Blind search for strangelets with the AMS space experiment

Baldassari, D. (2004) Blind search for strangelets with the AMS space experiment. Il nuovo cimento C, 27 (5). pp. 475-483. ISSN 1826-9885

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The existence of systems composed of a confined Fermi-gas of up, down and strange quarks that could have a higher density and even be in a lower energy state seems to be very likely. Strangelets are chunks of Strange Quark Matter, that could have formed in the collisions of binary systems composed of a strange star and this is the reason why they could be more easily detected in cosmic rays. The AMS space experiment is able to distinguish strangelets from heavy nuclei from the characteristic value of the Z/A ratio, as previous analyses show. This is an overview of the blind-analysis work that will be done on the data collected during the AMS test flight.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Glueball and nonstandard multi-quark/gluon states ; Quark-gluon plasma ; Light quarks
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2020 12:07
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2020 12:07

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