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Introduction to sPHENIX

sPHENIX is a collaboration, detector, and experiment proposed to succeed the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).

sPHENIX will measure jets, jet correlations and upsilons to determine the temperature dependence of transport coefficients and the color screening length in the QGP.

It will do this with high rate, large acceptance, hadronic and electromagnetic calorimetry and precision tracking. For jet and photon observables, sPHENIX will be able to sample half a trillion Au+Au events in 20 week RHIC run. It will have mass resolution sufficient to distinguish separately the three states of the upsilon family. The hadronic calorimetry will enable sPHENIX to trigger on jets in an unbiased fashion in p+p and p+Au and make unbiased measurements of jet observables in all systems.

Read the sPHENIX proposal at: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1501.06197v1.pdf

The pre-Conceptual Design Report (pCDR) can be found here.

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