Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

New opportunities for understanding high-density QCD matter with CMS PhaseII detector at the High Luminosity LHC era

Jul 7, 2022, 10:28 AM
Room 6 (Bianca)

Room 6 (Bianca)

Parallel Talk Operation, Performance and Upgrade (Incl. HL-LHC) of Present Detectors Operation, Performance and Upgrade (Incl. HL-LHC) of Present Detectors


Yousen Zhang (Rice University (US))


The intriguing phenomena emerging in the high-density QCD matter are being widely studied in the heavy ion program at the LHC and will be understood more deeply during the high luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) era. The CMS experiment is under the Phase II upgrade towards the HL-LHC era. A new timing detector is proposed with timing resolution for minimum ionization particles (MIP) to be 30ps. The MIP timing detector (MTD) will provide the particle identification (PID) ability with a large acceptance covering up to $\eta<3$ through time-of-flight (TOF). Combining MTD with the other new sub-detectors, a tracker with acceptance $\eta<4$, high granularity calorimeters with acceptance covering $\eta<5$, will enable the deep studies of high-density QCD matters in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. In this presentation, the performances of a broad range of measurements in heavy ion programs will be discussed using TOF-PID. These include the (3+1)D evolution of heavy flavor quarks, QGP medium response to high-$p_\mathrm{T}$ parton energy loss at wide jet cone angles, collectivity in small systems, fluctuations and transport of initially conserved charges, and light nuclei physics.

In-person participation Yes

Primary author

Yousen Zhang (Rice University (US))


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