2-9 July 2014
Valencia, Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

PHENIX Results in d+Au Collisions

4 Jul 2014, 10:40
Sala 6+7 ()

Sala 6+7

Oral presentation Heavy Ion Physics Heavy Ions


Dr. Chin-Hao Chen (RIKEN BNL Research Center)


The PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider has performed a comprehensive set of measurements in d+Au collisions. Observables in d+Au collisions were originally conceived as a control experiment where no quark-gluon plasma is formed and one could isolate so-called cold nuclear matter effects, including nuclear modified parton distributions and parton multiple scattering. However, recent data from the PHENIX experiment in d+Au, in conjunction with new p+Pb results at the Large Hadron Collider, give strong evidence for a very different picture. We present new results that hint at the formation of a small quark-gluon plasma, that though short lived, leaves a fingerprint of evidence on final state observables. These new results will be discussed in the context of competing theoretical interpretations.

Primary author

Dr. Chin-Hao Chen (RIKEN BNL Research Center)

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