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Large Acceptance Hadron Detector for an Investigation of Pb-induced Reactions at the CERN SPS

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A study of the production of charged hadrons (pi+-, K+-, p, pbar), and neutral strange particles (K0s, lambda, lambdabar), in a search for the deconfinement transition predicted by lattice QCD. Uses two large volume, fine granularity Time Projection Chambers (TPC's), and two intermediate size TPC's for vertex tracking of neutral strange particle decays. Also performs high precision measurements of particle production and correlations in proton-proton and proton-nucleus reactions (more...)

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The previous experiment in this series was NA35,
the next one is NA61/SHINE.

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