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ALICE: the heavy-ion experiment at the CERN/LHC
Author(s): Łukasz Graczykowski
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Paper Abstract

ALICE is the dedicated heavy-ion experiment at the CERN LHC. The main aim of the experiment is the detailed characterization of the properties of the quark-gluon plasma, the deconfined state of matter produced in high-energy heavy-ion collisions. The experimental setup was optimised to study high-multiplicity heavy-ion collisions and it is well suited to also study elementary reactions which are an integral part of its program. ALICE is a complex device, composed of several sub-detectors systems of different technologies which measure complementary properties of the emitted particles produced in the collision. In this article, the detector and its most important capabilities are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8903, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013, 89031Z (25 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2035358
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Łukasz Graczykowski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8903:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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