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First results from the NA60 experiment at CERN

Abstract : Since 1986, several heavy ion experiments have studied some signatures of the formation of the quark-gluon plasma and a few exciting results have been found. However, some important questions are still unanswered and require new measurements. The NA60 experiment, with a new detector concept that vastly improves dimuon detection in proton-nucleus and heavy-ion collisions, studies several of those open questions, including the production of open charm. This paper presents the experiment and some first results from data collected in 2002.
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R. Arnaldi, G. Usai, K. Banicz, K. Borer, J. Buytaert, et al.. First results from the NA60 experiment at CERN. Rencontres de Moriond on QCD and High-Energy Hadronic Interactions 38, 2003, Les Arcs, France. pp.4. ⟨in2p3-00014136⟩

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