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  1. Central collisions of heavy ions

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    This report describes the activities of the Heavy Ion Physics Group at the University of California, Riverside from October 1, 1991 to September 30, 1992. During this period, the program focused on particle production at AGS energies, and correlation studies at the Bevalac in nucleus-nucleus central collisions. As part of the PHENIX collaboration, contributions were made to the Preliminary Conceptual Design Report (pCDR), and work on a RHIC silicon microstrip detector R ampersand D project was performed

  2. Study of relativistic heavy ion central collisions

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    This thesis is devoted to the study of nuclear collisions between a target nucleus and a projectile nucleus, the latter having been accelerated at energies ranging from 100 to 2000 MeV (Mega-Electronvolts) per nucleon. The main goal of this field is the determination of nuclear matter equation of state at high densities and temperatures. This determination requires the study of central collisions only, that is collisions at small impact parameters. The detector ''Diogene'' used at the ''Saturne'' (Saclay, France) accelerator can measure simultaneously the momenta, masses and emission angles of all particles (pions, protons, deuterons ...) emitted in each collision. The pressure effects pre-dicted by the ''intra-nuclear cascade'' model are discussed. The pion (pi meson) production in relativistic heavy ion collisions is reviewed. Finally, we present the results of pion production measurements, using ''Diogene'', in collisions between alpha particles and carbon, copper, or lead target nuclei at 200, 400, 600 and 800 MeV per nucleon. The number of pions per collision is studied in relationship with the proton number. This can be explained in terms of compressional energy. The pion multiplicity distributions and the differential cross-sections are also presented

  3. Cumulants of multiplicity distributions in most central heavy ion collisions

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    Xu, Hao-jie

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the statistical expectations for cumulants of (net-conserved) charge distributions in relativistic heavy ion collisions, by including a simple but quantitatively more realistic geometric model, i.e. optical Glauber model. We suggest a new approach for centrality definition in studying of multiplicity fluctuations, which aim at eliminating the uncertainties between experimental measurements and theoretical calculations, as well as redoubling the statistics. We find that the stat...

  4. Fragment Formation in Central Heavy Ion Collisions at Relativistic Energies

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    Santini, E; Colonna, M; Di Toro, M

    2005-01-01

    We perform a systematic study of the fragmentation path of excited nuclear matter in central heavy ion collisions at the intermediate energy of $0.4 AGeV$. The theoretical calculations are based on a Relativistic Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck ($RBUU$) transport equation including stochastic effects. A Relativistic Mean Field ($RMF$) approach is used, based on a non-linear Lagrangian, with coupling constants tuned to reproduce the high density results of calculations with correlations. At variance with the case at Fermi energies, a new fast clusterization mechanism is revealed in the early compression stage of the reaction dynamics. Fragments appear directly produced from phase-space fluctuations due to two-body correlations. In-medium effects of the elastic nucleon-nucleon cross sections on the fragmentation dynamics are particularly discussed. The subsequent evolution of the primordial clusters is treated using a simple phenomenological phase space coalescence algorithm. The reliability of the approach, format...

  5. Polarized photon production in non-central heavy ion collisions

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    The strong angular momentum in non-central heavy-ion collisions can lead to global quark polarization in a quark gluon plasma (QGP) through spin-orbit coupling. The global quark polarization can be transferred to a polarization of massive secondary particles like the Λ-hyperon. So far only an upper bound for the Λ-hyperon polarization PΛ, anti Λ≤0.02 has been found, but its result is affected by all stages of the collision to an unknown degree. Photons on the other hand are likely to leave the QGP without further interaction and thus provide a primary probe for thermodynamic properties of the QGP. In this work we study the possibility to detect global quark polarization using photons emitted from the QGP through Compton scattering of quarks (antiquarks) and gluons, qg→qγ(anti qg→anti qγ), and annihilation of quarks and antiquarks, q anti q→gγ. We calculate the visibility of the photon polarization for various degrees of momentum anisotropy of the QGP that naturally arise due to the anisotropic expansion of the QGP itself. We find that especially for anisotropies compressed along the beam axis and higher photon energies, global quark polarization is transferred efficiently to circular polarization of photons

  6. Time evolution of the central region in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    We investigate time development of the central region in ultrarelativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions by using the event generator URASiMA in order to study the space-time structure in high energy heavy-ion collisions. We focus on time dependence of particle-number densities and temperature of the central region in highly relativistic head-on nucleus-nucleus collisions. (author)

  7. Central collisions of heavy ion physics: Supplemental annual report, October 1, 1987-March 31, 1988

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    This report briefly describes the activities of the Heavy Ion Physics Group at the University of California, Riverside in the six months from October 1, 1987 to March 31, 1988. During this period, our program continues to focus on correlation studies in central collisions at the Bevalac and AGS energies, and neutrino interactions and oscillation studies at LAMPF

  8. Photoproduction of vector mesons: from ultraperipheral to semi-central heavy ion collisions

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    Klusek-Gawenda, M

    2016-01-01

    We discuss nuclear cross sections for $AA \\to AAV$ and $AA \\to AAVV$ reactions with one or two vector mesons in the final state. Our analysis is done in the impact parameter space equivalent photon approximation. This approach allows to consider the above processes taking into account distance between colliding nuclei. We consider both ultraperipheral and semi-central collisions. We are a first group which undertook a study of single $J/\\psi$ photoproduction for different centrality bins. We show that one can describe new ALICE experimental data by including geometrical effects of collisions in the flux factor. Next, total and differential cross section for double-scattering mechanism in the exclusive $AA \\to AAVV$ reaction in ultrarelativistic ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions is presented. In this context we consider double photoproduction and photon-photon processes. Simultaneously, we get very good agreement of our results with STAR (RHIC), CMS and ALICE (LHC) experimental data for single $\\rho^0$ and ...

  9. Study of flow as a function of centrality in heavy ion collisions at ultrarelativistic energies

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    The goal of the NA50 experiment which continues the NA38 and NA51 experiments, is to put into evidence the quark gluon plasma (QGP) in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions. Up to now, the J/ψ resonance production was used as a probe for the QGP formation. According to strong interaction, quark gluon plasma is supposed to reach a thermal equilibrium, at least locally. An evidence of this thermalization of the matter coming from the collision would appear in the transverse plane as an elliptic flow in the direction of the reaction plane. The analysis developed in this thesis is a study of the elliptic flow in neutral transverse energy as a function centrality in S-S, S-Cu, S-U and Pb-Pb collisions. Flow study is realized using data coming from the electromagnetic calorimeter. An elliptic flow in neutral transverse energy is observed in Pb-Pb interactions. Its maximum value is about 2% for semi-central collisions and it vanishes for central collisions. This is the expected behaviour for a thermalized medium. The same analysis has been done in S-S, S-Cu collisions which provides no evidence for the existence of an elliptic flow. Furthermore, the J/ψ production as a function of the angle between J/ψ direction and impact parameter direction could be analyzed. The results seems to show that J/ψ interaction with produced particles is small. (author)

  10. Central collisions of heavy ions. Progress report, October 1, 1992--August 31, 1993

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    Fung, Sun-yiu

    1993-08-01

    This report describes the activities of the Heavy Ion Physics Group at the University of California, Riverside from October 1, 1992 to August 31, 1993. During this period, our AGS E802/E859/E866 experiments focused on strange particle production, and the fluctuation phenomenon associated with correlation studies in nucleus nucleus central collisions. We have designed and are implementing a new detector to replace the Target Multiplicity Array (TMA) for the E866 runs. As part of the PHENIX collaboration, we contributed to the Conceptual Design Report (CDR), and worked on a RHIC silicon microstrip detector R&D project, the central core of the multiplicity-vertex detector (MVD). In the coming year, we planned to complete the New Multiplicity Array (NMA) detector for the gold projectile E866 experiment, and analyzed the data associated with this new system. We are continuing our efforts in the preparation of the PHENIX detector system.

  11. Heavy ion reaction measurements with the EOS TPC (looking for central collisions with missing energy)

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    The EOS TPC was constructed for complete event measurement of heavy ion collisions at the Bevalac. We report here on the TPC design and some preliminary measurements of conserved event quantities such as total invariant mass, total momentum, total A and Z

  12. Multifragmentation and incomplete fusion in central heavy ion collisions within a schematic phenomenological model

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    The projectile-energy thresholds for nuclear multifragmentation in the collisions of 12C, 20Ne and 40Ar with 197Au have been calculated using a schematic model applicable to central collisions of intermediate energy heavy ions. The properties of the composite nucleus which remains following the incomplete fusion of the projectile and target nuclei are calculated using the master equation approach of Harp and Miller to determine the number of preequilibrium nucleons emitted and the energy and linear momentum removal by these nucleons. This nucleus is followed through an isentropic expansion phase and the probability distribution of clusters is determined using a percolation approach based on a 3-dimensional cubic lattice. The input parameters for the percolation calculation are derived from the results of the preequilibrium calculation. While the calculated thresholds in projectile energy per nucleon decrease rapidly as the projectile mass increases, the excitation energy at which multifragmentation is first predicted to occur is approximately the same for each system, i.e., 4.5 to 5 MeV/u. This result is consistent with the apparent disappearance of residual heavy products at such bombarding energies. (orig.)

  13. Multifragmentation and incomplete fusion in central heavy ion collisions within a schematic phenomenological model

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    Cerruti, C.; Desbois, J.; Boisgard, R.; Ngo, C.; Natowitz, J.; Nemeth, J.

    1988-01-04

    The projectile-energy thresholds for nuclear multifragmentation in the collisions of /sup 12/C, /sup 20/Ne and /sup 40/Ar with /sup 197/Au have been calculated using a schematic model applicable to central collisions of intermediate energy heavy ions. The properties of the composite nucleus which remains following the incomplete fusion of the projectile and target nuclei are calculated using the master equation approach of Harp and Miller to determine the number of preequilibrium nucleons emitted and the energy and linear momentum removal by these nucleons. This nucleus is followed through an isentropic expansion phase and the probability distribution of clusters is determined using a percolation approach based on a 3-dimensional cubic lattice. The input parameters for the percolation calculation are derived from the results of the preequilibrium calculation. While the calculated thresholds in projectile energy per nucleon decrease rapidly as the projectile mass increases, the excitation energy at which multifragmentation is first predicted to occur is approximately the same for each system, i.e., 4.5 to 5 MeVu. This result is consistent with the apparent disappearance of residual heavy products at such bombarding energies.

  14. Heavy ion collisions and cosmology

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    Floerchinger, Stefan

    2015-01-01

    There are interesting parallels between the physics of heavy ion collisions and cosmology. Both systems are out-of-equilibrium and relativistic fluid dynamics plays an important role for their theoretical description. From a comparison one can draw interesting conclusions for both sides. For heavy ion physics it could be rewarding to attempt a theoretical description of fluid perturbations similar to cosmological perturbation theory. In the context of late time cosmology, it could be interesting to study dissipative properties such as shear and bulk viscosity and corresponding relaxation times in more detail. Knowledge and experience from heavy ion physics could help to constrain the microscopic properties of dark matter from observational knowledge of the cosmological fluid properties.

  15. Causal dissipative hydrodynamics for heavy ion collisions

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    Chaudhuri, A K

    2011-01-01

    We briefly discuss the recent developments in causal dissipative hydrodynamic for relativistic heavy ion collisions. Phenomenological estimate of QGP viscosity over entropy ratio from several experimental data, e.g. STAR's $\\phi$ meson data, centrality dependence of elliptic flow, universal scaling elliptic flow etc. are discussed. QGP viscosity, extracted from hydrodynamical model analysis can have very large systematic uncertainty due to uncertain initial conditions.

  16. Timescales in heavy ion collisions

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    Lisa, Mike

    2016-01-01

    The study of high energy collisions between heavy nuclei is a field unto itself, distinct from nuclear and particle physics. A defining aspect of heavy ion physics is the importance of a bulk, self-interacting system with a rich space-time substructure. I focus on the issue of timescales in heavy ion collisions, starting with proof from low-energy collisions that femtoscopy can, indeed, measure very long timescales. I then discuss the relativistic case, where detailed measurements over three orders of magnitude in energy reveal a timescale increase that might be due to a first-order phase transition. I discuss also consistency in evolution timescales as determined from traditional longitudinal sizes and a novel analysis using shape information.

  17. Heavy ion collisions

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    The status of research into collisions of nuclei at high energy is reviewed. Reactions and products are classified, and spectator matter is discussed. Then the thermalization of participant matter is considered at some length. Finally, disintegration of the hot matter is addressed. A = 20 and 40 projectiles of 250 to 1050 MeV/A are employed to illustrate the major points. 44 references, 10 figures

  18. Probing the density dependence of the symmetry energy with central heavy ion collisions

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    An improved isospin dependent Boltzmann Langevin model, in which the inelastic channels and momentum dependent interactions are incorporated, is used to investigate the high-density behavior of nuclear symmetry energy. By taking several forms of nuclear symmetry energy, we calculate the time evolutions of neutron over proton ratio, π multiplicity and π-/π+ ratio, and the kinetic energy and transverse momentum spectra of π-/π+ ratio in the heavy ion collisions at 400A MeV It is found that the neutron over proton ratio and π-/π+ ratio are very sensitive to the nuclear symmetry energy, and the π- is more sensitive to the nuclear symmetry energy than the π+. A supersoft symmetry energy results in a larger π-/π+ ratio. (authors)

  19. Results of heavy ion collisions at LHCb

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    Zhang, Yanxi

    2016-01-01

    Heavy flavor production is important in heavy ion collisions to study both cold and hot nuclear matter effects. The LHCb experiment can make unique contribution to heavy ion physics, owing to the full particle identification of the detector in the forward region and the ability to collect fixed target data with proton or lead beams. This report describes recent results with proton-lead collision data collected in 2013 and the prospect of heavy-ion studies at LHCb.

  20. Results on heavy ion collisions at LHCb

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    Zhang, Yanxi

    2016-01-01

    Heavy flavor production is important in heavy ion collisions to study both cold and hot nuclear matter effects. The LHCb experiment can make unique contribution to heavy ion physics, owing to the full particle identification of the detector in the forward region and the ability to collect fixed target data with proton or lead beams. This report describes recent results with proton-lead collision data collected in 2013 and the prospect of heavy-ion studies at LHCb.

  1. Neutron skin and centrality classification in high-energy heavy-ion collisions at the LHC

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    Paukkunen, Hannu

    2015-01-01

    The concept of centrality in high-energy nuclear collisions has recently become a subject of an active debate. In particular, the experimental methods to determine the centrality that have given reasonable results for many observables in high-energy lead-lead collisions at the LHC have led to surprising behaviour in the case of proton-lead collisions. In this letter, we discuss the possibility to calibrate the experimental determination of centrality by asymmetries caused by mutually different spatial distributions of protons and neutrons inside the nuclei --- a well-known phenomenon in nuclear physics known as the neutron-skin effect.

  2. Neutron skin and centrality classification in high-energy heavy-ion collisions at the LHC

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    The concept of centrality in high-energy nuclear collisions has recently become a subject of an active debate. In particular, the experimental methods to determine the centrality that have given reasonable results for many observables in high-energy lead–lead collisions at the LHC have led to surprising behavior in the case of proton–lead collisions. In this letter, we discuss the possibility to calibrate the experimental determination of centrality by asymmetries caused by mutually different spatial distributions of protons and neutrons inside the nuclei — a well-known phenomenon in nuclear physics known as the neutron-skin effect

  3. Status of chemical equilibrium in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    J Cleymans

    2003-04-01

    Recent work on chemical equilibrium in heavy-ion collisions is reviewed. The energy dependence of thermal parameters is discussed. The centrality dependence of thermal parameters at SPS energies is presented.

  4. Transverse mass distributions in central heavy-ion collisions at high energies

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    XIE Wen-Jie; YANG De; WANG Cui-Ping; WANG Zhi-Gang

    2011-01-01

    The transverse mass spectra of protons, pions, kaons, Lambda and Antilambda produced in cen- tral nucleus-nucleus collisions at high energies are described by using one-temperature and two-temperature emission pictures. The calculated results are compared and found to be in good agreement with the experimen- tal data of the E895, E866 and E917 Collaborations measured in central Au-Au collisions at the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) energies and the NA49 Collaboration measured in central Pb-Pb collisions at the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) energies. It is demonstrated that the transverse mass distributions of protons, kaons, Lambda and Antilambda, except for Lambda hyperons produced in central Pb-Pb collisions at 158 A GeV, can be described by using the one-temperature emission picture, and for pions, we need to use the two-temperature emission picture.

  5. RELATIVISTIC HEAVY ION COLLISIONS: EXPERIMENT

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    Friedlander, Erwin M.; Heckman, Harry H.

    1982-04-01

    Relativistic heavy ion physics began as a 'no man's land' between particle and nuclear physics, with both sides frowning upon it as 'unclean', because on one hand, hadronic interactions and particle production cloud nuclear structure effects, while on the other, the baryonic environment complicates the interpretation of production experiments. They have attempted to review here the experimental evidence on RHI collisions from the point of view that it represents a new endeavor in the understanding of strong interaction physics. Such an approach appears increasingly justified; first, by the accumulation of data and observations of new features of hadronic interactions that could not have been detected outside a baryonic environment; second, by the maturation of the field owing to the advances made over the past several years in experimental inquiries on particle production by RHI, including pions, kaons, hyperons, and searches for antiprotons; and third, by the steady and progressive increase in the energy and mass ranges of light nuclear beams that have become available to the experiment; indeed the energy range has widened from the {approx} 0.2 to 2 AGeV at the Bevalac to {approx}4 AGeV at Dubna and recently, to the quantum jump in energies to {approx} 1000 equivalent AGeV at the CERN PS-ISR. Accompanying these expansions in the energy frontier are the immediate prospects for very heavy ion beams at the Bevalac up to, and including, 1 AGeV {sup 238}U, thereby extending the 'mass frontier' to its ultimate extent.

  6. Centrality and energy dependence of rapidity correlation patterns in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    The centrality and energy dependence of rapidity correlation patterns are studied in Au + Au collisions by using AMPT with string melting, RQMD and UrQMD models. The behaviors of the short-range correlation (SRC) and the long-range correlation (LRC) are presented clearly by two spatial-position dependent correlation patterns. For centrality dependence, UrQMD and RQMD give similar results as those in AMPT, i.e., in most central collisions, the correlation structure is flatter and the correlation range is larger, which indicates a long range rapidity correlation. A long range rapidity correlation showing up in RQMD and UrQMD implies that parton interaction is not the only source of long range rapidity correlations. For energy dependence, AMPT with string melting and RQMD show quite different results. The correlation patterns in RQMD at low collision energies and those in AMPT at high collision energies have similar structures, i.e. a convex curve, while the correlation patterns in RQMD at high collision energies and those in AMPT at low collision energies show flat structures, having no position dependence. Long range rapidity correlation presents itself at high energy and disappears at low energy in RQMD, which also indicates that long range rapidity correlations may come from some trivial effects, rather than the parton interactions. (authors)

  7. Centrality and energy dependence of rapidity correlation patterns in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    LE Tian; XU Ming-Mei; WU Yuan-Fang

    2011-01-01

    The centrality and energy dependence of rapidity correlation patterns are studied in Au+Au collisions by using AMPT with string melting,RQMD and UrQMD models.The behaviors of the shortrange correlation(SRC)and the long-range correlation(LRC)are presented clearly by two spatial-position dependent correlation patterns.For centrality dependence.UrQMD and RQMD give similar results as those in AMPT,i.,e., in most central collisions,the correlation structure is flatter and the correlation range is larger,which indicates a long range rapidity correlation.A long range rapidity correlation showing up in RQMD and UrQMD implies that patton interaction is not the only source of long range rapidity correlations.For energy dependence,AMPT with string melting and RQMD show quite different results.The correlation patterns in RQMD at low collision energies and those in AMPT at high collision energies have similar structures,i.e.aconvex curve.while the correlation patterns in RQMD at high collision energies and those in AMPT at low collision energies show fiat structures,having no position dependence.Long range rapidity correlation presents itself at high energy and disappears at low energy in RQMD,which also indicates that long range rapidity correlations may come from some trivial effects,rather than the parton interactions.

  8. Whole study of nuclear matter collective motion in central collisions of heavy ions of the FOPI detector

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    In this work we study the collective phenomena in the central collisions of heavy ions for the Au + Au, Xe + CsI and Ni + Ni systems at incident energies from 150 to 400 MeV/nucleon with the data of the FOPI detector. In order to describe completely the flow of the nuclear matter, we fit the double differential momentum distributions with two-dimensional Gaussian. We study the characteristic parameters of the collective flow (flow range, aspect ratios, flow parameter) versus the charge and the mass of the fragments as well as the incident energy and the centrality of the collisions. The transverse energy is used for selecting the central collisions. The method of the Gaussian fits requires also to reconstruct the reaction plane of the event. Then we correct the parameters for the finite number of particles effects and account for the influence of the acceptance of the detector. We confirm the importance of the thermal motion for the light charge or mass fragments and, conversely, the predominance of the collective motion for the heavy fragments. A common flow angle for all the types of particles is highlighted for the first time, demonstrating the power of the method of the Gaussian fits; The evolution of the other parameters confirms the observations done with other methods of flow analysis. These results should contribute to put constraints on the collision models and to enlarge our knowledge of the properties of the nuclear matter. (author)

  9. System size in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    WANG Yang-Yang; ZHAO Lin-Jie; YUAN Zhong-Sheng; ZHANG Dan-Dan; FANG Wei; XU Ming-Mei

    2011-01-01

    System size is more than a geometrical quantity in relativistic heavy ion collisions; it is closely related to evolution process,i.e.a different system size corresponds to a different evolution process,and whether QGP is produced depends on the system size.We propose that the system size should be under the same level when comparing the measurements from different colliding nuclei.The equivalence of the peripheral collisions of Au-Au and the central collisions of smaller nuclei is studied using the Monte Carlo method.Comparing the transverse overlapping area of the colliding nuclei,the number of participant nucleons and the number of nucleon-nucleon binary collisions in various colliding nuclei,we give an estimate of the correspondence in system size.This is helpful in the experimental comparison of the measurements from different colliding nuclei.

  10. Azimuthal asymmetry of jet production as a signal of parton energy loss in semi-central heavy-ion collisions

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    Lokhtin, Igor P; Sarycheva, L I; Snigirev, A M

    2002-01-01

    The possibility for the appearance of azimuthal asymmetry of hadron jet spectra due to rescattering and energy loss of hard produced partons in dense quark-gluon matter, created initially in nuclear overlap zone in collisions with nonzero impact parameter is investigated. The methods of determination of reaction plane angle in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions using semi-hard particle flow are discussed

  11. Centrality and energy dependence of charged-particle multiplicities in heavy ion collisions in the context of elementary reactions

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    Back, B. B.; Baker, M. D.; Barton, D. S.; Betts, R. R.; Ballintijn, M.; Bickley, A. A.; Bindel, R.; Budzanowski, A.; Busza, W.; Carroll, A.; Decowski, M. P.; García, E.; George, N.; Gulbrandsen, K.; Gushue, S.; Halliwell, C.; Hamblen, J.; Heintzelman, G. A.; Henderson, C.; Hofman, D. J.; Hollis, R. S.; Hołyński, R.; Holzman, B.; Iordanova, A.; Johnson, E.; Kane, J. L.; Katzy, J.; Khan, N.; Kucewicz, W.; Kulinich, P.; Kuo, C. M.; Lin, W. T.; Manly, S.; McLeod, D.; Michałowski, J.; Mignerey, A. C.; Nouicer, R.; Olszewski, A.; Pak, R.; Park, I. C.; Pernegger, H.; Reed, C.; Remsberg, L. P.; Reuter, M.; Roland, C.; Roland, G.; Rosenberg, L.; Sagerer, J.; Sarin, P.; Sawicki, P.; Skulski, W.; Steadman, S. G.; Steinberg, P.; Stephans, G. S. F.; Stodulski, M.; Sukhanov, A.; Tang, J.-L.; Teng, R.; Trzupek, A.; Vale, C.; Nieuwenhuizen, G. J. Van; Verdier, R.; Veres, G. I.; Wadsworth, B.; Wolfs, F. L. H.; Wosiek, B.; Woźniak, K.; Wuosmaa, A. H.; Wysłouch, B.

    2006-08-01

    The PHOBOS experiment at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider has measured the total multiplicity of primary charged particles as a function of collision centrality in Au+Au collisions at sNN= 19.6, 130, and 200 GeV. An approximate independence of / on the number of participating nucleons is observed, reminiscent of “wounded nucleon” scaling (Nch∝Npart) observed in proton-nucleus collisions. Unlike p+A, the constant of proportionality does not seem to be set by the pp/p¯p data at the same energy. Rather, there seems to be a surprising correspondence with the total multiplicity measured in e+e- annihilations, as well as the rapidity shape measured over a large range. The energy dependence of the integrated multiplicity per participant pair shows that e+e- and A+A data agree over a large range of center-of-mass energies (s>20 GeV), and pp/p¯p data can be brought to agree approximately with the e+e- data by correcting for the typical energy taken away by leading particles. This is suggestive of a mechanism for soft particle production that depends mainly on the amount of available energy. It is conjectured that the dominant distinction between A+A and p+p collisions is the multiple collisions per participant, which appears to be sufficient to substantially reduce the energy taken away by leading particles.

  12. HBT in Relativisitic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Murray, Michael

    2001-01-01

    A summary of current interferometry data in relativistic heavy ions is presented. At sqrt{s}=17GeV a sudden increase in the pion source volume is observed for central PbPb collisions. This seems to imply that the pion phase density has reached a limit. The source size of different particles decreases with mass when the transverse velocity is held constant but increases with mass when the transverse mass is held constant. The antiproton source radius is larger than the proton source radius. So...

  13. Phenomenological approaches of dissipative heavy ion collisions

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    These lectures describe the properties of dissipative heavy ion collisions observed in low bombarding energy heavy ion reactions. These dissipative collisions are of two different types: fusion and deep inelastic reactions. Their main experimental properties are described on selected examples. It is shown how it is possible to give a simple interpretation to the data. A large number of phenomenological models have been developped to understand dissipative heavy ion collisions. The most important are those describing the collision by classical mechanics and friction forces, the diffusion models, and transport theories which merge both preceding approaches. A special emphasis has been done on two phenomena observed in dissipative heavy ion collisions: charge equilibratium for which we can show the existence of quantum fluctuations, and fast fission which appears as an intermediate mechanism between deep inelastic reactions and compound nucleus formation

  14. Direct photons in heavy-ion collisions

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    Direct photon emission from heavy-ion collisions has been calculated and compared to available experimental data. Three different models have been combined to extract direct photons from different environments in a heavy-ion collision: Thermal photons from partonic and hadronic matter have been extracted from relativistic, non-viscous 3+1-dimensional hydrodynamic calculations. Thermal and non-thermal photons from hadronic interactions have been calculated from relativistic transport theory. The impact of different physics assumptions about the thermalized matter has been studied. The models used for the determination of photons from both hydrodynamic and transport calculations have been elucidated and their numerical properties tested. The origin of direct photons, itemised by emission stage, emission time, channel and baryon number density, has been investigated for various systems, as have the transverse momentum spectra and elliptic flow patterns of direct photons. Taking into account the full (vacuum) spectral function of the rho-meson decreases the direct photon emission by approximately 10% at low photon transverse momentum. In all systems that have been considered -- heavy-ion collisions at Elab=35 AGeV and 158 AGeV, (sNN)1/2=62.4 GeV, 130 GeV and 200 GeV -- thermal emission from a system with partonic degrees of freedom is greatly enhanced over that from hadronic systems, while the difference between the direct photon yields from a viscous and a non-viscous hadronic system (transport vs. hydrodynamics) is found to be very small. Predictions for direct photon emission in central U+U-collisions at 35 AGeV have been made. (orig.)

  15. Direct photons in heavy-ion collisions

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    Baeuchle, Bjoern

    2010-12-13

    Direct photon emission from heavy-ion collisions has been calculated and compared to available experimental data. Three different models have been combined to extract direct photons from different environments in a heavy-ion collision: Thermal photons from partonic and hadronic matter have been extracted from relativistic, non-viscous 3+1-dimensional hydrodynamic calculations. Thermal and non-thermal photons from hadronic interactions have been calculated from relativistic transport theory. The impact of different physics assumptions about the thermalized matter has been studied. The models used for the determination of photons from both hydrodynamic and transport calculations have been elucidated and their numerical properties tested. The origin of direct photons, itemised by emission stage, emission time, channel and baryon number density, has been investigated for various systems, as have the transverse momentum spectra and elliptic flow patterns of direct photons. Taking into account the full (vacuum) spectral function of the rho-meson decreases the direct photon emission by approximately 10% at low photon transverse momentum. In all systems that have been considered -- heavy-ion collisions at E{sub lab}=35 AGeV and 158 AGeV, (s{sub NN}){sup 1/2}=62.4 GeV, 130 GeV and 200 GeV -- thermal emission from a system with partonic degrees of freedom is greatly enhanced over that from hadronic systems, while the difference between the direct photon yields from a viscous and a non-viscous hadronic system (transport vs. hydrodynamics) is found to be very small. Predictions for direct photon emission in central U+U-collisions at 35 AGeV have been made. (orig.)

  16. Experimental results on charge fluctuations in heavy-ion collisions

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    Mishra, D K; Netrakanti, P K; Pant, L M; Mohanty, A K

    2016-01-01

    We present a subset of experimental results on charge fluctuation from the heavy-ion collisions to search for phase transition and location of critical point in the QCD phase diagram. Measurements from the heavy-ion experiments at the SPS and RHIC energies observe that total charge fluctuations increase from central to peripheral collisions. The net-charge fluctuations in terms of dynamical fluctuation measure $\

  17. Phenomenology of Heavy Flavors in Ultrarelativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Isayev, A A

    2010-01-01

    Some recent experimental results obtained in collisions of heavy nuclei ($\\sqrt{s}=200$ GeV) at BNL Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC) are discussed. The probes of dense matter created in heavy-ion collision by quarkonia, $D$ and $B$ mesons containing heavy charm and beauty quarks are considered. The centrality, rapidity and transverse momentum dependences of the nuclear modification factor and elliptic flow coefficient are presented and their possible theoretical interpretation is provided.

  18. Mach cones in viscous heavy-ion collisions

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    Bouras, I.; Betz, B.; Z. Xu; Greiner, C.(Institut für Theoretische Physik, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Max-von-Laue-Str. 1, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

    2014-01-01

    The formation of Mach cones is studied in a full $(3+1)$-dimensional setup of ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions, considering a transverse and longitudinal expanding medium at Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider energies. For smooth initial conditions and central collisions the jet-medium interaction is investigated using high-energy jets and various values of the ratio of shear viscosity over entropy density, $\\eta/s$. For small viscosities, the formation of Mach cones is proven, whereas for...

  19. Extracting the shear viscosity of the quark-gluon plasma from flow in ultra-central heavy-ion collisions

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    Luzum, Matthew

    2012-01-01

    We propose a method for extracting the shear viscosity over entropy density ratio (eta/s) of the quark-gluon plasma from experimental data. We argue that uncertainty due to poor knowledge of the earliest stages of a heavy-ion collision is smallest for ultra-central events. The most precise value of eta/s can thus be obtained from a global fit to p_T-integrated Fourier harmonics of azimuthal correlations. We further outline a method for quantifying the overall uncertainty in the extracted value. Only after a comprehensive and systematic accounting of all sources of uncertainty can a reliable measurement be claimed. In these proceedings we report preliminary results; full and final results will be presented in a separate publication.

  20. Role of proximity forces in fragmentation potentials for central and oriented heavy ion collisions

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    The proximity potential calculations are generalized to collisions involving deformed nuclei, which can also be polarized. It is shown to be strongly attractive for deformed colliding surfaces such that the surface separation parameter must be a strong function of their mass-symmetry as well as orientations. The importance of proximity effects in fragmentation potentials is clearly depicted by predicting the compound nucleus with large mass-asymmetry to be highly excited, in agreement with the recent fusion-fission experiments and the other dynamical fragmentation theory calculations. An apparent choice of the symmetric or nearly symmetric, spherical, reaction partners for forming cool compound nuclei in central collisions is suggested. For oriented collisions, the use of polarized targets is still believed though more experimental data on surface separation parameter is required for a better analysis. Our calculations are made for the compound nuclei with 104<=Z<=114. (author)

  1. Cosmology and elementary particles. Heavy ion collisions

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    These school lectures were centered around two principal subjects: first tried to show how cosmology and particle physics are deeply related more and more nowadays. Second one was around heavy ion collisions and their relations with quark matter

  2. Fragment Production in Non-central Collisions of Intermediate Energy Heavy Ions

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    Davin, B; Xu, H; Beaulieu, L; Larochelle, Y; Lefort, T; Yañez, R; Hudan, S; Caraley, A L; De Souza, R T; Liu, T X; Liu, X D; Lynch, W G; Shomin, R; Tan, W P; Tsang, M B; Molen, A V; Wagner, A; Xi Hong Fei; Gelbke, C K; Charity, R J; Sobotka, L G

    2002-01-01

    The defining characteristics of fragment emission resulting from the non-central collision of 114Cd ions with 92Mo target nuclei at E/A = 50 MeV are presented. Charge correlations and average relative velocities for mid-velocity fragment emission exhibit significant differences when compared to standard statistical decay. These differences associated with similar velocity dissipation are indicative of the influence of the entrance channel dynamics on the fragment production process.

