BM@N – preparation for first experiment
News, 11 October 2022
At the Veksler and Baldin Laboratory of High Energy Physics JINR, the preparations are underway for the first experiment with heavy ion beams at the BM@N facility of the NICA Accelerator Complex.
The facility is acquiring new detectors.
- a new detector consisting of 200 scintillator tiles of different sizes is being installed
- for the first time, the forward hadron calorimeter will be used at BM@N
- GEM detectors, trigger detectors, target station, a carbon fiber vacuum tube are being installed
This will be the first time when an almost complete configuration of the facility will be used in the run. A beam of xenon Xe ions with an energy of 3.5 GeV per nucleon will interact with caesium iodide CsI on the target.