9-14 September 2018
University of Ferrara
Europe/Rome timezone

The STAR Forward Rapidity Upgrade

12 Sep 2018, 17:40
A8 (Polo degli Adelardi - Via Adelardi, 33)


Polo degli Adelardi - Via Adelardi, 33

Via Adelardi, 33
Parallel Sessions Future Facilities and Experiments Future Facilities and Experiments


Prof. Kenneth Barish (UC Riverside)


The STAR experiment is planning to upgrade the forward rapidity region (2.5 < eta < 4.5) to enable novel measurements in pp, pA and AA collisions. The STAR forward upgrade is motivated by exploration of cold QCD physics in the very high and low regions of x. But it is specifically noted that the forward upgrade will also provide new detector capabilities at RHIC and STAR to explore the longitudinal structure of the initial state and the temperature dependent transport properties of matter in relativistic heavy ion collisions. The current design of the forward upgrade consists of a Calorimeter System (FCS) integrating the refurbished PHENIX sampling electromagnetic Calorimeter and a hadronic calorimeter made of a sandwich iron scintillator plate sampling type. In addition to the FCS, a Forward Tracking System (FTS) is also proposed. The FTS must be capable of discriminating hadron charge sign in pp and pA collisions. In heavy ion collisions, it should be able to measure transverse momentum of charged particles in the range of 0.2

Primary authors

Dr Elke-Caroline Aschenauer (BNL) Prof. Kenneth Barish (UC Riverside)

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