February 27, 2023 to March 3, 2023
Europe/Moscow timezone

The heavy-ion program at the upgraded Baryonic Matter@Nuclotron Experiment at NICA

Mar 2, 2023, 10:00 AM
Blokhintsev Auditorium, 4th floor

Blokhintsev Auditorium, 4th floor



Peter Parfenov (MEPhI, Moscow)


The Nuclotron at JINR in Dubna is capable of accelerating beams of heavy ions such as xenon, gold and bismuth at energies up to 4A GeV and intensities up to 2.5∙106 ions/s. These energies and collision systems are well suited for experiments devoted to the study of the properties of dense baryonic matter, such as the equation-of-state and new microscopic degrees-of-freedom which might emerge at neutron star core densities. To study those properties, a number of observables are commonly employed including the yields and multi-differential distributions of (multi-) strange particles, the collective flow of identified particles, fluctuation of conserved quantities, and hypernuclei. In order to perform such measurements in Xe+CsI collisions, the existing BM@N setup in the Nuclotron target hall will be upgraded with a highly granulated and fast hybrid tracking system, a set of TOF systems TOF-400 and TOF-700, a scintillation detector with a quartz hodoscope, a neutron detector, and a forward calorimeter for event plane determination. The BM@N physics program, the detector upgrades, and some results of physics performance studies will be presented.

Primary author

Peter Parfenov (MEPhI, Moscow)

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