High-precision construction of sPHENIX detector components wraps up at NPL

January 26, 2022

The sPHENIX experiment is a collaboration of about 300 scientists who are exploring some of nature’s most basic and intriguing phenomena through study of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP). The QGP—an extremely hot and dense liquid that filled the universe for a few millionths of a second after the Big Bang—can only be produced in the high-energy collisions of heavy ions such as gold or lead. The planned sPHENIX experiment’s new sophisticated detectors will enable the search for more detailed descriptions of the physics governing the QGP. 

sPHENIX Electromagnetic Calorimeter