  3. Electromagnetic pair production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    We survey the phenomenon of pair production by the transient electromagnetic fields produced in relativistic heavy-ion collisions, as it impinges upon atomic, nuclear, and particle physics, and the design of accelerators and detectors. The subject is naturally divided between coherent production in peripheral collisions, and incoherent production in central collisions. We discuss examples illustrating both regimes

  4. Microscopic study of energy and centrality dependence of transverse collective flow in heavy-ion collisions

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    Bravina, L. V.; Faessler, Amand; Fuchs, C.; Zabrodin, E. E.(Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)

    2000-01-01

    The centrality dependence of directed and elliptic flow in light and heavy systems of colliding nuclei is studied within two microscopic transport models at energies from 1 AGeV to 160 A GeV. The pion directed flow has negative slope in the midrapidity range irrespective of bombarding energy and mass number of the colliding ions. In contrast, the directed flow of nucleons vanishes and even develops antiflow in the midrapidity range in (semi)peripheral collisions at energies around 11.6 A GeV ...

  5. Systematics of central heavy ion collisions in the 1A GeV regime

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    Reisdorf, W; Averbeck, R; Benabderrahmane, M L; Hartmann, O N; Herrmann, N; Hildenbrand, K D; Kang, T I; Kim, Y J; Kis, M; Koczon, P; Kress, T; Leifels, Y; Merschmeyer, M; Piasecki, K; Schuettauf, A; Stockmeier, M; Barret, V; Basrak, Z; Bastid, N; Caplar, R; Crochet, P; Dupieux, P; Dzelalija, M; Fodor, Z; Gasik, P; Grishkin, Y; Hong, B; Kecskemeti, J; Kirejczyk, M; Korolija, M; Kotte, R; Lebedev, A; Lopez, X; Matulewicz, T; Neubert, W; Petrovici, M; Rami, F; Ryu, M S; Seres, Z; Sikora, B; Sim, K S; Simion, V; Siwek-Wilczynska, K; Smolyankin, V; Stoicea, G; Tyminski, Z; Wisniewski, K; Wohlfarth, D; Xiao, Z G; Xu, H S; Yushmanov, I; Zhilin, A

    2010-01-01

    Using the large acceptance apparatus FOPI, we study central collisions in the reactions (energies in A GeV are given in parentheses): 40Ca+40Ca (0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.5, 1.93), 58Ni+58Ni (0.15, 0.25, 0.4), 96Ru+96Ru (0.4, 1.0, 1.5), 96Zr+96Zr (0.4, 1.0, 1.5), 129Xe+CsI (0.15, 0.25, 0.4), 197Au+197Au (0.09, 0.12, 0.15, 0.25, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.5). The observables include cluster multiplicities, longitudinal and transverse rapidity distributions and stopping, and radial flow. The data are compared to earlier data where possible and to transport model simulations.

  6. Isospin tracing a probe of non-equilibrium in central heavy-ion collisions

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    Rami, F; De Schauenburg, B; Gobbi, A; Hong, B; Alard, J P; Andronic, A; Averbeck, R; Barret, V; Basrak, Z; Bastid, N; Belyaev, I; Bendarag, A; Berek, G; Caplar, R; Cindro, N; Crochet, Philippe; Devismes, A; Dupieux, P; Dzelalija, M; Eskef, M; Finck, C; Fodor, Z; Folger, H; Fraysse, L; Genoux-Lubain, A; Grigorian, Yu I; Grishkin, Yu L; Herrmann, N; Hildenbrand, K D; Kecskeméti, J; Kim, Y J; Koczón, P; Kirejczyk, M; Korolija, M; Kotte, R; Kowalczyk, M; Kress, T; Kutsche, R; Lebedev, A; Lee, K S; Man'ko, V I; Merlitz, H; Mohren, S; Moisa, D; Mösner, J; Neubert, W; Nyanin, A; Pelte, D; Petrovici, M; Pinkenburg, C H; Plettner, C; Reisdorf, W; Ritman, J L; Schüll, D; Seres, Z; Sikora, B; Sim, K S; Simion, V; Siwek-Wilczynska, K; Somov, A; Stockmeier, M R; Stoicea, G; Vasilev, M; Wagner, P; Wisniewski, K; Wohlfarth, D; Yang, J T; Yushmanov, I E; Zhilin, A V

    2000-01-01

    Four different combinations of $^{96}_{44}$Ru and $^{96}_{40}$Zr nuclei, both as projectile and target, were investigated at the same bombarding energy of 400$A$ MeV using a $4 \\pi$ detector. The degree of isospin mixing between projectile and target nucleons is mapped across a large portion of the phase space using two different isospin-tracer observables, the number of measured protons and the ${\\rm t}/^{3}{\\rm He}$ yield ratio. The experimental results show that the global equilibrium is not reached even in the most central collisions. Quantitative measures of stopping and mixing are extracted from the data. They are found to exhibit a quite strong sensitivity to the in-medium (n,n) cross section used in microscopic transport calculations.

  7. Holographic heavy ion collisions with baryon charge

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    Casalderrey-Solana, Jorge; van der Schee, Wilke; Triana, Miquel

    2016-01-01

    We numerically simulate collisions of charged shockwaves in Einstein-Maxwell theory in anti-de Sitter space as a toy model of heavy ion collisions with non-zero baryon charge. The stress tensor and the baryon current become well described by charged hydrodynamics at roughly the same time. The effect of the charge density on generic observables is typically no larger than 15\\%. %The rapidity profile of the charge is wider than the profile of the local energy density. We find significant stopping of the baryon charge and compare our results with those in heavy ion collision experiments.

  8. Universal behavior of charged particle production in heavy ion collisions

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    Phobos Collaboration; Steinberg, Peter A.; Back, B. B.; Baker, M. D.; Barton, D. S.; Betts, R. R.; Ballintijn, M.; Bickley, A. A.; Bindel, R.; Budzanowski, A.; Busza, W.; Carroll, A.; Decowski, M. P.; Garcia, E.; George, N.; Gulbrandsen, K.; Gushue, S.; Halliwell, C.; Hamblen, J.; Heintzelman, G. A.; Henderson, C.; Hofman, D. J.; Hollis, R. S.; Hołński, R.; Holzman, B.; Iordanova, A.; Johnson, E.; Kane, J. L.; Katzy, J.; Khan, N.; Kucewicz, W.; Kulinich, P.; Kuo, C. M.; Lin, W. T.; Manly, S.; McLeod, D.; Michałowski, J.; Mignerey, A. C.; Nouicer, R.; Olszewski, A.; Pak, R.; Park, I. C.; Pernegger, H.; Reed, C.; Remsberg, L. P.; Reuter, M.; Roland, C.; Roland, G.; Rosenberg, L.; Sagerer, J.; Sarin, P.; Sawicki, P.; Skulski, W.; Steadman, S. G.; Steinberg, P.; Stephans, G. S. F.; Stodulski, M.; Sukhanov, A.; Tang, J.-L.; Teng, R.; Trzupek, A.; Vale, C.; van Nieuwenhuizen, G. J.; Verdier, R.; Wadsworth, B.; Wolfs, F. L. H.; Wosiek, B.; Woźniak, K.; Wuosmaa, A. H.; Wysłouch, B.

    2003-03-01

    The PHOBOS experiment at RHIC has measured the multiplicity of primary charged particles as a function of centrality and pseudorapidity in Au+Au collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 19.6, 130 and 200 GeV. Two kinds of universal behavior are observed in charged particle production in heavy ion collisions. The first is that forward particle production, over a range of energies, follows a universal limiting curve with a non-trivial centrality dependence. The second arises from comparisons with pp/pbar-p and e+e- data. N_tot/(N_part/2) in nuclear collisions at high energy scales with sqrt(s) in a similar way as N_tot in e+e- collisions and has a very weak centrality dependence. This feature may be related to a reduction in the leading particle effect due to the multiple collisions suffered per participant in heavy ion collisions.

  9. Theory of heavy ion collisions. Annual progress report

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    It is demonstrated clearly that macroscopic models account for many of the observed features of heavy ion collisions. During this phase of the program major steps have been taken toward a better understanding of fusion excitation function, strongly damped collisions, the emission of nucleons at intermediate energies, heavy ion collisions and pions in relativistic heavy ion collisions

  10. Positron spectroscopy after heavy ion collisions

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    The author reviews the theoretical and experimental results on positron production in heavy ion collisions. After a discussion of the quasi-atomic picture, the possible observation of the axion, and the inverse Bhabha scattering, the positron spectrometer EPOS of the GSI Darmstadt is described. Thereafter the experimental results are presented. (HSI)

  11. Quarkonium production in heavy-ion collisions

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    Arnaldi Roberta

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The production of quarkonium states plays a crucial role among the probes to investigate the formation of the plasma of quarks and gluons (QGP in heavy-ion collisions. A review of the charmonium and bottomonium production, mainly focussing on the latest results from the LHC experiments, is presented.

  12. Color screening in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    We calculate the color screening length in a non-equilibrated gluon gas formed by interacting minijets in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. We show that the screening length is too short at CERN LHC collider energy to permit the formation of independent flux-tubes or strings. The prediction for RHIC energies is somewhat ambiguous. (orig.)

  13. Relativistic Hydrodynamics for Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Ollitrault, Jean-Yves

    2008-01-01

    Relativistic hydrodynamics is essential to our current understanding of nucleus-nucleus collisions at ultrarelativistic energies (current experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, forthcoming experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider). This is an introduction to relativistic hydrodynamics for graduate students. It includes a detailed…

  14. The quarkonium saga in heavy ion collisions

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    Tserruya, Itzhak

    2013-01-01

    J/psi suppression was proposed more than 25 years ago as an unambiguous signature for the formation of the Quark Gluon Plasma in relativistic heavy ion collisions. After intensive efforts, both experimental and theoretical, the quarkonium saga remains exciting, producing surprising results and not fully understood. This talk focuses on recent results on quarkonium production at RHIC and the LHC.

  15. Super high energy heavy ion collisions

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    Basic theoretical ideas on a phase transition to a plasma of free quarks and gluons in heavy ion collisions are outlined. First results from experiments with oxygen beams at 14.5 GeV/c/N (BNL), 60 and 200 GeV/c/N (CERN) are discussed. 30 refs., 9 figs

  16. Sigma meson in heavy ion collision

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    We want to present a short theoretical prediction of the behaviour of the sigma meson in heavy ion collisions. It is considered that the sigma meson is a pion-pion correlation, resulting from the decay of the N*(1440) resonance. There will be presented some QMD simulations. (authors)

  17. Rotating quark-gluon plasma in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Jiang, Yin; Liao, Jinfeng

    2016-01-01

    We study the rotational collective motion of the quark-gluon plasma in relativistic heavy ion collisions using the widely-adopted AMPT (A Multi-Phase Transport) model. The global angular momentum, the average vorticity carried by the quark-gluon plasma, and the locally defined vorticity fields are computed for Au+Au collisions, with detailed information of their time evolution, spatial distribution, as well as the dependence on beam energy and collision centrality.

  18. Jets in Heavy Ion Collisions with CMS

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    Salur, Sevil

    2016-01-01

    Jet physics in heavy ion collisions is a rich field which has been rapidly evolving since the first observations of medium interactions at RHIC through back-to-back hadron correlations and at LHC via reconstructed jets. In order to completely characterize the final state via jet-medium interactions and distinguish between competing energy loss mechanisms complementary and robust jet observables are investigated. Latest developments of jet finding techniques and their applications to heavy ion environments are discussed with an emphasis given on experimental results from CMS experiment.

  19. Quark Recombination in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Fries, Rainer J.(Cyclotron Institute, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843-3366, USA)

    2011-01-01

    Data on high energy nuclear collisions collected at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider over the past decade have provided convincing evidence that hadronization is quite different in hot nuclear environments compared to p+p collisions. In particular, the data suggest that we see traces of quark degrees of freedom in elliptic flow, with the implication that collective flow is generated on the parton level and is transfered to hadrons through a simple recombination step. In this contribution w...

  20. Strangeness production in heavy-ion collisions

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    Palmese, Alessia; Drago, Alessandro; Linnyk, Olena; Cassing, Wolfgang

    2015-01-01

    A study of the "horn" in the particle ratio $K^+/\\pi^+$ for central heavy-ion collisions as a function of the collision energy $\\sqrt{s}$ is presented. We analyse two different interpretations: the onset of deconfinement and the transition from a baryon- to a meson-dominated hadron gas. We use a realistic equation of state (EOS), which includes both hadron and quark degrees-of-freedom. The Taub-adiabate procedure is followed to determine the system at the early stage. Our results do not support an explanation of the horn as due to the onset of deconfinement. Using only hadronic EOS we reproduced the energy dependence of the $K^+/\\pi^+$ and $\\Lambda/\\pi^-$ ratios employing an experimental parametrisation of the freeze-out curve. We observe a transition between a baryon- and a meson-dominated regime; however, the reproduction of the $K^+/\\pi^+$ and $\\Lambda/\\pi^-$ ratios as a function of $\\sqrt{s}$ is not completely satisfying. We finally propose a new idea for the interpretation of the data, the roll-over sche...

  1. [Relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    This report discusses the following topics: quark-hadron phase transition; hadron production without phase transition; fractal structure in multiparticle production; and j/psi suppression in pA collisions

  2. Chiral Magnetic Effect in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Liao, Jinfeng

    2016-01-01

    The Chiral Magnetic Effect (CME) is a remarkable phenomenon that stems from highly nontrivial interplay of QCD chiral symmetry, axial anomaly, and gluonic topology. It is of fundamental importance to search for the CME in experiments. The heavy ion collisions provide a unique environment where a hot chiral-symmetric quark-gluon plasma is created, gluonic topological fluctuations generate chirality imbalance, and very strong magnetic fields $|\\vec{\\bf B}|\\sim m_\\pi^2$ are present during the early stage of such collisions. Significant efforts have been made to look for CME signals in heavy ion collision experiments. In this contribution we give a brief overview on the status of such efforts.

  3. Centrality dependence of identified particles in relativistic heavy ion collisions at sqrt(s)= 7.7-62.4 GeV

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    Adamczyk, L; Agakishiev, G; Aggarwal, M M; Ahammed, Z; Alekseev, I; Aparin, A; Arkhipkin, D; Aschenauer, E C; Averichev, G S; Bai, X; Bairathi, V; Banerjee, A; Bellwied, R; Bhasin, A; Bhati, A K; Bhattarai, P; Bielcik, J; Bielcikova, J; Bland, L C; Bordyuzhin, I G; Bouchet, J; Brandenburg, D; Brandin, A V; Bunzarov, I; Butterworth, J; Caines, H; Calder{ó}n~de~la~Barca~S{á}nchez, M; Campbell, J M; Cebra, D; Cervantes, M C; Chakaberia, I; Chaloupka, P; Chang, Z; Chattopadhyay, S; Chen, J H; Chen, X; Cheng, J; Cherney, M; Chisman, O; Christie, W; Contin, G; Crawford, H J; Das, S; De Silva, L C; Debbe, R R; Dedovich, T G; Deng, J; Derevschikov, A A; di Ruzza, B; Didenko, L; Dilks, C; Dong, X; Drachenberg, J L; Draper, J E; Du, C M; Dunkelberger, L E; Dunlop, J C; Efimov, L G; Engelage, J; Eppley, G; Esha, R; Evdokimov, O; Eyser, O; Fatemi, R; Fazio, S; Federic, P; Fedorisin, J; Feng, Z; Filip, P; Fisyak, Y; Flores, C E; Fulek, L; Gagliardi, C A; Garand, D; Geurts, F; Gibson, A; Girard, M; Greiner, L; Grosnick, D; Gunarathne, D S; Guo, Y; Gupta, A; Gupta, S; Guryn, W; Hamad, A; Hamed, A; Haque, R; Harris, J W; He, L; Heppelmann, S; Hirsch, A; Hoffmann, G W; Hofman, D J; Horvat, S; Huang, H Z; Huang, B; Huang, X; Huck, P; Humanic, T J; Igo, G; Jacobs, W W; Jang, H; Jia, J; Jiang, K; Judd, E G; Kabana, S; Kalinkin, D; Kang, K; Kauder, K; Ke, H W; Keane, D; Kechechyan, A; Khan, Z H; Kikoła, D P; Kisel, I; Kisiel, A; Kochenda, L; Koetke, D D; Kollegger, T; Kosarzewski, L K; Kraishan, A F; Kravtsov, P; Krueger, K; Kulakov, I; Kumar, L; Kycia, R A; Lamont, M A C; Landgraf, J M; Landry, K D; Lauret, J; Lebedev, A; Lednicky, R; Lee, J H; Li, X; Li, W; Li, C; Li, Z M; Li, Y; Lisa, M A; Liu, F; Ljubicic, T; Llope, W J; Lomnitz, M; Longacre, R S; Luo, X; Ma, G L; Ma, R; Ma, L; Ma, Y G; Magdy, N; Majka, R; Manion, A; Margetis, S; Markert, C; Masui, H; Matis, H S; McDonald, D; Meehan, K; Minaev, N G; Mioduszewski, S; Mishra, D; Mohanty, B; Mondal, M M; Morozov, D A; Mustafa, M K; Nandi, B K; Nasim, Md; Nayak, T K; Nigmatkulov, G; Nogach, L V; Noh, S Y; Novak, J; Nurushev, S B; Odyniec, G; Ogawa, A; Oh, K; Okorokov, V; Olvitt, D; Page, B S; Pak, R; Pan, Y X; Pandit, Y; Panebratsev, Y; Pawlik, B; Pei, H; Perkins, C; Peterson, A; Pile, P; Planinic, M; Pluta, J; Poljak, N; Poniatowska, K; Porter, J; Posik, M; Poskanzer, A M; Pruthi, N K; Putschke, J; Qiu, H; Quintero, A; Ramachandran, S; Raniwala, R; Raniwala, S; Ray, R L; Ritter, H G; Roberts, J B; Rogachevskiy, O V; Romero, J L; Roy, A; Ruan, L; Rusnak, J; Rusnakova, O; Sahoo, N R; Sahu, P K; Salur, S; Sandweiss, J; Sarkar, A; Schambach, J; Scharenberg, R P; Schmah, A M; Schmidke, W B; Schmitz, N; Seger, J; Seyboth, P; Shah, N; Shahaliev, E; Shanmuganathan, P V; Shao, M; Sharma, B; Sharma, M K; Shen, W Q; Shi, S S; Shou, Q Y; Sichtermann, E P; Sikora, R; Simko, M; Singha, S; Skoby, M J; Smirnov, N; Smirnov, D; Song, L; Sorensen, P; Spinka, H M; Srivastava, B; Stanislaus, T D S; Stepanov, M; Stock, R; Strikhanov, M; Stringfellow, B; Sumbera, M; Summa, B; Sun, X; Sun, Z; Sun, X M; Sun, Y; Surrow, B; Svirida, N; Szelezniak, M A; Tang, Z; Tang, A H; Tarnowsky, T; Tawfik, A; Thaeder, J; Thomas, J H; Timmins, A R; Tlusty, D; Todoroki, T; Tokarev, M; Trentalange, S; Tribble, R E; Tribedy, P; Tripathy, S K; Trzeciak, B A; Tsai, O D; Ullrich, T; Underwood, D G; Upsal, I; Van Buren, G; van Nieuwenhuizen, G; Vandenbroucke, M; Varma, R; Vasiliev, A N; Vertesi, R; Videbæk, F; Viyogi, Y P; Vokal, S; Voloshin, S A; Vossen, A; Wang, F; Wang, J S; Wang, Y; Wang, G; Wang, H; Webb, J C; Webb, G; Wen, L; Westfall, G D; Wieman, H; Wissink, S W; Witt, R; Wu,; Wu, Y F; Xiao, Z G; Xie, W; Xin, K; Xu, N; Xu, Q H; Xu, Z; Xu, Y F; Xu, H; Yang, C; Yang, Y; Yang, S; Yang, Q; Ye, Z; Yepes, P; Yi, L; Yip, K; Yoo, I -K; Yu, N; Zbroszczyk, H; Zha, W; Zhang, X P; Zhang, Z; Zhang, S; Zhang, J; Zhang, Y; Zhang, J B; Zhao, J; Zhong, C; Zhou, L; Zhu, X; Zoulkarneeva, Y; Zyzak, M

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    Elliptic flow (v_{2}) values for identified particles at midrapidity in Au + Au collisions measured by the STAR experiment in the Beam Energy Scan at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at sqrt{s_{NN}}= 7.7-62.4 GeV are presented for three centrality classes. The centrality dependence and the data at sqrt{s_{NN}}= 14.5 GeV are new. Except at the lowest beam energies we observe a similar relative v_{2} baryon-meson splitting for all centrality classes which is in agreement within 15% with the number-of-constituent quark scaling. The larger v_{2} for most particles relative to antiparticles, already observed for minimum bias collisions, shows a clear centrality dependence, with the largest difference for the most central collisions. Also, the results are compared with AMPT calculations and fit with a Blast Wave model.

  4. Dissipative heavy-ion collisions

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    This report is a compilation of lecture notes of a series of lectures held at Argonne National Laboratory in October and November 1984. The lectures are a discussion of dissipative phenomena as observed in collisions of atomic nuclei. The model is based on a system which has initially zero temperature and the initial energy is kinetic and binding energy. Collisions excite the nuclei, and outgoing fragments or the compound system deexcite before they are detected. Brownian motion is used to introduce the concept of dissipation. The master equation and the Fokker-Planck equation are derived. 73 refs., 59 figs

  5. Particle production in heavy ion collisions

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    The status of thermal model descriptions of particle production in heavy ion collisions is presented. We discuss the formulation of statistical models with different implementation of the conservation laws and indicate their applicability in heavy ion and elementary particle collisions. We analyze experimental data on hadronic abundances obtained in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions, in a very broad energy range starting from RHIC/BNL (√(s) = 200 A GeV), SPS/CERN (√(s) ≅ 20 A GeV) up to AGS/BNL (√(s) ≅ 5 A GeV) and SIS/GSI (√(s) ≅ 2 A GeV) to test equilibration of the fireball created in the collision. We argue that the statistical approach provides a very satisfactory description of experimental data covering this wide energy range. Any deviations of the model predictions from the data are indicated. We discuss the unified description of particle chemical freeze-out and the excitation functions of different particle species. At SPS and RHIC energy the relation of freeze-out parameters with the QCD phase boundary is analyzed. Furthermore, the application of the extended statistical model to quantitative understanding of open and hidden charm hadron yields is considered. (orig.)

  6. Vorticity in heavy-ion collisions

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    Deng, Wei-Tian; Huang, Xu-Guang

    2016-06-01

    We study the event-by-event generation of flow vorticity in the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Au +Au collisions and CERN Large Hadron Collider Pb +Pb collisions by using the hijing model. Different definitions of the vorticity field and velocity field are considered. A variety of properties of the vorticity are explored, including the impact parameter dependence, the collision energy dependence, the spatial distribution, the event-by-event fluctuation of the magnitude and azimuthal direction, and the time evolution. In addition, the spatial distribution of the flow helicity is also studied.

  7. Searching for $\\Xi_{cc}^+$ in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Zhao, Jiaxin; Zhuang, Pengfei

    2016-01-01

    We study the doubly charmed baryon $\\Xi_{cc}^+$ in high energy nuclear collisions. We solve the three-body Schroedinger equation with relativistic correction and calculate the $\\Xi_{cc}^+$ yield and transverse momentum distribution via coalescence mechanism. For $\\Xi_{cc}^+$ production in central Pb+Pb collisions at LHC energy, the yield is extremely enhanced, and the production cross section per binary collision is one order of magnitude larger than that in p+p collisions. This indicates that, it is most probable to discover $\\Xi_{cc}^+$ in heavy ion collisions and its discovery can be considered as a probe of the quark-luon plasma formation.

  8. Directed flow in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Bozek, Piotr; Wyskiel, Iwona

    2010-01-01

    We study the generation of directed flow in the hydrodynamic expansion of the hot matter formed in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions at 200GeV. The experimentally observed negative directed flow in a wide range of central pseudorapidities isreproduced assuming that the fireball is tilted away from the collision axis. The tilt of the source is consistent with a preferential emission in the forward/backward hemisphere from forward/backward participating nucleons. The model reproduces the e...

  9. Pionic instabilities in high-energy heavy ion collisions

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    The study of heavy ion reactions includes the determination of whether pionic instabilities can exist at the densities and excitation energies expected in heavy ion collisions, the calculation of growth rates of unstable pion modes, and the determination of the effect such instabilities would have on the dynamics in heavy ion collisions. 14 references

  10. Femtoscopy in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Lisa, M; Pratt, S; Soltz, R A; Wiedemann, U

    2005-07-29

    Analyses of two-particle correlations have provided the chief means for determining spatio-temporal characteristics of relativistic heavy ion collisions. We discuss the theoretical formalism behind these studies and the experimental methods used in carrying them out. Recent results from RHIC are put into context in a systematic review of correlation measurements performed over the past two decades. The current understanding of these results are discussed in terms of model comparisons and overall trends.

  11. Nonlinear QED Effects in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Klein, Spencer R.

    2000-01-01

    Peripheral collisions of relativistic heavy ions uniquely probe many aspects of QED. Examples include $e^+e^-$ pair production and nuclear excitation in strong fields. After discussing these reactions, I will draw parallels between $\\gamma\\to e^+e^-$ and $\\gamma\\to q\\bar q$ and consider partly hadronic reactions. The scattered $q\\bar q$ pairs are a prolific source of vector mesons, which demonstrate many quantum effects. The two ions are a two-source interferometer, demonstrating interference...

  12. Hydrodynamics and relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    The hydrodynamic model as applied to heavy-ion collisions is introduced. The Euler equations are derived for both relativistic and non-relativistic domains. The effects of imposing relativistic invariance are discussed. Concepts proposed to analyze 4π exclusive reactions are introduced. Selected theoretical results are presented for reactions in which the projectile has a laboratory energy of 400 MeV per nucleon to 100 GeV per nucleon

  13. Glueballs in Peripheral Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    A.A. Natale

    1995-01-01

    We estimate the cross-section for glueball production in peripheral heavy-ion collisions through two-photon and double-Pomeron exchange, at energies that will be available at RHIC and LHC. Glueballs will be produced at large rates, opening the possibility to study decays with very small branching ratios. In particular, we discuss the possibility of observing the subprocess $\\gamma \\gamma (PP) \\rightarrow G \\rightarrow \\gamma \\gamma$.

  14. Hubble flow in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Experiments at the RHIC and LHC can recreate quark-gluon plasma conditions similar to those when the Universe was less than a few microseconds old, and will offer the best prospects to discover how the Universe evolved in early stages. In this work we study the (anti)deuteron-to-(anti)proton ratio obtained in heavy ion collisions at relativistic energies and compare the results with the ratio obtained from Big Bang nucleosynthesis.

  15. Study of flow in asymmetric heavy-ion collisions

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    Azimuthal anisotropy is a key tool to study the strongly interacting medium produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions. This observable is sensitive to the equation of state of the system formed in the heavy-ion collisions. Recently, it has been proposed at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, to carry out a program of asymmetric heavy-ion collisions. Among other physics possibilities, it is believed to provide insight on the initial conditions through study of event-by-event fluctuation in the measure of the azimuthal anisotropy. Knowing the initial condition is vital for any theoretical calculations in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

  16. Anomalous transport model study of chiral magnetic effects in heavy ion collisions

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    Sun, Yifeng; Li, Feng

    2016-01-01

    Using an anomalous transport model for massless quarks, we study the effect of magnetic field on the elliptic flows of quarks and antiquarks in relativistic heavy ion collisions. With initial conditions from a blast wave model and assuming that the strong magnetic field produced in non-central heavy ion collisions can last for a sufficiently long time, we obtain an appreciable electric quadrupole moment in the transverse plane of a heavy ion collision, which subsequently leads to a splitting between the elliptic flows of quarks and antiquarks as expected from the chiral magnetic wave formed in the produced QGP and observed in experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).

  17. Studies of relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    This report presents the progress in our program of Relativistic Heavy Ion studies. The first phase of experiments on lepton pairs is almost complete and the results from the initial part of this program are presented in copies of three publications. It appears that the origin of lepton pairs is the annihilation of pions. The evidence for this seems to be the shape of the dilepton mass spectrum, the cross-section as a function of energy which seems to scale with pion production, and the general kinematic behavior of the lepton pairs themselves. We present progress on the development of Ring Imaging Cerenkov counters for dilepton observations in general, and a short report on a high resolution method counter proposal that could be adapted to RHIC counters in general. Publication of results on hyperon polarization with incident polarized proton beams is also presented. These results use the phenomenological approach that could be useful in understanding hyperon production in heavy ion collisions. In this connection, a proposal for studying high density nuclear matter with incident antiprotons is presented. Progress on the TPC detectors developed by the BNL group for heavy ion research is reported, along with recent analysis of polarization with incident silicon beams. Finally, the most recent results on subthreshold antiproton production is presented. These latter results are several orders of magnitude more than expected and they point to some kind of coherent hadronic phenomena even at extremely low energies

  18. CERN achievements in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Twenty years after a Letter of Intent by the GSI and LBL groups for the “Study of particle production and target fragmentation in central 20Ne on Pb reactions, at 12 GeV per nucleon energy of the CERN PS external beam" [1], based on the results found by the NA45/CERES, NA49, NA50, and WA97/NA57 experiments at the SPS, CERN announced compelling evidence for the formation of a new state of matter in heavyion collisions at CERN-SPS energies [2]. Some of the experiments were indeed the 2nd or 3rd generation successors of the apparatuses originally proposed by the GSI-LBL collaboration. Actually, the CERN ion program initiated at the SPS with the acceleration of oxygen ions at 60 and 200 GeV/nucleon only in 1986, and continued with sulphur ions at 200 GeV/nucleon up to 1993. The rest is history: lead-ion beams at 160 GeV/nucleon became available at the SPS in 1994; the LHC accelerated and collided lead beams at a center of mass energy per nucleon pair √sNN = 2.76 TeV in 2010. Heavy ion physics is definitely in the future program of CERN: ALICE will operate a major upgrade of its detectors during the second long shutdown of the LHC, in 2018-2019, and the associated physics program will span the third and fourth LHC runs, till late 2020s.

  19. Multifragmentation and dynamics in heavy ion collisions

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    R Roy

    2001-07-01

    A midrapidity zone formed in heavy-ion collisions has been investigated through special selections of light particles and intermediate mass fragments detected in the reaction 35Cl on 12C at 43 MeV/nucleon and the reactions 58Ni on 12C, 24Mg, and 197Au at 34.5 MeV/nucleon, and of neutron energy spectra measured in the reaction 35Cl on natTa. Properties of the observables have been examined to characterize the neck-like structure formed between the two reaction partners.

  20. Non abelian hydrodynamics and heavy ion collisions

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    Calzetta, E.

    2014-01-01

    The goal of the relativistic heavy ion collisions (RHIC) program is to create a state of matter where color degrees of freedom are deconfined. The dynamics of matter in this state, in spite of the complexities of quantum chromodynamics, is largely determined by the conservation laws of energy momentum and color currents. Therefore it is possible to describe its main features in hydrodynamic terms, the very short color neutralization time notwithstanding. In this lecture we shall give a simple derivation of the hydrodynamics of a color charged fluid, by generalizing the usual derivation of hydrodynamics from kinetic theory to the non abelian case.

  1. Non abelian hydrodynamics and heavy ion collisions

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    Calzetta, Esteban

    2013-01-01

    The goal of the relativistic heavy ion collisions (RHIC) program is to create a state of matter where color degrees of freedom are deconfined. The dynamics of matter in this state, in spite of the complexities of quantum chromodynamics, is largely determined by the conservation laws of energy momentum and color currents. Therefore it is possible to describe its main features in hydrodynamic terms, the very short color neutralization time notwithstanding. In this lecture we shall give a simple derivation of the hydrodynamics of a color charged fluid, by generalizing the usual derivation of hydrodynamics from kinetic theory to the non abelian case.

  2. Non abelian hydrodynamics and heavy ion collisions

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    Calzetta, E. [Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires and IFIBA, CONICET, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires 1428 (Argentina)

    2014-01-14

    The goal of the relativistic heavy ion collisions (RHIC) program is to create a state of matter where color degrees of freedom are deconfined. The dynamics of matter in this state, in spite of the complexities of quantum chromodynamics, is largely determined by the conservation laws of energy momentum and color currents. Therefore it is possible to describe its main features in hydrodynamic terms, the very short color neutralization time notwithstanding. In this lecture we shall give a simple derivation of the hydrodynamics of a color charged fluid, by generalizing the usual derivation of hydrodynamics from kinetic theory to the non abelian case.

  3. Jet Reconstruction in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Cacciari, Matteo; Salam, Gavin P; Soyez, Gregory

    2011-01-01

    We examine the problem of jet reconstruction at heavy-ion colliders using jet-area-based background subtraction tools as provided by FastJet. We use Monte Carlo simulations with and without quenching to study the performance of several jet algorithms, including the option of filtering, under conditions corresponding to RHIC and LHC collisions. We find that most standard algorithms perform well, though the anti-kt and filtered Cambridge/Aachen algorithms have clear advantages in terms of the reconstructed transverse-momentum offset and dispersion.

