The STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider RHIC studies the new state of matter produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions and the spin structure of the nucleon in collisions of polarized protons. In order to improve the capabilities for heavy flavor measurements and the reconstruction of charged vector bosons an upgrade of the tracking system both in the central and the forward region is pursued. The integrated system providing high resolution tracking and secondary vertex reconstruction capabilities will use silicon pixel, strip and GEM technology.
Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics: 9th Conference CIPAN2006
- Pub Date:
- November 2006
- Tracking and position-sensitive detectors;
- Relativistic heavy-ion collisions;
- Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors
- 4 pages, 2 figures, to be published in the Proceedings of the 9th Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics (CIPANP 2006), Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, May 30 - June 3, 2006