The FARCOS project — Status and perspective
1 Dip. di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
2 INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania, Italy
3 INFN, Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
4 Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Universidad de Huelva, Huelva, Spain
5 INFN, Gruppo Collegato di Messina and Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra, Università di Messina, Messina, Italy
6 INFN, Sezione di Milano, Milano, Italy
7 Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
8 Kore Università di Enna, Enna, Italy
9 INFN, Sezione di Napoli and Dip. di Fisica, Univ. di Napoli, Italy
Published online: 24 April 2015
Nuclear matter under extreme conditions can be studied in the laboratory with heavy-ion collisions. In this case one can indeed vary the incident energy and explore different impact parameter and rapidity regions to access densities that extend above and below saturation. This opportunity allows one to learn about the nuclear equation of state and its implications in astrophysics phenomena such as supernovae explosions and neutron stars properties. All these phenomena involve time scales that need to be accessed with two- and multi-particle correlation measurements. In this contribution a brief report of the FARCOS array will be presented. In particular, tests with alpha sources and beams and preliminary results from a recent experiment INKIISSY performed using a FARCOS prototype made of four telescopes will be presented.
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