23-27 January 2017
Bormio, Italy
Europe/Berlin timezone

Constraining the symmetry energy at high density with the first SπRIT experiments

26 Jan 2017, 18:05
20m
Bormio, Italy

Bormio, Italy

Short Contribution Thursday Afternoon

Speaker

Dr Giordano Cerizza (Michigan State University/NSCL)

Description

The nuclear Equation of State (EoS) is a fundamental property of nuclear matter that describes relationships between energy, pressure, temperature, density, and isospin asymmetry in a nuclear system. The asymmetric part of EoS, which is originated by the isospin asymmetry, has not been well constrained yet above the saturation density, contrary to the symmetric part of EoS. Transport model calculations predict that pions emitted from the heavy-ion collisions are sensitive probe to constrain the symmetry energy above the saturation density. The SπRIT Time Projection Chamber (TPC) and ancillary trigger detectors were specifically designed and constructed to constraint the symmetry energy above the saturation density using the radioactive isotope beams produced by the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory (RIBF) at RIKEN by measuring pions as well as light ions. In this talk, the SπRIT TPC and the first experimental campaign, completed in 2016, are described and preliminary results are presented. Data was collected for the four collision systems: 132Sn+124Sn, 112Sn+124Sn, 124Sn+112Sn, and 108Sn+112Sn with beam energy of 270 AMeV.

Primary author

Dr Giordano Cerizza (Michigan State University/NSCL)

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