Physics opportunities with heavy ions at FCC-hh

This sub-group of the FCC physics program focusses on studies with heavy ions.

Conveners: Nestor Armesto, Andrea Dainese, Silvia Masciocchi, Carlos Salgado, Urs Wiedemann

Basic parameters for HI collisions at FCC

Contribution to 2016 FCC-hh Physics Report

Workshops and meetings

Accelerator aspects

  • Latest estimates of heavy-ion performance, in section 2 of the 2016 report: arxiv:1605.01389
  • Potential performance of the FCC of heavy ions (M. Schaumann, J. Jowett. September 22, 2014): slides , paper
  • Contribution to the FCC Kick-off meeting (M. Schaumann. February 14, 2014) slides
  • A first look at heavy ion operation of the FHC (M. Schaumann, J. Jowett. December 16, 2013) slides

Physics topics

Saturation and small-x

Contact persons: Nestor Armesto, Marco van Leeuwen

  • Saturation and small-x at the LHeC (N. Armesto) slides
  • Experimental possibilities for small-x at the LHC and higher energies (M. van Leeuwen) slides
  • Nuclear PDFs at the LHC and beyond (C. Salgado) slides
  • Small-x (N. Armesto) slides
  • Proton PDFs at FHC and first thoughts about nuclear PDFs (J. Rojo) slides
  • Predictions for multiplicities and single inclusive hadrons in saturation approaches (H. Fujii) slides
  • Photon, photon-hadron and di-photon production in the saturation approaches at the FCC (A. Rezaeian) slides
  • Nuclear pQCD at the FCC energies (H. Paukkunen) slides
  • t and t-tbar production in pp, pPb, PbPb and constraints on nuclear PDFs (D. d'Enterria, K. Krajczar, H. Paukkunen): slides, paper

Hard probes

Contact persons: Andrea Dainese, Christof Roland, Carlos Salgado

  • Hard scattering cross sections
    • Total cross sections with MCFM (C. Salgado): slides
    • t and t-tbar production in pp, pPb, PbPb and constraints on nuclear PDFs (D. d'Enterria, K. Krajczar, H. Paukkunen): slides, paper

  • Boosted t-tbar events as probes of the QGP time evolution (L. Apolinario, N. Armesto, G. Milhano, C. Salgado): slides

  • Thermal (or secondary) charm production in the QGP
    • Role of charm in the QGP equation of state (M. Laine, S. Borsanyi, C. Schmidt, MP. Lombardo): dedicated workshop
    • Secondary charm production at LO in BAMPS (J. Uphoff): slides
    • Secondary charm production at NLO (C.M. Ko): slides
    • Secondary charm production at NLO (P. Zhuang and K. Zhou): slides

Soft sector

Contact person: Urs Wiedemann

  • Nucleus-nucleus collisions and QGP: parametric extrapolations (U. Wiedemann) slides
  • Collective effects in small systems - EPOS approach (T. Pierog) slides
  • Hadron production and the QCD phase boundary (P. Braun-Munzinger):slides
  • Collision energy dependence of anisotropic flow and the temperature dependence of eta/s (G. S. Denicol) slides
  • Flow measurements with multi-particle correlations (A. Bilandzic) slides

Photon-induced collisions and connection with cosmic rays

Contact Person: David d'Enterria

  • Photon-induced collisions and connection with cosmic rays (D. d'Enterria): slides
  • Photon-photon collisions at FCC (D. d'Enterria): slides
  • Electro-magnetic process at FCC (R. Schiker): slides

General documents, presentations

  • Heavy ion contribution to the FCC-hh 2016 Physics Report: arxiv:1605.01389
  • A. Dainese, FCC Week talk, Apr 2016: slides
  • N. Armesto, QM2015 talk, Sep 2015: slides
  • M. Ploskon, FCC Week talk, Mar 2015: slides
  • M. Schaumann, Potential performance for Pb-Pb, p-Pb and p-p collisions in a future circular collider arxiv:1503.09107
  • A. Dainese, seminar at INT-Seattle, Nov 2014: slides
  • A. Dainese, QM2014 talk, May 2014: slides
  • Proceedings of QM2014 talk: Armesto et al. arxiv:1407.7649

-- AndreaDainese - 2015-10-21

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