RHIC UPGRADES FOR HEAVY IONS AND POLARIZED PROTONS.

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The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), in operation since 2000, has exceeded its design parameters. The Enhanced Design parameters, expected to be reached in 2009, call for a 4-fold increase over the heavy ion design luminosity, and a 15-fold increase over the proton design luminosity, the latter with an average polarization of 70%. Also in 2009, it is planned to commission a new Electron Beam Ion Source, offering increased reliability and ion species that cannot be supplied currently. The upgrade to RHIC 11, based on electron cooling of the beams, aims to increase the average heavy ion luminosity by an ... continued below

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FISCHER, W.; ALESSI, J.; BEN-ZVI, I.; LITVINENKO, V. & ROSER, T. October 24, 2005.

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The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), in operation since 2000, has exceeded its design parameters. The Enhanced Design parameters, expected to be reached in 2009, call for a 4-fold increase over the heavy ion design luminosity, and a 15-fold increase over the proton design luminosity, the latter with an average polarization of 70%. Also in 2009, it is planned to commission a new Electron Beam Ion Source, offering increased reliability and ion species that cannot be supplied currently. The upgrade to RHIC 11, based on electron cooling of the beams, aims to increase the average heavy ion luminosity by an order of magnitude, and the polarized proton luminosity by a factor 2-5. Plans for an electron-ion collider eRHIC is covered in another article in these proceedings.

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  • PANIC05 PARTICLES AND NUCLEI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE; SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO; 20051024 through 20051028

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FISCHER, W.; ALESSI, J.; BEN-ZVI, I.; LITVINENKO, V. & ROSER, T. RHIC UPGRADES FOR HEAVY IONS AND POLARIZED PROTONS., article, October 24, 2005; [Upton, New York]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc875854/: accessed August 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.