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Volume 10, Issue 6

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Volume 13 (2015)

Search for the critical point and the onset of deconfinement

Christoph Blume
Published Online: 2012-12-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-012-0088-x

Abstract

A review of the current experimental situation on the search for a critical point in the QCD phase diagram and the onset of deconfinement is given. Ongoing (STAR, NA61), as well as previous (NA49) experiments are presented. Their main results up-to-now are summarized and their findings are put into a general context. The future experimental program (CBM at FAIR, MPD at NICA) is discussed as well.

Keywords: heavy-ions; beam energy scans; onset of deconfinement; QCD critical point

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Published Online: 2012-12-04

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Citation Information: Open Physics, Volume 10, Issue 6, Pages 1245–1253, ISSN (Online) 2391-5471, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-012-0088-x.

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