This report presents the capabilities of the CMS experiment to explore the rich heavy-ion physics programme offered by the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The collisions of lead nuclei at energies root(S)NN = 5(5 TeV, will probe quark and gluon matter at unprecedented values of energy density. The prime goal of this research is to study the fundamental theory of the strong interaction - Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) - in extreme conditions of temperature, density and parton momentum fraction (low-x). This report covers in detail the potential of CMS to carry out a series of representative Pb-Pb measurements. These include "bulk" observables, (charged hadron multiplicity, low p(T) inclusive hadron identified spectra and elliptic flow) which provide information on the collective properties of the system, as well as perturbative probes such as quarkonia, heavy-quarks, jets and high p(T) hadrons which yield "tomographic" information of the hottest and densest phases of the reaction.
|Titolo:||CMS physics technical design report: Addendum on high density QCD with heavy ions|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1088/0954-3899/34/11/008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|