A new experiemntal program to study hadron production in hadron-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions at the CERN SPS has been recently proposed by the NA49-future collaboration. The physics goals of the program are: -search for the critical point of strongly interacting matter and a study of the properties of the onset of deconfinemnt in nucleus-nucleus collisions, -measurements of correlations, fluctuations and hadron spectra at high pT in proton-nucleus collisions needed as for better understanding of nucleus-nucleus results, -measurements of hadron production in hadron-nucleus interactions needed for neutrino (T2K) and cosmic-ray (Pierre Auger Observatory and KASCADE) expriments. The physics of the nucleus-nucleus program is reviewed in this presentation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|State||Published - 2006|
|Event||3rd Conference on Critical Point and Onset of Deconfinement, CPOD 2006 - Florence, Italy|
Duration: Jul 3 2006 → Jul 6 2006
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