  4. Diomega production in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Pal, Subrata; Ko, C. M.; Zhang, Z. Y.

    2001-01-01

    Using a multiphase transport model, we study the production of a new strange dibaryon (\\Omega\\Omega)_{0+} in dense hadronic matter formed in relativistic heavy ion collisions. The (multi-)strange baryons (\\Xi and \\Omega) are produced by strangeness-exchange reactions between antikaons and hyperons in the pure hadronic phase. The rescattering between the omegas at midrapidity leads to a production probability of \\simeq 3x10^{-7} (\\Omega\\Omega)_{0+} per event at the RHIC energy of \\sqrt s=130A ...

  5. Effect of correlations on cumulants in heavy-ion collisions

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    Mishra, D K; Garg, P; Netrakanti, P. K.

    2015-01-01

    We study the effects of correlations on cumulants and their ratios of net-proton multiplicity distributions which have been measured for central (0\\%-5\\%) Au + Au collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). This effect has been studied assuming individual proton and anti-proton distributions as a Poisson or Negative Binomial Distribution (NBD). In-spite of significantly correlated production due to baryon number, electric charge conservation and kinematical correlations of proto...

  6. Beyond the thermal model in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Wolschin, Georg

    2016-01-01

    Deviations from thermal distribution functions of produced particles in relativistic heavy-ion collisions are discussed as indicators for nonequilibrium processes. The focus is on rapidity distributions of produced charged hadrons as functions of collision energy and centrality which are used to infer the fraction of produced particles from a central fireball as compared to the one from the fragmentation sources that are out of equilibrium with the rest of the system. Overall thermal equilibrium would only be reached for large times t -> infinity.

  7. Magnetohydrodynamics and charged currents in heavy ion collisions

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    The hot QCD matter produced in any heavy ion collision with a nonzero impact parameter is produced within a strong magnetic field. We study the imprint the magnetic fields produced in non-central heavy ion collisions leave on the azimuthal distributions and correlations of the produced charged hadrons. The magnetic field is time-dependent and the medium is expanding, which leads to the induction of charged currents due to the combination of Faraday and Hall effects. We find that these currents result in a charge-dependent directed flow v1 that is odd in rapidity and odd under charge exchange. It can be detected by measuring correlations between the directed flow of charged hadrons at different rapidities, 〈v1±(y1)v1±(y2)〉

  8. Charmonia and open charm production in heavy ion collisions

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    Gonin, Michel

    2005-01-01

    The production of heavy flavours in heavy ion collisions has been of great interest since the prediction of Matsui and Satz regarding quarkonium suppression in the quark gluon plasma due to color screening mechanisms. The NA50 collaboration has produced the first charmonia measurements in heavy ion collisions which show evidence for strong and anomalous suppressions in central Pb-Pb collisions. For the suppression of bound state quark-antiquark pairs to be a plasma signature, the production of these quarks inside the cold nucleus should first be well known. Differences in the relative yield of heavy flavour between nucleon-nucleon an nucleon-nucleus collisions probes cold nuclear matter effects such as the modifications of the gluon distribution functions or parton energy loss. The gluon-gluon fusion represents the dominant mechanism for the production of quarkonia studied by the heavy ion experiments. The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the latest results from the CERN-SPS and Fermilab fixed tar...

  9. Forward-backward multiplicity correlations caused by centrality fluctuations in high-energy heavy-ion collisions

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    He, Ronghua; Qian, Jing; Huo, Lei

    2016-04-01

    We consider that most of the long-range forward-backward multiplicity (FB) correlations in high energy A -A collisions are caused by the centrality fluctuation, and this phenomenon interferes with the measurement of the dynamical correlations greatly. We investigate the relationship between FB correlation strength and centrality by a Monte Carlo simulation and a derivation which are tested by A MultiPhases Transport (AMPT) model in Au+Au collisions at √{sNN}=200 GeV. We compare the FB correlation strengths of AMPT model with the results of the derivation at √{sNN} = 7.7 to 200 GeV. A comparison between the default AMPT model and string melting AMPT model with different partonic scattering sections is made. As a result, we consider that the FB correlation strengths may be dominated by the mixing of different centrality events, and the short-range correlation may be overwhelmed for the most central collisions.

  10. Towards relativistic heavy ion collisions by small steps towards the stars. [Review

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    Scott, D.K.

    1979-03-01

    A review lecture is given on current attempts to search for the exotic processes occurring in relativistic heavy ion collisions. From peripheral collisions the discussion proceeds to central collisions and lastly the search for the exotic, in which the tools developed for the study of peripheral and central collisions are used. 200 references. (JFP)

  11. Towards relativistic heavy ion collisions by small steps towards the stars

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    A review lecture is given on current attempts to search for the exotic processes occurring in relativistic heavy ion collisions. From peripheral collisions the discussion proceeds to central collisions and lastly the search for the exotic, in which the tools developed for the study of peripheral and central collisions are used. 200 references

  12. Quarkonia at finite temperature in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Saumen Datta

    2015-05-01

    The behaviour of quarkonia in relativistic heavy-ion collisions is reviewed. After a detailed discussion of the current theoretical understanding of quarkonia in a static equilibriated plasma, we discuss quarkonia yield from the fireball created in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collision experiments. We end with a brief discussion of the experimental results and outlook.

  13. Theoretical Concepts for Ultra-Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    McLerran,L.

    2009-07-27

    Various forms of matter may be produced in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. These are the Quark GluonPlasma, the Color Glass Condensate , the Glasma and Quarkyoninc Matter. A novel effect that may beassociated with topological charge fluctuations is the Chiral Magnetic Effect. I explain these concepts andexplain how they may be seen in ultra-relatvistic heavy ion collisions

  14. Bremsstrahlung Pair Production In Relativistic Heavy Ion Collision

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    Meier, H; Hencken, K.; Trautmann, D.; Baur, G.

    1997-01-01

    We calculate production of electron- and muon-pairs by the bremsstrahlung process in hadron collisions and compare it with the dominant two-photon process. Results for the total cross section are given for proton-proton and heavy-ion collisions at energies of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

  15. Hadron Production in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Ritter, Hans Georg; Xu, Nu

    2009-05-19

    Heavy ion collisions are an ideal tool to explore the QCD phase diagram. The goal is to study the equation of state (EOS) and to search for possible in-medium modifications of hadrons. By varying the collision energy a variety of regimes with their specific physics interest can be studied. At energies of a few GeV per nucleon, the regime where experiments were performed first at the Berkeley Bevalac and later at the Schwer-Ionen-Synchrotron (SIS) at GSI in Darmstadt, we study the equation of state of dense nuclear matter and try to identify in-medium modifications of hadrons. Towards higher energies, the regime of the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), the Super-Proton Synchrotron (SPS) at CERN, and the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at BNL, we expect to produce a new state of matter, the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP). The physics goal is to identify the QGP and to study its properties. By varying the energy, different forms of matter are produced. At low energies we study dense nuclear matter, similar to the type of matter neutron stars are made of. As the energy is increased the main constituents of the matter will change. Baryon excitations will become more prevalent (resonance matter). Eventually we produce deconfined partonic matter that is thought to be in the core of neutron stars and that existed in the early universe. At low energies a great variety of collective effects is observed and a rather good understanding of the particle production has been achieved, especially that of the most abundantly produced pions and kaons. Many observations can be interpreted as time-ordered emission of various particle species. It is possible to determine, albeit model dependent, the equation of state of nuclear matter. We also have seen indications, that the kaon mass, especially the mass of the K{sup +}, might be modified by the medium created in heavy ion collisions. At AGS energies and above, emphasis shifts towards

  16. Jet Structure in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Blaizot, Jean-Paul

    2015-01-01

    We review recent theoretical developments in the study of the structure of jets that are produced in ultra relativistic heavy ion collisions. The core of the review focusses on the dynamics of the parton cascade that is induced by the interactions of a fast parton crossing a quark-gluon plasma. We recall the basic mechanisms responsible for medium induced radiation, underline the rapid disappearance of coherence effects, and the ensuing probabilistic nature of the medium induced cascade. We discuss how large radiative corrections modify the classical picture of the gluon cascade, and how these can be absorbed in a renormalization of the jet quenching parameter $\\hat q $. Then, we analyze the (wave)-turbulent transport of energy along the medium induced cascade, and point out the main characteristics of the angular structure of such a cascade. Finally, color decoherence of the in-cone jet structure is discussed. Modest contact with phenomenology is presented towards the end of the review.

  17. Hadronic interferometry in heavy-ion collisions

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    The primary goal of intensity interferometry is to learn about the lifetime of the fireball created in heavy-ion collisions. From this information, it should be possible to further understand the possible formation of quark-gluon plasma. At unrelativistic energies, present interest is focused on two-pion correlations. At intermediate energies, the two-proton interferometry technique is the main topic of review. Recent experiments have been able to yield quantitative information regarding the space-time extensin of nuclear reactions. This review focuses on both the theoretical basis for hadronic interferometry as well as the experimental determination of correlation functions and their calculation via nuclear transport theory. 170 refs., 6 figs

  18. Particle densities in ultrarelativistic heavy ion reactions extrapolated from proton-nucleus collisions

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    Rapidity density distributions in central ultra-relativistic heavy ion reactions are estimated from high energy proton-nucleus collisions and compared with some cosmic ray events. Deviations from a simple scaling of pA reactions are observed. (author)

  19. Heavy-ion collisions at high energy

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    Relativistic heavy ion collisions are studied here taking into account the hard scattering model of Schmidt and Blankenbecler along with a dynamical derivation of the inclusive distribution for pp→πx, pp→Kx, and pp→p-barx and pp→px proposed in an earlier paper. This scheme takes into account scale breaking and it is found that both A and B dependence occur in such processes as AB→π-x, AB→K-barx, AB→p-barx, and AB→px in the forward region. In the backward region the independent N-N collision model is also found satisfactory when the structural rearrangement factor is incorporated in the vertex function. It is found that although in the forward region scale breaking is not appreciable, it becomes quite significant in the backward region. The x distributions in the forward region as well as in the backward region have been computed on the basis of this independent N-N collision model. The results are found to be in very good agreement for inclusive pion production

  20. Pion correlations in relativistic heavy ion collisions at Heavy Ion Spectrometer Systems (HISS)

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    This thesis contains the setup, analysis and results of experiment E684H ''Multi-Pion Correlations in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions''. The goals of the original proposal were: (1) To initiate the use of the HISS facility in the study of central Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions (RHIC). (2) To perform a second generation experiment for the detailed study of the pion source in RHIC. The first generation experiments, implied by the second goal above, refer to pion correlation studies which the Riverside group had performed at the LBL streamer chamber. The major advantage offered by moving the pion correlation studies to HISS is that, being an electronic detector system, as opposed to the Streamer Chamber which is a visual detector, one can greatly increase the statistics for a study of this sort. An additional advantage is that once one has written the necessary detector and physics analysis code to do a particular type of study, the study may be extended to investigate the systematics, with much less effort and in a relatively short time. This paper discusses the Physics motivation for this experiment, the experimental setup and detectors used, the pion correlation analysis, the results, and the conclusions possible future directions for pion studies at HISS. If one is not interested in all the details of the experiment, I believe that by reading the sections on intensity interferometry, the section the fitting of the correlation function and the systematic corrections applied, and the results section, one will get a fairly complete synopsis of the experiment

  1. High Gluon Densities in Heavy Ions Collisions

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    Blaizot, Jean-Paul

    2016-01-01

    The early stages of heavy ion collisions are dominated by high density systems of gluons that carry each a small fraction $x$ of the momenta of the colliding nucleons. A distinguishing feature of such systems is the phenomenon of "saturation" which tames the expected growth of the gluon density as the energy of the collision increases. The onset of saturation occurs at a particular transverse momentum scale, the "saturation momentum", that emerges dynamically and that marks the onset of non-linear gluon interactions. At high energy, and for large nuclei, the saturation momentum is large compared to the typical hadronic scale, making high density gluons amenable to a description with weak coupling techniques. This paper reviews some of the challenges faced in the study of such dense systems of small $x$ gluons, and of the progress made in addressing them. The focus is on conceptual issues, and the presentation is both pedagogical, and critical. Examples where high gluon density could play a visible role in hea...

  2. Proceedings of the Budapest workshop on relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    This volume is the Proceedings of the Budapest workshop on relativistic heavy ion collisions held in Budapest, 10-13 Aug, 1992. The topics include experimental heavy ion physics, Bose-Einstein correlations, intermittency, relativistic transport theory, Quark-Gluon Plasma rehadronization, astronuclear physics and cosmology. All contributions were indexed and abstracted. (author)

  3. The Centrality Dependence of the Parton Bubble Model for high energy heavy ion collisions and fireball surface substructure at RHIC

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    Lindenbaum, S J

    2008-01-01

    In an earlier paper we developed a QCD inspired theoretical parton bubble model (PBM) for RHIC/LHC. The PBM quantitatively agreed with the strong charged particle pair correlations observed by the STAR collaboration at RHIC in the highest energy Au + Au central collisions, and also agreed with the Hanbury Brown and Twiss (HBT) observed small final state source size approximately 2f radii in the transverse momentum range above 0.8 GeV/c. The model assumed a substructure of a ring of localized adjoining 2f radius bubbles(gluonic hot spots) perpendicular to the collider beam direction, centered on the beam, at mid-rapidity and located on the expanding fireball surface of the Au + Au collisions. In this paper we extend the model (PBME) to include the changing development of bubbles with centrality from the most central region where bubbles are very important to the most peripheral where the bubbles are gone. Energy density is found to be related to bubble formation and as centrality decreases the maximum energy d...

  4. Magnetohydrodynamics and charge identified directed flow in heavy ion collisions

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    Gürsoy, Umut; Kharzeev, Dmitri; Rajagopal, Krishna

    2016-01-01

    Strong magnetic fields produced in any non-central heavy ion collision are expected to affect the dynamics of the hot QCD matter produced in this collision. The magnetic field is time-dependent and the medium is expanding, which leads to the induction of charged currents due to the combination of Faraday and Hall effects. We study the imprint the magnetic fields produced in non-central heavy ion collisions leave on the azimuthal distributions and correlations of the produced charged hadrons by employing an analytic solution to hydrodynamics combined with the electromagnetic effects in a perturbative fashion. We use the Cooper-Frye freeze-out procedure on an isothermal freeze-out surface to obtain the azimuthal hadron distributions. We find that the charged currents induced by the present of the electromagnetic fields result in a charge-dependent directed flow v1 that is odd in rapidity and odd under charge exchange. It can be detected by measuring correlations between the directed flow of charged hadrons at different rapidities, .

  5. Particle Production in High-energy Heavy-ion Collisions

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    Wang, Xin-Nian

    2001-01-01

    Particle production mechanisms in high-energy heavy-ion collisions are reviewed in connection with recent experimental data from RHIC. Implications on mini-jet production, parton saturation and jet quenching are discussed.

  6. Systematics of Charged Particle Production in Heavy-Ion Collisions with the PHOBOS Detector at Rhic

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    Steinberg, Peter A.; Back, B. B.; Baker, M. D.; Barton, D. S.; Betts, R. R.; Bindel, R.; Budzanowski, A.; Busza, W.; Carroll, A.; Corbo, J.; Decowski, M. P.; Garcia, E.; George, N.; Gulbrandsen, K.; Gushue, S.; Halliwell, C.; Hamblen, J.; Henderson, C.; Hicks, D.; Hofman, D.; Hollis, R. S.; Hołyński, R.; Holzman, B.; Iordanova, A.; Johnson, E.; Kane, J.; Katzy, J.; Khan, N.; Kucewicz, W.; Kulinich, P.; Kuo, C. M.; Lin, W. T.; Manly, S.; McLeod, D.; Michałowski, J.; Mignerey, A.; Mülmenstädt, J.; Nouicer, R.; Olszewski, A.; Pak, R.; Park, I. C.; Pernegger, H.; Rafelski, M.; Rbeiz, M.; Reed, C.; Remsberg, L. P.; Reuter, M.; Roland, C.; Roland, G.; Rosenberg, L.; Sagerer, J.; Sarin, P.; Sawicki, P.; Skulski, W.; Steadman, S. G.; Steinberg, P.; Stephans, G. S. F.; Stodulski, M.; Sukhanov, A.; Tang, J.-L.; Teng, R.; Trzupek, A.; Vale, C.; van Nieuwenhuizen, G. J.; Verdier, R.; Wadsworth, B.; Wolfs, F. L. H.; Wosiek, B.; Woźniak, K.; Wuosmaa, A. H.; Wysłouch, B.

    2002-03-01

    The multiplicity of charged particles produced in Au+Au collisions as a function of energy, centrality, rapidity and azimuthal angle has been measured with the PHOBOS detector at RHIC. These results contribute to our understanding of the initial state of heavy ion collisions and provide a means to compare basic features of particle production in nuclear collisions with more elementary systems.

  7. Lambda-Lambda Correlation in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Morita Kenji; Furumoto Takenori; Ohnishi Akira

    2015-01-01

    We investigate Λ − Λ correlation function in relativistic heavy ion collisions to extract their interaction. Using an expanding source model for heavy ion collisions, we disentangle effects of collective expansion and those of the interaction at low relative momenta. Then, we discuss the influence of the feed-down correction for Σ0 decay and indicate the possible existence of a residual correlation at high relative momenta. Consequently, the present STAR data suggest a weakly attractive inter...

  8. On the multiplicity fluctuations in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    In the present letter we discuss the general features of the multiplicity distributions in relativistic heavy ion collisions. It is shown that from simple statistical considerations it is possible to predict the dependence of the dispersions of multiplicity distributions on the average multiplicities in any given rapidity window. The applicability of the negative binomial distribution to multiplicity distributions from collisions with heavy ions is discussed. (orig.)

  9. Causal Viscous Hydrodynamics for Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Song, Huichao

    2009-01-01

    The viscosity of the QGP is a presently hotly debated subject. Since its computation from first principles is difficult, it is desirable to try to extract it from experimental data. Viscous hydrodynamics provides a tool that can attack this problem and which may work in regions where ideal hydrodynamics begins to fail. This thesis focuses on viscous hydrodynamics for relativistic heavy ion collisions. We first review the 2nd order viscous equations obtained from different approaches, and then report on the work of the Ohio State University group on setting up the equations for causal viscous hydrodynamics in 2+1 dimensions and solving them numerically for central and noncentral Cu+Cu and Au+Au collisions at RHIC energies and above. We discuss shear and bulk viscous effects on the hydrodynamic evolution of entropy density, temperature, collective flow, and flow anisotropies, and on the hadron multiplicity, single particle spectra and elliptic flow. Viscous entropy production and its influence on the centrality...

  10. Longitudinal Decorrelation of Anisotropic Flows in Heavy-ion Collisions at the LHC

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    Pang, Long-Gang; Roy, Victor; Wang, Xin-Nian; Ma, Guo-Liang

    2014-01-01

    Fluctuations in the initial transverse energy-density distribution lead to anisotropic flows as observed in central high-energy heavy-ion collisions. Studies of longitudinal fluctuations of the anisotropic flows can shed further lights on the initial conditions and dynamical evolution of the hot quark-gluon matter in these collisions. Correlations between anisotropic flows with varying pseudo-rapidity gaps in Pb+Pb collisions at the LHC are investigated using both an event-by-event (3+1)-D ideal hydrodynamical model with fluctuating initial conditions and the AMPT Monte Carlo model for high-energy heavy-ion collisions. Anisotropic flows at different pseudo-rapidities are found to become significantly decorrelated with increasing pseudo-rapidity gaps due to longitudinal fluctuations in the initial states of heavy-ion collisions. The longitudinal correlation of the elliptic flow shows a strong centrality dependence while the correlation of the triangular flow is independent of the centrality. Longitudinal fluct...

  11. Skyrme tensor force in heavy ion collisions

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    Stevenson, P. D.; Suckling, E. B.; Fracasso, S.; Barton, M. C.; Umar, A. S.

    2016-05-01

    Background: It is generally acknowledged that the time-dependent Hartree-Fock (TDHF) method provides a useful foundation for a fully microscopic many-body theory of low-energy heavy ion reactions. The TDHF method is also known in nuclear physics in the small-amplitude domain, where it provides a useful description of collective states, and is based on the mean-field formalism, which has been a relatively successful approximation to the nuclear many-body problem. Currently, the TDHF theory is being widely used in the study of fusion excitation functions, fission, and deep-inelastic scattering of heavy mass systems, while providing a natural foundation for many other studies. Purpose: With the advancement of computational power it is now possible to undertake TDHF calculations without any symmetry assumptions and incorporate the major strides made by the nuclear structure community in improving the energy density functionals used in these calculations. In particular, time-odd and tensor terms in these functionals are naturally present during the dynamical evolution, while being absent or minimally important for most static calculations. The parameters of these terms are determined by the requirement of Galilean invariance or local gauge invariance but their significance for the reaction dynamics have not been fully studied. This work addresses this question with emphasis on the tensor force. Method: The full version of the Skyrme force, including terms arising only from the Skyrme tensor force, is applied to the study of collisions within a completely symmetry-unrestricted TDHF implementation. Results: We examine the effect on upper fusion thresholds with and without the tensor force terms and find an effect on the fusion threshold energy of the order several MeV. Details of the distribution of the energy within terms in the energy density functional are also discussed. Conclusions: Terms in the energy density functional linked to the tensor force can play a non

  12. Equilibration of matter in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    The chemical and thermal equilibration in the central zone of heavy-ion collisions at energies from AGS to SPS is studied within the microscopic transport model. Yields and energy spectra obtained for the central cell in the reaction are compared to the predictions of the thermal statistical model. It is found that kinetic, thermal, and chemical equilibration of the expanding hadronic matter are nearly approached for the period of 10-18 fm/c. Within this time the matter in the cell expands almost isentropically. For the bombarding energies around 40 AGeV the system crosses the critical point in the T - μB plane predicted by lattice QCD calculations. The net strangeness in the central cell is negative (though small). The characteristic kink in the T - μB diagrams corresponding to beginning of the equilibrated phase is observed for all energies. The origin of this phenomenon deserves further investigation. (author)

  13. Dissipative processes in light heavy ion collisions

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    The deep inelastic processes in light heavy ion collisions were systematically studied in the reactions 19 F(111.4, 125, 136.9 MeV) + 12 C, 27 Al, and 27 Al(140.14 MeV) + 12 C, 27 Al using the experimental device DRACULA mounted at LNS-Catania. ΔE - E identification, continuous measurements of energy and angle, mass identification by time-of-flight and γ-multiplicity measurements have been performed for the main reaction products. The double differential cross sections, as a function of different experimental observables, show similar trends with those observed for much heavier systems. Thus, a complete dynamics, from quasielastic to complete dissipation regime, is evidenced even in the case of such light systems and microscopic models could be described. The variance of the charge distribution and the amount of energy dissipated per exchanged nucleon for light systems follow the same type of correlations as medium and heavy systems which have been explained within very simple hypotheses. The interaction time, estimated from the experimental angular distributions for different windows of total kinetic energy, varies from some units of 10-23 sec up to the order of 10-21 sec, showing the presence of fast and slow processes relative to the transit time value of ∼ 5·10-22 sec. The increasing value of the interaction time, represented as a function of the atomic number (Z) and total kinetic energy loss, shows that isotopes with atomic numbers farther from the projectile corresponding value can be populated. Thus, integrated angular distributions usually presented in the literature, becoming flatter with increasing number of transferred nucleons, reflect the necessity of a larger interaction time in order to reach products very different from the projectile. For the same degree of inelasticity of the reaction, the estimated mean lifetime is roughly the same for every atomic number value in the exit channel. This suggests a diffusion-type process. After describing

  14. Probing the hardest branching of jets in heavy ion collisions

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    Chien, Yang-Ting

    2016-01-01

    We present the first calculation of the momentum sharing and angular separation distributions between the leading subjets inside a reconstructed jet in heavy ion collisions. These observables are directly sensitive to the hardest branching in the process of jet formation and are, therefore, ideal for studying the early stage of the in-medium parton shower evolution. The modification of the momentum sharing and angular separation distributions in lead-lead relative to proton-proton collisions is evaluated using the leading-order medium-induced splitting functions obtained in the framework of soft-collinear effective theory with Glauber gluon interactions. Qualitative and in most cases quantitative agreement between theory and preliminary CMS measurements suggests that the parton shower in heavy ion collisions can be dramatically modified early in the branching history. We propose a new measurement which will illuminate the angular distribution of the hardest branching within jets in heavy ion collisions.

  15. Perturbed stationary state approach to nuclear heavy ion collision

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    In order to treat the nuclear heavy ion collision at low energy, the perturbed stationary state method developed in the atomic collision is extended so as to include the coupling between the internal state and the angular part of the relative motion. It is shown that this method provides a simple interpretation for the molecular resonances observed in the scatterings of 12C + 12C, 12C + 16O and 16O + 16O, and for the induced rotation mechanism during the collision between heavy ions. Also given is the detailed study for the applicability of the perturbation treatment of this method. (author)

  16. Cern academic training programme 2011: Selected Topics in the Physics of Heavy Ion Collisions

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    LECTURE SERIES 14, 15 & 16 March 2011 Selected Topics in the Physics of Heavy Ion Collisions 11:00-12:00 - Bldg. 222-R-001 - Filtration Plant In these lectures, I discuss some classes of measurements accessible in heavy ion collisions at the LHC. How can these observables be measured, to what extent can they be calculated, and what do they tell us about the dense mesoscopic system created during the collision? In the first lecture, I shall focus in particular on measurements that constrain the spatio-temporal picture of the collisions and that measure centrality, orientations and extensions. In the subsequent lectures, I then discuss on how classes of measurements allow one to characterize collective phenomena, and to what extent these measurements can constrain the properties of matter produced in heavy ion collisions. Organiser: Maureen Prola-Tessaur/PH-EDU  

  17. $\\eta$ Production in Peripheral Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Schramm, Alec J.; Reeves, Daniel H.

    1995-01-01

    We estimate the impact parameter dependence of the production cross section for $\\eta_c$ and $\\eta_b$ mesons in peripheral heavy-ion collisions collisions. Total and elastic $\\gamma\\gamma$ cross sections are calculated in an equivalent photon approximation.

  18. Physics Opportunities in Ultraperipheral Heavy Ion Collisions at LHC

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    Baur, G.

    2001-01-01

    Due to coherence, there are strong electromagnetic fields of short duration in very peripheral heavy ion collisions. They give rise to photon-photon and photon-nucleus collisions with high flux. Photon-photon and photon-hadron physics at various invariant mass scales are discussed.

  19. Photoproduction of top in peripheral heavy ion collisions

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    Klein, S R; Vogt, R; Klein, Spencer R.; Nystrand, Joakim; Vogt, Ramona

    2001-01-01

    In relativistic heavy ion collisions, top quarks can be produced by photon-gluon fusion when a photon from the Weizs\\"acker-Williams virtual photon field of one nucleus interacts with a gluon in the other nucleus. Photoproduction with heavy ions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be the first accessible non-hadronic top production channel. We calculate the $t \\bar t$ photoproduction cross sections, pair mass and top quark rapidity distributions in peripheral heavy ion collisions. The cross sections are sensitive to the top quark charge and the large-$Q^2$ gluon distribution in the nucleus. We find a cross section of 94 pb in calcium-calcium collisions, leading to 490 pairs in a one month LHC run. We also find $p$Pb and $p$Ca cross sections of 5.8 and 3.4 pb respectively, resulting in 15 and 88 $t\\bar t$ pairs per month.

  20. Thermal Equilibration and Ellipsoidal Expansion of Rotationally-Symmetrical Longitudinal Flow in Relativistc Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Shengqin, Feng; Feng, Liu; Lianshou, Liu

    2000-01-01

    A rotationally-symmetrical ellipsoidal flow model is proposed for the relativistic heavy-ion collisions and compared with the 14.6 A GeV/c Si-Al and 10.8 A GeV/c Au-Au collision data. The large stopping in the heavier collision system and heavier produced particles is accounted for by using the ellipsoidal flow picture. The central dip in the proton and deuteron rapidity distributions for Si-Al collision are reproduced.

  1. Effect of correlation on cumulants in heavy-ion collisions

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    Mishra, D K; Netrakanti, P K

    2015-01-01

    We study the effects of correlation on cumulants and their ratios of net-proton multiplicity distribution which have been measured for central (0-5\\%) Au+Au collisions at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). This effect has been studied assuming individual proton and anti-proton distributions as Poisson or Negative Binomial Distribution (NBD). In-spite of significantly correlated production due to baryon number, electric charge conservation and kinematical correlations of protons and anti-protons, the measured cumulants of net-proton distribution follow the independent production model. In the present work we demonstrate how the introduction of correlations will affect the cumulants and their ratios for the difference distributions. We have also demonstrated this study using the proton and anti-proton distributions obtained from HIJING event generator.

  2. Effect of correlations on cumulants in heavy-ion collisions

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    Mishra, D. K.; Garg, P.; Netrakanti, P. K.

    2016-02-01

    We study the effects of correlations on cumulants and their ratios of net-proton multiplicity distributions which have been measured for central (0%-5%) Au+Au collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). This effect has been studied by assuming individual proton and antiproton distributions as a Poisson or negative binomial distribution (NBD). In spite of significantly correlated production due to baryon number, electric charge conservation, and kinematical correlations of protons and antiprotons, the measured cumulants of the net-proton distribution follow the independent-production model. In the present work we demonstrate how the introduction of the correlations will affect the cumulants and their ratios for the difference distributions. We have also demonstrated this study using the proton and antiproton distributions obtained from the hijing event generator.

  3. Chemical Property in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Kaneta, M.

    K-/K+ and bar{p}/p ratios measured in 158 A\\cdotGeV Pb + Pb collisions are shown as a function of centrality and transverse momentum (Pt). Little significant centrality dependence in neither K-/K+ nor bar{p}/p ratios are observed and they are almost constant as a function of Pt. The chemical freeze-out temperature Tch and the chemical potentials for both light and strange quarks (μq, μs) are extracted by comparing the present data with simple model predictions. The μq, μs and Tch from the NA44 are compared with those obtained from similar analysis of SPS S + A and AGS Si + A data. The chemical freeze-out temperature Tch in CERN energy is higher than thermal freeze-out temperature Tfo which is extracted from transverse momentum distribution of charged hadrons. In AGS energy Tch is close to Tfo.

  4. Hydrodynamics in heavy-ion collisions: recent developments

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    Jaiswal, Amaresh

    2016-01-01

    Relativistic hydrodynamics has been quite successful in explaining the collective behaviour of the QCD matter produced in high energy heavy-ion collisions at RHIC and LHC. We briefly review the latest developments in the hydrodynamical modeling of relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Essential ingredients of the model such as the hydrodynamic evolution equations, dissipation, initial conditions, equation of state, and freeze-out process are reviewed. We discuss observable quantities such as particle spectra and anisotropic flow as well as the event-by-event fluctuations of these quantities. We also discuss the extraction of transport coefficients of the hot and dense QCD matter from the experimental data of collective flow.

  5. Imaging of granular sources in high energy heavy ion collisions

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    Yang, Zhi-Tao; Zhang, Wei-Ning; Huo, Lei; Zhang, Jing-Bo

    2008-01-01

    We investigate the source imaging for a granular pion-emitting source model in high energy heavy ion collisions. The two-pion source functions of the granular sources exhibit a two-tiered structure. Using a parametrized formula of granular two-pion source function, we examine the two-tiered structure of the source functions for the imaging data of Au+Au collisions at Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) and Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). We find that the imaging technique introduce...

  6. Lambda-Lambda Correlation in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Morita Kenji

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We investigate Λ − Λ correlation function in relativistic heavy ion collisions to extract their interaction. Using an expanding source model for heavy ion collisions, we disentangle effects of collective expansion and those of the interaction at low relative momenta. Then, we discuss the influence of the feed-down correction for Σ0 decay and indicate the possible existence of a residual correlation at high relative momenta. Consequently, the present STAR data suggest a weakly attractive interaction for the ΛΛ pairs which is represented by the scattering length, 1/a0 < −0.8 fm−1.

  7. Progress in jet reconstruction and heavy ion collisions

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    Rojo, Juan

    2010-01-01

    We review recent developments related to jet clustering algorithms and jet reconstruction, with particular emphasis on their implications in heavy ion collisions. These developments include fast implementations of sequential recombination algorithms, new IRC safe algorithms, quantitative determination of jet areas and quality measures for jet finding, among many others. We also show how jet reconstruction provides a useful tool to probe the characteristics of the hot and dense medium created in heavy ion collisions, which allows one to distinguish between different models of parton-medium interaction.

  8. Complexified boost invariance and holographic heavy ion collisions

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    Gubser, Steven S

    2015-01-01

    At strong coupling holographic studies have shown that heavy ion collisions do not obey normal boost invariance. Here we study a modified boost invariance through a complex shift in time, and show that this leads to surprisingly good agreement with numerical holographic computations. When including perturbations the agreement becomes even better, both in the hydrodynamic and the far-from-equilibrium regime. One of the main advantages is an analytic formulation of the stress-energy tensor of the longitudinal dynamics of holographic heavy ion collisions.

