Laboratory physics programs and new facilities
eRHIC: The electron ion collider at BNL
RIKEN-BNL Research Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000
Published online: 12 February 2004
Addition of a high intensity & high energy polarized electron/positron beam facility to the already existing Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) complex so that electrons/positron from that facility could collide with the RHIC hadron beams, would significantly enhance RHIC’s ability to explore fundamental and universal aspects of QCD. We present here the high lights of the physics program that could result as a result of such a RHIC upgrade.
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© Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2004