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Upgrade of the NA61/SHINE Facility beyond 2020 for an Expanded Physics Programme

Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, 31-007 Kraków, Poland
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Universe 2019, 5(1), 24; https://doi.org/10.3390/universe5010024
Received: 30 November 2018 / Revised: 1 January 2019 / Accepted: 5 January 2019 / Published: 10 January 2019
The NA61/SHINE experiment studies hadron production in hadron-hadron, hadron-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions. The physics programme includes the study of the onset of deconfinement and search for the critical point as well as reference measurements for neutrino and cosmic ray experiments. For strong interactions, future plans are to extend the programme of study of the onset of deconfinement by measurements of open-charm and possibly other short-lived, exotic particle production in nucleus-nucleus collisions. This new programme is planned to start after 2020 and requires upgrades to the present NA61/SHINE detector setup. Besides the construction of a large acceptance silicon detector, a 10-fold increase of the event recording rate is foreseen, which will necessitate a general upgrade of most detectors. View Full-Text
Keywords: NA61/SHINE; upgrade; open charm; silicon detector; time projection chamber; CERN long shutdown 2 NA61/SHINE; upgrade; open charm; silicon detector; time projection chamber; CERN long shutdown 2
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Larsen, D.; on behalf of the NA61/SHINE collaboration. Upgrade of the NA61/SHINE Facility beyond 2020 for an Expanded Physics Programme. Universe 2019, 5, 24.

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