CERN Accelerating science

December 12, 2019

SHINING MORE LIGHT ON THE ONSET OF DECONFINEMENT

NA61/SHINE has recently completed data acquisition for its original programme on strong interactions. The Collaboration has gathered a rich data on collisions of ions in a two-dimensional scan: varying the beam energy and the sizes of colliding nuclei. Most recent analysis of hadron production in 40Ar+45Sc and 7Be+9Be interactions deliver some puzzling results, that none of the current theoretical models can reproduce. For more information see   EP newsletter.