The nonequilibrium Parton-Hadron-String-Dynamics (PHSD) transport approach is extended to study the properties of the high-density baryonic matter produced in heavy-ion collisions in the energy range of the actual Beam Energy Scan (BES) program at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), of the future Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) and of the Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAсility (NICA) experiments. With the help of the Dynamical QuasiParticle Model (DQPM) that provides the parton properties at finite temperature ($T$) and baryonic chemical potential ($\mu_B$) in line with the available lattice QCD (lQCD) results, we are able to describe the dynamics of heavy-ion collision in a consistent manner and to study the properties of the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) in the whole range of collisional energy. We analyze the effects of a baryon-rich medium on the relevant observables compared with the available experimental data. We finally discuss the different regions probed in the ($T-\mu_B$) plane by the QGP phase and the perspectives to identify a possible critical point in the phase diagram.
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