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Aspects of Hadron Production in High-Energy Heavy-Ion Physics

Silvermyr, David LU (2001) In Cosmic and Subatomic Physics Dissertation
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High-energy heavy-ion collisions provide a unique tool for the study of nuclear matter as a function of temperature and density. WA98 at the CERN SPS recorded data with a 158 A GeV Pb beam on a Pb target in 1996. To cope with the high charged-particle density, a tracking system based on high granularity multi-step avalanche detectors was developed. The results from the first measurement of Delta++ production at this) energy are presented.



The PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, RHIC, took its first data at unprecedented energies during the summer of 2000. The Pad Chamber detector system, designed to provide space points along each track in the spectrometer arms at midrapidity, performed extremely... (More)
High-energy heavy-ion collisions provide a unique tool for the study of nuclear matter as a function of temperature and density. WA98 at the CERN SPS recorded data with a 158 A GeV Pb beam on a Pb target in 1996. To cope with the high charged-particle density, a tracking system based on high granularity multi-step avalanche detectors was developed. The results from the first measurement of Delta++ production at this) energy are presented.



The PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, RHIC, took its first data at unprecedented energies during the summer of 2000. The Pad Chamber detector system, designed to provide space points along each track in the spectrometer arms at midrapidity, performed extremely well. Two very different PHENIX analysis topics, based on Pad Chamber data, are presented: charged-particle multiplicity and coherent peripheral interactions. (Less)
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RHIC, pad readout, electronic, chip-on-board, tracking, heavy-ion collisions, freeze-out temperature, delta resonance, SPS, WA98, PHENIX, Fysik, coherent peripheral, multiplicity, Physics, Fysicumarkivet A:2001:Silvermyr
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Cosmic and Subatomic Physics Dissertation
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148 pages
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Department of Physics, Lund University
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Lecture Hall B, Dept. of Physics
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2001-11-16 10:15:00
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1101-4202
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91-7874-142-4
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English
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L. Carlen et al.A large-acceptance spectrometer for tracking in ahigh-multiplicity environment, based on space pointmeasurements and high-resolution time-of-flightNucl. Instr. and Methods A 431 (1999) 123-133.
M.M. Aggarwal et al. (WA98 collaboration).$Delta^{++$ production in 158 A GeV $^{208$Pb+$^{208$Pb interactionsat the CERN SPSPhysics Letters B 477 (2000) 37-44
K. Adcox et al.Construction and Performance of the PHENIX PadChambersTo be submitted to Nucl. Instr. and Methods A
K. Adcox et al. (PHENIX collaboration).Centrality Dependence of Charged Particle Multiplicityin Au-Au Collisions at $sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 130 GeVPhys. Rev. Lett 86 (2001) 3500-3505
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The PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, RHIC, took its first data at unprecedented energies during the summer of 2000. The Pad Chamber detector system, designed to provide space points along each track in the spectrometer arms at midrapidity, performed extremely well. Two very different PHENIX analysis topics, based on Pad Chamber data, are presented: charged-particle multiplicity and coherent peripheral interactions.},
  author       = {Silvermyr, David},
  isbn         = {91-7874-142-4},
  issn         = {1101-4202},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Department of Physics, Lund University},
  school       = {Lund University},
  series       = {Cosmic and Subatomic Physics Dissertation},
  title        = {Aspects of Hadron Production in High-Energy Heavy-Ion Physics},
  year         = {2001},
}