Volume 347 - Corfu Summer Institute 2018 "School and Workshops on Elementary Particle Physics and Gravity" (CORFU2018) - Session: The Critical Point and Onset of Deconfinement Conference
Studies of baryonic matter in the BM@N and MPD experiments at Nuclotron/NICA
M. Kapishin
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Published on: 2019 September 19
Abstract
The NICA (Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAcility) project is under realization at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna). The main goal of the project is an experimental study of hot and dense strongly interacting
matter in heavy ion (up to Au) collisions at center-of-mass energies up to 11 GeV per nucleon. The physics program will be performed at two experiments, BM@N (Baryonic Matter at Nuclotron) at beams extracted from the Nuclotron, and MPD (Multi-Purpose Detector) at the NICA collider. The aim of the BM@N experiment is to study interactions of relativistic heavy ion beams with fixed targets. The scientific program comprises studies of nuclear matter in the intermediate energy range between experiments at the SIS and NICA/FAIR facilities. The BM@N experiment has recorded first experimental data in the carbon, argon and krypton beams of kinetic energy per nucleon ranging from 2.3 to 4.5 GeV per nucleon. The first measurement of short range correlations of nucleons in carbon nucleus was performed in inverse kinematics with the carbon beam and
liquid hydrogen target. The MPD detector is under construction to study hot and baryon rich QCD matter in heavy ion collisions at the NICA collider in the energy range $\sqrt{s_{NN}} = 4 \div 11$ GeV. Physics program includes the study of collective phenomena, $\Lambda$ polarization, dilepton, hyperon and hypernuclei production under extreme conditions of highest baryonic density.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.347.0188
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