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New results from NA60 and other SPS experiments

Abstract : NA60 has been the last heavy ion experiment running at the SPS. It has performed measurements on dimuon production with an indium beam at 158 AGeV/c and with a proton beam at 158 and 400 GeV/c, focusing on (i) the study of the ρ spectral function in nuclear collisions, (ii) the unambiguous determination of the open charm yield and the quantitative assessment of the production of thermal radiation in the intermediate mass region, and (iii) the study of the J/ψ suppression in a collision system other than Pb–Pb. This paper provides an overview of the latest results. In addition, several other SPS experiments are still producing physics results. Interesting highlights from WA98, NA45 and NA49 on (i) nuclear modification factors of neutral and charged pions, (ii) three particle correlations at high transverse momentum and (iii) net baryon distributions will be addressed at the end of the paper
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G. Usai, R. Arnaldi, R. Averbeck, K. Banicz, J. Castor, et al.. New results from NA60 and other SPS experiments. QUARK MATTER 2006 - THE 19TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ULTRA-RELATIVISTIC NUCLEUS-NUCLEUS COLLISIONS, Nov 2006, Shanghai, China. pp.S233-S241, ⟨10.1088/0954-3899/34/8/S08⟩. ⟨in2p3-00381519⟩



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