31 Facts About ALICE experiment


ALICE experiment is optimized to study heavy-ion collisions at a centre of mass energy up to 5.

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ALICE experiment is focusing on the physics of strongly interacting matter at extreme energy densities.

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ALICE experiment was first proposed as a central detector in 1993 and later complemented by an additional forward muon spectrometer designed in 1995.

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In 1997, ALICE experiment received the green light from the LHC Committee to proceed towards final design and construction.

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In both respects ALICE experiment did quite well, as it included a number of observables in its initial menu whose importance only became clear later.

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ALICE experiment recorded data from the first lead-lead collisions at the LHC in 2010.

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The wealth of published scientific results and the very intense upgrade programme of ALICE experiment have attracted numerous institutes and scientists from all over the world.

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Today the ALICE experiment Collaboration has more than 1800 members coming from 176 institutes in 41 countries.

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The ALICE experiment was conducted by counter-rotating beams of protons and lead ions, and begun with centred orbits with different revolution frequencies, and then separately ramped to the accelerator's maximum collision energy.

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Key design consideration of ALICE experiment is the ability to study QCD and quark confinement under these extreme conditions.

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The ALICE experiment is divided into a few main components and each component tests a specific set of particle properties.

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The ALICE experiment barrel tracking detectors are embedded in a magnetic field of 0.

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ALICE experiment has recently presented plans for an upgraded Inner Tracking System, mainly based on building a new silicon tracker with greatly improved features in terms of determination of the impact parameter to the primary vertex, tracking efficiency at low pT and readout rate capabilities.

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ALICE experiment Time Projection Chamber is a large volume filled with a gas as detection medium and is the main particle tracking device in ALICE experiment.

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ALICE experiment TRD was designed to derive a fast trigger for charged particles with high momentum and can significantly enhance the recorded yields of vector mesons.

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ALICE experiment wants to know the identity of each particle, whether it is an electron, or a proton, a kaon or a pion.

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The ALICE experiment TOF detector is a large-area detector based on multigap resistive plate chambers that cover a cylindrical surface of 141 m, with an inner radius of 3.

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PHOS is a high-resolution electromagnetic calorimeter installed in ALICE experiment to provide data to test the thermal and dynamical properties of the initial phase of the collision.

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ALICE experiment T0 serves as a start, trigger and luminosity detector for ALICE experiment.

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ALICE experiment cavern provides an ideal place for the detection of high energy atmospheric muons coming from cosmic ray showers.

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ALICE experiment had to design a data acquisition system that operates efficiently in two widely different running modes: the very frequent but small events, with few produced particles encountered during proton-proton collisions and the relatively rare, but extremely large events, with tens of thousands of new particles produced in lead-lead collisions at the LHC .

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DATE is already in use today, during the construction and testing phase of the ALICE experiment, while evolving gradually towards the final production system.

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ALICE experiment collaboration presented its first results from LHC proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV in March 2010.

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In 2011, the ALICE experiment Collaboration measured the size of the system created in Pb-Pb collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 2.

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ALICE experiment confirmed that the QCD matter created in Pb-Pb collisions behaves like a fluid, with strong collective motions that are well described by hydrodynamic equations.

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ALICE experiment has recently published the measurement of charged particles in central heavy-ion collisions at the LHC.

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The observation from ALICE experiment is consistent with reports from the ATLAS and CMS collaborations on direct evidence for parton energy loss within heavy-ion collisions using fully reconstructed back-to-back jets of particles associated with hard parton scatterings.

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Results from the first ALICE experiment run are rather striking, when compared with the observations from lower energies.

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Today there is a large amount of data available from RHIC and LHC on charmonium and bottomonium suppression and ALICE experiment tries to distinguish between effects due to the formation of the QGP and those from cold nuclear matter effects.

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All of these efforts are to ensure that ALICE experiment is in good shape for the three-year LHC running period after LS1, when the collaboration looks forward to heavy-ion collisions at the top LHC energy of 5.

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ALICE experiment collaboration has plans for a major upgrade during the next long shutdown, LS2, currently scheduled for 2018.

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