Upgrade of the ALICE Experiment: Letter Of Intent

Abelev, B. and Antičić, Tome and Gotovac, Sven and Mudnić, Eugen and Planinić, Mirko and Simatović, Goran and Šuša, Tatjana and Vicković, Linda and Zyzak, M. (ALICE Collaboration) (2014) Upgrade of the ALICE Experiment: Letter Of Intent. Journal of Physics G, 41 (8). p. 87001. ISSN 0954-3899

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Abstract

ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is studying the physics of strongly interacting matter, and in particular the properties of the Quark–Gluon Plasma (QGP), using proton–proton, proton–nucleus and nucleus–nucleus collisions at the CERN LHC (Large Hadron Collider). The ALICE Collaboration is preparing a major upgrade of the experimental apparatus, planned for installation in the second long LHC shutdown in the years 2018–2019. These plans are presented in the ALICE Upgrade Letter of Intent, submitted to the LHCC (LHC experiments Committee) in September 2012. In order to fully exploit the physics reach of the LHC in this field, high- precision measurements of the heavy-flavour production, quarkonia, direct real and virtual photons, and jets are necessary. This will be achieved by an increase of the LHC Pb–Pb instant luminosity up to 6×1027 cm−2s−1 and running the ALICE detector with the continuous readout at the 50 kHz event rate. The physics performance accessible with the upgraded detector, together with the main detector modifications, are presented.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: upgrade, ALICE
Date: 2014
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © 2014 CERN on behalf of The ALICE Collaboration. Content from this work may be used under the terms of theCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 20:50
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2017 20:50
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5747

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