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  1. Copper vs. Copper at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

    Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | 2:21

    To investigate a new form of matter not seen since the Big Bang, scientists are using a new experimental probe: collisions between two beams of copper ions. The use of intermediate size nuclei is expected to result in intermediate energy density - not as high as in earlier runs colliding two beams of gold ions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), but more than was produced by colliding a beam of gold ions with much lighter deuterons.

    Video Tags: physics RHIC

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