LHC starts heavy ion runs in november – University of Copenhagen

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27 October 2011

LHC starts heavy ion runs in november

On November 14 the LHC will start its second heavy ion run, where once again lead-ions will be collided at the highest energies available.

ALICEThe goal is to deliver 5 times the amount of data delivered during last years heavy ion run. This will allow physicists to do high-precision measurements of the quark-gluon plasma created in the heavy ion collisions. During this years run, the LHC will also try to collide a proton beam with an ion beam. Should it succeed, such collision will, in the future, provide important comparison data for the ion-ion collision analyses.