Heavy ion program at JINR NICA/MPD facility

May 26, 2011, 3:40 PM
20m
Salon Haendel AB (Imperial Palace)

Salon Haendel AB

Imperial Palace

Allée Impérial 74000 Annecy, France Tél. : +33 4 50 09 30 00
Parallel Experiments upgrade, future facilities and instrumentations Future facilities and experiment upgrades

Speaker

Prof. Alexander Sorin (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)

Description

New project NICA/MPD (Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAcility/MultiPurpose Detector) is now under realization phase at JINR (Dubna). The main goal of the project is to start in the coming years an experimental study of hot and dense strongly interacting matter and search for possible signs of the mixed phase and critical endpoint in heavy ion collisions. This study should be carried out at centre-of-mass ion collision energies of √sNN = 4-11 GeV (NN-equivalent) and at average luminosity of 10E27 cm-2 s-1 for Au (79+). The program also foresees start-up of fixed target experiments with the extracted beams from upgraded JINR synchrotron Nuclotron at energies up to 5.81 GeV/u (scaled to A/Z = 2) and intensity up to 5*10E8 s-1 (for Au 79+). Another goal of the project is aimed to study the spin structure of nucleon and the other spin sensitive phenomena with colliding beams of polarized protons and deuterons. The SPD (Spin Physics Detector) setup aimed at that purpose is under design.

Primary author

Prof. Alexander Sorin (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)

Co-authors

Prof. Alexander Kovalenko (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research) Dr Grigory Trubnikov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research) Prof. Igor Meshkov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research) Prof. Richard Lednicky (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research) Prof. Vladimir Kekelidze (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)

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