CMS physics technical design report: Addendum on high density QCD with heavy ions

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Chatrchyan S., Hmayakyan G., Sirunyan A. M., Adam W., Bergauer T., Dragicevic M., ...More

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS G-NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS, vol.34, no.11, pp.2307-2455, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


This report presents the capabilities of the CMS experiment to explore the rich heavy-ion physics programme offered by the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The collisions of lead nuclei at energies root(NN)-N-S = 5(5 TeV, will probe quark and gluon matter at unprecedented values of energy density. The prime goal of this research is to study the fundamental theory of the strong interaction - Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) - in extreme conditions of temperature, density and parton momentum fraction (low-x).