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by Gnarf
Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: ALICE
Topic: Why no luminosity in Alice
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Re: Why no luminosity in Alice

Basically, yes. ALICE ist not that much interested in a huge rate of collisions from feeble protons. It eagerly awaits the fewer collisions of heavy garbage trucks ("lead ions"), each giving a big firework of particles. So, to keep the detectors from being overwhelmed by the high proton collision ra...