR14&13


Dr Grigory Trubnikov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (RU))


New large accelerator complex: heavy ion collider facility NICA (Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAcility) is under active development now at JINR (Dubna). The main goal of the project is to start in the coming 5 years experimental study of hot and dense strongly interacting baryonic matter and search for possible signs of the mixed phase and critical endpoint in heavy ion collisions (Energy √s_NN = 4-11 GeV for Au^79+ nuclei at average luminosity of L = 10^27 cm^-2 s^-1). Another physics goal of NICA are future experimental studies of spin physics with colliding beams of polarized protons and light nuclei, and also fixed target experiments on ion beams. The report presents main characteristics of the project: collider facility scheme, operation scenario, proposed methods of accumulation of intense bunched ion beam, application of different RF technique and beam cooling methods to achieve maximal luminosity in the total energy range. Status of R&D and plans of the project development are presented as well.

Primary author

Dr Grigory Trubnikov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (RU))


Alexander Sorin (Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (RU)) Alexandre Kovalenko (Institute for Nuclear Research (INR)) Igor Meshkov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR)) Richard Lednicky (Elementary Particle Division) Viktor Matveev (Russian Academy of Sciences (RU)) Vladimir Kekelidze (Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (JINR))

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