Status and charm physics prospects from PANDA
February 28, 2017
PANDA is an experiment that will run at the future facility FAIR, Darmstadt, Germany. A high intensity and cooled antiproton beam will
collide on a fixed hydrogen or nuclear target covering center-of-mass energies between 2.2 and 5.5 GeV. PANDA addresses various physics aspects from the low energy non-perturbative region towards the perturbative regime of QCD, for example:
the formation or production of exotic non-qqbar charm meson states connected to the recently observed XYZ spectrum;
the study of gluon-rich matter, such as glueballs and hybrids;
the spectroscopy of the excited states of strange and charm baryons, their production cross section and their spin correlations;
the behaviour of hadrons in nuclear matter;
the hypernuclear physics;
the electromagnetic proton form factors in the timelike region.
The PANDA experiment is designed to achieve the above mentioned physics goals with a setup with the following characteristics:
an almost full solid angle acceptance;
excellent tracking capabilities with high resolution (1-2 % at 1 GeV/c in the central region);
secondary vertex detection with resolution ~100 microns or better;
electromagnetic calorimetry for detections of gammas and electrons up to 10 GeV;
good particle identification of charge tracks (electrons, muons, pions, kaons, protons);
a dedicated interchangeable central apparatus for the hypernuclear physics;
detector and data acquisition system capable of working at 20 MHz interaction rate with an intelligent software trigger that can provide maximum flexibility.
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