Baryon rich matter research at NICA

26 Sep 2017, 09:00
Blokhintsev Hall (4rd floor, BLTP) (DUBNA)

Blokhintsev Hall (4rd floor, BLTP)




Prof. Alexander Sorin (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)


The NICA (Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAcility) project is now under active realization stage at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna). The main goal of the project is an experimental study of hot and dense baryon rich QCD matter in heavy ion collisions at centre of-mass energies $\displaystyle{\sqrt{s_{NN}}}$ = 4 - 11 GeV (NN-equivalent) and the average luminosity of 10E27 cm$^{-2}$ s$^{-1}$ for Au(79+) in the collider mode (NICA collider). In parallel, the fixed target experiment BM@N (Baryonic Matter at Nuclotron) at the upgraded JINR superconducting synchrotron Nuclotron are carried out with extracted beams of various nuclei species up to Au(79+) with maximum momenta 13 GeV/c (for protons). The project also foresees a study of spin physics with extracted and colliding beams of polarized deuterons and protons at the energies up to $\displaystyle{\sqrt{s}}$ = 27 GeV (for protons). The proposed program allows to search for possible signs of the phase transitions and critical phenomena as well as to shed light on the problem of nucleon spin structure. General design and construction status, physical program of the NICA complex is presented.

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