  9. Pion Transverse Momentum Spectrum, Elliptic Flow, and Interferometry in the Granular Source Model for RHIC and LHC Heavy Ion Collisions

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    We systematically investigate the pion transverse momentum spectrum, elliptic flow, and Hanbury-Brown-Twiss (HBT) interferometry in the granular source model for the heavy ion collisions of Au-Au at √(sNN)=200 GeV and Pb-Pb at √(sNN)=2.76 TeV with different centralities. The granular source model can well reproduce the experimental results of the heavy ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We examine the parameters involved in the granular source model. The experimental data of the momentum spectrum, elliptic flow, and HBT radii for the two collision energies and different centralities impose very strict constraints on the model parameters. They exhibit certain regularities for collision centrality and energy. The space-time structure and expansion velocities of the granular sources for the heavy ion collisions at the RHIC and LHC energies with different centralities are investigated

  10. Quasi-elastic heavy-ion collisions

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    This article discusses the experimental results of quasi-elastic reaction studies performed with heavy projectiles and their interpretations within various (mainly macroscopic) models. The experimental techniques available in studies of quasi-elastic reactions are described along with a short summary of the theoretical methods available for the analysis of heavy-ion-induced inelastic scattering and transfer reactions. Experimental results obtained are summarized. The influence of quasi-elastic reactions on other reaction modes and open questions to be investigated in future experiments are discussed

  11. Universal behavior of charged particle production in heavy ion collisions at RHIC energies

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    The PHOBOS experiment at RHIC has measured the multiplicity of primary charged particles as a function of centrality and pseudorapidity in Au+Au collisions at √SNN = 19.6, 130 and 200 GeV. Two kinds of universal behavior are observed in charged particle production in heavy ion collisions. The first is that forward particle production, over a range of energies, follows a universal limiting curve with a non-trivial centrality dependence. The second arises from comparisons with pp/p-barp and e+e- data. ch>/part/2> in nuclear collisions at high energy scales with √s in a similar way as Nch in e+e- collisions and has a very weak centrality dependence. This feature may be related to a reduction in the leading particle effect due to the multiple collisions suffered per participant in heavy ion collisions

  12. UNIVERSAL BEHAVIOR OF CHARGED PARTICLE PRODUCTION IN HEAVY ION COLLISIONS AT RHIC ENERGIES

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    The PHOBOS experiment at RHIC has measured the multiplicity of primary charged particles as a function of centrality and pseudorapidity in Au+Au collisions at √(sNN) = 19.6, 130 and 200 GeV. Two observations indicate universal behavior of charged particle production in heavy ion collisions. The first is that forward particle production, over a range of energies, follows a universal limiting curve with a non-trivial centrality dependence. The second arises from comparisons with pp/(bar p)p and e+e- data. ch>/part/2> in nuclear collisions at high energy scales with √s in a similar way as Nch in e+e- collisions and has a very weak centrality dependence. These features may be related to a reduction in the leading particle effect due to the multiple collisions suffered per participant in heavy ion collisions

  13. Universal behavior of charged particle production in heavy ion collisions at RHIC energies

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    Steinberg, Peter A.; Back, B. B.; Baker, M. D.; Barton, D. S.; Betts, R. R.; Ballintijn, M.; Bickley, A. A.; Bindel, R.; Budzanowski, A.; Busza, W.; Carroll, A.; Decowski, M. P.; García, E.; George, N.; Gulbrandsen, K.; Gushue, S.; Halliwell, C.; Hamblen, J.; Heintzelman, G. A.; Henderson, C.; Hofman, D. J.; Hollis, R. S.; Holyński, R.; Holzman, B.; Iordanova, A.; Johnson, E.; Kane, J. L.; Katzy, J.; Khan, N.; Kucewicz, W.; Kulinich, P.; Kuo, C. M.; Lin, W. T.; Manly, S.; McLeod, D.; Michałowski, J.; Mignerey, A. C.; Nouicer, R.; Olszewski, A.; Pak, R.; Park, I. C.; Pernegger, H.; Reed, C.; Remsberg, L. P.; Reuter, M.; Roland, C.; Roland, G.; Rosenberg, L.; Sagerer, J.; Sarin, P.; Sawicki, P.; Skulski, W.; Steadman, S. G.; Steinberg, P.; Stephans, G. S. F.; Stodulski, M.; Sukhanov, A.; Tang, J.-L.; Teng, R.; Trzupek, A.; Vale, C.; van Nieuwenhuizen, G. J.; Verdier, R.; Wadsworth, B.; Wolfs, F. L. H.; Wosiek, B.; Woźniak, K.; Wuosmaa, A. H.; Wysłouch, B.; Phobos Collaboration

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    The PHOBOS experiment at RHIC has measured the multiplicity of primary charged particles as a function of centrality and pseudorapidity in Au+Au collisions at √ SNN = 19.6, 130 and 200 GeV. Two kinds of universal behavior are observed in charged particle production in heavy ion collisions. The first is that forward particle production, over a range of energies, follows a universal limiting curve with a non-trivial centrality dependence. The second arises from comparisons with pp/ overlinepp and e +e - data. / in nuclear collisions at high energy scales with √ s in a similar way as Nch in e +e - collisions and has a very weak centrality dependence. This feature may be related to a reduction in the leading particle effect due to the multiple collisions suffered per participant in heavy ion collisions.

  14. Hadronic Resonances in Heavy-Ion Collisions at ALICE

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    Knospea A. G.

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Modifications to the masses and widths of hadronic resonances in heavy-ion collisions could be a sign of chiral symmetry restoration. Uncorrected spectra, masses, and widths of the ϕ(1020 and K*(8920 resonances have been measured in Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV using the ALICE detector. These measurements are presented and compared to resonances in other collision systems.

  15. Hadronic Resonances in Heavy-Ion Collisions at ALICE

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    Knospe, A G

    2012-01-01

    Modifications to the masses and widths of hadronic resonances in heavy-ion collisions could be a sign of chiral symmetry restoration. Uncorrected spectra, masses, and widths of the phi(1020) and K*(892)0 resonances have been measured in Pb-Pb collisions at 2.76 TeV using the ALICE detector. These measurements are presented and compared to resonances in other collision systems.

  16. Bimodality in heavy ions collisions: systematic and comparisons

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    During the last few years, bi-modality in heavy ions collisions has been observed for different systems, on large energy scale (from 35 MeV/u up to 1 GeV/u). In this thesis, the bimodal behaviour of the largest fragment distribution (Zmax) is studied for different INDRA data sets. For peripheral collisions (Au+Au from 60 to 150 MeV/u, Xe+Sn 80-100 MeV/u), the influence of sorting and selections on bi-modality is tested. Then, two different approaches based on models are considered. In the first one (ELIE), bi-modality would reflect mainly the collision geometry and the Fermi motion of the nucleon. In the second one (SMM), bi-modality would reflect a phase transition of nuclear matter. The data are in favour of the second model. Zmax can then be considered as an order parameter of the transition. A re-weighting procedure producing a flat excitation energy distribution is used to achieve comparisons between various bombarding energies and theoretical predictions based on a canonical approach. A latent heat of the transition is extracted. For central collisions (Ni+Ni from 32 to 74 MeV/u and Xe+Sn from 25 to 50 MeV/u) single source events are isolated by a Discriminant Factor Analysis. Bi-modality is then looked for, in cumulating the different incident energies and in applying the re-weighting procedure of the corresponding excitation energy as done for peripheral collisions. The bi-modality behaviour is less manifest for central collisions than for peripheral ones. The possible reasons of this difference are discussed. (author)

  17. Common Features of Particle Multiplicities in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Becattini, F; Keränen, A; Suhonen, E; Redlich, Krzysztof

    2000-01-01

    Results of a systematic study of fully integrated particle multiplicities in central Au-Au and Pb-Pb collisions at beam momenta 1.7 A GeV, 11.6 A GeV (Au-Au) and 158 A GeV (Pb-Pb) using a statistical-thermal model are presented. The close similarity of the colliding systems makes it possible to study heavy ion collisions under definite initial conditions over a range of centre-of-mass energies covering more than one order of magnitude. We conclude that a thermal model description of particle multiplicities, with additional strangeness suppression, is possible for each energy. The degree of chemical equilibrium of strange particles and the relative production of strange quarks with respect to u and d quarks are higher than in e+e-, pp and pp(bar) collisions at comparable and even at lower energies. The average energy per hadron in the comoving frame is always close to 1 GeV per hadron despite the fact that the energy varies more than 10-fold.

  18. Production of Charge in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Pratt, Scott; Ratti, Claudia

    2015-01-01

    By analyzing preliminary experimental measurements of charge-balance functions from the STAR Collaboration at the Relativistic-Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC), it is found that pictures where balancing charges are produced in a single surge, and therefore separated by a single length scale, are inconsistent with data. In contrast, a model that assumes two surges, one associated with the formation of a thermalized quark-gluon plasma and a second associated with hadronization, provides a far superior reproduction of the data. A statistical analysis of the model comparison finds that the two-surge model best reproduces the data if the charge production from the first surge is similar to expectations for equilibrated matter taken from lattice gauge theory. The charges created in the first surge appear to separate by approximately one unit of spatial rapidity before emission, while charges from the second wave appear to have separated by approximately a half unit or less.

  19. Production of charge in heavy ion collisions

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    Pratt, Scott; McCormack, William Patrick; Ratti, Claudia

    2015-12-01

    By analyzing preliminary experimental measurements of charge-balance functions from the STAR Collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), it is found that scenarios in which balancing charges are produced in a single surge, and therefore separated by a single length scale, are inconsistent with data. In contrast, a model that assumes two surges, one associated with the formation of a thermalized quark-gluon plasma and a second associated with hadronization, provides a far superior reproduction of the data. A statistical analysis of the model comparison finds that the two-surge model best reproduces the data if the charge production from the first surge is similar to expectations for equilibrated matter taken from lattice gauge theory. The charges created in the first surge appear to separate by approximately one unit of spatial rapidity before emission, while charges from the second wave appear to have separated by approximately a half unit or less.

  20. Soft electromagnetic radiations from relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Photons and dileptons have long been considered as excellent probes of quark-gluon plasma (QGP) expected to be formed in relativistic heavy ion collisions. To evaluate soft photons and dileptons from quark matter as well as soft photon approximation (SPA) is applied. The estimations of soft electromagnetic radiations that exists in the literature have certain discrepancies and efforts were made to correct them

  1. Inner-shell ionization in heavy ion collisions

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    In this thesis the inner-shell ionization of heavy quasimolecular systems (U-U- and Pb-Pb systems) induced by heavy ion collisions is investigated. A coupled channel treatment of the many particle Schroedinger equation leads to predictions of the probability for K-shell ionization and of total ionization cross sections, which are compared with experimental results. (FKS)

  2. Heavy quark production in ultraperipherical heavy ion collisions

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    We report our investigation in photonuclear production of heavy quarks in ultraperipherical heavy ion collisions. The charm and bottom cross section are computed employing sound high energy QCD formalisms: the usual collinear approach, the semihard formalism, the saturation model and the color glass condensate (CGC) formalism. (author)

  3. Reconstruction of the Proton Source in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Polleri, Alberto; Mattiello, Raffaele; Mishustin, Igor; Bondorf, Jakob

    1999-01-01

    We describe a direct method to reconstruct the transverse proton source formed in a relativistic heavy ion collision, making use of experimentally measured proton and deuteron spectra and assuming that deuterons are formed via two-nucleon coalescence. We show that an ambiguity with respect to the source temperature still persists and we indicate a possible solution to the problem.

  4. What is the temperature in heavy ion collisions?

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    Biro, T. S.; Purcsel, G.; Muller, B.

    2004-01-01

    We consider the Tsallis distribution as the source of the apparent slope of one-particle spectra in heavy-ion collisions and investigate the equation of state of this special quark matter in the framework of non-extensive thermodynamics.

  5. Coherent Pion Pairs from Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Pratt, Scott; Haglin, Kevin

    1996-01-01

    The degree to which a nucleus can act as a source for coherent pion pairs is investigated for intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions. Creation through both isovector and isoscalar channels is considered. Two experimental signals are proposed for evidence of two-pion coherent production, two-pion enhancement and the focusing of outgoing pions along the beam axis.

  6. Direct hadron production in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Peressounko, D. Yu.; Pokrovsky, Yu. E.

    1997-01-01

    Hadrons emitted by the pre-surface layer of quark-gluon plasma (QGP) before phase transition into hadronic gas are considered as possible source of direct information about QGP. It is shown that these hadrons dominate at soft p_t if QGP is created in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions.

  7. Elliptic and triangular flow in asymmetric heavy-ion collisions

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    We present a study of the elliptic (v2) and triangular (v3) flow and their corresponding eccentricity fluctuations for asymmetric (Au+Ag, Au+Cu, and Au+Si) collisions at √(sNN) = 200 GeV. These are compared to the corresponding results from symmetric (Au+Au and Cu+Cu) collisions at the same energy. The study which is carried out using a multiphase transport (AMPT) model shows that triangularity (ε3), fluctuations in triangularity and v3 do not show much variation for the different colliding ion sizes studied. However the eccentricity (ε2), fluctuations in eccentricity and v2, shows a strong dependence on colliding ion size for a given number of participating nucleons. Our study thus indicates that asymmetric heavy-ion collisions could be used to constrain models dealing with flow fluctuations in heavy-ion collisions.

  8. Pseudorapidity correlations in heavy ion collisions from viscous fluid dynamics

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    Monnai, Akihiko; Schenke, Björn

    2016-01-01

    We demonstrate by explicit calculations in 3+1 dimensional viscous relativistic fluid dynamics how two-particle pseudorapidity correlation functions in heavy ion collisions at the LHC and RHIC depend on the number of particle producing sources and the transport properties of the produced medium. In particular, we present results for the Legendre coefficients of the two-particle pseudorapidity correlation function, an,m, in Pb+Pb collisions at 2760 GeV and Au+Au collisions at 200 GeV from viscous hydrodynamics with three dimensionally fluctuating initial conditions. Our results suggest that the an,m provide important constraints on initial state fluctuations in heavy ion collisions.

  9. Elliptic and Triangular flow in asymmetric heavy-ion collisions

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    Haque, Md Rihan; Mohanty, Bedangadas

    2011-01-01

    We present a study of the elliptic (v2) and triangular (v3) flow and their corresponding eccentricity fluctuations for asymmetric (Au+Ag, Au+Cu and Au+Si) collisions at \\sqrt_NN = 200 GeV. These are compared to the corresponding results from symmetric (Au+Au and Cu+Cu) collisions at the same energy. The study which is carried out using a multi-phase transport (AMPT) model shows that triangularity (\\epsilon_3), fluctuations in triangularity and v3 do not show much variation for the different colliding ion sizes studied. However the eccentricity (\\epsilon_2), fluctuations in eccentricity and v2 shows a strong dependence on colliding ion size for a given number of participating nucleons. Our study thus indicates that asymmetric heavy-ion collisions could be used to constrain models dealing with flow fluctuations in heavy-ion collisions.

  10. Spectator charge splitting of directed flow in heavy ion collisions

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    Szczurek, Antoni

    2013-01-01

    We estimate the effect of the spectator charge on distortion of single charged pion distributions as well as on azimuthal anisotropies in heavy ion collisions. A large electromagnetic effect on directed flow $v_1$ is predicted in good agreement with existing WA98 as well as RHIC data. This effect results in a splitting of $v_1$ for positive and negative pions. Detailed analysis of this phenomenon may provide new information on the collision dynamics.

  11. HEAVY ION COLLISIONS AND NEW FORMS OF MATTER

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    MCLERRAN,L.

    2007-07-02

    I discuss forms of high energy density matter in QCD. These include the Color Glass Condensate, the Glasma and the Quark Gluon Plasma. These all might be studied in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions, and the Color Glass Condensate might also be probed in electron-hadron collisions. I present the properties of such matter, and some aspects of what is known of their properties.

  12. Electromagnetic processes in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    A study of the processes generated by the electromagnetic interaction in relativistic nuclear, and atomic collisions is presented. Very strong electromagnetic fields for a very short time are present in distant collisions with no nuclear contact. Such fields can also lead to interesting effects, which are discussed here. (orig.)

  13. Probing nuclear bubble configuration by the $\\pi^{-}/\\pi^{+}$ ratio in heavy-ion collisions

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    Yong, Gao-Chan

    2016-01-01

    It is theoretically and experimentally argued that there may exist bubble or toroid-shaped configurations in some nucleus systems. Based on the nuclear transport model, it is shown that compared with the collision of normal nuclei, there is a depletion of central density of compression with bubble configurations in projectile and target nuclei. This depletion of central compression density may affect some observables in heavy-ion collisions.

  14. Possibilities for relativistic heavy ion collisions at Brookhaven

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    Since 1980 there has been considerable interest at Brookhaven in exploiting the existence of the Colliding Beam Accelerator, CBA, earlier referred to as Isabelle, for the generation of heavy ion collisions at very high energies. The only requirement for a heavy ion collider would have been for an energy booster for the Tandem accelerator and a tunnel and magnet transport system to the AGS. For a few million dollars heavy ions up to nearly 200 GeV/amu could be collided with luminosities of 1027 to 1028/cm2 sec in experimental halls with ideal facilities for heavy ion physics studies. Although the CBA project has been stopped, it is still true that Brookhaven has in place enormous advantages for constructing a heavy ion collider. This paper describes a design that exploits those advantages. It uses the tunnel and other civil construction, the refrigerator, vacuum equipment, injection line components, and the magnet design for which there is expertise and a production facility in place. The result is a machine that appears quite different than would a machine designed from first principles without access to these resources but one which is of high performance and of very attractive cost

  15. The production of Higgs bosons in high-energetic heavy-ion collisions

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    The aim of this diploma thesis was to produce the Higgs boson in high-energetic, peripheral heavy-ion collisions by purely electromagnetic processes. In order to take only peripheral collisions into consideration and to avoid the strong hadronic background of central collisions the equivalent-photon method for the case of the Higgs boson was extended concerning an impact-parameter study. By this it was possible to exclude the contribution of central collisions by cut in the impact parameter at b=2R, in order to determine thus the production rate for purely peripheral collisions. (orig./HSI)

  16. Jets and Vector Bosons in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    De La Cruz, Begona

    2013-01-01

    This paper reviews experimental results on jets and electroweak boson (photon, W and Z) production in heavy-ion collisions, from the CMS and ATLAS detectors, using data collected during 2011 PbPb run and pp data collected at an equivalent energy. By comparing the two collision systems, the energy loss of the partons propagating through the medium produced in PbPb collisions can be studied. Its characterization is done using dijet events and isolated photon-jet pairs. Since the electroweak gauge bosons do not participate in the strong interaction, and are thus unmodified by the nuclear medium, they serve as clean probes of the initial state in the collision.

  17. Jets and Vector Bosons in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    2013-11-01

    This paper reviews experimental results on jets and electroweak boson (photon,Wand Z) production in heavy-ion collisions, from the CMS and ATLAS detectors, using data collected during 2011 PbPb run and pp data collected at an equivalent energy. By comparing the two collision systems, the energy loss of the partons propagating through the medium produced in PbPb collisions can be studied. Its characterization is done using dijet events and isolated photon-jet pairs. Since the electroweak gauge bosons do not participate in the strong interaction, and are thus unmodified by the nuclear medium, they serve as clean probes of the initial state in the collision.

  18. Soft vs Hard: Particle Production in High-Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Mishra, Aditya Nath; Pareek, Pooja; Behera, Nirbhay K; Sahoo, Raghunath; Nandi, Basanta K

    2015-01-01

    The centrality dependence of pseudorapidity density of charged particles and transverse energy is studied for a wide range of collision energies for heavy-ion collisions at midrapidity. A two-component model approach has been adopted to quantify the soft and hard components of particle production, coming from nucleon participants and binary nucleon-nucleon collisions, respectively. Within experimental uncertainties, the hard component contributing to the particle production has been found to be nearly independent of collisions energy from RHIC to LHC. The suppression of high-$p_{\\rm T}$ hadrons and jets in the medium created in heavy-ion collisions seem to play a role in the nearly independent collision energy behavior of hard components in particle production. We also use MC event generators, like HIJING and AMPT to study the possible effects of the suppression of high $p_{T}$ partons inside the medium and the effect of the threshold momentum for minijets, contributing to hard scattering processes.

  19. The theory of relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    This program began in January 1993. Its primary goals are studies of highly excited matter and its production in nuclear collisions at very high energies. After a general orientation on the project, abstracts describing the contents of completed papers and providing some details of current projects are given. Principal topics of interest are the following: the dynamics of nuclear collisions at very high energies (RHIC and LHC), the dynamics of nuclear collisions at AGS energies, high-temperature QCD and the physics of the quark-gluon plasma, and the production of strangelets and other rare objects

  20. Two-body transport theory of heavy ion collisions

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    The Two-body Correlation Transport Theory (TBCTT), its several hierarchy truncations and conservation laws for intermediate energy heavy ion collision have been investigated. This approach contains time-dependent mean field, two-body correlation effects and Pauli principle, the self-consistent coupling between time-dependent mean field and two body correlation dynamics is emphasized and preserved in realistic numerical calculation by a set of coupled dynamical equations. At the same time, in order to test our model and simplify numerical calculations, the authors employ the QMD code and neglect its collision term to produce the time-dependent coherent single particle basis. The preliminary numerical results show that TBCTT is a promising model for describing the dynamical process of heavy ion collisions

  1. Particle-production mechanism in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Bush, B W; Brian W Bush

    1994-01-01

    We discuss the production of particles in relativistic heavy-ion collisions through the mechanism of massive bremsstrahlung, in which massive mesons are emitted during rapid nucleon acceleration. This mechanism is described within the framework of classical hadrodynamics for extended nucleons, corresponding to nucleons of finite size interacting with massive meson fields. This new theory provides a natural covariant microscopic approach to relativistic heavy-ion collisions that includes automatically spacetime nonlocality and retardation, nonequilibrium phenomena, interactions among all nucleons, and particle production. Inclusion of the finite nucleon size cures the difficulties with preacceleration and runaway solutions that have plagued the classical theory of self-interacting point particles. For the soft reactions that dominate nucleon-nucleon collisions, a significant fraction of the incident center-of-mass energy is radiated through massive bremsstrahlung. In the present version of the theory, this rad...

  2. Track reconstruction in heavy ion collisions with the CMS silicon tracker

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    Roland, C

    2006-01-01

    The Large Hadron Collider at CERN will collide protons at \\sqrtS = 14TeV and lead ions at \\sqrt$\\S_{NN}$. The study of heavy ion collisions is an integral part of the physics program of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS). Central heavy ion events at LHC energies are expected to produce a multiplicity of up to 3500 charged particles per unit of rapidity. The CMS detector features a large acceptance and high resolution silicon tracker consisting of pixel and strip detector layers. We describe the algorithms used for pattern recognition in the very high track density environment of heavy ion collisions. Detailed studies using the full detector simulation and reconstruction are presented and achieved reconstruction efficiencies, fake rates and resolutions are discussed.

  3. Heavy ion collisions and anisotropic hydrodynamics

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    A generalized hydrodynamical equation system was constructed in which the anisotropy of the momentum distribution is added as a new variable. These equations are derived from the moment equations of the relativistic Boltzmann equation where the closure of the set is achieved by assuming a particular class of initial conditions. The equations are then explicitly solved for two uniform interpenetrating hadron streams. The collision cross-sections are the bare hadron cross-sections; the presence of the other hadrons can be simulated by the use of a density and energy density dependent temperature and mass, taken from self-consistent calculations. The results are compared with other theoretical results. It was found that the isotropization occurs sufficiently rapidly for medium energy head-on collisions to reach local thermal equilibrium. (author)

  4. Electromagnetic excitation of 136Xe in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    In the framework of the experimental program at the accelerator facilities SIS/ESR at the Society for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt a detector system for relativistic neutrons was developed, constructed, and applied in first experiments. An essential research aim is the study of collective states after electromagnetic excitation in relativistic heavy ion collisions. In peripheral collisions high-energy virtual photons are exchanged. This leads to the excitation of giant resonances, especially of the giant dipole and quadrupole resonance. An essential decay channel of giant resonances in heavy nuclei is the emission of neutrons, followed by the emission of γ radiation below the particle threshold. These decay channels were studied with the detector system developed by the LAND collaboration. A first experiment on the electromagnetic excitation was performed with a 136Xe beam at an energy of 700 MeV/u and Pb respectively C targets. (orig./HSI)

  5. Probing Transverse Momentum Broadening in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Mueller, A H; Xiao, Bo-Wen; Yuan, Feng

    2016-01-01

    We study the dijet azimuthal de-correlation in relativistic heavy ion collisions as an important probe of the transverse momentum broadening effects of a high energy jet traversing the quark-gluon plasma. We take into account both the soft gluon radiation in vacuum associated with the Sudakov logarithms and the jet P_T-broadening effects in the QCD medium. We find that the Sudakov effects are dominant at the LHC, while the medium effects can play an important role at RHIC energies. This explains why the LHC experiments have not yet observed sizable P_T-broadening effects in the measurement of dijet azimuthal correlations in heavy ion collisions. Future investigations at RHIC will provide a unique opportunity to study the P_T-broadening effects and help to pin down the underlying mechanism for jet energy loss in a hot and dense medium.

  6. An integrated Boltzmann+hydrodynamics approach to heavy ion collisions

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    In this thesis the first fully integrated Boltzmann+hydrodynamics approach to relativistic heavy ion reactions has been developed. After a short introduction that motivates the study of heavy ion reactions as the tool to get insights about the QCD phase diagram, the most important theoretical approaches to describe the system are reviewed. The hadron-string transport approach that this work is based on is the Ultra-relativistic Quantum Molecular Dynamics (UrQMD) approach. Predictions for the charged particle multiplicities at LHC energies are made. The next step is the development of a new framework to calculate the baryon number density in a transport approach. Time evolutions of the net baryon number and the quark density have been calculated at AGS, SPS and RHIC energies. Studies of phase diagram trajectories using hydrodynamics are performed. The hybrid approach that has been developed as the main part of this thesis is based on the UrQMD transport approach with an intermediate hydrodynamical evolution for the hot and dense stage of the collision. The full (3+1) dimensional ideal relativistic one fluid dynamics evolution is solved using the SHASTA algorithm. Three different equations of state have been used, namely a hadron gas equation of state without a QGP phase transition, a chiral EoS and a bag model EoS including a strong first order phase transition. For the freeze-out transition from hydrodynamics to the cascade calculation two different set-ups are employed. The parameter dependences of the model are investigated and the time evolution of different quantities is explored. The hybrid model calculation is able to reproduce the experimentally measured integrated as well as transverse momentum dependent v2 values for charged particles. The multiplicity and mean transverse mass excitation function is calculated for pions, protons and kaons in the energy range from Elab=2-160 A GeV. The HBT correlation of the negatively charged pion source created in central

  7. An integrated Boltzmann+hydrodynamics approach to heavy ion collisions

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    Petersen, Hannah

    2009-04-22

    In this thesis the first fully integrated Boltzmann+hydrodynamics approach to relativistic heavy ion reactions has been developed. After a short introduction that motivates the study of heavy ion reactions as the tool to get insights about the QCD phase diagram, the most important theoretical approaches to describe the system are reviewed. The hadron-string transport approach that this work is based on is the Ultra-relativistic Quantum Molecular Dynamics (UrQMD) approach. Predictions for the charged particle multiplicities at LHC energies are made. The next step is the development of a new framework to calculate the baryon number density in a transport approach. Time evolutions of the net baryon number and the quark density have been calculated at AGS, SPS and RHIC energies. Studies of phase diagram trajectories using hydrodynamics are performed. The hybrid approach that has been developed as the main part of this thesis is based on the UrQMD transport approach with an intermediate hydrodynamical evolution for the hot and dense stage of the collision. The full (3+1) dimensional ideal relativistic one fluid dynamics evolution is solved using the SHASTA algorithm. Three different equations of state have been used, namely a hadron gas equation of state without a QGP phase transition, a chiral EoS and a bag model EoS including a strong first order phase transition. For the freeze-out transition from hydrodynamics to the cascade calculation two different set-ups are employed. The parameter dependences of the model are investigated and the time evolution of different quantities is explored. The hybrid model calculation is able to reproduce the experimentally measured integrated as well as transverse momentum dependent v{sub 2} values for charged particles. The multiplicity and mean transverse mass excitation function is calculated for pions, protons and kaons in the energy range from E{sub lab}=2-160 A GeV. The HBT correlation of the negatively charged pion source

  8. Production of gluons in the classical field model for heavy ion collisions

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    Lappi, T

    2003-01-01

    The initial stages of relativistic heavy ion collisions are studied numerically in the framework of a 2+1 dimensional classical Yang-Mills theory. We calculate the energy and number densities and momentum spectra of the produced gluons. The model is also applied to non central collisions. The numerical results are discussed in the light of RHIC measurements of energy and multiplicity and other theoretical calculations. Some problems of the present approach are pointed out.

  9. Event-by-event generation of vorticity in heavy-ion collisions

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    Deng, Wei-Tian

    2016-01-01

    In a noncentral heavy-ion collision, the two colliding nuclei have finite angular momentum in the direction perpendicular to the reaction plane. After the collision, a fraction of the total angular momentum is retained in the produced hot quark-gluon matter and is manifested in the form of fluid shear. Such fluid shear creates finite flow vorticity. We study some features of such generated vorticity, including its strength, beam energy dependence, centrality dependence, and spatial distribution.

  10. Azimuthal Correlation of Collective Motion in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    HUO Lei; ZHANG Wei-Ning; CHEN Xiang-Jun; TANG Gui-Xin; ZHANG Jing-Bo

    2001-01-01

    The out-of-plane squeeze-out effect in relativistic heavy ion collisions is used to estimate the reaction plane by performing a modified transverse momentum analysis. A technique for investigating the azimuthal correlation between the out-of-plane squeeze-out and directed in-plane flow is described. A clear signature of the azimuthal correlation is evidenced in the 600 A MeV Au + Au reaction from the quantum molecular dynamic model calculations.

  11. Heavy ion collisions: Correlations and Fluctuations in particle production

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    Voloshin, Sergei A.

    2005-01-01

    Correlations and fluctuations (the latter are directly related to the 2-particle correlations) is one of the important directions in analysis of heavy ion collisions. At the current stage of RHIC exploration, when the details matter, basically any physics question is addressed with help of correlation techniques. In this talk I start with a general introduction to the correlation and fluctuation formalism and discuss weak and strong sides of different type of observables. In more detail, I di...

  12. Complexified boost invariance and holographic heavy ion collisions

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    Gubser, Steven; van der Schee, Wilke

    2014-01-01

    At strong coupling holographic studies have shown that heavy ion collisions do not obey normal boost invariance. Here we study a modified boost invariance through a complex shift in time, and show that this leads to surprisingly good agreement with numerical holographic computations. When including perturbations the agreement becomes even better, both in the hydrodynamic and the far-from-equilibrium regime. One of the main advantages is an analytic formulation of the stress-energy tensor of t...

  13. Femtoscopy in heavy ion collisions: Wherefore, whence, and whither?

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    Lisa, Mike

    2005-01-01

    I present a brief overview of the wealth of femtoscopic measurements from the past two decades of heavy ion experiments. Essentially every conceivable knob at our disposal has been turned; the response of two-particle correlations to these variations has revealed much about he space-momentum substructure of the hot source created in the collisions. I discuss the present status of the femtoscopic program and questions which remain, and point to new efforts which aim to resolve them.

  14. Lambda-proton correlations in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Wang, Fuqiang; Pratt, Scott

    1999-01-01

    The prospect of using lambda-proton correlations to extract source sizes in relativistic heavy ion collisions is investigated. It is found that the strong interaction induces a large peak in the correlation function that provides more sensitive source size measurements than two-proton correlations under some circumstances. The prospect of using lambda-proton correlations to measure the time lag between lambda and proton emissions is also studied.

  15. Lepton interferometry in relativistic heavy ion collisions - a case study

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    Alam, Jan-e; Mohanty, Bedangadas; Rahaman, A .; Sarkar, Sourav; Sinha, Bikash

    2004-01-01

    We propose intensity interferometry with identical lepton pairs as an efficient tool for the estimation of the source size of the expanding hot zone produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions. This can act as a complementary method to two photon interferometry. The correlation function of two electrons with the same helicity has been evaluated for RHIC energies. The thermal shift of the rho meson mass has negligible effects on the HBT radii.

  16. Observable consequences of chemical equilibration in energetic heavy ion collisions

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    Konopka, Jens; Graf, Harald; Stöcker, Horst; Greiner, Walter

    2006-01-01

    The quantum statistical model (QSM) is used to calculate nuclear fragment distributions in chemical equilibrium. Several observable isotopic effects are predicted for intermediate energy heavy ion collisions. It is demonstrated that particle ratios for different systemsdo not depend on the breakup density-the only free parameter in our model.The importance of entropy measurements is discussed. Specific particle ratios for the system Au-Au are predicted, which can be used to determine the chem...

  17. Deciphering Azimuthal Correlations in Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Cetner, Tomasz; Grebieszkow, Katarzyna; Mrowczynski, Stanislaw

    2010-01-01

    We discuss various sources of azimuthal correlations in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The integral measure Phi is applied to quantify the correlations. We first consider separately the correlations caused by the elliptic flow, resonance decays, jets and transverse momentum conservation. An effect of randomly lost particles is also discussed. Using the PYTHIA and HIJING event generators we produce a sample of events which mimic experimental data. By means of kinematic cuts and particle's ...

  18. Fragment Formation and Phase Transitions in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Gaitanos, T.; Wolter, H. H.; Fuchs, C.

    2000-01-01

    We investigate the thermodynamical properties of nuclear matter in heavy ion collisions, in particular with respect to questions of thermodynamical instability, phase transitions and fragmentation. For this we analyze results of relativistic transport calculations of Au+Au collisons at intermediate energies, separately for spectator and participant matter. On one hand, we determine local thermodynamical variables from the analysis of the local momentum distribution; on the other, we analyze f...

