The MiniMax Experiment at
MiniMax: A Test/Experiment at the
MiniMax is an experiment to search for disoriented chiral
condensates (DCCs) in proton/anti-proton collisions of 1.8TeV in the far
It is a small collider experiment
situated at the C0 interaction region of the Tevatron and has been designed to
measure the ratio of charged to neutral pions produced at pseudo-rapidities
The distribution of this ratio is expected to be very different
for the generic binomial and DCC particle production models.
The DCC model has been used to describe Centauro events seen in high energy
cosmic ray experiments.
Click here for collaboration specific
information or here for a list of collaborators.
Papers and talks
Jon's talk at Argonne Workshop on Hadron Systems at High
Density and/or High Temperature August '97.
A DCC Trouble List: Notes of Bj's talk at Trento,
Bj's transparencies at Nijmegen (June '96)
and writeup for Nijmegen proceedings
Jon Streets' DPF'96
writeup for the proceedings
Cyrus's talk at the
RHIC Summer Study '96
(proceedings) (July '96)
Collaboration Paper: "Analysis of Charged-Particle/Photon Correlations in
Hadronic Multiparticle Production"
"A Disoriented Chiral Condensate Search at the Fermilab Tevatron",
|Chambers all cabled - looking downstream (Postscript)
||View of the uncabled chambers and vacuum tank squeezed below the Main Ring (Postscript)
||Left to Right - Bill Davis, Tom Jenkins, Cyrus Taylor and Dick Gustafson (Postscript)
|Looking upstream, view of the EM calorimeter behind the chambers (Postscript)
||Left to Right, James Bjorken, Dick Gustafson and Bill Davis in the C0 counting room (Postscript)
In the meantime, some (somewhat dated)
information about the experiment can
be found in the