Central Diffraction at ALICE

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Lämsä , J W & Orava , R 2011 , ' Central Diffraction at ALICE ' , Journal of Instrumentation , vol. 6 , pp. P02010 . https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/6/02/P02010

Title: Central Diffraction at ALICE
Author: Lämsä, Jerry W.; Orava, Risto
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Physics
Date: 2011-02-15
Language: eng
Number of pages: 11
Belongs to series: Journal of Instrumentation
ISSN: 1748-0221
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/26693
Abstract: The ALICE experiment is shown to be well suited for studies of exclusive final states from central diffractive reactions. The gluon-rich environment ofthe central system allows detailed QCD studies and searches for exotic mesonstates, such as glueballs, hybrids and new charmonium-like states. It wouldalso provide a good testing ground for detailed studies of heavy quarkonia. Dueto its central barrel performance, ALICE can accurately measure the low-masscentral systems with good purity. The efficiency of the Forward MultiplicityDetector (FMD) and the Forward Shower Counter (FSC) system for detectingrapidity gaps is shown to be adequate for the proposed studies. With thisdetector arrangement, valuable new data can be obtained by tagging centraldiffractive processes.
Subject: 114 Physical sciences

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