Feb 7 – 9, 2017
Radisson Hotel Lansing
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Constraining the symmetry energy at high density with the first SpiRIT experiments

Feb 8, 2017, 10:15 AM
Radisson Hotel Lansing

Radisson Hotel Lansing

111 N Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
Talk [Main Conference] Contributed talk Session 5


Dr Giordano Cerizza (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL))


The nuclear equation of state is a fundamental property of nuclear matter that describes relationships between energy, pressure, temperature, density, and isospin asymmetry in a nuclear system. The asymmetric part of EoS, which is originated by the isospin asymmetry, has not been well constrained yet above the saturation density, contrary to the symmetric part of EoS. Transport model calculations predict that pions generated by the heavy-ion collisions are sensitive probe to constrain the symmetry energy above the saturation density. The SπRIT Time Projection Chamber and ancillary trigger detectors were specifically designed and constructed to constraint the symmetry energy at above the saturation density using the radioactive isotope beams produced by the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory (RIBF) at RIKEN by measuring pions as well as light ions. In this talk, the SπRIT TPC and the first experimental campaign ran in Spring 2016 are described and preliminary results presented. Data was collected for the four collision systems: 132Sn+124Sn, 112Sn+124Sn, 124Sn+112Sn, and 108Sn+112Sn with beam energy of 270 AMeV. ​

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Dr Giordano Cerizza (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL))

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