Experimental status of the AGS Relativistic Heavy Ion Program

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The universal motivation for colliding large nuclei at relativistic energies is the expectation that a small volume of the primordial quark soup, generally referred to as the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP), can be created and studied. The QGP is formed via a phase transition caused by either the extreme baryon densities and/or the extreme temperatures achieved in the overlap zone of the two colliding nuclei. Experiments at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) using a beam of Si nuclei at 14.6 GeV per nucleon on various nuclear targets have been completed. These same experiments are now actively searching for ... continued below

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Sangster, T.C. October 1, 1994.

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The universal motivation for colliding large nuclei at relativistic energies is the expectation that a small volume of the primordial quark soup, generally referred to as the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP), can be created and studied. The QGP is formed via a phase transition caused by either the extreme baryon densities and/or the extreme temperatures achieved in the overlap zone of the two colliding nuclei. Experiments at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) using a beam of Si nuclei at 14.6 GeV per nucleon on various nuclear targets have been completed. These same experiments are now actively searching for signatures of QGP formation using a beam of Au nuclei at 11.7 GeV per nucleon. This paper briefly summarizes some of the key results from the Si beam program and the current status of the experimental Au beam program at the AGS.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95011763

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  • 27. international conference on high energy physics, Glasgow (United Kingdom), 21-27 Jul 1994

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  • Other: DE95011763
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--118789
  • Report No.: CONF-940722--46
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/71688 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 71688
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710670

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Sangster, T.C. Experimental status of the AGS Relativistic Heavy Ion Program, report, October 1, 1994; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710670/: accessed August 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.