  19. Fluctuating Glasma initial conditions and flow in heavy ion collisions

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    Schenke, Bjoern; Tribedy, Prithwish; Venugopalan, Raju

    2012-01-01

    We compute initial conditions in heavy-ion collisions within the Color Glass Condensate (CGC) framework by combining the impact parameter dependent saturation model (IP-Sat) with the classical Yang-Mills description of initial Glasma fields. In addition to fluctuations of nucleon positions, this IP-Glasma description includes quantum fluctuations of color charges on the length-scale determined by the inverse nuclear saturation scale Q_s. The model naturally produces initial energy fluctuation...

  20. Pion and photon production in heavy ion collisions

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    David, G.

    2009-01-01

    Measurement of neutral pions and direct photons are closely connected experimentally, on the other hand they probe quite different aspects of relativistic heavy ion collisions. In this short review of the $\\pi^0$ results from the PHENIX experiment at RHIC our focus is on the $\\phi$-integrated nuclear modification factor, its energy and system size dependence, and the impact of these results on parton energy loss models. We also discuss the current status of high $p_T$ and thermal direct photo...

  1. Viscous potential flow analysis of peripheral heavy ion collisions

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    Wang, Du-Juan; Néda, Zoltán; Csernai, Laszlo

    2013-01-01

    The conditions for the development of a Kelvin-Helmholtz instability (KHI) for the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) flow in a peripheral heavy ion collision is investigated. The projectile and target side particles are separated by an energetically motivated hypothetical surface, characterized with a phenomenological surface tension. In such a view, a classical potential flow approximation is considered and the onset of the KHI is studied. The growth rate of the instability is computed as a function ...

  2. Viscous potential flow analysis of peripheral heavy ion collisions

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    Wang, D. J.; Néda, Z.; Csernai, L. P.

    2013-01-01

    The conditions for the development of a Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability (KHI) for the Quark-gluon Plasma (QGP) flow in a peripheral heavy-ion collision is investigated. The projectile and target side particles are separated by an energetically motivated hypothetical surface, characterized with a phenomenological surface tension. In such a view, a classical potential flow approximation is considered and the onset of the KHI is studied. The growth rate of the instability is computed as function of...

  3. Double meson production in ultraperipheral heavy-ion collisions

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    The double-meson production in ultraperipheral heavy-ions collisions is addressed, focusing on the particular case of ρJ/Ψ from two-photon reactions. The cross section at photon level is obtained using distinct parameterizations for the gluon distribution on the light meson. The resulting estimates for the nuclear case are presented and discussed. As a by-product, we estimate the double ρ production cross section using the pomeron-exchange factorization relations. (orig.)

  4. Ionization of helium in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Barna, Imre Ferenc

    2002-01-01

    The coupled-channel method is used to calculate single-, and double-ionisation cross sections for helium collisions with heavy ions. For highly charged and slow projectiles where the ratio of the projectile charge divided by the projectile velocity is in the magnitude of unity, non-perturbative methods must be used for proper description of the physical process. As basis functions Slater-like orbitals and regular Coulomb wave packages were taken. The Coulomb wave packages give a satisfacto...

  5. How (non-) linear is the hydrodynamics of heavy ion collisions?

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    Floerchinger, Stefan; Beraudo, Andrea; Del Zanna, Luca; Inghirami, Gabriele; Rolando, Valentina

    2014-01-01

    We provide evidence from full numerical solutions that the hydrodynamical evolution of initial density fluctuations in heavy ion collisions can be understood order-by-order in a perturbative series in deviations from a smooth and azimuthally symmetric background solution. To leading linear order, modes with different azimuthal wave numbers do not mix. Quadratic and higher order corrections are small and can be understood as overtones with corresponding wave numbers.

  6. Transfer of momentum, mass and charge in heavy ion collisions

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    A model for the first two phases of heavy ion collisions based on the transport of single nucleons through the window between the two scattering nuclei is described in some detail. It is pointed out that the model can account simultaneously for a large portion of the energy transfer from relative to intrinsic motion and for the observed variances in mass and charge numbers for reaction times up to the order of 10-21 s. (P.L.)

  7. Double meson production in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions

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    Goncalves, V. P.; Machado, M. V. T.

    2003-01-01

    The double meson production in ultraperipheral heavy ions collisions is addressed, focusing on the particular case of rho-J/Psi from two-photon reactions. The cross section at photon level is obtained using distinct parameterizations for the gluon distribution on the light meson. The resulting estimates for the nuclear case are presented and discussed. As a by product, we estimate the double rho production cross section using the Pomeron-exchange factorization relations.

  8. Simultaneous Projectile-Target Excitation in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Benesh, C. J.; Friar, J. L.

    1994-01-01

    We calculate the lowest-order contribution to the cross section for simultaneous excitation of projectile and target nuclei in relativistic heavy ion collisions. This process is, to leading order, non-classical and adds incoherently to the well-studied semi-classical Weizs\\"acker-Williams cross section. While the leading contribution to the cross section is down by only $1/Z_P$ from the semiclassical process, and consequently of potential importance for understanding data from light projectil...

  9. Reaction Cross Section in Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Wong, Cheuk-Yin

    2012-01-01

    Previously a compact formula for total reaction cross section for heavy-ion collisions as a function of energy was obtained by treating the angular momentum $l$ as a continuous variable. The accuracy of the continuum approximation is assessed and corrections are evaluated. The accuracy of the compact equation can be improved by a simple modification, if a higher accuracy is required. Simple rules to determine the barrier heights and the penetration probability for the $l$ partial wave from ex...

  10. Heavy flavour production at CMS in heavy ion collisions

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    Nguyen, Matthew

    2015-01-01

    We review recent results relating to beauty production in heavy-ion collisions, in both the closed and open heavy flavor sectors, from the CMS experiment at the LHC. The sequential suppression of the ° states in PbPb collisions is thought to be evidence of the dissociation of quarkonia bound states in deconfined matter. Data from pPb collisions demonstrate that while cold nuclear effects appear to be subdominant in minimum bias collisions, there exists a non-trivial dependence on collision multiplicity that remains to be understood. The suppression of high p T particles in heavy-ion collisions, relative to the expectation from pp collisions, is typically interpreted in terms of energy loss of hard scattered parton in the dense nuclear medium. The flavor dependence of the energy loss may be accessed via measurements of b hadrons and b-tagged jets. Measurement of B mesons, via non-prompt J = y , at relatively low p T indicate a smaller suppression factor than D meson or inclusive charged hadrons. Data on b jet...

  11. Pion Transverse Momentum Spectrum, Elliptic Flow, and Interferometry in the Granular Source Model for RHIC and LHC Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Jing Yang; Yan-Yu Ren; Wei-Ning Zhang

    2015-01-01

    We systematically investigate the pion transverse momentum spectrum, elliptic flow, and Hanbury-Brown-Twiss (HBT) interferometry in the granular source model for the heavy ion collisions of Au-Au at sNN=200  GeV and Pb-Pb at sNN=2.76  TeV with different centralities. The granular source model can well reproduce the experimental results of the heavy ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We examine the parameters involved in the granul...

  12. Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC - Last Call for Predictions

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    In August 2006, the CERN Theory Unit announced to restructure its visitor program and to create a 'CERN Theory Institute', where 1-3 month long specific programs can take place. The first such Institute was held from 14 May to 10 June 2007, focusing on 'Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC - Last Call for Predictions'. It brought together close to 100 scientists working on the theory of ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. The aim of this workshop was to review and document the status of expectations and predictions for the heavy ion program at the Large Hadron Collider LHC before its start. LHC will explore heavy ion collisions at ∼ 30 times higher center of mass energy than explored previously at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider RHIC. So, on the one hand, the charge of this workshop provided a natural forum for the exchange of the most recent ideas, and allowed to monitor how the understanding of heavy ion collisions has evolved in recent years with the data from RHIC, and with the preparation of the LHC experimental program. On the other hand, the workshop aimed at a documentation which helps to distinguish pre- from post-dictions. An analogous documentation of the 'Last Call for Predictions' (1) was prepared prior to the start of the heavy-ion program at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider RHIC, and it proved useful in the subsequent discussion and interpretation of RHIC data. The present write-up is the documentation of predictions for the LHC heavy ion program, received or presented during the CERN TH Institute. The set-up of the CERN TH Institute allowed us to aim for the wide-most coverage of predictions. There were more than 100 presentations and discussions during the workshop. Moreover, those unable to attend could still participate by submitting predictions in written form during the workshop. This followed the spirit that everybody interested in making a prediction had the right to be heard. To arrive at a concise document, we required that each

  13. Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC - Last Call for Predictions

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    Armesto, N; Borghini, N; Jeon, S; Wiedemann, U A; Abreu, S; Akkelin, V; Alam, J; Albacete, J L; Andronic, A; Antonuv, D; Arleo, F; Armesto, N; Arsene, I C; Barnafoldi, G G; Barrette, J; Bauchle, B; Becattini, F; Betz, B; Bleicher, M; Bluhm, M; Boer, D; Bopp, F W; Braun-Munzinger, P; Bravina, L; Busza, W; Cacciari, M; Capella, A; Casalderrey-Solana, J; Chatterjee, R; Chen, L; Cleymans, J; Cole, B A; delValle, Z C; Csernai, L P; Cunqueiro, L; Dainese, A; de Deus, J D; Ding, H; Djordjevic, M; Drescher, H; Dremin, I M; Dumitru, A; El, A; Engel, R; d' Enterria, D; Eskola, K J; Fai, G; Ferreiro, E G; Fries, R J; Frodermann, E; Fujii, H; Gale, C; Gelis, F; Goncalves, V P; Greco, V; Gyulassy, M; van Hees, H; Heinz, U; Honkanen, H; Horowitz, W A; Iancu, E; Ingelman, G; Jalilian-Marian, J; Jeon, S; Kaidalov, A B; Kampfer, B; Kang, Z; Karpenko, I A; Kestin, G; Kharzeev, D; Ko, C M; Koch, B; Kopeliovich, B; Kozlov, M; Kraus, I; Kuznetsova, I; Lee, S H; Lednicky, R; Letessier, J; Levin, E; Li, B; Lin, Z; Liu, H; Liu, W; Loizides, C; Lokhtin, I P; Machado, M T; Malinina, L V; Managadze, A M; Mangano, M L; Mannarelli, M; Manuel, C; Martinez, G; Milhano, J G; Mocsy, A; Molnar, D; Nardi, M; Nayak, J K; Niemi, H; Oeschler, H; Ollitrault, J; Paic, G; Pajares, C; Pantuev, V S; Papp, G; Peressounko, D; Petreczky, P; Petrushanko, S V; Piccinini, F; Pierog, T; Pirner, H J; Porteboeuf, S; Potashnikova, I; Qin, G Y; Qiu, J; Rafelski, J; Rajagopal, K; Ranft, J; Rapp, R; Rasanen, S S; Rathsman, J; Rau, P; Redlich, K; Renk, T; Rezaeian, A H; Rischke, D; Roesler, S; Ruppert, J; Ruuskanen, P V; Salgado, C A; Sapeta, S; Sarcevic, I; Sarkar, S; Sarycheva, L I; Schmidt, I; Shoski, A I; Sinha, B; Sinyukov, Y M; Snigirev, A M; Srivastava, D K; Stachel, J; Stasto, A; Stocker, H; Teplov, C Y; Thews, R L; Torrieri, G; Pop, V T; Triantafyllopoulos, D N; Tuchin, K L; Turbide, S; Tywoniuk, K; Utermann, A; Venugopalan, R; Vitev, I; Vogt, R; Wang, E; Wang, X N; Werner, K; Wessels, E; Wheaton, S; Wicks, S; Wiedemann, U A; Wolschin, G; Xiao, B; Xu, Z; Yasui, S; Zabrodin, E; Zapp, K; Zhang, B

    2008-02-25

    In August 2006, the CERN Theory Unit announced to restructure its visitor program and to create a 'CERN Theory Institute', where 1-3 month long specific programs can take place. The first such Institute was held from 14 May to 10 June 2007, focusing on 'Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC - Last Call for Predictions'. It brought together close to 100 scientists working on the theory of ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. The aim of this workshop was to review and document the status of expectations and predictions for the heavy ion program at the Large Hadron Collider LHC before its start. LHC will explore heavy ion collisions at {approx} 30 times higher center of mass energy than explored previously at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider RHIC. So, on the one hand, the charge of this workshop provided a natural forum for the exchange of the most recent ideas, and allowed to monitor how the understanding of heavy ion collisions has evolved in recent years with the data from RHIC, and with the preparation of the LHC experimental program. On the other hand, the workshop aimed at a documentation which helps to distinguish pre- from post-dictions. An analogous documentation of the 'Last Call for Predictions' [1] was prepared prior to the start of the heavy-ion program at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider RHIC, and it proved useful in the subsequent discussion and interpretation of RHIC data. The present write-up is the documentation of predictions for the LHC heavy ion program, received or presented during the CERN TH Institute. The set-up of the CERN TH Institute allowed us to aim for the wide-most coverage of predictions. There were more than 100 presentations and discussions during the workshop. Moreover, those unable to attend could still participate by submitting predictions in written form during the workshop. This followed the spirit that everybody interested in making a prediction had the right to be heard. To arrive at a concise

  14. Quenching of high pperpendicular hadron spectra by hadronic interactions in heavy ion collisions at relativistic energies

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    Typically, the materialization of highly energetic transverse partons to hadronic jets is assumed to occur outside the reaction zone in a relativistic heavy ion collision. In contrast, a quantum mechanical estimate yields a time on the order of only a few fm/c for building up the hadronic wave function for jets with typical transverse momenta of pperpendicular≤10 GeV, as accessible at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) facilities. The role of possible elastic or inelastic collisions of these high pperpendicular particles with the bulk of hadrons inside the fireball is addressed by means of an opacity expansion in the number of collisions. This analysis shows that the hadronic final state interactions can, in principle, account for the modification of the (moderate) high pperpendicular spectrum observed for central collisions at RHIC

  15. Dynamical fission following peripheral heavy-ion collisions

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    Strazzeri, A.; Italiano, A.

    2016-02-01

    A closed-form theoretical approach describing in a single picture both the evaporation component and the fast nonequilibrium component of the sequential fission of projectile-like fragments in a peripheral heavy-ion collision is derived and then applied to the dynamical fission observed in the 124Sn+64Ni semiperipheral collision at 35AMeV. Information on the reaction mechanism is obtained such as the opposite polarization effects and the estimate of the “formation-to-fast fission lifetimes” of the fissioning fragment.

  16. Correlations of neutral pions in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Correlations of 4 photons representing neutral pions have been studied in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions. Data were taken in the WA80 experiment at the CERN-SPS with a 200 A GeV oxygen beam. The π0 are detected via their decay photons with a high-granularity lead glass array. Special features of interferometry using neutral pions will be discussed. The extracted preliminary parameters for high pT pions emitted near midrapidity in O+Au collisions lead to rather small effective source sizes. (orig.)

  17. Electrons with continuous energy distribution from energetic heavy ion collisions

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    The properties and origin of continuous electron spectrum emitted in high energy heavy ion collisions are reviewed. The basic processes causing the characteristic regions of the continuous spectrum are described. The contribution of electrons ejected from the target and from the projectile are investigated in detail in the cases of light and heavy projectiles. The recently recognized mechanisms, electron-capture-to-continuum (ECC) and electron-loss-to-continuum (ELC), leading to a cusp in forward direction, and their theoretical interpretations are discussed. The importance of data from ion-atom collisions in the field of atomic physics and in applications are briefly summarized. (D.Gy)

  18. Jet results in heavy ion collisions with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC

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    Perepelitsa, Dennis; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    In relativistic collisions of heavy ions, a hot medium with a high density of unscreened color charges is produced, and jets propagating through this medium are known to suffer energy loss. This results in several distinct effects seen in central heavy ion collisions: the yield of inclusive jets measured via the nuclear modification factor is observed to be strongly suppressed; the yield of events with highly asymmetric dijet pairs is observed to be increased; the jet fragmentation is modified. In proton-lead collisions, the production of hard processes is expected to be modified via a modification of nuclear parton distribution functions. While the theory predicts rather small effects to be observed, the data show interesting unexpected features: the nuclear modification factor exhibits a strong centrality dependence; charged particle spectra show an enhancement at large transverse momenta with respect to the proton-proton reference. In this talk, we will summarize the most recent results by ATLAS involving ...

  19. Freeze-Out Parameters in Heavy-Ion Collisions at AGS, SPS, RHIC, and LHC Energies

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    We review the chemical and kinetic freeze-out conditions in high energy heavy-ion collisions for AGS, SPS, RHIC, and LHC energies. Chemical freeze-out parameters are obtained using produced particle yields in central collisions while the corresponding kinetic freeze-out parameters are obtained using transverse momentum distributions of produced particles. For chemical freeze-out, different freeze-out scenarios are discussed such as single and double/flavor dependent freeze-out surfaces. Kinetic freeze-out parameters are obtained by doing hydrodynamic inspired blast wave fit to the transverse momentum distributions. The beam energy and centrality dependence of transverse energy per charged particle multiplicity are studied to address the constant energy per particle freeze-out criteria in heavy-ion collisions

  20. Gauge/String Duality, Hot QCD and Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Casalderrey-Solana, Jorge; Mateos, David; Rajagopal, Krishna; Wiedemann, Urs Achim

    2011-01-01

    Over the last decade, both experimental and theoretical advances have brought the need for strong coupling techniques in the analysis of deconfined QCD matter and heavy ion collisions to the forefront. As a consequence, a fruitful interplay has developed between analyses of strongly-coupled non-abelian plasmas via the gauge/string duality (also referred to as the AdS/CFT correspondence) and the phenomenology of heavy ion collisions. We review some of the main insights gained from this interplay to date. To establish a common language, we start with an introduction to heavy ion phenomenology and finite-temperature QCD, and a corresponding introduction to important concepts and techniques in the gauge/string duality. These introductory sections are written for nonspecialists, with the goal of bringing readers ranging from beginning graduate students to experienced practitioners of either QCD or gauge/string duality to the point that they understand enough about both fields that they can then appreciate their in...

  1. Thermal Equilibrium and Non-uniform Longitudinal Flow in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    FENG, Shengqin; Feng LIU; liu, Lianshou

    2000-01-01

    A model with non-uniform flow in the longitudinal direction is proposed for the relativistic heavy-ion collisions and compared with the 14.6 A GeV/c Si-Al and 10.8 A GeV/c Au-Au collision data. The stronger influence of transparency on the distribution of heavier produced particles and the larger stopping in the heavier collision system are accounted for by using a new geometrical parameterization picture. The central dips in the proton and deuteron rapidity distributions for Si-Al collision ...

  2. Systematic studies of the centrality and √(sNN) dependence of the dET/dη and dNch/dη in heavy ion collisions at midrapidity

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    The PHENIX experiment at the relativistic heavy ion collider (RHIC) has measured transverse energy and charged particle multiplicity at midrapidity in Au+Au collisions at center-of-mass energies √(sNN)=19.6,130, and 200 GeV as a function of centrality. The presented results are compared to measurements from other RHIC experiments and experiments at lower energies. The √(sNN) dependence of dET/dη and dNch/dη per pair of participants is consistent with logarithmic scaling for the most central events. The centrality dependence of dET/dη and dNch/dη is similar at all measured incident energies. At RHIC energies, the ratio of transverse energy per charged particle was found to be independent of centrality and growing slowly with √(sNN). A survey of comparisons between the data and available theoretical models is also presented

  3. Measurements of ϕ meson production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)

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    Abelev, B. I.; Aggarwal, M. M.; Ahammed, Z.; Anderson, B. D.; Arkhipkin, D.; Averichev, G. S.; Bai, Y.; Balewski, J.; Barannikova, O.; Barnby, L. S.; Baudot, J.; Baumgart, S.; Beavis, D. R.; Bellwied, R.; Benedosso, F.; Betts, R. R.; Bhardwaj, S.; Bhasin, A.; Bhati, A. K.; Bichsel, H.; Bielcik, J.; Bielcikova, J.; Biritz, B.; Bland, L. C.; Blyth, S.-L.; Bombara, M.; Bonner, B. E.; Botje, M.; Bouchet, J.; Braidot, E.; Brandin, A. V.; Bruna, E.; Bueltmann, S.; Burton, T. P.; Bystersky, M.; Cai, X. Z.; Caines, H.; Sánchez, M. Calderón De La Barca; Callner, J.; Catu, O.; Cebra, D.; Cendejas, R.; Cervantes, M. C.; Chajecki, Z.; Chaloupka, P.; Chattopadhyay, S.; Chen, H. F.; Chen, J. H.; Chen, J. Y.; Cheng, J.; Cherney, M.; Chikanian, A.; Choi, K. E.; Christie, W.; Chung, S. U.; Clarke, R. F.; Codrington, M. J. M.; Coffin, J. P.; Cormier, T. M.; Cosentino, M. R.; Cramer, J. G.; Crawford, H. J.; Das, D.; Dash, S.; Daugherity, M.; Silva, C. De; Dedovich, T. 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W.; Witt, R.; Wu, Y.; Xu, N.; Xu, Q. H.; Xu, Y.; Xu, Z.; Yepes, P.; Yoo, I.-K.; Yue, Q.; Zawisza, M.; Zbroszczyk, H.; Zhan, W.; Zhang, H.; Zhang, S.; Zhang, W. M.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, Z. P.; Zhao, Y.; Zhong, C.; Zhou, J.; Zoulkarneev, R.; Zoulkarneeva, Y.; Zuo, J. X.

    2009-06-01

    We present results for the measurement of ϕ meson production via its charged kaon decay channel ϕ→K+K- in Au+Au collisions at sNN=62.4,130, and 200 GeV, and in p+p and d+Au collisions at sNN=200 GeV from the STAR experiment at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). The midrapidity (|y|<0.5) ϕ meson transverse momentum (pT) spectra in central Au+Au collisions are found to be well described by a single exponential distribution. On the other hand, the pT spectra from p+p, d+Au, and peripheral Au+Au collisions show power-law tails at intermediate and high pT and are described better by Levy distributions. The constant ϕ/K- yield ratio vs beam species, collision centrality, and colliding energy is in contradiction with expectations from models having kaon coalescence as the dominant mechanism for ϕ production at RHIC. The Ω/ϕ yield ratio as a function of pT is consistent with a model based on the recombination of thermal s quarks up to pT~4 GeV/c, but disagrees at higher transverse momenta. The measured nuclear modification factor, RdAu, for the ϕ meson increases above unity at intermediate pT, similar to that for pions and protons, while RAA is suppressed due to the energy loss effect in central Au+Au collisions. Number of constituent quark scaling of both Rcp and v2 for the ϕ meson with respect to other hadrons in Au+Au collisions at sNN=200 GeV at intermediate pT is observed. These observations support quark coalescence as being the dominant mechanism of hadronization in the intermediate pT region at RHIC.

  4. Jets and Vector Bosons in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper reviews experimental results on jets and electroweak boson (photon,Wand Z production in heavy-ion collisions, from the CMS and ATLAS detectors, using data collected during 2011 PbPb run and pp data collected at an equivalent energy. By comparing the two collision systems, the energy loss of the partons propagating through the medium produced in PbPb collisions can be studied. Its characterization is done using dijet events and isolated photon-jet pairs. Since the electroweak gauge bosons do not participate in the strong interaction, and are thus unmodified by the nuclear medium, they serve as clean probes of the initial state in the collision.

  5. Approach to equilibrium in high energy heavy ion collisions

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    This thesis deals with the theory of the early stages of a heavy ion collision. Just after such a collision, the matter produced - called the Quark-Gluon-Plasma (QGP) - has been shown to be far out of thermal equilibrium. One would like to know whether the QGP thermalizes, and what is the typical time scale for this. Proving that the QGP thermalizes would also justify from first principles the hydrodynamical treatment of the subsequent evolution of a heavy ion collision. After having recalled some essential theoretical concepts, the manuscript addresses these questions in two different theories. In a first part, we study a scalar field theory. Starting from an out of equilibrium initial condition, one studies the approach to equilibrium in a fixed volume or in a one-dimensional expanding system. In both cases, clear signs of thermalization are obtained: an equation of state is formed, the pressure tensor becomes isotropic and the occupation number approaches a classical thermal distribution. These results are obtained thanks to the classical statistical approximation (CSA), that includes contributions beyond the Leading Order perturbative calculation. In a second part, the Color Glass Condensate - a quantum chromodynamics (QCD) effective theory well suited to describe the early life of the QGP - is used to treat more realistically the approach to thermalization in heavy ion collisions. After having derived some analytical prerequisites for the application of the CSA, the numerical simulations performed with the Yang-Mills equations show evidences of an early onset of hydrodynamical behavior of the QGP: the system becomes isotropic on short time scales, while the shear viscosity over entropy ratio is very small, which is characteristic of a quasi perfect fluid. (author)

  6. Charged Particle, Photon Multiplicity, and Transverse Energy Production in High-Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    We review the charged particle and photon multiplicities and transverse energy production in heavy-ion collisions starting from few GeV to TeV energies. The experimental results of pseudorapidity distribution of charged particles and photons at different collision energies and centralities are discussed. We also discuss the hypothesis of limiting fragmentation and expansion dynamics using the Landau hydrodynamics and the underlying physics. Meanwhile, we present the estimation of initial energy density multiplied with formation time as a function of different collision energies and centralities. In the end, the transverse energy per charged particle in connection with the chemical freeze-out criteria is discussed. We invoke various models and phenomenological arguments to interpret and characterize the fireball created in heavy-ion collisions. This review overall provides a scope to understand the heavy-ion collision data and a possible formation of a deconfined phase of partons via the global observables like charged particles, photons, and the transverse energy measurement

  7. Using CMBR tools for flow anisotropies in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Mohapatra, R.K.; Saumia, P.S.; Srivastava, A.M. [Institute of Physics, Sachivalay Marg, Bhubaneswar 751005 (India)

    2011-07-15

    Recently we have shown that there are crucial similarities in the physics of cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) and relativistic heavy-ion collision experiments (RHICE). We have argued that following CMB analysis technique, a plot of the root mean square value of the flow coefficient v-tilde{sub n}{sup rms} calculated in lab fixed frame will give important information about the initial state fluctuations and also can be used to directly probe elliptic flow in non-central collisions. Here we demonstrate how following the analysis techniques used in CMBR can give important information about the initial state and evolution of the plasma formed in heavy ion collisions. We further explore the similarities in the physics of CMB and RHICE by studying the effect of large magnetic field on flow coefficients.

  8. Using CMBR tools for flow anisotropies in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Recently we have shown that there are crucial similarities in the physics of cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) and relativistic heavy-ion collision experiments (RHICE). We have argued that following CMB analysis technique, a plot of the root mean square value of the flow coefficient v-tildenrms calculated in lab fixed frame will give important information about the initial state fluctuations and also can be used to directly probe elliptic flow in non-central collisions. Here we demonstrate how following the analysis techniques used in CMBR can give important information about the initial state and evolution of the plasma formed in heavy ion collisions. We further explore the similarities in the physics of CMB and RHICE by studying the effect of large magnetic field on flow coefficients.

  9. Two components in charged particle production in heavy-ion collisions

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    Bylinkin, A. A.; Chernyavskaya, N. S.; Rostovtsev, A. A.

    2016-02-01

    Transverse momentum spectra of charged particle production in heavy-ion collisions are considered in terms of a recently introduced Two Component parameterization combining exponential ("soft") and power-law ("hard") functional forms. The charged hadron densities calculated separately for them are plotted versus number of participating nucleons, Npart. The obtained dependences are discussed and the possible link between the two component parameterization introduced by the authors and the two component model historically used for the case of heavy-ion collisions is established. Next, the variations of the parameters of the introduced approach with the center of mass energy and centrality are studied using the available data from RHIC and LHC experiments. The spectra shapes are found to show universal dependences on Npart for all investigated collision energies.

  10. Dynamical description of heavy-ion collisions at Fermi energies

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    Napolitani P.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Descriptions of heavy-ion collisions at Fermi energies require to take into account in-medium dissipation and phase-space fluctuations. The interplay of these correlations with the one-body collective behaviour determines the properties (kinematics and fragment production and the variety of mechanisms (from fusion to neck formation and multifragmentation of the exit channel. Starting from fundamental concepts tested on nuclear matter, we build up a microscopic description which addresses finite systems and applies to experimental observables.

  11. Artificial neural network modelling in heavy ion collisions

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    The neural network (NN) model and parton two fireball model (PTFM) have been used to study the pseudo-rapidity distribution of the shower particles for C 12, O 16, Si 28 and S 32 on nuclear emulsion. The trained NN shows a better fitting with experimental data than the PTFM calculations. The NN is then used to predict the distributions that are not present in the training set and matched them effectively. The NN simulation results prove a strong presence modeling in heavy ion collisions

  12. Observing -violation in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Rajarshi Ray

    2003-05-01

    Under certain situations, partons formed in heavy-ion collision experiments may expand out forming a shell-like structure. The partons in the outer shell subsequently hadronize, leaving a bubble of pure deconfined vacuum for a first-order quark–hadron phase transition. The bubble collapses and may eventually decay into particles which may thermalize to temperatures exceeding the electroweak transition temperature (∼ 100 GeV) at LHC. This will lead to the possibility of unsuppressed electroweak baryon number violating processes.

  13. Open Heavy Flavor Production in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    The interaction of heavy partons, charm and beauty, with the matter created in heavy ion collisions has been of great interest in recent years. Heavy partons were predicted to interact less strongly with the matter than light partons. In apparent contrast to these predictions, unexpectedly strong suppression of non-photonic electrons from heavy flavor decays has been seen. However, significant experimental uncertainties remain, both in the measurements themselves and in the separation of the contribution from charm and beauty, which have complicated the interpretation of these results. The current experimental situation is critically reviewed and prospects for making these measurements more easily interpretable discussed.

  14. Jets and correlations in heavy-ion collisions

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    Bielčíková, Jana

    Trieste : International School for Advanced Studies, 2015, s. 022. ISSN 1824-8039. [The European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics. Vienna (AT), 22.07.2015-29.07.2015] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-20841S; GA MŠk(CZ) LG13031 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : heavy ion collisions * ultra relativistic energies * CERN LHC * BNL RHIC Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear , Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders http://pos.sissa.it/archive/conferences/234/022/EPS-HEP2015_022.pdf

  15. Correlation search for coherent pion emission in heavy ion collisions

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    Akkelin, S. V.; Lednicky, R.; Sinyukov, Yu. M.

    2001-01-01

    The methods allowing to extract the coherent component of pion emission conditioned by the formation of a quasi-classical pion source in heavy ion collisions are suggested. They exploit a nontrivial modification of the quantum statistical and final state interaction effects on the correlation functions of like and unlike pions in the presence of the coherent radiation. The extraction of the coherent pion spectrum from pi+pi-, pi+pi+ and pi-pi- correlation functions and single--pion spectra is...

  16. Thermalization and isotropization in heavy-ion collisions

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    Michael Strickland

    2015-05-01

    Our current understanding of the processes driving the thermalization and isotropization of the quark gluon plasma (QGP) created in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions (URHICs) is reviewed. Initially, the phenomenological evidence in favour of the creation of a thermal but momentum–space anisotropic QGP in URHICs is discussed. Further, the degree of isotropization using viscous (dissipative) hydrodynamics, weak-coupling approaches to QGP dynamics, and strong-coupling approaches to QGP dynamics are discussed. Finally, recent progress in the area of real-time non-Abelian gauge field simulations and non-Abelian Boltzmann–Vlasov-based hard-loop simulations are reported.

  17. Angular correlations and fragmentation in intermediate energy heavy ion collisions

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    Intermediate energy heavy-ion collisions have been studied from 35 A MeV up to 94 A MeV at various accelerators. Angular correlations between light particles and detection of projectile- and target-fragments have been used to investigate the reaction mechanisms in this transition region between low- and high energy. An excess of correlations is observed in the particle-particle elastic scattering plane. This excess increases with particle mass and can be understood in terms of momentum conservation. The fragmentation measurements gives an indication that both energy and momentum transfer to the spectator volumes does occur. (author)

  18. Viscous potential flow analysis of peripheral heavy ion collisions

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    Wang, D J; Csernai, L P

    2013-01-01

    The conditions for the development of a Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability (KHI) for the Quark-gluon Plasma (QGP) flow in a peripheral heavy-ion collision is investigated. The projectile and target side particles are separated by an energetically motivated hypothetical surface, characterized with a phenomenological surface tension. In such a view, a classical potential flow approximation is considered and the onset of the KHI is studied. The growth rate of the instability is computed as function of phenomenological parameters characteristic for the QGP fluid: viscosity, surface tension and flow layer thickness.

  19. Fragment Formation and Phase Transitions in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Gaitanos, T; Fuchs, C

    2000-01-01

    We investigate the thermodynamical properties of nuclear matter in heavy ion collisions, in particular with respect to questions of thermodynamical instability, phase transitions and fragmentation. For this we analyze results of relativistic transport calculations of Au+Au collisons at intermediate energies, separately for spectator and participant matter. On one hand, we determine local thermodynamical variables from the analysis of the local momentum distribution; on the other, we analyze fragment energy spectra in a blast model scenario. We find that the spectator represents an instable, equilibrized fragmenting source, while in the participant no such common source can be identified. Our results compare well with experimental determinations of temperatures and flow velocities.

