THE FUTURE OF SPIN PHYSICS AT BNL [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Science, 2006. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 10 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Brookhaven National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy. Office of Science, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at BNL is the world's only polarized proton-proton collider. Collisions at center-of-mass energies up to 500 GeV and beam polarizations approaching 70% (longitudinal or transverse) are provided to two experiments, STAR and PHENIX, at luminosities ≥ 10³²/cm²/sec. Transverse polarized beam has also been provided to the BRAHMS experiment. Measurements that bear on the important question of the spin content of the nucleon are beginning to appear. Over the next 10 years, as the performance of polarized proton running at RHIC is further developed, the Spin Physics program at RHIC will provide definitive measurements of the contributions to the proton's spin of the gluon, the sea quarks and the orbital motion of the partons in the proton's wave function. We plan to extend the reach of our study of the role of spin in QCD with the development of ''eRHIC'', which will provide polarized e-p collisions to a new detector.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 10/02/2006., "bnl--77377-2007-cp", "YN0100000", 17TH INTERNATIONAL SPIN PHYSICS SYMPOSIUM; KYOTO, JAPAN; 20061002 through 20061007., and ARONSON, S.; DESHPANDE, A.
- Funding Information:
- DE-AC02-98CH10886 and 03020
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