The STAR detector upgrades and physics in beam energy scan phase II
Key Laboratory of Particle Physics and Particle Irradiation (MOE) Shandong University, Shanda South Road 27#, Jinan, Shandong Province, China 250100
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Published online: 3 August 2018
The Beam Energy Scan Phase II at RHIC, BES-II, is scheduled from year 2019 to 2020 and will explore the high baryon density region of the QCD phase diagram with high precision. The program will focus on the interesting energy region determined from the results of BES-I. Some of the key measurements anticipated are: the net-protons kurtosis that could search for the critical point, the directed flow that might prove a softening of the EOS, and the chiral symmetry restoration in the dilepton channel. The measurements will be possible with the order of magnitude better statistics provided by the electron cooling upgrade of RHIC and with the detector upgrades planned to extend STAR experimental reach. The upgrades are: the inner TPC sectors (iTPC), the Event Plane Detector (EPD), and the end-cap TOF (eTOF). We present the BES-II program details and the physics opportunities enabled by these upgrades.
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