  20. Conservation laws and particle production in heavy ion collisions

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    We discuss the role of the conservation laws related with U(1) internal symmetry group in the statistical model description of particle productions in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions. We derive and show the differences in particle multiplicities in the canonical and the grand canonical formulation of quantum number conservation. The time evolution and the approach to chemical equilibrium in the above ensembles is discussed in terms of kinetic master equation. The application of the statistical model to the description of (multi)strange particle yields at GSI/SIS and the SPS energies is also presented

  1. Hadronic degrees of freedom in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    The observation of temperature and transverse expansion velocity between BNL-AGS and CERN-SPS suggests the change of property of hadronic matter. In order to study the origin of the fact, it is important to check whether or not pure hadronic scenarios are excluded. We have discussed the temperature and transverse expansion in relativistic heavy-ion collisions using pure hadronic cascade model, HANDEL. We conclude the hadronic matter in AGS energies are understandable in the frame of the hadronic cascade model if we care how much hadronic degrees of freedom are counted. (author)

  2. Conservation laws and particle production on heavy ion collisions

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    We discussed the role of the conservation laws related with U(1) internal symmetry group in the statistical model description of particle productions in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions. We derive and show the differences in particle multiplicities in the canonical and the grand canonical formulation of quantum number conservation. The time evolution and the approach to chemical equilibrium in the above ensembles is discussed in terms of kinetic master equation. The application of the statistical model to the description of (multi)strange particle yields at GSI/SIS and the SPS energies is also presented. (orig.)

  3. Can quark effects be observed in intermediate heavy ion collisions?

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    da Silva, D. T.; Hadjimichef, D.

    2003-01-01

    In recent years a tentative description of the short-range part of hadron interactions with constituent quark interchange has been developed providing an alternative approach to meson physics. Quark interchange plays a role, for example, in the nucleon-nucleon ($NN$) phase-shifts and cross-section. In heavy ion collision simulations at intermediate energies one of the main features is the $NN$ cross-section in the collisional term, where in most cases it is an input adjusted to the free space...

  4. Mass and charge distribution in heavy-ion collisions

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    A statistical model based on the independent particle picture is used to calculate mass and charge distributions in deep inelastic heavy-ion collisions. Different assumptions on volume and charge equilibrations are compared with measured variances of charge distributions. One combination of assumptions is clearly favoured by experiment, and gives a reasonable description of the variance versus energy loss curves up to energy losses of about 200 MeV in the heavy systems Kr+Ho and Xe+Bi, and up to about 60 MeV for the light system Ar+Ca

  5. Correlated electron-positron emission in heavy-ion collisions

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    A group of narrow electron-positron sum-energy lines with similar mean energies around 610, 750 and 810 keV has been observed with the EPOS spectrometer in both collision systems 238U + 232Th and 238U + 181Ta studied so far at the UNILAC heavy ion accelerator of GSI, Darmstadt. The intensities of the three lines vary with the beam-energy, the variation being most clearly observed for the 748-keV line in 238U + 181Ta. On the basis of our present understanding Internal Pair Conversion in a collision product at rest or in flight as well as coincident lepton emission during the quasiatomic phase of the collision can be excluded as the origin. The very narrow widths of the sum-energy lines as compared to the widths of the associated broad structure in the difference spectrum of the lepton energies seem to argue for a mutual cancellation of kinematical shifts. Such correlation is expected for two leptons emitted back-to-back in a two-body decay of objects being at rest in the heavy-ion c.m. frame. This speculative hypothesis is confronted with the actual dependence of the lines on the individual lepton energy and the lepton emission angle, as well as on the opening angle of the pair. In fact, the back-to-back decay could not be proved to be a general feature of these lines. (orig.)

  6. Peripheral, ultrarelativistic production of particles in heavy ion collisions

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    Szczurek, Antoni

    2014-01-01

    The cross sections for the production of two-pions in ultraperipheral ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions, calculated in the impact parameter Equivalent Photon Approximation (EPA), are presented. Differential distributions in impact parameter, dipion invariant mass, single pion and dipion rapidity, pion transverse momentum and pion pseudorapidity are shown. The $\\gamma \\gamma \\to \\pi^+ \\pi^-$ subprocess constitutes a background to the $A A \\to A \\rho^0 (\\to \\pi^+ \\pi^-) A$ process, initiated by emission of a photon by one of colliding nuclei. Only a part of the dipion invariant mass distribution associated with the $\\gamma\\gamma$-collisions can be visible as the cross section for the $A A \\to A \\rho^0 A$ reaction is very large. Differential distributions for two $\\rho^0$ meson production in exclusive ultraperipheral, ultrarelativistic collisions via a double scattering mechanism are presented. The cross section for $\\gamma A \\to \\rho^0 A$ is parametrized based on a calculation from the literature. Smearing...

  7. Pseudorapidity correlations in heavy ion collisions from viscous fluid dynamics

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    Monnai, Akihiko

    2015-01-01

    We demonstrate by explicit calculations in 3+1 dimensional viscous relativistic fluid dynamics how two-particle pseudorapidity correlation functions in heavy ion collisions at the LHC and RHIC depend on the number of particle producing sources and the transport properties of the produced medium. In particular, we present results for the Legendre coefficients of the two-particle pseudorapidity correlation function in Pb+Pb collisions at 2760 GeV and Au+Au collisions at 200 GeV from viscous hydrodynamics with three dimensionally fluctuating initial conditions. Our results suggest that these coefficients provide important constraints on initial state fluctuations and the transport properties of the quark gluon plasma.

  8. Modeling relativistic heavy ion collisions: from AGS to SPS

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    Pang, Y. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States). Physics Dept.]|[Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics; Kahana, D.E. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States). Physics Dept.]|[State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics; Kahana, S.H. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States). Physics Dept.; Schlagel, T.J. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States). Physics Dept.

    1995-07-24

    The systematics from the Si beams to the Au beams, provide overwhelming evidence that the hadronic resonance description of the heavy ion collisions is quite accurate at AGS energies, with the possible exception when the highest baryon densities are reached. However the description is less than satisfactory. We have seen the importance of resonance rescattering in nucleus-nucleus collisions. However we have very little direct knowledge on the cross-sections and the rescattering mechanisms of these resonances. We also have the formation of high baryon density regions, with {rho}{sub b}>4{rho}{sub 0} and maybe even to 8{rho}{sub 0}, but we have no direct knowledge on the medium dependences of the hadronic cross-sections involved. In ARC, we have assumed that the baryon resonances rescatter as nucleons and the meson resonances as pions, and the free space cross-sections for nucleons and pions are used through out the collisions. (orig.).

  9. Anomalous radial expansion in central heavy-ion reactions

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    The expansion velocity profile in central heavy-ion reactions in the Fermi energy domain is examined. The radial expansion is non-hubblean and in the surface region it scales proportional to a higher exponent (α > 1) of the radius. The anomalous expansion velocity profile is accompanied by a power law nucleon density profile in the surface region. Both these features of central heavy-ion reactions disappear at higher energies, and the system follows a uniform Hubble expansion (α ≅ 1). (authors)

  10. Estimation of electric conductivity of the quark gluon plasma via asymmetric heavy-ion collisions

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    Hirono, Yuji(Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan); Hongo, Masaru; Hirano, Tetsufumi

    2012-01-01

    We show that in asymmetric heavy-ion collisions, especially off-central Cu+Au collisions, a sizable strength of electric field directed from Au nucleus to Cu nucleus is generated in the overlapping region, because of the difference in the number of electric charges between the two nuclei. This electric field would induce an electric current in the matter created after the collision, which result in a dipole deformation of the charge distribution. The directed flow parameters $v_1^{\\pm}$ of ch...

  11. Hard scattering contribution to particle production in high energy heavy-ion collisions

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    Global observables like the multiplicity of produced charged particles and transverse energy, are the key observables used to characterize the properties of the matter created in heavy-ion collisions. In order to study the dependence of the charged particle density on colliding system, center of mass energy and collision centrality, there have been measurements starting few GeV to TeV energies at LHC. There is a need to understand the particle production contribution coming from the QCD hard processes, which scale with number of binary nucleon-nucleon collisions, Ncoll and soft processes scaling with number of participant nucleons, Npart

  12. Size of the thermal source in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Bozek, Piotr

    2005-01-01

    The dependence of the size of the thermal source on the centrality in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions is studied. The interaction region consists of a well defined thermalized core, and of an outer mantle where the production scales with the number of participants. The thermal source builds up in the region with the largest density of participants in the transverse plane. Particle production in the thermalized core is enhanced in comparison to the wounded nucleon model. The change of t...

  13. Baryon production and net-proton distributions in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Yang, C. B.; X Wang

    2011-01-01

    The higher order moments of the net-baryon distributions in relativistic heavy ion collisions are useful probes for the QCD critical point and fluctuations. We study the net-proton distributions and their moments in a simple model which considers the baryon stopping and pair production effects in the processes. It is shown that a single emission source model can explain the experimental data well. Centrality and energy dependence of the distributions and higher moments is discussed.

  14. Ionization and pair production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    In this thesis we have presented the coupled-channel equations for the nonperturbative description of relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Thereby the time-dependent Dirac equation is represented by expansion of the wave function in a complete basis. The numerical solution of the coupled-channel equations shows as most important result that the probability to produce during a heavy-ion collision an electron-positron pair is essentially larger than calculations in the framework of the first-order perturbation theory let assume. Very extensively we have discussed the different aspects of gauge transformations of the potentials in the framework of the coupled-channel equations. We have seen that the perturbative results are independent on the applied gauge. The solution of the coupled channel however is only in this case gauge invariant, when the basis is complete. An explicitely calculated example shows that for an uncomplete basis the results comparable with the experiment depend on the gauge. Because also the application of the Coulomb boundary condition represents a special gauge, differences to calculations, which contain not these boundary conditions, arise by the praxis unavoidable incompleteness of the basis states. (orig./HSI)

  15. Inelastic collisions of heavy ions and their reaction mechanisms

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    This work is dedicated to the study of inelastic collisions of heavy ions. Most experiments took place in Ganil facility. The 2 first chapters introduce the notion of inelastic scattering of heavy ions. The third chapter deals with target excitation, giant monopolar or dipolar or quadrupolar resonances ant the multi-phonon concept and presents relevant experimental results from the Ca40 + Ca40 nuclear reaction at 50 MeV/A. The fourth chapter is dedicated to nuclear processes involved in inelastic collisions: pick-up break-up mechanisms, the angular distribution of emitted protons and the towing mode. These notions are applied to the reaction Zr90(Ar40, Ar40'). The fifth chapter presents the solving of the time dependent Schroedinger equation (TDSE) applied to the wave function of a particle plunged in a variable potential. TDSE solving is applied to the break-up of Be11. These calculations have been validated by comparing them with experimental results from the nuclear reaction Ti48(Be11, Be10 + n + γ) that is described in the chapter 6. The last chapter presents the advantages of inelastic scattering considered as a tool to study exotic nuclei

  16. Puzzling positron peaks in heavy-ion collisions

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    Characteristic features of positron creation in collisions of very heavy ions are depicted. First continuum solutions of the two-centre Dirac equation are presented. Calculated e+-production probabilities are compared with experimental data. The observation of puzzling peak structures in positron spectra is illuminated. Their relationship with the spontaneous positron emission in overcritical fields and, especially, with the hypothesis of a ''new particle creation'' is investigated. The ability of δ-electrons and positrons to carry precise informations on the time-scale of nuclear reactions in deep-inelastic and intermediate-energy collisions is demonstrated. As an outlook we discuss positron production in crossed beams of bare uranium nuclei. (orig.)

  17. On ring and bubble formations in heavy ion collisions

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    The work is devoted to the implementation of the hydrodynamic laws to the head-on heavy ion collisions within the energy range 50-100 MeV/A. The hydrodynamic mechanisms of the bubble and ring structures formation are investigated. It is shown that there is a possible hydrodynamic explanation of the different structures being formed in the case of soft (K=200 MeV) and stiff (K=400 MeV) equations of state. Within the suggested approach the final geometry of the system is defined in the initial stage of the collision and is very dependent on the sound velocity in the nuclear matter. The obtained results are in a good correspondence with the Boltzmann-like transport theory calculations and the experimental data for the selected energy range. (authors)

  18. Study of jet quenching in heavy ion collisions at LHC using ATLAS detector

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    Štefko, Pavol

    2015-01-01

    Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) is one of the most extreme states of matter which exists only in extraordinary conditions of heavy-ion collisions that can be achieved at particle accelerators. Interactions between the partons and the hot, dense QGP are expected to cause the loss of the jet energy, which is phenomenon called jet quenching. In this talk we provide an introduction to the problematics of ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions and we show how the jet quenching can be used to analyze the properties of QGP. We also present some “work in progress” results of the jet analysis done on the data taken by the ATLAS detector during the 2011 heavy-ion run at the LHC. Jets are studied as a function of collision centrality and dijet energy imbalance. Dijets are observed to be increasingly asymmetric with increasing centrality. The study of charged particles indicates an increase of yields of low- p T tracks in events with strongly quenched jets

  19. Beam energy dependence of pseudorapidity distributions of charged particles produced in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Basu, Sumit; Nayak, Tapan K.; Datta, Kaustuv

    2016-06-01

    Heavy-ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN probe matter at extreme conditions of temperature and energy density. Most of the global properties of the collisions can be extracted from the measurements of charged-particle multiplicity and pseudorapidity (η ) distributions. We have shown that the available experimental data on beam energy and centrality dependence of η distributions in heavy-ion (Au +Au or Pb +Pb ) collisions from √{sNN}=7.7 GeV to 2.76 TeV are reasonably well described by the AMPT model, which is used for further exploration. The nature of the η distributions has been described by a double Gaussian function using a set of fit parameters, which exhibit a regular pattern as a function of beam energy. By extrapolating the parameters to a higher energy of √{sNN}=5.02 TeV, we have obtained the charged-particle multiplicity densities, η distributions, and energy densities for various centralities. Incidentally, these results match well with some of the recently published data by the ALICE Collaboration.

  20. Search for Nuclei in Heavy Ion Collisions at Ultrarelativistic Energies

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    2002-01-01

    We would like to know if nuclei are still present after a collision of two heavy ions at ultrarelativistic energies. If one can detect some of them at large angle ($>$10-15|0) they very likely come from a multifragmentation of the excited target spectators. Such a multifragmentation in several nuclei has been in proton induced reactions at Fermilab and it was interpreted as a gas-liquid phase transition in nuclei matter near the critical point. With heavy ions the energy deposited in the target spectators will be much higher than in the case of protons and a different mechanism should be involved if nuclei are still observed. \\\\ \\\\ We propose to detect nuclei using 1-2 silicon telescopes and a 1-2mg/cm|2 Au target bombarded by an |1|6O or |3|2S beam at 226 GeV/u. The set-up will be installed in a small cube located just before the NA38 experiment and should not perturb it.\\\\ \\\\ Data from |1|6O incident on Au have been taken last year. The experiment is presently taking data with |3|2S ions.

  1. Bremsstrahlung from Electrons and Positrons in Peripheral Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Hencken, Kai; Trautmann, Dirk; Baur, Gerhard

    1999-01-01

    We study the spectrum of the bremsstrahlung photons coming from the electrons and positrons, which are produced in the strong electromagnetic fields present in peripheral relativistic heavy ion collisions. We compare different approaches, making use of the exact pair production cross section in heavy ion collisions as well as the double equivalent photon approximation.

  2. Analysis of calorimetry in ultra relativistic heavy ion collisions at 200 GeV per nucleon

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    We draw up in this thesis the statement of the calorimetry analysis in ultra relativistic heavy ion collisions at 200 GeV/A. NA38 experiment studies the production of dimuons correlated with neutral transverse energy flow detected by an electromagnetic calorimeter. J/Ψ suppression in central collisions could be a signature of the quark-gluon plasma (Q.G.P.). Characteristics and limits of the apparatus are briefly described. On the other hand, calorimetry measurements and analysis methods are studied in details and future developments are proposed

  3. Two-pion interferometry for the granular sources in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Zhang, Wei-Ning; Yin, Hong-Jie; Ren, Yan-Yu(Department of Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150006, China)

    2011-01-01

    We investigate the two-pion interferometry in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions in the granular source model of quark-gluon plasma droplets. The pion transverse momentum spectra and HBT radii of the granular sources agree well with the experimental data of the $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV Au-Au and $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=2.76$ TeV Pb-Pb most central collisions. In the granular source model the larger initial system breakup time may lead to the larger HBT radii $R_{\\rm out}$, $R_{\\rm side}$, and $R_{\\...

  4. Strangeness production in heavy ion collisions at SPS and RHIC within two-source statistical model

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    Lu, Zhong-Dao; Faessler, Amand; Fuchs, C.; Zabrodin, E.

    2002-01-01

    The experimental data on hadron yields and ratios in central Pb+Pb and Au+Au collisions at SPS and RHIC energies, respectively, are analysed within a two-source statistical model of an ideal hadron gas. These two sources represent the expanding system of colliding heavy ions, where the hot central fireball is embedded in a larger but cooler fireball. The volume of the central source increases with rising bombarding energy. Results of the two-source model fit to RHIC experimental data at midra...

  5. Science and art in heavy-ion collisions

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    One of the more intriguing phenomena discovered in heavy-ion physics is the seeming appearance of high energy structure in the excitation spectra of inelastically scattered heavy ions. For reasons illustrated, these may well be a phenomena unique to heavy ions and their explanation perhaps unique to TDHF

  6. Fragment Isospin as a Probe of Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Xu, H; Davin, B; Beaulieu, L; Larochelle, Y; Lefort, T; Yañez, R; De Souza, R T; Liu, T X; Liu, X D; Lynch, W G; Shomin, R; Tan, W P; Tsang, M B; Molen, A V; Wagner, A; Xi Hong Fei; Gelbke, C K; Charity, R J; Sobotka, L G; Botvina, A S

    2002-01-01

    Isotope ratios of fragments produced at mid-rapidity in peripheral and central collisions of 114Cd ions with 92Mo and 98Mo target nuclei at E/A = 50 MeV are compared. Neutron-rich isotopes are preferentially produced in central collisions as compared to peripheral collisions. The influence of the size (A), density, N/Z, E*/A, and Eflow/A of the emitting source on the measured isotope ratios was explored by comparison with a statistical model (SMM). The mid-rapidity region associated with peripheral collisions does not appear to be neutron-enriched relative to central collisions.

  7. Large amounts of antiproton production by heavy ion collision

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    To produce large amounts of antiprotons, on the order of several grams/year, use of machines to produce nuclear collisions are studied. These can be of either proton-proton, proton-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus in nature. To achieve high luminosity colliding beams, on the order of 1041 m/cm2, a self-colliding machine is required, rather than a conventional circular colliding type. The self-colliding machine can produce additional antiprotons through successive collisions of secondary particles, such as spectator nucleons. A key problem is how to collect the produced antiprotons without capture by beam nuclei in the collision zone. Production costs for anti-matter are projected for various energy source options and technology levels. Dedicated facilities using heavy ion collisions could produce antiproton at substantially less than 1 million $/milligram. With co-production of other valuable products, e.g., nuclear fuel for power reactors, antiproton costs could be reduced to even lower values

  8. Isospin effects in intermediate energy heavy ion collisions

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    Gaitanos, T; Ferini, G; Colonna, M; Wolter, H H

    2004-01-01

    We investigate the density dependence of the symmetry energy in a relativistic description by decomposing the iso-vector mean field into contributions with different Lorentz properties. We find important effects of the iso-vector, scalar $\\delta$ channel on the density behavior of the symmetry energy. Finite nuclei studies show only moderate effects originating from the virtual $\\delta$ meson. In heavy ion collisions from Fermi to relativistic energies up to $1-2 AGeV$ one finds important contributions on the dynamics arising from the different treatment of the microscopic Lorentz structure of the symmetry energy. We discuss a variety of possible signals which could set constraints on the still unknown density dependence of the symmetry energy, when experimental data will be available. Examples of such observables are isospin collective flow, threshold production of pions and kaons, isospin equilibration and stopping in asymmetric systems like $Au+Au$, $Sn+Sn$ and $Ru(Zr)+Zr(Ru)$.

  9. Kaon and Lambda productions in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Nayak, Jajati K; Alam, Jan-e

    2011-01-01

    A microscopic approach has been employed to study the kaon and $\\Lambda$ productions in heavy ion collisions. The productions of $K^+$ and $\\Lambda$ have been studied within the framework of Boltzmann transport equation for various beam energies. We find a non-monotonic horn like structure for $K^+/\\pi^+$ and $\\Lambda/\\pi$ when plotted against centre of mass energies ($\\sqrt s_{\\mathrm NN}$) with the assumption of initial partonic phase for $\\sqrt s_{\\mathrm NN}$ beyond a certain threshold. However, the ratio $K^+/\\pi^+$ shows a monotonic nature when a hadronic initial state is considered for all $\\sqrt s_{\\mathrm NN}$. Experimental values of $K^-/\\pi^-$ for different $\\sqrt{s_{\\mathrm NN}}$ are also reproduced within the ambit of the same formalism.

  10. Hidden beauty and charm of relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    The goal of the SPS, RHIC, and LHC heavy-ion programs is to validate the existence and study the properties of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP), a phase of strongly - interacting matter at high energy density where quarks and gluons are no longer bound within hadrons. The quarkonia states (J/ψ and γ) have been among the most popular tools since their suppression was proposed as a signal of QGP formation. This is thought to be a direct effect of deconfinement, when the binding potential between the constituents of a quarkonium state, a heavy quark and its antiquark, is screened by the colour charges of the surrounding light quarks and gluons. This feebly bound quarkonia state then can be broken up by the gluon collisions

  11. Neutron removal in peripheral relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    We investigate the relativistic Coulomb fragmentation of 197Au by heavy ions, leading to one-, two- and three-neutron removal. To resolve the ambiguity connected with the choice of a specific minimum impact parameter in a semiclassical calculation, a microscopic approach is developed based on nucleon-nucleon collisions ('soft-spheres' model). This approach is compared with experimental data for 197Au at 1 GeV/nucleon and with a calculation using the 'sharp-cutoff' approximation. We find that the harmonic-oscillator model predicting a Poisson distribution of the excitation probabilities of multiphonon states gives a good agreement with one-neutron removal cross sections but is unable to reach an equally good agreement with three-neutron removal cross sections. (orig.)

  12. Directed flow of baryons in heavy-ion collisions

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    The collective motion of nucleons from high-energy heavy-ion collisions is analyzed within a relativistic two-fluid model for different equations of state (EoS). As function of beam energy the theoretical slope parameter Fy of the differential directed flow is in good agreement with experimental data, when calculated for the QCD-consistent EoS described by the statistical mixed-phase model. Within this model, which takes the deconfinement phase transition into account, the excitation function of the directed flow left angle Px right angle turns out to be a smooth function in the whole range from SIS till SPS energies. This function is close to that for pure hadronic EoS and exhibits no minimum predicted earlier for a two-phase bag-model EoS. Attention is also called to a possible formation of nucleon antiflow (Fyor∼100 A.GeV. (orig.)

  13. Fluctuating Glasma initial conditions and flow in heavy ion collisions

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    Schenke, Bjoern; Venugopalan, Raju

    2012-01-01

    We compute initial conditions in heavy-ion collisions within the Color Glass Condensate (CGC) framework by combining the impact parameter dependent saturation model (IP-Sat) with the classical Yang-Mills description of initial Glasma fields. In addition to fluctuations of nucleon positions, this IP-Glasma description includes quantum fluctuations of color charges on the length-scale determined by the inverse nuclear saturation scale Q_s. The model naturally produces initial energy fluctuations that are described by a negative binomial distribution. The ratio of triangularity to eccentricity is close to that in a model tuned to reproduce experimental flow data. We compare transverse momentum spectra and v_(2,3,4)(p_T) of pions from different models of initial conditions using relativistic viscous hydrodynamic evolution.

  14. Medium effects on charged pion ratio in heavy ion collisions

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    Ko, Che Ming; Xu, Jun

    2010-01-01

    We have recently studied in the delta-resonance--nucleon-hole model the dependence of the pion spectral function in hot dense asymmetric nuclear matter on the charge of the pion due to the pion p-wave interaction in nuclear medium. In a thermal model, this isospin-dependent effect enhances the ratio of negatively charged to positively charged pions in neutron-rich nuclear matter, and the effect is comparable to that due to the uncertainties in the theoretically predicted stiffness of nuclear symmetry energy at high densities. This effect is, however, reversed if we also take into account the s-wave interaction of the pion in nuclear medium as given by chiral perturbation theory, resulting instead in a slightly reduced ratio of negatively charged to positively charged pions. Relevance of our results to the determination of the nuclear symmetry energy from the ratio of negatively to positively charged pions produced in heavy ion collisions is discussed.

  15. Fluctuating Glasma Initial Conditions and Flow in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Schenke, Björn; Tribedy, Prithwish; Venugopalan, Raju

    2012-06-01

    We compute initial conditions in heavy ion collisions within the color glass condensate framework by combining the impact parameter dependent saturation model with the classical Yang-Mills description of initial Glasma fields. In addition to fluctuations of nucleon positions, this impact parameter dependent Glasma description includes quantum fluctuations of color charges on the length scale determined by the inverse nuclear saturation scale Qs. The model naturally produces initial energy fluctuations that are described by a negative binomial distribution. The ratio of triangularity to eccentricity ɛ3/ɛ2 is close to that in a model tuned to reproduce experimental flow data. We compare transverse momentum spectra and v2,3,4(pT) of pions from different models of initial conditions using relativistic viscous hydrodynamic evolution.

  16. Antihyperon-Production in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collision

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    Greiner, C; Greiner, Carsten; Leupold, Stefan

    2001-01-01

    Recently it has been shown that the observed antiproton yield in heavy-ion collisions at CERN-SpS energies can be understood by multi-pionic interactions which enforce local chemical equilibrium of the antiprotons with the nucleons and pions. Here we show that antihyperons are driven towards local chemical equilibrium with pions, nucleons and kaons on a timescale of less than 3 fm/c when applying a similar argument for the antihyperons by considering the inverse channel of annihilation reactions anti-Y + p to pions + kaons. These multi-mesonic reactions easily explain the antihyperon yields at CERN-SpS energies as advertised in pure thermal, hadronic models without the need of a quark gluon plasma phase. In addition, the argument also applies for AGS energies.

  17. Direct photons from relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Srivastava, Dinesh K

    2008-01-01

    We recall the seminal developments in the study of radiation of direct photons from relativistic heavy ion collisions, which have helped to enhance the scope of single photons as a probe of the quark gluon plasma considerably. There is a mounting evidence that in addition to providing information about the initial temperature of the plasma as envisaged originally, these radiations measure the momentum anisotropy of the deconfined quarks and gluons, energy loss of the quarks, the initial spatial asymmetry of the plasma, and the history of evolution of the system. After a brief description of the theoretical developments and results for direct photons at SPS energies, we discuss the expectations and findings at RHIC.

  18. Fractal clusters and intermittency in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Antoniou, Nikos G; Diakonos, F K

    2000-01-01

    We investigate the formation of particle clusters (pions) associated with the chiral QCD phase transition in thermodynamic equilibrium. The geometry of these clusters at the critical point (T=T/sub c/) turns out to be fractal reflecting the self similar structure of the density fluctuations of the produced pions. The fractal dimension of the "critical" clusters is related to the critical exponents characterizing the phase transition. We examine the possibility to observe such pion clusters in relativistic heavy ion collisions. A Monte Carlo simulation of the critical system in 3D is performed leading to a typical set of "critical" events. Factorial moment analysis of the rapidity and transverse momentum distribution for these events shows a characteristic intermittency pattern. Mini-jet like structures arise in a azimuth angle rapidity lego plot. These features allow for a unique identification of the class of "critical events" in an event by event analysis in current and future experiments with relativistic ...

  19. Modelling early stages of relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Ruggieri M.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study we model early time dynamics of relativistic heavy ion collisions by an initial color-electric field which then decays to a plasma by the Schwinger mechanism. The dynamics of the many particles system produced by the decay is described by relativistic kinetic theory, taking into account the backreaction on the color field by solving self-consistently the kinetic and the field equations. Our main results concern isotropization and thermalization for a 1+1D expanding geometry. In case of small η/s (η/s ≲ 0.3 we find τisotropization ≈ 0.8 fm/c and τthermalization ≈ 1 fm/c in agreement with the common lore of hydrodynamics.

  20. Jet Fragmentation Function Moments in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Cacciari, Matteo; Salam, Gavin P; Soyez, Gregory

    2013-01-01

    The nature of a jet's fragmentation in heavy-ion collisions has the potential to cast light on the mechanism of jet quenching. However the presence of the huge underlying event complicates the reconstruction of the jet fragmentation function as a function of the momentum fraction z of hadrons in the jet. Here we propose the use of moments of the fragmentation function. These quantities appear to be as sensitive to quenching modifications as the fragmentation function directly in z. We show that they are amenable to background subtraction using the same jet-area based techniques proposed in the past for jet p_t's. Furthermore, complications due to correlations between background-fluctuation contributions to the jet's p_t and to its particle content are easily corrected for.

  1. Production of photons in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Paquet, Jean-François; Shen, Chun; Denicol, Gabriel S.; Luzum, Matthew; Schenke, Björn; Jeon, Sangyong; Gale, Charles

    2016-04-01

    In this work it is shown that the use of a hydrodynamical model of heavy-ion collisions which incorporates recent developments, together with updated photon emission rates, greatly improves agreement with both ALICE and PHENIX measurements of direct photons, supporting the idea that thermal photons are the dominant source of direct photon momentum anisotropy. The event-by-event hydrodynamical model uses the impact parameter dependent Glasma model (IP-Glasma) initial states and includes, for the first time, both shear and bulk viscosities, along with second-order couplings between the two viscosities. The effect of both shear and bulk viscosities on the photon rates is studied, and those transport coefficients are shown to have measurable consequences on the photon momentum anisotropy.

  2. The production of photons in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Paquet, Jean-François; Denicol, Gabriel S; Luzum, Matthew; Schenke, Björn; Jeon, Sangyong; Gale, Charles

    2015-01-01

    In this work it is shown that the use of a hydrodynamical model of heavy ion collisions which incorporates recent developments, together with updated photon emission rates greatly improves agreement with both ALICE and PHENIX measurements of direct photons, supporting the idea that thermal photons are the dominant source of direct photon momentum anisotropy. The event-by-event hydrodynamical model uses IP-Glasma initial states and includes, for the first time, both shear and bulk viscosities, along with second order couplings between the two viscosities. The effect of both shear and bulk viscosities on the photon rates is studied, and those transport coefficients are shown to have measurable consequences on the photon momentum anisotropy.

  3. A Simple Model of Wings in Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Parikh, Aditya

    2015-01-01

    We create a simple model of heavy ion collisions independent of any generators as a way of investigating a possible source of the wings seen in data. As a first test, we reproduce a standard correlations plot to verify the integrity of the model. We then proceed to test whether an η dependent v2 could be a source of the wings and take projections along multiple Δφ intervals and compare with data. Other variations of the model are tested by having dN/dφ and v2 depend on η as well as including pions and protons into the model to make it more realistic. Comparisons with data seem to indicate that an η dependent v2 is not the main source of the wings.

  4. Lambda-Lambda interaction from relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Morita, Kenji; Ohnishi, Akira

    2014-01-01

    We investigate the two-particle intensity correlation function of $\\Lambda$ in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. We find that the behavior of the $\\Lambda\\Lambda$ correlation function at small relative momenta is fairly sensitive to the interaction potential and collective flows. By comparing the results of different source functions and potentials, we explore the effect of intrinsic collective motions on the correlation function. We find that the recent STAR data gives a strong constraint on the scattering length and effective range of $\\Lambda\\Lambda$ interaction as, $-1.8~\\mathrm{fm}^{-1} < 1/a_0 < -0.8~\\mathrm{fm}^{-1}$ and $3.5~\\mathrm{fm} < r_\\mathrm{eff} < 7~\\mathrm{fm}$, respectively. Implication for the signal of existence of $H$-dibaryon is discussed. Comparison with the scattering parameters obtained from the double $\\Lambda$ hypernucleus may reveal in-medium effects in the $\\Lambda\\Lambda$ interaction.

  5. Heavy ion collision evolution modeling with ECHO-QGP

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    Rolando, V.; Inghirami, G.; Beraudo, A.; Del Zanna, L.; Becattini, F.; Chandra, V.; De Pace, A.; Nardi, M.

    2014-11-01

    We present a numerical code modeling the evolution of the medium formed in relativistic heavy ion collisions, ECHO-QGP. The code solves relativistic hydrodynamics in (3 + 1)D, with dissipative terms included within the framework of Israel-Stewart theory; it can work both in Minkowskian and in Bjorken coordinates. Initial conditions are provided through an implementation of the Glauber model (both Optical and Monte Carlo), while freezeout and particle generation are based on the Cooper-Frye prescription. The code is validated against several test problems and shows remarkable stability and accuracy with the combination of a conservative (shock-capturing) approach and the high-order methods employed. In particular it beautifully agrees with the semi-analytic solution known as Gubser flow, both in the ideal and in the viscous Israel-Stewart case, up to very large times and without any ad hoc tuning of the algorithm.

