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A U.S.-based Electron-Ion Collider (2019)

Guzey, Vadim (2019). A U.S.-based Electron-Ion Collider. In ICPPA-2018 : 4th International Conference on Particle Physics and Astrophysics, Journal of Physics : Conference Series, 1390. Institute of Physics, 012123. DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1390/1/012123

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Guzey, Vadim

Parent publication: ICPPA-2018 : 4th International Conference on Particle Physics and Astrophysics


  • International Conference on Particle Physics and Astrophysics

Place and date of conference: Moscow, Russia, 22.-26.10.2018

Journal or series: Journal of Physics : Conference Series

ISSN: 1742-6588

eISSN: 1742-6596

Publication year: 2019

Number in series: 1390

Article number: 012123

Publisher: Institute of Physics

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1390/1/012123

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67042


An Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) in USA is currently discussed as a next-generation facility for high-energy nuclear physics. The main goal of the EIC is to study fundamental questions of Quantum Chromodynamics, which include the origin of the nucleon mass and spin and the three-dimensional structure of the nucleon in terms of quarks and gluons, the emergent properties of dense systems of gluons, and influence of nuclear matter on distributions of quarks and gluons and propagation of color charges through it. The EIC machine designs are aimed at achieving variable center of mass energies of 20 – 100 GeV, upgradable to 150 GeV, high degree of polarization ( 70%) of beams of electrons, protons and light nuclei, high collision luminosity of 1033–34 cm–2s–1, and ion beams from deuteron to heaviest (Lead) nuclei. In this contribution, we present the current status of the EIC project, its physics program, and proposed designs of EIC realization.

Keywords: particle physics; nuclear physics; particle accelerators

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

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