PHOTON-HADRON INTERACTIONS AT RHIC AND LHC ENERGIES.

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Heavy Ion Collisions at RHIC and LHC energies are potentially an interesting laboratory for the study of QED. In these collisions, a Heavy Ion in one beam sees a highly Lorentz contracted electric field due to an oncoming beam particle. The Electric field reaches a maximum value of E {approx_equal} {gamma}{sub eff} {center_dot} Z {center_dot} e/b{sup 2}, where the apparent Lorentz factor, {gamma}{sub eff} = 2 {center_dot} {gamma}{sub beam}{sup 2} - 1. The collision may be viewed in terms of a flux of photons colliding with a stationary ion target using the equivalent photon approximation, originally introduced by Fermi in ... continued below

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WHITE,S.N. March 1, 2002.

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Heavy Ion Collisions at RHIC and LHC energies are potentially an interesting laboratory for the study of QED. In these collisions, a Heavy Ion in one beam sees a highly Lorentz contracted electric field due to an oncoming beam particle. The Electric field reaches a maximum value of E {approx_equal} {gamma}{sub eff} {center_dot} Z {center_dot} e/b{sup 2}, where the apparent Lorentz factor, {gamma}{sub eff} = 2 {center_dot} {gamma}{sub beam}{sup 2} - 1. The collision may be viewed in terms of a flux of photons colliding with a stationary ion target using the equivalent photon approximation, originally introduced by Fermi in 1924. We show that the cross section for Inelastic Electromagnetic Interactions of Heavy Ions are both calculable and have been measured in the first RHIC running period.

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  • PROCEEDINGS OF THE RECONTRES DE MORIOND QCD AND HIGH ENERGY HADRON INTERACTIONS, LES ARCS (FR), 03/01/2001

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  • Report No.: BNL--69035
  • Grant Number: AC02-98CH10886
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 793392
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc742446

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WHITE,S.N. PHOTON-HADRON INTERACTIONS AT RHIC AND LHC ENERGIES., article, March 1, 2002; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc742446/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.