First results from Pb+Pb collisions at the LHC


Journal Article (Review)

At the end of 2010, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN started operation with heavy-ion beams, colliding lead nuclei at a center-of-mass energy of 2.76 TeV per nucleon. These collisions ushered in a new era in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion physics at energies exceeding that of previous accelerators by more than an order of magnitude. This review summarizes the results from the first year of heavy-ion physics at the LHC obtained by the three experiments participating in the heavy-ion program: ALICE, ATLAS, and CMS. © 2012 by Annual Reviews.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Müller, B; Schukraft, J; WysĹ‚ouch, B

Published Date

  • December 3, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 /

Start / End Page

  • 361 - 386

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0163-8998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1146/annurev-nucl-102711-094910

Citation Source

  • Scopus