Publication
Title
CMS physics technical design report: addendum on high density QCD with heavy ions
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
This report presents the capabilities of the CMS experiment to explore the rich heavy-ion physics programme offered by the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The collisions of lead nuclei at energies , will probe quark and gluon matter at unprecedented values of energy density. The prime goal of this research is to study the fundamental theory of the strong interaction Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) in extreme conditions of temperature, density and parton momentum fraction (low-x). This report covers in detail the potential of CMS to carry out a series of representative Pb-Pb measurements. These include "bulk" observables, (charged hadron multiplicity, low pT inclusive hadron identified spectra and elliptic flow) which provide information on the collective properties of the system, as well as perturbative probes such as quarkonia, heavy-quarks, jets and high pT hadrons which yield "tomographic" information of the hottest and densest phases of the reaction.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of physics : G : nuclear and particle physics / Institute of Physics. - London, 1989, currens
Publication
London : 2007
ISSN
0954-3899
0305-4616
Volume/pages
34(2007), p. 2307-2455
ISI
000250711400009
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 27.04.2017
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