CERN Accelerating science

March 24, 2015

NA61/SHINE SHEDS LIGHT ON STRONG INTERACTIONS

The past several months were particularly important for the NA61/SHINE programme on strong interactions. This period was crowned by the ongoing beam energy scan with argon-scandium collisions.

March 23, 2015

ACCELERATING ARGON IONS AT THE SPS

This year, the SPS accelerated argon ions for the first time, delivering beam to the NA61/SHINE experiment in the North Area. NA61/SHINE explores the phenomenon of deconfinement by studying the collisions of ions of different masses, at different energies.

February 12, 2015

ARGON IONS COLLIDE IN THE NA61/SHINE DETECTOR

In February 2015 for the first time argon ions were accelerated in the CERN SPS  and the first collisions were recorded by NA61/SHINE. The data are crucial for our search for the critical point of strongly interacting matter and  study of the properties of the onset of deconfinement.

April 27, 2012

LIGHT WORK WITH HEAVY IONS

The fragmentation of heavy nuclei - lead ions - is being put to work at CERN to deliver beams of light ions, such a beryllium and carbon.

November 23, 2011

NA61/SHINE: MORE PRECISION FOR NEUTRINO BEAMS

An experiment at CERN is making use of detectors designed for heavy-ion studies to gain a more precise knowledge of neutrino production at accelerators.

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