  6. Heavy Ions Collision evolution modeling with ECHO-QGP

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    Rolando, Valentina; Beraudo, Andrea; Del Zanna, Luca; Becattini, Francesco; Chandra, Vinod; De Pace, Arturo; Nardi, Marzia

    2014-01-01

    We present a numerical code modeling the evolution of the medium formed in relativistic heavy ion collisions, ECHO-QGP. The code solves relativistic hydrodynamics in $(3+1)-$D, with dissipative terms included within the framework of Israel-Stewart theory; it can work both in Minkowskian and in Bjorken coordinates. Initial conditions are provided through an implementation of the Glauber model (both Optical and Monte Carlo), while freezeout and particle generation are based on the Cooper-Frye prescription. The code is validated against several test problems and shows remarkable stability and accuracy with the combination of a conservative (shock-capturing) approach and the high-order methods employed. In particular it beautifully agrees with the semi-analytic solution known as Gubser flow, both in the ideal and in the viscous Israel-Stewart case, up to very large times and without any ad hoc tuning of the algorithm.

  7. Medium effects on charged pion ratio in heavy ion collisions

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    We have recently studied in the delta-resonance–nucleon-hole model the dependence of the pion spectral function in hot dense asymmetric nuclear matter on the charge of the pion due to the pion p-wave interaction in nuclear medium. In a thermal model, this isospin-dependent effect enhances the ratio of negatively charged to positively charged pions in neutron-rich nuclear matter, and the effect is comparable to that due to the uncertainties in the theoretically predicted stiffness of nuclear symmetry energy at high densities. This effect is, however, reversed if we also take into account the s-wave interaction of the pion in nuclear medium as given by chiral perturbation theory, resulting instead in a slightly reduced ratio of negatively charged to positively charged pions. Relevance of our results to the determination of the nuclear symmetry energy from the ratio of negatively to positively charged pions produced in heavy ion collisions is discussed. (author)

  8. Heavy Ion Collisions at the dawn of the LHC era

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    Takahashi, J

    2013-01-01

    This is a proceeding of the CERN Latin American School of High-Energy physics that took place in the beautiful city of Natal, northern Brazil, in March 2011. In this paper I present a review of the main topics associated with the study of Heavy Ion Collisions, intended for students starting or interested in the field. It is impossible to summarize in a few pages the large amount of information that is available today, after a decade of operations of the RHIC accelerator and the beginning of the LHC operations. Thus, I had to choose some of the results and theories in order to present the main ideas and goals. All results presented here are from publicly available references, but some of the discussions and opinions are my personal view, where I have made that clear in the text.

  9. Heavy ion collision evolution modeling with ECHO-QGP

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    Rolando, V. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra, Università di Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, I-44100 Ferrara (Italy); INFN – Sezione di Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, I-44100 Ferrara (Italy); Inghirami, G. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Firenze, Via G. Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto F.no (Firenze) (Italy); INFN – Sezione di Firenze, Via G. Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto F.no (Firenze) (Italy); Beraudo, A. [INFN – Sezione di Torino, Via P. Giuria 1, I-10125 Torino (Italy); Del Zanna, L. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Firenze, Via G. Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto F.no (Firenze) (Italy); INFN – Sezione di Firenze, Via G. Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto F.no (Firenze) (Italy); INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, L.go E. Fermi 5, I-50125 Firenze (Italy); Becattini, F. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Firenze, Via G. Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto F.no (Firenze) (Italy); INFN – Sezione di Firenze, Via G. Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto F.no (Firenze) (Italy); Chandra, V. [INFN – Sezione di Firenze, Via G. Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto F.no (Firenze) (Italy); De Pace, A.; Nardi, M. [INFN – Sezione di Torino, Via P. Giuria 1, I-10125 Torino (Italy)

    2014-11-15

    We present a numerical code modeling the evolution of the medium formed in relativistic heavy ion collisions, ECHO-QGP. The code solves relativistic hydrodynamics in (3+1)D, with dissipative terms included within the framework of Israel–Stewart theory; it can work both in Minkowskian and in Bjorken coordinates. Initial conditions are provided through an implementation of the Glauber model (both Optical and Monte Carlo), while freezeout and particle generation are based on the Cooper–Frye prescription. The code is validated against several test problems and shows remarkable stability and accuracy with the combination of a conservative (shock-capturing) approach and the high-order methods employed. In particular it beautifully agrees with the semi-analytic solution known as Gubser flow, both in the ideal and in the viscous Israel–Stewart case, up to very large times and without any ad hoc tuning of the algorithm.

  10. Study of heavy ions collision at SIS energies with the detector FOPI

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    The present work has been carried out in the framework of experiments performed with the FOPI detector at the SIS/ESR accelerator facility of GSI-Darmstadt. It is devoted to the study of central and semi-central heavy ion collisions at beam energies ranging from 100 MeV to 2 GeV per nucleon. We present first generalities on relativistic heavy ion collisions then the FOPI detector with a special attention to the FOPI Inner Wall constructed by the Clermont-Ferrand group. The main results of the FOPI collaboration obtained with light and intermediate mass fragments and kaons are presented. A systematic study of the different forms of collection motion of nuclear matter, radial flow in very central reactions, sideward flow and squeeze-out in semi-central collisions, is performed. Further exciting possibilities concerning production and propagation of strangeness at SIS energies will be offered soon with the upgrade of the FOPI detector. The FOPI data have introduced constraints on parameters of theoretical models. Important progress concerning the knowledge of the properties of nuclear matter, the dynamics of the collisions and in-medium effects have been achieved. (author)

  11. Pion Transverse Momentum Spectrum, Elliptic Flow, and Interferometry in the Granular Source Model for RHIC and LHC Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Jing Yang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We systematically investigate the pion transverse momentum spectrum, elliptic flow, and Hanbury-Brown-Twiss (HBT interferometry in the granular source model for the heavy ion collisions of Au-Au at sNN=200 GeV and Pb-Pb at sNN=2.76 TeV with different centralities. The granular source model can well reproduce the experimental results of the heavy ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC. We examine the parameters involved in the granular source model. The experimental data of the momentum spectrum, elliptic flow, and HBT radii for the two collision energies and different centralities impose very strict constraints on the model parameters. They exhibit certain regularities for collision centrality and energy. The space-time structure and expansion velocities of the granular sources for the heavy ion collisions at the RHIC and LHC energies with different centralities are investigated.

  12. Trace initial interaction from final state observable in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Wang, Meijuan; Wu, Yuanfang

    2008-01-01

    In order to trace the initial interaction in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collision in all azimuthal directions, two azimuthal multiplicity-correlation patterns -- neighboring and fixed-to-arbitrary angular-bin correlation patterns -- are suggested. From the simulation of Au + Au collisions at 200 GeV by using the Monte Carlo models RQMD with hadron re-scattering and AMPT with and without string melting, we observe that the correlation patterns change gradually from out-of-plane preferential one to in-plane preferential one when the centrality of collision shifts from central to peripheral, meanwhile the anisotropic collective flow v_2 keeps positive in all cases. This regularity is found to be model and collision energy independent. The physics behind the two opposite trends of correlation patterns, in particular, the presence of out-of-plane correlation patterns at RHIC energy, are discussed.

  13. A Cone Jet-Finding Algorithm for Heavy-Ion Collisions at LHC Energies

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    Blyth, S.-L.; Horner, M. J.; Awes, T.; Cormier, T; Gray, H; J.L. Klay; Klein, S. R.; van Leeuwen, M.; Morsch, A.(European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland); G. Odyniec; Pavlinov, A.

    2008-01-01

    Standard jet finding techniques used in elementary particle collisions have not been successful in the high track density of heavy-ion collisions. This paper describes a modified cone-type jet finding algorithm developed for the complex environment of heavy-ion collisions. The primary modification to the algorithm is the evaluation and subtraction of the large background energy, arising from uncorrelated soft hadrons, in each collision. A detailed analysis of the background energy and its eve...

  14. Freeze-out dynamics in heavy-ion collisions: Recent advances

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    Francesco Becattini

    2015-05-01

    We briefly review recent advances in the subject of hadron production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. We focus on the issues of chemical freeze-out, chemical equilibration and the role of post-hadronization inelastic collisions. From the observations collected in elementary and heavy-ion collisions, a picture emerges in which hadrons are born in chemical equilibrium at hadronization, thereafter undergoing inelastic and elastic collisions whose impact on the primordial distribution depends on the system size.

  15. Quantifying the sQGP - Heavy Ion Collisions at RHIC

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    Seto, Richard [Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)

    2014-12-01

    This is the closeout for DE-FG02-86ER40271 entitled Quantifying the sQGP - Heavy Ion Collisions at the RHIC. Two major things were accomplished. The first, is the physics planning, design, approval, construction, and commissioning of the MPC-EX. The MPC-EX is an electromagnetic calorimeter covering a rapidity of 3<|eta|<4, which was added to the PHENIX detector. Its primary aim is to measure low-x gluons, in order to understand the suppression seen in a variety of signatures, such as the J/Psi. A candidate to explain this phenomena is the Color Glass Condensate (CGC) A second task was to look at collisions of asymmetric species, in particularly Cu+Au. The signature was the suppression of J/Psi mesons at forward and backward rapidity, where a stronger suppression was seen in the copper going direction. While the blue of the suppression is due to hot nuclear matter effects (e.g. screening) the increase in suppression on the Au side was consistent with cold nuclear matter effects seen in d+Au collisions. A major candidate for the explanation of this phenomena is the aforementioned CGC. Finally the work on sPHENIX, particularly an extension to the forward region, called fsPHENIX is described.

  16. Transport model analysis of particle correlations in relativistic heavy ion collisions at femtometer scales

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    Li, Qingfeng; Bleicher, Marcus; Stoecker, Horst

    2006-01-01

    The pion source as seen through HBT correlations at RHIC energies is investigated within the UrQMD approach. We find that the calculated transverse momentum, centrality, and system size dependence of the Pratt-HBT radii $R_L$ and $R_S$ are reasonably well in line with experimental data. The predicted $R_O$ values in central heavy ion collisions are larger as compared to experimental data. The corresponding quantity $\\sqrt{R_O^{2}-R_S^{2}}$ of the pion emission source is somewhat larger than e...

  17. Impact of high energy heavy ion nuclear collisions on advancement of nuclear physics

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    The contributions of low energy heavy ion research to the inventions in nuclear physics are highlighted. The theoretical ideas used in their interpretations are qualitatively discussed. The survey of the literature relevant to charged particle spectroscopy and reactions with heavy ions is presented. The light projectile collision work and its relevant physics is also briefly summarized. In light of this, few suggestions are made to effectively use our heavy ion facilities. (author). 4 refs

  18. Transport models for relativistic heavy-ion collisions at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and Large Hadron Collider

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    Subrata Pal

    2015-05-01

    We review the transport models that are widely used to study the properties of the quark-gluon plasma formed in relativistic heavy-ion collisions at RHIC and LHC. We show that transport model analysis of two important and complementary observables, the anisotropic flow of bulk hadrons and suppression of hadron yields at high transverse momentum, provide exciting new information on the properties of the plasma formed.

  19. Holographic description of QGP production in heavy ion collisions

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    Aref'eva, Irina

    2016-01-01

    Dual holographic approach provides a powerful tool to study the static properties of the QGP as well as its thermalization. There are holographic models that reproduce perfectly the static properties of the QGP, meanwhile others holographic models are used to get non-static characteristics such as the thermalization time in heavy ions collisions and the charged multiplicity. Holographic thermalization means a black hole formation in the dual space-time and particles multiplicities is defined by the entropy of the produced black hole. In this talk, we report results (arXiv:1409.7558) of study the holographic thermalization in a bottom-up AdS/QCD dual confinement background that provides the Cornell potential and QCD β -function. We perturb this background by colliding domain shock waves that are assumed to be dual to colliding heavy ions. It is known, that only for a special background the entropy of the black hole produced in the domain shock waves collision reproduces energy dependence of particles multiplicities obtained at RHIC and LHC. This background is different from the confinement background. We note that this special background approximates the confinement background in an intermediate domain. We assume that the main part of entropy is produced in this intermediate domain. This permits us to estimate the thermalization time. We show that the dependence of the multiplicity on the energy for the intermediate background has an asymptotic expansion whose first term depends on energy as E1/3, which is rather close to the experimental dependence of particles multiplicities on colliding ions energy obtained at RHIC and LHC. Motivated by recent experimental indications in favor of anisotropic thermalization, we also discuss a holographic thermalization scenario in the anisotropic 5-dimensional Lifshitz-like background. Collision of domain walls in this background has been recently considered in (arXiv:1410.4595). Our estimates show that for the critical exponent

  20. Effects of Longitudinal Fluctuations in Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Raniwala, Rashmi; Loizides, Constantin

    2016-01-01

    In collisions of identical nuclei at a given impact parameter, the number of nucleons participating in the overlap region of each nucleus can be unequal due to nuclear density fluctuations. The asymmetry due to the unequal number of participating nucleons, which may be experimentally accessible by measuring either the energy in ZDC or the number of spectator nucleons, causes a shift of the center of mass rapidity of the participant zone. In a Monte Carlo Glauber model the average rapidity-shift is found to be almost linearly related to the asymmetry. Using Monte Carlo data for Pb-Pb collisions at 2.76 TeV generated with the HIJING model, we demonstrate that the rapidity distribution of produced particles is affected by the asymmetry, and that the effect can be quantitatively related to the average rapidity-shift via a third-order polynomial with a dominantly linear term. Experimental estimates of the spectator asymmetry may be used to further constrain the initial conditions in ultra-relativistic heavy ion co...

  1. Atomic excitations in heavy ion collisions with nuclear contact

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    The dynamical semiclassical theory of atomic excitations, especially of positron creation, in heavy ion scattering is presented and extended to collisions with nuclear contact. The characteristic dependence of inner shell vacancy formation on nuclear reaction times as well as the emergence of interference patterns in the energy spectra of emitted delta-electrons and positrons in delayed collisions is discussed in terms of a simplified, schematic model for the nuclear reaction dynamics. In addition, the spontaneous decay mechanism is giant nuclear systems with Z>=173 leads, for sufficiently long reaction times, to a characteristic line in the positron spectra at the position of th 1ssigma-resonance. The position and width of the positron line is calculated in dependence on the nuclear configuration taking into account the influence of the electron-electron interaction. Furthermore, a quantum mechanical extension of our semiclassical treatment of the atomic scattering process and its effect on atomic positron spectra are discussed. In addition, the influence of EO-transitions in the giant nuclear system on positron emission is treated qualitatively in a semiclassical approximation, indicating that nuclear collective modes can be revealed by the measurement of Stokes and anti-Stokes lines in the positron spectra. (orig./HSI)

  2. Atomic excitations in heavy ion collisions with nuclear contact

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    The dynamical semiclassical theory of atomic excitations, especially of positron creation, in heavy ion scattering is presented and extended to collisions with nuclear contact. The characteristic dependence of inner shell vacancy formation on nuclear reaction times as well as the emergence of interference patterns in the energy spectra of emitted delta-electrons and positrons in delayed collisions is discussed in terms of a simplified, schematic model for the nuclear reaction dynamics. In addition, the spontaneous decay mechanism in giant nuclear systems with Z> or approx.173 leads, for sufficiently long reaction times, to a characteristic line in the positron spectra at the position of the 1ssigma-resonance. The position and width of the positron line is calculated in dependence on the nuclear configuration taking into account the influence of the electron-electron interaction. Furthermore, a quantum mechanical extension of our semiclassical treatment of the atomic scattering process and its effect on atomic positron spectra are discussed. In addition, the influence of E0-transitions in the giant nuclear system on positron emission is treated qualitatively in a semiclassical approximation, indicating that nuclear collective modes can be revealed by the measurement of Stokes and anti-Stokes lines in the positron spectra. (orig./HSI)

  3. $K^{*}$ vector meson resonances dynamics in heavy-ion collisions

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    Ilner, Andrej; Markert, Christina; Bratkovskaya, Elena

    2016-01-01

    We study the strange vector meson ($K^*, \\bar K^*$) dynamics in relativistic heavy-ion collisions based on the microscopic Parton-Hadron-String Dynamics (PHSD) transport approach which incorporates partonic and hadronic degrees-of-freedom, a phase transition from hadronic to partonic matter - Quark-Gluon-Plasma (QGP) - and a dynamical hadronization of quarks and antiquarks as well as final hadronic interactions. We investigate the role of in-medium effects on the $K^*, \\bar K^*$ meson dynamics by employing Breit-Wigner spectral functions for the $K^*$'s with self-energies obtained from a self-consistent coupled-channel G-matrix approach. Furthermore, we confront the PHSD calculations with experimental data for p+p, Cu+Cu and Au+Au collisions at energies up to $\\sqrt{{s}_{NN}} = 200$~GeV. Our analysis shows that at relativistic energies most of the final $K^*$s (observed experimentally) are produced during the late hadronic phase, dominantly by the $K+ \\pi \\to K^*$ channel, such that the fraction of the $K^*$s...

  4. High Baryon Densities in Heavy Ion Collisions at Energies Attainable at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the Large Hadron Collider

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    Li, Ming

    2016-01-01

    In very high energy collisions nuclei are practically tranparent to each other but produce very hot, nearly baryon-free, matter in the so-called central rapidity region. The energy in the central rapidity region comes from the kinetic energy of the colliding nuclei. We calculate the energy and rapidity loss of the nuclei using the color glass condensate model. This model also predicts the excitation energy of the nuclear fragments. Using a space-time picture of the collision we calculate the baryon and energy densities of the receding baryonic fireballs. For central collisions of gold nuclei at the highest energy attainable at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, for example, we find baryon densities more than ten times that of atomic nuclei over a large volume.

  5. Chiral electric field in relativistic heavy-ion collisions at energies available at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Zhong, Yang; Yang, Chun-Bin; Cai, Xu; Feng, Sheng-Qin

    2016-08-01

    It has been proposed that electric fields may lead to chiral separation in quark-gluon plasma (QGP). This is called the chiral electric separation effect. The strong electromagnetic field and the QCD vacuum can both be completely produced in off-central nuclear-nuclear collision. We use the Woods-Saxon nucleon distribution to calculate the electric field distributions of off-central collisions. The chiral electric field spatial distribution at Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC) and Large Hadron Collider (LHC) energy regions are systematically studied in this paper. The dependence of the electric field produced by the thermal quark in the central position with different impact parameters on the proper time with different collision energies in the RHIC and LHC energy regions are studied in this paper. Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (11375069, 11435054, 11075061, 11221504) and Key Laboratory Foundation of Quark and Lepton Physics (Hua-Zhong Normal University)(QLPL2014P01)

  6. Features of particle multiplicities and strangeness production in central heavy ion collisions between 1.7 A and 158 A GeV/c

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    Becattini, F; Keränen, A; Suhonen, E; Redlich, Krzysztof

    2001-01-01

    A systematic study is performed of fully integrated particle multiplicitiesin central Au-Au and Pb-Pb collisions at beam momenta of 1.7A GeV, 11.6A GeV(Au-Au) and 158A GeV (Pb-Pb) by using a statistical-thermal model. The closesimilarity of the colliding systems makes it possible to study heavy ioncollisions under definite initial conditions over a range of centre-of-massenergies covering more than one order of magnitude. In order to further studythe behaviour of strangeness production, an updated study of Si-Au collisionsat 14.6A GeV is also presented. The data analysis has been performed with twocompletely independent numerical algorithms giving closely consistent results.We conclude that a thermal model description of particle multiplicities, withadditional strangeness suppression, is possible for each energy. The degree ofchemical equilibrium of strange particles and the relative production ofstrange quarks with respect to u and d quarks are higher than in e+e-, pp andppbar collisions at comparable and ev...

  7. Photon and dilepton production in high-energy heavy-ion collisions

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    Takao Sakaguchi

    2015-05-01

    The recent results on direct photons and dileptons in high-energy heavy-ion collisions, obtained particularly at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are reviewed. The results are new not only in terms of the probes, but also in terms of the precision. We shall discuss the physics learned from the results.

  8. Extracting the symmetry energy information with heavy ion collisions

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    Nuclear symmetry energy plays an important role in the properties of nuclei and neutron stars. Since theoretical predictions of the density dependence of symmetry energy S(ρ) from microscopic nucleon-nucleon interactions show large uncertainties, especially in the region of suprasaturation density, constraining the density dependence of symmetry energy has become one of the main goals in nuclear physics and has stimulated many theoretical and experimental studies. In this paper, we have reviewed the ImQMD05 code and its description on charge distribution, collective flow and nuclear-nuclear stopping. By comparing ImQMD05 prediction with data, the isoscalar part of nucleonic mean field, the energy and density dependence of in-medium NN cross sectoin in the ImQMD05 were determined. In order to extracting the symmetry energy information by comparing the ImQMD05 calculations with the data for 112,124Sn +112,124 Sn at Ebeam=50 MeV/u, the influence of symmetry potential and in-medium NN cross section on the isospin sensitive observables of intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions was investigated. Focusing on the region above the Fermi energy, our results show that the symmetry potential plays a more important role in the experimental observables, such as double neutron to proton ratio and the isospin transport ratio Ri, than that the in-medium nucleon-nucleon cross section does. Since the copious production of intermediate mass fragments is a distinguishing feature of intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions, we also examined the influence of cluster emission on the isospin transport ratio using different isospin tracers. The values of the isospin transport ratios with the tracer defined by the isospin asymmetry of the heaviest fragments with Z≥20 in the projectile region is greater than those obtained from projectile residues (emitting source). This phenomenon can be tested experimentally. By comparing the ImQMD05 predictions with the data for three observables, the

  9. Electromagnetic fields and anomalous transports in heavy-ion collisions --- A pedagogical review

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    Huang, Xu-Guang

    2015-01-01

    The hot and dense matter generated in heavy-ion collisions may contain domains in which the P and CP symmetries of QCD are violated. Moreover, heavy-ion collisions can generate extremely strong magnetic fields as well as electric fields. The interplay among the electromagnetic field, triangle anomaly, and the P and CP violation of QCD leads to a number of macroscopic quantum phenomena known as the anomalous transports. The purpose of the article is to give a pedagogical review of various properties of the electromagnetic fields, the anomalous transports phenomena, and their experimental signatures in heavy-ion collisions.

  10. New results on Coulomb effects in meson production in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We propose a new method of investigating the space-time evolution of meson production in heavy ion collisions, by making use of spectator-induced electromagnetic (“Coulomb” effects. The presence of two nuclear remnants (“spectator systems” in the non-central collision generates a strong Coulomb field, which modifies the trajectories of charged final state hadrons. This results in charge-dependent azimuthal anisotropies in final state meson emission. In our approach, this effect can be computed numerically by means of a high-statistics Monte Carlo simulation, using the distance between the meson formation zone and the spectator system as free parameter. Our simulation correctly describes the electromagnetic effect on azimuthal anisotropies observed for π+ and π−mesons in Au+Au collisions at lower RHIC energy, known from data recently reported by the STAR Collaboration. Similarly to our earlier studies of spectator-induced electromagnetic effects, also in the present study we find that these effects offer sensitivity to the position of the meson formation zone with respect to the spectator system. Therefore, we conclude that they can serve as a new tool to investigate the space-time evolution of meson production, and the dynamics of the heavy ion collision.

  11. Fluctuations in Charged Particle Multiplicities in Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Mukherjee, Maitreyee; Choudhury, Subikash; Nayak, Tapan K

    2016-01-01

    Multiplicity distributions of charged particles and their event-by-event fluctuations have been compiled for relativistic heavy-ion collisions from the available experimental data at Brookhaven National Laboratory and CERN and also by the use of an event generator. Multiplicity fluctuations are sensitive to QCD phase transition and to the presence of critical point in the QCD phase diagram. In addition, multiplicity fluctuations provide baselines for other event-by-event measurements. Multiplicity fluctuation expressed in terms of the scaled variance of the multiplicity distribution is an intensive quantity, but is sensitive to the volume fluctuation of the system. The importance of the choice of narrow centrality bins and the corrections of centrality bin width effect for controlling volume fluctuations have been discussed. It is observed that the mean and width of the multiplicity distributions monotonically increase as a function of increasing centrality at all collision energies, whereas the multiplicity ...

  12. A viscous blast-wave model for high energy heavy-ion collisions

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    Jaiswal, Amaresh; Koch, Volker

    2016-07-01

    Employing a viscosity-based survival scale for initial geometrical perturbations formed in relativistic heavy-ion collisions, we model the radial flow velocity at freeze-out. Subsequently, we use the Cooper-Frye freeze-out prescription, with viscous corrections to the distribution function, to extract the transverse momentum dependence of particle yields and flow harmonics. We fit the model parameters for central collisions, by fitting the spectra of identified particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and estimate them for other centralities using simple hydrodynamic relations. We use the results of Monte Carlo Glauber model for initial eccentricities. We demonstrate that this improved viscous blast-wave model leads to good agreement with transverse momentum distribution of elliptic and triangular flow for all centralities and estimate the shear viscosity to entropy density ratio η/s ≃ 0.24 at the LHC.

  13. Heavy-ion collisions and the nuclear equation of state

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    The overall goal of this project is to study nucleus-nucleus collisions experimentally at intermediate and relativistic energies, with emphasis on measurement and interpretation of correlation effects that provide insight into the nuclear phase diagram and the nuclear equation of state. During the course of this reporting period, the PI returned to Kent from a 15-month leave at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, which had been devoted 100% to work on this research project. The EOS Time Projection Chamber at LBL's Bevalac accelerator has continued to be the major focus of research for all of the supported personnel; about a year ago, this detector successfully took data in production mode for the first time, and accumulated in excess of 1000 hours of beam time before the termination of the Bevalac in February 1993. Reduction and analysis of these data is currently our first priority. Effort has also been devoted to the STAR detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, in the form of contributions to the Conceptual Design Report, work on HV control hardware and software for use with the STAR Time Projection Chamber, and tracking software development

  14. The study of hadron dynamics in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    In this thesis, pion emission patterns were studied in two reaction systems Ar + Ca and Au + Au at 1 GeV/u, with the aim to improve the understanding of the pion production in relativistic heavy ion collisions. The study of the high energy tail of the π0-momentum spectrum was regarded as promising because of its sensitivity to compression since it did not appear in small reaction systems. Experiments were performed with TAPS together with the Forward Wall of the FoPi-collaboration at GSI. The combined measurement of charged particle multiplicities in the Forward Wall and the particles entering TAPS enabled an exclusive study of the pion production. TAPS was tested in separate experiments and its capabilities were demonstrated by measuring different reaction products, like photons, charged particles and neutrons. The data analysis involved new methods to treat the background contamination below the invariant mass peak of the π0-meson due to the geometry of the detector and to perform particle identification in a high particle multiplicity environment. (orig.)

  15. INFN what next ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Dainese, A.; Usai, G.; Antonioli, P.; Arnaldi, R.; Beraudo, A.; Bruna, E.; Bruno, G.E.; Bufalino, S.; Di Nezza, P.; Lombardo, M.P.; Nania, R.; Noferini, F.; Oppedisano, C.; Piano, S.; Prino, F.; Rossi, A.; Agnello, M.; Alberico, W.M.; Alessandro, B.; Alici, A.; Andronico, G.; Antinori, F.; Arcelli, S.; Badala, A.; Barbano, A.M.; Barbera, R.; Barile, F.; Basile, M.; Becattini, F.; Bedda, C.; Bellini, F.; Beole, S.; Bianchi, L.; Bianchin, C.; Bonati, C.; Bossu, F.; Botta, E.; Caffarri, D.; Camerini, P.; Carnesecchi, F.; Casula, E.; Cerello, P.; Cicalo, C.; Cifarelli, M.L.; Cindolo, F.; Colamaria, F.; Colella, D.; Colocci, M.; Corrales Morales, Y.; Cortese, P.; De Caro, A.; De Cataldo, G.; De Falco, A.; De Gruttola, D.; D'Elia, M.; De Marco, N.; De Pasquale, S.; Di Bari, D.; Elia, D.; Fantoni, A.; Feliciello, A.; Ferretti, A.; Festanti, A.; Fionda, F.; Fiorenza, G.; Fragiacomo, E.; Fronze, G.G.; Girard, M. Fusco; Gagliardi, M.; Gallio, M.; Garg, K.; Giubellino, P.; Greco, V.; Grossi, E.; Guerzoni, B.; Hatzifotiadou, D.; Incani, E.; Innocenti, G.M.; Jacazio, N.; Das, S. Kumar; La Rocca, P.; Lea, R.; Leardini, L.; Leoncino, M.; Lunardon, M.; Luparello, G.; Mantovani Sarti, V.; Manzari, V.; Marchisone, M.; Margagliotti, G.V.; Masera, M.; Masoni, A.; Mastroserio, A.; Mazzilli, M.; Mazzoni, M.A.; Meninno, E.; Mesiti, M.; Milano, L.; Moretto, S.; Muccifora, V.; Nappi, E.; Nardi, M.; Nicassio, M.; Pagano, P.; Pappalardo, G.S.; Pastore, C.; Paul, B.; Petta, C.; Pinazza, O.; Plumari, S.; Preghenella, R.; Puccio, M.; Puddu, G.; Ramello, L.; Ratti, C.; Ravasenga, I.; Riggi, F.; Ronchetti, F.; Rucci, A.; Ruggieri, M.; Rui, R.; Sakai, S.; Scapparone, E.; Scardina, F.; Scarlassara, F.; Scioli, G.; Siddhanta, S.; Sitta, M.; Soramel, F.; Suljic, M.; Terrevoli, C.; Trogolo, S.; Trombetta, G.; Turrisi, R.; Vercellin, E.; Vino, G.; Virgili, T.; Volpe, G.; Williams, M.C.S.; Zampolli, C.

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    This document was prepared by the community that is active in Italy, within INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), in the field of ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The experimental study of the phase diagram of strongly-interacting matter and of the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) deconfined state will proceed, in the next 10-15 years, along two directions: the high-energy regime at RHIC and at the LHC, and the low-energy regime at FAIR, NICA, SPS and RHIC. The Italian community is strongly involved in the present and future programme of the ALICE experiment, the upgrade of which will open, in the 2020s, a new phase of high-precision characterisation of the QGP properties at the LHC. As a complement of this main activity, there is a growing interest in a possible future experiment at the SPS, which would target the search for the onset of deconfinement using dimuon measurements. On a longer timescale, the community looks with interest at the ongoing studies and discussions on a possible fixed-target p...

  16. Effect of entrance channel on dynamics of heavy ions collision

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    Naderi, D.

    2016-01-01

    A combined dynamical model using concept of dinuclear systems (DNS) and one-dimensional (1D) Langevin equations was applied to investigate the effect of entrance channel on dynamics of heavy ions collision. The 30Si+170Er, 16O+184W and 19F+181Ta reactions which formed the compound nucleus 200Pb have been considered to study this effect. We studied these reactions dynamically and calculated the ratio of evaporation residue cross-section to fusion cross-section (σER/σFus) as a tool for investigation of entrance channel effect. Results of combined model are compared with available experimental data and results of 1D Langevin equations. Obtained results based on combined model are in better agreement with experimental data in comparison with results of Langevin equations. We concluded for 30Si+170Er and 19F+181Ta reactions the results of combined model that support the quasi-fission process are different relative to Langevin dynamical approach, whereas for 16O+184W system the two models give similar results.

  17. On the Spiral Structures in Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Rustamov, A

    2016-01-01

    It is well established that many galaxies, like our Milky Way, exhibit spiral patterns. The entire galactic disc rotates about the galactic centre with different speed; higher closer to the centre, lower at greater distances - that is, galactic discs do not rotate like a solid compact disc. The spiral arms are the part of the galactic disc where many young stars are being born. Since young stars are also brightest, we can see the spiral structure of other galaxies from afar. Typically spiral galaxies are copiously observed at redshifts z ~ 1. The recently observed grand-design galaxy Q2343-BX442 at z=2.18, however, implies uncertain origin of its spiral structure. Indeed such "old" galaxies usually look rather clumpy because of their dynamically hot discs. In this report, based on self-similarity, we argue that spiral structures may also appear in heavy-ion collisions as messengers of phase transitions. Thus spiral structures in galactic patters may be traced back to a few microseconds after the Big Bang.

  18. Multiple electromagnetic pair production in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions

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    The problem of the unitary violation in the pair production in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions was studied by a consideration of the field-theoretical foundations. The quantum electrodynamics in an external field were thereby reduced to a Dirac-sea model, the equivalence of which to the non-radiative QED resulted from the equality of the generating functionals. The latter can both be expressed explicitely by means of the complet set of the solutions of the Dirac equation in an external field. This method is based solely on the path-integral approach, which makes it possible to discriminate clearly between the physically given correlation functions and their generating functional at the one hand and at the other hand between the models constructed to their interpretation. From the model expression for the pair production amplitudes and multiplicities could be calculated, for which only the knowledge of the one-particle S matrix is necessary. For the calculation of the multiplicities different forms of the perturbation theory were discussed. Finally an impact-parameter dependent Weizsaecker-Williams approximation for the calculation of arbitrary two-photon graphs was constructed and applied to the given problem. The results indicate that at small distances very high pair multiplicities are to be expected. Finally a new approach to the pair production in an external field was discussed, which is not based on the canonical field theory, but on the formalism of the Wigner functions. (orig./HSI)

  19. A semi-holographic model for heavy-ion collisions

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    Iancu, Edmond

    2014-01-01

    We develop a semi-holographic model for the out-of-equilibrium dynamics during the partonic stages of an ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collision. The model combines a weakly-coupled hard sector, involving gluon modes with energy and momenta of the order of the saturation momentum and relatively large occupation numbers, with a strongly-coupled soft sector, which physically represents the soft gluons radiated by the hard partons. The hard sector is described by perturbative QCD, more precisely, by its semi-classical approximation (the classical Yang-Mills equations) which becomes appropriate when the occupation numbers are large. The soft sector is described by a marginally deformed conformal field theory, which in turn admits a holographic description in terms of classical Einstein's equations in $AdS_5$ with a minimally coupled massless `dilaton'. The model involve two free parameters which characterize the gauge-invariant couplings between the hard and soft sectors. Via these couplings, the hard modes provide...

