Regular Article - Experimental Physics
Vector bosons in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC
Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet, École Polytechnique, CNRS-IN2P3, Palaiseau, France
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Published online: 3 April 2009
Vector bosons become accessible experimental probes in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC. The capabilities of the LHC experiments to perform their measurement are outlined. The focus is given to their utility to study the possible formation and properties of the Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP) in the most central heavy-ion collisions. Their own sensitivity (if any) to the QGP is discussed. Their interest as references to observe multiple QGP sensitive probes is justified.
PACS: 25.75.-q – / 12.38.Mh – / 14.70.Fm – / 14.70.Hp –
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