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    Experiments C02 /OGO 2/ and D02 /OGO 4/ Final report, 2 Nov. 1962 - 31 Jul. 1969

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    VLF data from OGO 2 and OGO 4 on propagation, wave-particle interactions, and noise in ionosphere and magnetospher

    Measurement of Jets and Jet Suppression in sqrt(s_NN)=2.76 TeV Lead-Lead Collisions with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

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    The first results of single jet observables in Pb+Pb collisions at sqrt(s_NN)=2.76 TeV measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC are presented. Full jets are reconstructed with the anti-kt algorithm with R= 0.2 and 0.4, using an event-by-event subtraction procedure to correct for the effects of the underlying event including elliptic flow. The geometrically-scaled ratio of jet yields in central and peripheral events,Rcp, indicates a clear suppression of jets with ET >100 GeV. The transverse and longitudinal distributions of jet fragments is also presented. We find little no substantial change to the fragmentation properties and no significant change in the level of suppression when moving to the larger jet definition.Comment: 5 pages, 6 figures, proceedings for Quark Matter 2011, Annecy, France, May 23-28, 201

    Recent Heavy Ion Results with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC

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    Results are presented from the ATLAS collaboration from the 2010 LHC heavy ion run, during which nearly 10 inverse microbarns of luminosity were delivered. Soft physics results include charged particle multiplicities and collective flow. The charged particle multiplicity, which tracks initial state entropy production, increases by a factor of two relative to the top RHIC energy, with a centrality dependence very similar to that already measured at RHIC. Measurements of elliptic flow out to large transverse momentum also show similar results to what was measured at RHIC, but no significant pseudorapidity dependence. Extensions of these measurements to higher harmonics have also been made, and can be used to explain structures in the two-particle correlation functions that had long been attributed to jet-medium interactions. New hard probe measurements include single muons, jets and high pTp_T hadrons. Single muons at high momentum are used to extract the yield of W±W^{\pm} bosons and are found to be consistent within statistical uncertainties with binary collision scaling. Conversely, jets are found to be suppressed in central events by a factor of two relative to peripheral events, with no significant dependence on the jet energy. Fragmentation functions are also found to be the same in central and peripheral events. Finally, charged hadrons have been measured out to 30 GeV, and their centrality dependence relative to peripheral events is similar to that found for jets.Comment: 9 pages, 9 figures, proceedings for Quark Matter 2011, Annecy, France, May 23-28, 201

    Centrality dependence of charged particle spectra and RCP in Pb+Pb collisions at \sqrt{s_{NN}}=2.76TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

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    The ATLAS experiment at the LHC measures the charged particle spectra and the nuclear modification factor in Pb+Pb collisions at the \sqrt{s_{NN}}=2.76TeV in a transverse momentum range up to 30 GeV and a pseudorapidity range up to |\eta| < 2.5. The measurement reveals the strong suppression of charged hadron production in the most central collisions at a p_T of about 7 GeV. A suppression of more than a factor of 2 is also measured at the upper edge of the analyzed p_T range. The suppression does not show any strong \eta dependence.Comment: Quark Matter 2011 proceeding, 4 page

    The Hot QCD White Paper: Exploring the Phases of QCD at RHIC and the LHC

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    The past decade has seen huge advances in experimental measurements made in heavy ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and more recently at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). These new data, in combination with theoretical advances from calculations made in a variety of frameworks, have led to a broad and deep knowledge of the properties of thermal QCD matter. Increasingly quantitative descriptions of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) created in these collisions have established that the QGP is a strongly coupled liquid with the lowest value of specific viscosity ever measured. However, much remains to be learned about the precise nature of the initial state from which this liquid forms, how its properties vary across its phase diagram and how, at a microscopic level, the collective properties of this liquid emerge from the interactions among the individual quarks and gluons that must be visible if the liquid is probed with sufficiently high resolution. This white paper, prepared by the Hot QCD Writing Group as part of the U.S. Long Range Plan for Nuclear Physics, reviews the recent progress in the field of hot QCD and outlines the scientific opportunities in the next decade for resolving the outstanding issues in the field.Comment: 110 pages, 33 figures, 429 references. Prepared as part of the U.S. Long-Range Plan for Nuclear Physic