Highlights from the NA61/SHINE experiment at the CERN SPS

Katarzyna Grebieszkow

Abstract

The NA61/SHINE experiment at the CERN SPS aims to study hadron production in hadron+hadron, hadron+nucleus and nucleus+nucleus interactions. Within the NA61 ion program we plan to study the properties of the onset of deconfinement and search for the signatures of the critical point. This will be achieved by performing a two-dimensional scan of the (T - μB) phase diagram by varying the energy (13A-158A GeV) and the system size (p + p, Be + Be, Ar +Ca, Xe+La) of the collision. The main motivation of the NA61 neutrino program is to obtain precision data on hadron production (spectra) in p+C interactions. They serve as reference measurements for the T2K experiment for computing neutrino fluxes from the T2K beam targets. Finally, hadron spectra in p+C, p+ p, π +C, and K +C will be used as reference measurements in cosmic-ray physics (Pierre-Auger and KASCADE experiments) for improving air shower simulations. This paper reviews the status, results, and plans of the NA61/SHINE experiment. In particular the detector upgrades and data taking schedule are discussed and the progress of the data analysis is illustrated. © Copyright owned by the author(s).
Author Katarzyna Grebieszkow (FP / NPD)
Katarzyna Grebieszkow,,
- Nuclear Physics Division
Journal seriesPoS - Proceedings of Science, ISSN 1824-8039
Issue year2013
Pages1-15
Publication size in sheets0.7
Conference8th International Workshop on Critical Point and Onset of Deconfinement (CPOD 2013), 11-03-2013 - 15-03-2013, Napa, Stany Zjednoczone
Languageen angielski
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