An experiment well tested
The mCBM (mini Compressed Baryonic Matter) experiment is a test setup for CBM.
Here, the detector components that will be used in the CBM setup are already being put through their paces. Many of the systems can thus already be tested in interaction, so that the CBM experiment can be launched with a wealth of experience.
But it is more than a mere prototype - even new physics can be learned here.
By exploiting the structure of certain events (the so-called event topology), the reconstruction of weak hyperon decays can be achieved. This, in combination with the high event rates, allows studies of hyperon production down to very low beam energies.
Thus, not only the detector components can be tested, but at the same time the data readout is optimized and the scientists of the Helmholtz Research Academy gain new insights into sub-areas of physics.