An Interdisciplinary Journal

2010, Vol.13, No.2, pp.167-173

Early Physics with ALICE.
Levente Molnar

The ALICE experiment is ready for the first p-p collisions of LHC and preparing for the first heavy-ion data taking in 2010. The first measurements to be performed are the determination of the charged particle multiplicity and charged particle spectra in minimum bias p-p collisions at 900 GeV and 7 TeV. They will be followed by identified particle spectra measurements of bulk hadrons, strange particles, , , di-muons, and charmed hadrons, which allow us to study the structure function saturation. Properties of high-density matter will be investigated in triggered high multiplicity p-p events with average multiplicity 10 times higher than in minimum bias. The heavy-ion program will start in 2010, determining the charged particle multiplicity, centrality dependent particle spectra, elliptic flow and fluctuations within few days of data taking. Two particle correlation and jet measurements will follow..
Key words: heavy-ion, hadron, charged particle multiplicity

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