Electron Ion Collider: The Next QCD Frontier - Understanding the glue that binds us all

Acardi, A. and Kumerički, Krešimir and Zheng, L. (2016) Electron Ion Collider: The Next QCD Frontier - Understanding the glue that binds us all. European Physical Journal A, 52 (9). pp. 268-100. ISSN 1434-6001

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Abstract

This White Paper presents the science case of an Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), focused on the structure and interactions of gluon-dominated matter, with the intent to articulate it to the broader nuclear science community. It was commissioned by the managements of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) with the objective of presenting a summary of scientific opportunities and goals of the EIC as a follow-up to the 2007 NSAC Long Range plan. This document is a culmination of a community-wide effort in nuclear science following a series of workshops on EIC physics and, in particular, the focused ten-week program on "Gluons and quark sea at high energies" at the Institute for Nuclear Theory in Fall 2010. It contains a brief description of a few golden physics measurements along with accelerator and detector concepts required to achieve them, and it benefited from inputs from the users' communities of BNL and JLab. This White Paper offers the promise to propel the QCD science program in the U.S., established with the CEBAF accelerator at JLab and the RHIC collider at BNL, to the next QCD frontier.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: hadrons, gluons, electron-ion collider
Date: 8 September 2016
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2016. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.Received: 21 March 2016. Published online: 8 September 2016.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Project code: IP-2013-11-8799, 119-0982930-1016
Publisher: Springer
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 19:28
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 19:28
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5600

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