NA35 experiment

NA35 was a heavy ion experiment at the Super Proton Synchrotron at CERN, which was conducted from 1983 to 1999. The aim of the experiment was to investigate the processes in collisions of atomic nuclei with high energy ( relativistic ). Another goal was the first experimental generation and detection of the quark- gluon plasma; this was not achieved. Speaker of the collaboration was Peter Seyboth. Follow-up experiment was the NA49 experiment.


As part of the research program were protons, shot 16O - and 32S - cores with a pulse of 60 or 200 GeV / c per nucleon at different targets. The objectives included nuclei of the elements carbon, aluminum, sulfur, copper, silver, gold and lead. After the collision point different detectors allowed to record the reactions. The first detector was a spark chamber was built for the powerful in a 1.5 Tesla magnetic field. This is followed by a track drift chamber, and a Ringkalorimeter and a veto calorimeter followed.