Search for the Quark-Gluon Plasma (1989): The NA35 Experiment at the CERN SPS

H G Pugh, The NA35 Collaboration, J Bartke, H Bialkowska, R Bock, R Brockmann, S I Chase, C De Marzo, I Derado, V Eckardt, J Eschke, C Favuzzi (+52 others)
1990 Physica Scripta  
Results from the NA35 experiment at the CERN SPS are described in the context of possible formation and identification of a quark-gluon plasma (QGP). Evidence is presented that the initial energy density and temperature are sufficient for the QGP to be produced, and that hydrodynamic flow occurs in the expansion stage. Evidence for an unexpectedly large pion source size and for enhanced strangeness production is presented, and discussed in terms of QGP formation. Plans for experiments in
more » ... with an expanded set up are presented, and pros pects for a program with Pb beams at the SPS are discussed.
doi:10.1088/0031-8949/1990/t32/035 fatcat:akpr2dtv3vgdrmkbrkmff6obqi