EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 138, 2017XXIII International Baldin Seminar on High Energy Physics Problems Relativistic Nuclear Physics and Quantum Chromodynamics (Baldin ISHEPP XXIII)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Polarization phenomena, spin physics|
|Published online||27 March 2017|
Lambda polarization feasibility study at BM@N
1 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Moscow region, Russia
2 Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
3 IAP AS, Chisinau, Moldova
Published online: 27 March 2017
Heavy strange objects (hyperons) could provide essential signatures of the excited and compressed baryonic matter. At NICA, it is planned to study hyperons both in the collider mode (MPD detector) and the fixed-target one (BM@N setup).
Measurements of strange hyperons polarization could give additional information on the strong interaction mechanisms. In heavy-ion collisions, such measurements are even more valuable since the polarization is expected to be sensitive to characteristics of the QCD medium (vorticity, hydrodynamic helicity) and to QCD anomalous transport.
In this analysis, the possibility to measure at BM@N the polarization of the lightest strange hyperon Λ is studied in Monte Carlo event samples produced with the DCM-QGSM generator. It is shown that the detector will allow to measure Λ polarization with a precision required to check the model predictions.
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