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RHIC Atom Smasher Reveals First Hints Of Phase Boundary
2012-08-15 10:28:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have observed the first glimpses of a possible boundary separating ordinary nuclear matter, made up of protons and neutrons, from the seething soup of their constituent quarks and gluons using the versatility and new capabilities of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). A quark-gluon plasma (QGP) exists at extremely high temperatures or density,...

2011-02-16 08:25:33

Direct measurements allow detailed look at how quarks of different flavors contribute to spin Scientists hoping to unravel the mystery of proton spin at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a 2.4-mile-circumference particle accelerator at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, have a new tool at their disposal "” the first to directly explore how quarks of different types, or "flavors," contribute to the overall spin of the proton. The technique,...

2010-02-17 14:05:00

Two University of Colorado at Boulder physicists are part of a collaborative team working with the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York that have created the hottest temperature matter ever measured in the universe -- 7.2 trillion degrees Fahrenheit. The team used Brookhaven's giant atom smasher, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, or RHIC, to ram charged gold particles into each other billions of times, creating a "quark-gluon plasma" with a temperature...

2008-06-25 15:02:34

CRANSTON -- About 120 people turned out for a public hearing last night to denounce a 198-unit multi-family housing development proposed for Phenix Avenue. The project, Phenix Terrace, would include six condominiums at the front of a roughly 15-acre parcel and two 96-unit rental buildings in the rear. EA Fish Development, of Braintree, Mass., is seeking an all-in- one "comprehensive permit" from the city's Planning Commission for the venture. In exchange, the firm would make 25 percent...

2005-07-21 17:15:00

Physicists have created the state of matter thought to have filled the Universe just a few microseconds after the big bang and found it to be different from what they were expecting. Instead of a gas, it is more like a liquid. Understanding why it is a liquid should take physicists a step closer to explaining the earliest moments of our Universe. Not just any old liquid, either. Its collective movement is rather like the way a school of fish swims 'as one' and is a sign that the fluid...

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