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Heavy ion research begins at CMS

Lead-lead collisions at CMS
Lead-lead collisions at CMS
                                                       

The Compact Muon Solenoid CMS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has recorded its first Lead-Lead collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 2.76 TeV per nucleon pair, marking the start of its heavy ion research programme. Physicists around the world expect a wealth of new results and phenomena from these collisions, which occur at energies 14 times higher than previously achieved by the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC, Brookhaven, USA).

More information at http://cms.web.cern.ch/cms/News/2010/Lead-Collisions/index.html