1932

Abstract

This review discusses the design and initial operation of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), noting the novel features of a heavy ion collider that are distinct from conventional hadron colliders. These features reflect the experimental requirements of operation with a variety of ion species over a wide energy range, including collisions between ions of unequal energies and polarized protons. Other unique aspects of RHIC include intrabeam scattering, interaction-region error compensation, and transition crossing with a slow ramp rate. The RHIC facility has just completed the second physics run after beam commissioning in 2000.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1146/annurev.nucl.52.050102.090650
2002-12-01
2024-06-13
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1146/annurev.nucl.52.050102.090650
Loading
/content/journals/10.1146/annurev.nucl.52.050102.090650
Loading

Data & Media loading...

  • Article Type: Review Article
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error