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q&a: the experiment

Why is the experiment called STAR?

STAR is an acronym for Solenoidal Tracker At RHIC. Solenoidal refers to the cylindrical geometry of the STAR magnet. Tracker refers to STAR's ability to reconstruct (or "track") particle trajectories over a large distance, providing strong particle identification and momentum determination capabilities.

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