The phobos experiment at the relativistic heavy ion collider

A. Trzupek, M. D. Baker, D. Barton, R. Betts, A. Bialas, C. Britton, A. Budzanowski, W. Busza, Y. H. Chang, A. E. Chen, A. Carroll, T. Coghen, Y. Y. Chu, W. Czyz, R. Ganz, J. Godlewski, S. Gushue, C. Halliwell, R. Holynski, U. JagadishJ. Kotula, H. W. Kraner, P. Kulinich, M. Lemler, W. Lin, M. Liu, P. Malecki, S. Manly, D. McLeod, A. Mignerey, A. Olszewski, H. Palarczyk, M. Plesko, L. P. Remsberg, G. Roland, L. Rosenberg, J. J. Ryan, J. Shea, S. G. Steadman, G. S.F. Stephans, M. Stodulski, A. Trzupek, G. Van Nieuwenhuizen, R. Verdier, B. Wadsworth, H. Wilczyriski, F. Wolfs, B. Wosiek, K. Woźniak, B. Wyslouch, K. Zalewski

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Abstract

The purpose of the PHOBOS experiment is to study the physics of heavy ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The PHOBOS detector is designed and optimized for detailed measurements of various experimental observables which may signal the onset of new phenomena expected in central collisions of gold nuclei at the center-of-mass energy of 200 GeV/nucleon. In particular, a comprehensive study of hadrons and photons produced in such collisions should reveal the existence and properties of a new phase of matter, the Quark-Gluon Plasma, which is predicted to be formed at high energy densities. In this paper a short overview of the PHOBOS apparatus and its measurement capabilities is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3103-3111
Number of pages9
JournalActa Physica Polonica B
Volume27
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1996

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