PS06 High Energy Nuclear Physics
Heavy ion collisions with the ATLAS detector
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton NY 11793,
Accepted: 9 February 2004
Published online: 26 February 2004
The ATLAS detector is designed to study high-p T physics in proton-proton collisions at the LHC design luminosity. The detector capabilities for heavy-ion physics are now being evaluated. This paper reports on a preliminary assessment of the baseline ATLAS detector potential for heavy-ion physics. The ATLAS sensitivity to some of the expected signatures from the quark-gluon plasma (e.g. jet quenching, Υ suppression) is discussed.
PACS: 25.70.Ef – 21.60.Gx
© Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2004