  20. Two-pion correlations in heavy ion collisions

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    An application of intensity interferometry to relativistic heavy ion collisions is reported. Specifically, the correlation between two like-charged pions is used to study the reactions Ar+KCl→2π/sup +-/+X and Ne+NaF→2π-+X. Source sizes are obtained that are consistent with a simple geometric interpretation. Lifetimes are less well determined but are indicative of a faster pion production process than predicted by Monte Carlo cascade calculations. There appears to be a substantial coherent component of the pion source, although measurement is complicated by the presence of final state interactions. Additionally, the generation of spectra of uncorrelated events is discussed. In particular, the influence of the correlation function on the background spectrum is analyzed, and a prescription for removal of this influence is given. A formulation to describe the statistical errors in the background is also presented. Finally, drawing from the available literature, a self-contained introduction to Bose-Einstein correlations and the Hanbury-Brown - Twiss effect is provided, with an emphasis on points of contact between classical and quantum mechanical descriptions

  1. Thermal Electromagnetic Radiation in Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Rapp, R

    2016-01-01

    We review the potential of precise measurements of electromagnetic probes in relativistic heavy-ion collisions for the theoretical understanding of strongly interacting matter. The penetrating nature of photons and dileptons implies that they can carry undistorted information about the hot and dense regions of the fireballs formed in these reactions and thus provide a unique opportunity to measure the electromagnetic spectral function of QCD matter as a function of both invariant mass and momentum. In particular we report on recent progress on how the medium modifications of the (dominant) isovector part of the vector current correlator ($\\rho$ channel) can shed light on the mechanism of chiral symmetry restoration in the hot and/or dense environment. In addition, thermal dilepton radiation enables novel access to (a) the fireball lifetime through the dilepton yield in the low invariant-mass window $0.3 \\; \\mathrm{GeV} \\leq M \\leq 0.7 \\; \\mathrm{GeV}$, and (b) the early temperatures of the fireball through th...

  2. Pion Transverse Momentum Spectrum, Elliptic Flow and Interferometry in the Granular Source Model in Ultra-Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Yang, Jing; Zhang, Wei-Ning

    2015-01-01

    We systematically investigate the pion transverse momentum spectrum, elliptic flow, and Hanbury-Brown-Twiss (HBT) interferometry in the granular source model of quark-gluon plasma droplets in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. The granular source model can well reproduce the experimental results of the Au-Au collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=$ 200 GeV and the Pb-Pb collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}} =$ 2.76 TeV with different centralities. We examine the parameters of the granular source models with an uniform and Woods-Saxon initial energy distributions in a droplet. The parameters exhibit certain regularities for collision centrality and energy.

  3. An experimental review on elliptic flow of strange and multi-strange hadrons in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Shi, Shusu

    2016-01-01

    Strange hadrons, especially multi-strange hadrons are good probes for the early partonic stage of heavy ion collisions due to their small hadronic cross sections. In this paper, I give a brief review on the elliptic flow measurements of strange and multi-strange hadrons in relativistic heavy ion collisions at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

  4. Net-Baryon and Net-Kaon Rapidity Distributions in Ultrarelativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    王宏民; 侯召宇; 孙献静

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, the gluon distribution is extracted from the KLR-AdS/CFT saturation model and used to investigate net-baryon and net-kaon rapidity distributions in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. With the same parameters of the saturation model fitting to HERA data and an χ^2 analysis of the overall constant C, the theoretical results are in good agreement with RHIC data in Au+Au collisions at √s = 0.2 TeV. Then, we present the predictive results for net-baryon rapidity distributions in central Pb+Pb collisions at LHC energies of √s = 2.76, 3.94, and 5.52 TeV, and give the corresponding values of dN/ dy for net-baryon at y = 0.

  5. Jet quenching and γ-jet correlation in high-energy heavy-ion collisions

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    Wang, Xin-Nian [Key Laboratory of Quark and Lepton Physics (MOE) and Institute of Particle Physics, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079 (China); Nuclear Science Division Mailstop 70R0319, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94740 (United States); Zhu, Yan [Departamento de Física de Partículas and IGFAE, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, E-15706 Santiago de Compostela, Galicia (Spain)

    2014-12-15

    Medium modification of γ-tagged jets in high-energy heavy-ion collisions is investigated within a linearized Boltzmann transport model which includes both elastic parton scattering and induced gluon emission. In Pb + Pb collisions at √(s)=2.76 TeV, a γ-tagged jet is seen to lose 15% of its energy at 0–10% central collisions. Simulations also point to a sizable azimuthal angle broadening of γ-tagged jets at the tail of a distribution which should be measurable when experimental errors are significantly reduced. An enhancement at large z{sub jet}=p{sub L}/E{sub jet} in jet fragmentation function at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) can be attributed to the dominance of leading particles in the reconstructed jet. A γ-tagged jet fragmentation function is shown to be more sensitive to jet quenching, therefore a better probe of the jet transport parameter.

  6. On energy densities reached in heavy-ion collisions at the CERN SPS

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    Pisút, J; Tomasik, Boris; Pisut, Jan; Pisutova, Neva; Tomasik, Boris

    2003-01-01

    We present a few estimates of energy densities reached in heavy-ion collisions at the CERN SPS. The estimates are based on data and models of proton-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus interactions. In all of these estimates the maximum energy density in central Pb+Pb interactions is larger than the critical energy density of about 0.7 GeV/fm^3 following from lattice gauge theory computations. In estimates which we consider as realistic the maximum energy density is about twice the critical value. In this way our analysis gives some support to claims that deconfined matter has been produced at the CERN SPS. Any definite statement requires a deeper understanding of formation times of partons and hadrons in nuclear collisions. We also compare our results with implicit energy estimates contained in earlier models of anomalous J/psi suppression in nuclear collisions.

  7. On the quantum mechanics of deep inelastic collisions between heavy ions

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    An overview of the quantum-mechanical foundations of the dynamical behaviour of deep inelastic collisions between heavy ions is given. The use of time dependent Hartree-Fock method is stressed. (L.C.)

  8. Two views on the Bjorken scenario for ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Maire, Antonin

    2011-01-01

    The sketch describes the Bjorken scenario foreseen for the collision of ultra-relativistic heavy-ions, leading to the creation of strongly-interacting hot and dense deconfined matter, the so-called Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP).

  9. Review of anisotropic flow correlations in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Zhou, You

    2016-01-01

    Anisotropic flow phenomena is a key probe of the existence of Quark-Gluon Plasma. Several new observable associated with correlations between anisotropic flow harmonics are developed, which are expected to be sensitive to the initial fluctuations and transport properties of the created matter in heavy ion collisions. I review recent developments of correlations of anisotropic flow harmonics. The experimental measurements, together with the comparisons to theoretical model calculations, open up new opportunities of exploring novel QCD dynamics in heavy-ion collisions.

  10. Towards high-density matter with relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Recent progress in nucleus-nucleus collisions at BNL and CERN suggests a hint that the formation of high-density nuclear matter could be possible with relativistic heavy-ion beams. What is the maximum density that can be achieved by heavy-ion collisions? Are there data which show evidence or hints on the formation of high density matter? Why is the research of high-density interesting? How about the future possibilities on this subject? These points are discussed. (author)

  11. Jet tomography in heavy-ion collisions - Challenges, Results, and Open Problems

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    Betz, Barbara

    2016-01-01

    Over the past 30 years, jet observables have proven to provide important information about the quark-gluon plasma created in heavy-ion collisions. I review the challenges, results, and open problems of jet physics in heavy-ion collisions, discussing the main ideas as well as some most recent results focussing on two major jet observables, the nuclear modification factor and the high-pT elliptic flow.

  12. An inversion-asymmetric source function for HBT analysis in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Lianshou, Liu; Shusu, Shi; Jiaxin, Du

    2006-01-01

    The inversion-asymmetry of the emission source in relativistic heavy ion collision under the Bertsch-Pratt convention is discussed and explicitly exhibited by a Monte Carlo model. The Gaussian source function popularly used in the HBT analysis of relativistic heavy ion collisions is invalid in this case. An inversion-asymmetric source function is suggested. A method for extracting the inversion-asymmetry degree of the source together with the source size from experimental data is proposed.

  13. Azimuthal correlations between directed and elliptic flow in heavy ion collisions

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    2008-01-01

    A method for investigating the azimuthal correlations between directed and elliptic flow in heavy ion collisions is described.The transverse anisotropy of particle emission at AGS energies is investigated within the RQMD model.It is found that the azimuthal correlations between directed and elliptic flow are sensitive to the incident energy and impact parameter.The fluctuations in the initial stage and dynamical evolution of heavy ion collisions are not negligible.

  14. From many body wee partons dynamics to perfect fluid: a standard model for heavy ion collisions

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    Venugopalan, R.

    2010-07-22

    We discuss a standard model of heavy ion collisions that has emerged both from experimental results of the RHIC program and associated theoretical developments. We comment briefly on the impact of early results of the LHC program on this picture. We consider how this standard model of heavy ion collisions could be solidified or falsified in future experiments at RHIC, the LHC and a future Electro-Ion Collider.

  15. Bottomonium production with statistical hadronization in heavy-ion collisions at collider energies

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    Byungsik, Hong

    2004-01-01

    We present the bottomonium production estimated by using the hybrid model that combines direct bb pair creation in hard scattering and a statistical hadronization of the deconfined quark-gluon plasma. Complete color screening and full equilibration of the deconfined quark matter is assumed in the quark-gluon plasma phase. An enhanced production of the Upsilon (1S) state is predicted at collider energies. However, a significant, difference between the RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) and the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) is expected in the centrality dependence of the Upsilon (1S) production. Normalizing the Upsilon (1S) production by the average number of binary collisions, we expect about a factor of five decrease from half-overlap to central collisions at the RHIC, but almost no change at the LHC. Plans for measuring the bottomonium production cross-sections in future collider experiments are summarized. (28 refs).

  16. Production of light (anti)nuclei, (anti)hypertriton and di-$\\Lambda$ in central Au+Au collisions at energies available at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

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    Xue, L; Chen, J H; Zhang, S; 10.1103/PhysRevC.85.064912

    2012-01-01

    A simple coalescence model is employed to investigate the production of light (anti)nuclei and (anti)hypertriton as well as di-$\\rm\\Lambda$ in the most central Au+Au collisions. The invariant yields of \\He(\\Hebar), \\hypert(\\hypertbar), and \\Hee(\\Heebar) obtained within current framework are found to be consistent with the measurements of the solenoidal tracker at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (STAR) detector. We also investigate the coalescence parameters $B_{A}$ (A = 2, 3, 4) as a function of transverse momentum for $d$(\\dbar), \\He(\\Hebar), \\hypert(\\hypertbar), and \\Hee(\\Heebar), respectively. $B_{2}$ for $d$(\\dbar) and $B_{3}$ for \\He(\\Hebar) are comparable with the STAR measurement within statistical uncertainties. The transverse momentum ($p_{T}$) integrated yields for di-$\\rm\\Lambda$ $dN_{\\Lambda\\Lambda}/dy \\sim 2.23\\times10^{-5}$, and is not strongly dependent on the parameter employed for the coalescence process. Combining the data points extracted by the PHENIX Collaboration, the coalescence...

  17. Heavy-ion collisions and the nuclear equation of state

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    Keane, D.

    1992-01-01

    The overall goal of this project is to study nucleus-nucleus collisions experimentally at intermediate and relativistic energies, with emphasis on measurement and interpretation of correlation effects that provide insight into the nuclear phase diagram and the nuclear equation of state. During the past year, the PI has been on leave at Lawrence Berkeley Lab and has worked on this research project full-time. A large fraction of the effort of the PI and graduate students has gone into preparing for experiments using the Time Projection Chamber at LBL's Bevalac accelerator; in March 1992, this device successfully took data in production mode for the first time, and the first physics analysis is now under way. The PI has carried out simulations that help to define the physics performance and engineering specifications of the recently-approved STAR detector for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, and has identified a new capability of this device with the potential for being an important quark-gluon plasma signature. A Postdoctoral Fellow, jointly supported by this grant and Kent State University, has been recruited to augment these efforts. Since May 1991, 11 journal papers have been published or submitted for publication; 2 conference proceedings and 9 reports or abstracts have also been published during the past year. One paper in Phys. Rev. Left., one in Phys. Rev. C, and one conference proceedings are based on the thesis project of one of the PI's Ph.D. students who is expected to graduate later this year. Partly in response to the impending closure of the Bevalac, the PI's group has recently joined the NA49 experiment at CERN.

  18. Violent heavy ion collisions around the Fermi energy

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    Experimental results on central collisions will be presented and it will be shown that a fusion process still occurs; deexcitation of the hot fused systems formed will be discussed. Then, from the qualitative evolution of central collision products from different reactions studied in the E/A range 20-84 MeV, the vanishing of fusion processes will be inferred; it will be discussed in terms of critical energy deposit and maximum excitation energy per nucleon that nuclei can carry. Finally results concerning the large production of light fragments (3 < approximately Z < approximately 12) experimentally observed in the Fermi energy domain will be presented and discussed in terms of a multifragmentation of the whole nuclear system or of part of it for intermediate impact parameter collisions (109 refs, 49 fig)

  19. Centrality dependence of identified particle elliptic flow in relativistic heavy ion collisions at root s(NN)=7.7-62.4 GeV

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    Adamczyk, L.; Bielčík, J.; Bielčíková, Jana; Chaloupka, P.; Federič, Pavol; Rusňák, Jan; Rusňáková, O.; Šimko, Miroslav; Šumbera, Michal; Tlustý, David; Trzeciak, B. A.; Vértési, Robert

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 93, č. 1 (2016), s. 014907. ISSN 0556-2813 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-20841S; GA MŠk LG15001 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : STAR collaboration * nuclear collisions * resonance Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders Impact factor: 3.733, year: 2014

  20. Inclusion of the diffuseness in the schematic model of heavy ion collisions

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    The schematic model of central heavy ion collisions developed by Swiatecki includes the Coulomb and surface contributions to the potential energy of the system and one-body dissipation. This model is extended by considering the diffuseness of the nuclear surface; this has the implication that we must consider the proximity forces in the dynamics of the collisions. For the sake of simplicity we work with symmetrical systems. The results of the model studied are compared with experimental data and with other theoretical calculations. We conclude that the detailed consideration of the diffuseness of the nuclear surfaces does not substantially change the results of the schematic model for sharp surfaces in which the diffuseness is considered only through the parameters. (author)

  1. Electromagnetic fields with electric and chiral magnetic conductivities in heavy ion collisions

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    Li, Hui; Wang, Qun

    2016-01-01

    We derive analytic formula for electric and magnetic fields produced by a moving charged particle in a conducting medium with the electric conductivity \\sigma and the chiral magnetic conductivity \\sigma_{\\chi}. We use the Green function method and assume that \\sigma_{\\chi} is much smaller than \\sigma. The compact algebraic expressions for electric and magnetic fields without any integrals are obtained. They recover the Lienard-Wiechert formula at vanishing conductivities. Exact numerical solutions are also found for any values of \\sigma and \\sigma_{\\chi} and are compared to analytic results. Both numerical and analytic results agree very well for the scale of high energy heavy ion collisions. The space-time profiles of electromagnetic fields in non-central Au+Au collisions have been calculated based on these analytic formula as well as exact numerical solutions.

  2. Effect of final state interactions on subthreshold K- production in heavy-ion collisions

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    Recently, experiments were carried out at Bevalac to detect K- in heavy-ion (Si-Si) collisions at an incident energy of 2.1 GeV/nucleon. The threshold for K- production in the nucleon-nucleon collision is approx. 2.5 GeV. The observation of K- at subthreshold energies in heavy-ion collisions implies that more than one projectile nucleon must be involved in converting their kinetic energies into the mass of K-. This experiment provides therefore the possibility of studying nuclear collective effects, such as Fermi motions, coherent production, and multiple collisions. Preliminary data can be largely explained by conventional rescattering theory

  3. Funny hills in pion spectra from heavy-ion collisions

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    A discussion of some of the systematic features of the pion spectra in heavy-ions reactions is given. A discussion of the hills and valleys in heavy ion pion spectra that show up at the lower pion energies is given. The following topics are discussed: (1) three kinds of funny hills; (2) π-/+ ratios near center of mass; (3) new Monte Carlo studies of charged pion spectra; and (4) pion orbiting about fireballs and Bose-Einstein behavior as explanation for the mid-rapidity P/sub perpendicular to/ approx. = 0.4 to 0.5 m/sub π/c hill

  4. Strangeness production in heavy ion collisions: What have we learnt with the energy increase from SPS to RHIC

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    A review of strange particle production in heavy ion collisions at ultrarelativistic energies is presented. The particle yields and ratios from SPS and RHIC are discussed in view of the newest developments in understanding collision dynamics, and in view of their role in the search for a quark gluon plasma. A strangeness enhancement, most notably observed in CERN Pb-beam results, shows a remarkable two fold global enhancement with a much larger effect seen in the case of multistrange baryons. Hadronic models did fail to explain this pattern. At RHIC energy strangeness assumes a different role, since temperatures are higher and the central rapidity region almost baryon-free. An intriguing question: 'Did RHIC change the way we understand strangeness production in heavy ion collisions?' is discussed

  5. Radion and Higgs Signals in Peripheral Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC

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    Lietti, S. M.; Roldao, C. G.

    2002-01-01

    We investigate the sensitivity of the heavy ion mode of the LHC to Higgs boson and Radion production via photon-photon fusion through the analysis of the processes photon to photon photon, photon photon to b anti-b, and photon photon to g g in peripheral heavy ion collisions. We suggest cuts to improve the Higgs and Radion signal over standard model background ratio and determine the capability of LHC to detect these particles production.

  6. Searching for Anomalous Higgs Couplings in Peripheral Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC

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    Lietti, S. M.; A.A. Natale; Roldao, C. G.; Rosenfeld, R

    2000-01-01

    We investigate the sensitivity of the heavy ion mode of the LHC to anomalous Higgs boson couplings to photons, H-photon-photon, through the analysis of the processes photon photon to b anti-b and photon photon to photon photon in peripheral heavy ion collisions. We suggest cuts to improve the signal over background ratio and determine the capability of LHC to impose bounds on anomalous couplings by searching for a Higgs boson signal in these modes.

  7. Intranuclear cascade description of relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    A microscopic theory of heavy ion reactions based on the intranuclear cascade model is briefly discussed in an attempt to study the compression of nuclear matter. Double differential cross sections of 20Ne + 238U are shown as functions of impact parameter and bombarding energy for energies between 100 and 900 MeV/nucleon

  8. Collective flow in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    R S Bhalerao

    2003-11-01

    A brief introduction is given to the field of collective flow, currently being investigated experimentally at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider, Brookhaven National Laboratory. It is followed by an outline of the work that I have been doing in this field, in collaboration with Nicolas Borghini and Jean-Yves Ollitrault.

  9. Problems of quantum electrodynamics in heavy-ion collisions

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    The use of heavy ion reactions in studying basic problems of very strongly bound particles is discussed. Specifically, the fusion of two heavy nuclei, e.g., u + u, to form a superheavy quasimolecule is considered theoretically, with suggestions given for possible experiments. (12 figures)

  10. Theory of heavy ion collision physics in hadron therapy

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    2013-01-01

    Advances in Quantum Chemistry presents surveys of current topics in this rapidly developing field that has emerged at the cross section of the historically established areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. It features detailed reviews written by leading international researchers. This volume focuses on the theory of heavy ion physics in medicine.

  11. Charged Particle Multiplicity and Open Heavy Flavor Physics in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC

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    Chen, Yujiao

    modification factor RAA, which is defined as the ratio of a spectrum from heavy ion collisions to the same but scaled spectrum from nucleon-nucleon collisions. The observed RAA has little dependence on pT within the uncertainties quoted here. The results for RAA indicate a factor of about 3 suppression in the yield of muons in the most central (0-10%) collisions compared to the p+p collisions.

  12. Deuteron Photodissociation in Ultraperipheral Relativistic Heavy-Ion on Deuteron Collisions

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    Klein, Spencer; Vogt, Ramona

    2003-01-01

    In ultraperipheral relativistic deuteron on heavy-ion collisions, a photon emitted from the heavy nucleus may dissociate the deuterium ion. We find deuterium breakup cross sections of 1.38 barns for deuterium-gold collisions at a center of mass energy of 200 GeV per nucleon, as studied at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, and 2.49 barns for deuterium-lead collisions at a center of mass energy of 6.2 TeV, as proposed for the Large Hadron Collider. This cross section includes an energy-indep...

  13. Pion Transverse Momentum Spectrum, Elliptic Flow and Interferometry in the Granular Source Model in Ultra-Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Yang, Jing; Ren, Yan-Yu(Department of Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150006, China); Zhang, Wei-Ning

    2015-01-01

    We systematically investigate the pion transverse momentum spectrum, elliptic flow, and Hanbury-Brown-Twiss (HBT) interferometry in the granular source model of quark-gluon plasma droplets in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. The granular source model can well reproduce the experimental results of the Au-Au collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=$ 200 GeV and the Pb-Pb collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}} =$ 2.76 TeV with different centralities. We examine the parameters of the granular source models wi...

  14. Fluctuations in charged particle multiplicities in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Mukherjee, Maitreyee; Basu, Sumit; Choudhury, Subikash; Nayak, Tapan K.

    2016-08-01

    Multiplicity distributions of charged particles and their event-by-event fluctuations have been compiled for relativistic heavy-ion collisions from the available experimental data at Brookhaven National Laboratory and CERN and also by the use of an event generator. Multiplicity fluctuations are sensitive to QCD phase transition and to the presence of a critical point in the QCD phase diagram. In addition, multiplicity fluctuations provide baselines for other event-by-event measurements. Multiplicity fluctuation expressed in terms of the scaled variance of the multiplicity distribution is an intensive quantity, but is sensitive to the volume fluctuation of the system. The importance of the choice of narrow centrality bins and the corrections of the centrality bin-width effect for controlling volume fluctuations have been discussed. It is observed that the mean and width of the multiplicity distributions monotonically increase as functions of increasing centrality at all collision energies, whereas the multiplicity fluctuations show minimal variations with centrality. The beam-energy dependence shows that the multiplicity fluctuations have a slow rise at lower collision energies and remain constant at higher energies.

  15. The high multiplicity events in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    From the viewpoint that a nucleus-nucleus interaction is composed of the multiple nucleon-nucleon collisions, we analyze the mean multiplicities of the ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. Most of the experimental data are well settled within our framework. The relationship between this and other models are briefly discussed. (author)

  16. Ekpyrosis and inflationary dynamics in heavy ion collisions: the role of quantum fluctuations

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    Dusling, K.; Venugopalan, R.; Gelis, F.

    2011-05-23

    We summarize recent significant progress in the development of a first-principles formalism to describe the formation and evolution of matter in very high energy heavy ion collisions. The key role of quantum fluctuations both before and after a collision is emphasized. Systematic computations are now feasible to address early time isotropization, flow, parton energy loss and the Chiral Magnetic Effect.

  17. Hard Photons Beyond Proton-Neutron Bremsstrahlung in Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Gudima, K.; Ploszajczak, M.

    1999-01-01

    We report on the study of extremely high energy photons, pions and etas, produced in intermediate energy heavy-ion collisions. Possibility of imaging the final-state phase space in these collisions by the Bose-Einstein correlations for photons is critically examined.

  18. Space-time evolution of heavy ion collisions analyzed with URASiMA

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    By colliding heavy ions at high energy, the state of high temperature and high density can be created, and in such extreme conditions, it is expected that quarks and gluons are released from the confinement within hadrons, and cause the phase transition to the state that they can freely move in macroscopic region (quark gluon plasma, QGP). However high energy heavy ion collision phenomena are very complicated, and it becomes important to calculate heavy ion collision by using the simulation code which can reproduce high energy particle collision so far and to systematically examine its complicated collision reaction mechanism. At present, the authors carry out the development of a new code, and in this report, the new code URASiMA (ultra-relativistic AA collision simulator based on multiple scattering algorithm) is introduced, and the results of having analyzed the heavy ion collision at 200 GeV per nucleon carried out in CERN are shown. The simulation code URASAiMA is constituted on the basis of multichain model (MCM), and its features are shown. The cascade algorithm that the URASiMA adopted is explained. In elastic nucleus-nucleus collision algorithm is also adopted by the URASiMA. The space time distribution of collision points and particle number density as the results of simulation are reported. (K.I.)

  19. Hadronization and strangeness production in heavy-ion collisions

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    Biro, T S; Zimányi, J; Traxler, C T

    1999-01-01

    The hadronization process of a quark matter possibly formed in relativistic heavy ion experiments at CERN SPS and RHIC is addressed in the framework of a non-equilibrium approach using hadron formation rates for effectively massive quarks and gluons. After a brief review of the relevant thermodynamical concepts consequences of string formation on the hadron composition are investigated in the transchemical quark fusion model and in a molecular dynamical simulation of the semiclassical chromodielectric model. (75 refs).

  20. Spectator and participant decay in heavy ion collisions

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    Gaitanos, T.; Wolter, H. H.; Fuchs, C.

    1999-01-01

    We analyze the thermodynamical state of nuclear matter in transport calculations of heavy--ion reactions. In particular we determine temperatures and radial flow parameters from an analysis of fragment energy spectra and compare to local microscopic temperatures obtained from an analysis of local momentum space distributions. The analysis shows that the spectator reaches an equilibrated freeze-out configuration which undergoes simultaneous fragmentation. The fragments from the participant reg...

  1. Heavy ion collisions and the site-bond percolation

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    Desbois, J.

    1987-05-01

    Site-bond percolation on a lattice is used for the investigation of heavy ions reactions. A model characterized by two parameters, p and q, is worked out and a critical zone in the p, q plane is shown up. Analytical expressions for various quantities concerning percolation and evaporation are established. Calculations of energy spectra, linear momentum transfer, fragment multiplicities and mass yields at various bombarding energies are compared with experimental data. Different possibilities for the attainment of the multifragmentation regime are discussed.

  2. The Alice experiment for the study of ultra relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Alice is the detector dedicated to the study of heavy ions at the LHC (large hadron collider). It will allow scientists to investigate all the signatures of quark-gluon plasma (QGP). The spectrometer of the dimuon arm of Alice has been designed to study the production of high mass resonances through their dimuon decay. The first chapter is dedicated to some aspects of the physics of ultra-relativistic heavy ion: confinement and de-confinement of quarks, the absence of heavy resonances as a signature for the presence of QGP. The second chapter presents Alice and its ancillary detectors. The third chapter deals with the trigger system of the dimuon spectrometer, a detailed algorithm of this system is given. A method for the optimization of the trigger response is presented in the fourth chapter. The fifth chapter describes the testing of a prototype of the trigger system, this testing with muons has shown that the efficiency of the track reconstruction of the trigger system and the efficiency of the resistive plate chamber reach 98%.In the sixth chapter the author comments the simulations of the production of heavy resonances from Pb-Pb collisions as a function of centrality. (A.C.)

  3. Introduction to the experimental study of hadronic matter in heavy ion collisions. The Quark Gluon Plasma

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    In the last 20 years, heavy ion collisions have been an unique way to study the hadronic matter in the laboratory. The phase diagram of hadronic matter remains unknown, although many experimental and theoretical studies have been done in the last decade, aiming at studying its phase transitions. After a general introduction, two phases transition of the hadronic matter, liquid-gas and the transition to the Quark Gluon Plasma, are addressed. A general view about the experimental methods to study these phase transitions is presented in chapter three. The most important results of the heavy ion program in the RHIC collider at BNL (Upton, N.Y., Usa) are presented in chapter four. The last three chapters are devoted to the heavy ion program in the future large hadron collider (LHC) at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland). In particular, the unique LHC experiment specially designed for heavy ion physics, ALICE and its muon spectrometer are presented. (author)

  4. Studying Heavy Ion Collisions Using Methods From Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) Analysis

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    Gaardhøje, J. J.; Tabassam, H.

    2014-04-01

    We present and discuss a framework for studying the morphology of high-multiplicity events from relativistic heavy ion collisions using methods commonly employed in the analysis of the photons from the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). The analysis is based on the decomposition of the distribution of the number density of (charged) particles expressed in polar and azimuthal coordinates into a sum of spherical harmonic functions. We present an application of the method exploting relevant symmetries to the study of azimuthal correlations arizing from collective flow among charged particles produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions. We discuss perspectives for event-by- event analyses, which with increasing collision energy will eventually open entirely new dimensions in the study of ultrarelaticistic heavy ion reactions.

  5. Studying Heavy Ion Collisions Using Methods From Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB Analysis

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    Gaardhøje J. J.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available We present and discuss a framework for studying the morphology of high-multiplicity events from relativistic heavy ion collisions using methods commonly employed in the analysis of the photons from the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB. The analysis is based on the decomposition of the distribution of the number density of (charged particles expressed in polar and azimuthal coordinates into a sum of spherical harmonic functions. We present an application of the method exploting relevant symmetries to the study of azimuthal correlations arizing from collective flow among charged particles produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions. We discuss perspectives for event-by- event analyses, which with increasing collision energy will eventually open entirely new dimensions in the study of ultrarelaticistic heavy ion reactions.

  6. What do we learn from resonance production in heavy ion collisions?

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    Resonances with their short life time and strong coupling to the dense and hot medium are suggested as a signature of the early stage of the fireball created in a heavy ion collision. The comparison of resonances with different lifetimes and quark contents may give information about time evolution and density and temperature during the expansion of the fireball medium. Resonances in elementary reactions have been measured since 1960. Resonance production in elementary collisions compared with heavy ion collisions where we expect to create a hot and dense medium may show the direct influence of the medium on the resonances. This paper shows a selection of the recent resonance measurements from SPS and RHIC heavy ion colliders

  7. Heavy-ion Collisions: Direct and indirect probes of the density and temperature dependence of Esym

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    Kohley, Z

    2014-01-01

    Heavy-ion collisions provide a versatile terrestrial probe of the nuclear equation of state through the formation of nuclear matter at a wide variety of temperatures, densities, and pressures. Direct and indirect approaches for constraining the density dependence of the symmetry energy using heavy-ion collisions have been developed. The direct approach relies on scaling methods which attempt to connect isotopic fragment distributions to the symmetry energy. Using the indirect approach constraints on the equation of state are extracted from comparison of experimental results and theoretical transport calculations which utilize effective nucleon-nucleon interactions. Besides exploring the density dependence of the equation of state, heavy-ion collisions are simultaneously probing different temperature gradients of nuclear matter allowing for the temperature dependence of the symmetry energy to be examined. The current progress and open questions related to constraining the density and temperature dependence of ...

  8. Freeze-out conditions in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Xu, N.; NA44 Collaboration

    1996-07-01

    The authors present recent results on single particle transverse momentum distributions of pions, kaons, and protons, measured in CERN Experiment NA44, of 200A{center_dot}FeV/c S+S and 158A{center_dot}GeV/c Pb+Pb central collisions. By comparing these data with thermal and transport models, freeze-out parameters like the temperature T{sub fo} and the chemical potentials ({mu}{sub q}, {mu}{sub s}) are extracted and discussed.

  9. Complex fragment emission in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Data relative to proton and pion production produced in central collisions have been reviewed by S. Nagamiya. Therefore, the production of complex fragments is emphasized here. A presentation is made of experimental data on d, t, 3He emission and their discussion in terms of the existing models. The size of fireball derived from the analysis of complex fragments is compared to the results of pion interferometry experiment. Interesting features observed in the distribution of charged particles once an heavy fragment has been detected are reported. Finally, suggestions of phenomena to study with a 4π detector are given

  10. Chiral symmetry restoration versus deconfinement in heavy-ion collisions at high baryon density

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    Cassing, W.; Palmese, A.; Moreau, P.; Bratkovskaya, E. L.

    2016-01-01

    We study the production of strange hadrons in nucleus-nucleus collisions from 4 to 160 A GeV within the parton-hadron-string dynamics (PHSD) transport approach that is extended to incorporate essentials aspects of chiral symmetry restoration (CSR) in the hadronic sector (via the Schwinger mechanism) on top of the deconfinement phase transition as implemented in PHSD. Especially the K+/π+ and the (Λ +Σ0) /π- ratios in central Au+Au collisions are found to provide information on the relative importance of both transitions. The modeling of chiral symmetry restoration is driven by the pion-nucleon Σ term in the computation of the quark scalar condensate that serves as an order parameter for CSR and also scales approximately with the effective quark masses ms and mq. Furthermore, the nucleon scalar density ρs, which also enters the computation of , is evaluated within the nonlinear σ -ω model which is constrained by Dirac-Brueckner calculations and low-energy heavy-ion reactions. The Schwinger mechanism (for string decay) fixes the ratio of strange to light quark production in the hadronic medium. We find that above ˜80 A GeV the reaction dynamics of heavy nuclei is dominantly driven by partonic degrees of freedom such that traces of the chiral symmetry restoration are hard to identify. Our studies support the conjecture of "quarkyonic matter" in heavy-ion collisions from about 5 to 40 A GeV and provide a microscopic explanation for the maximum in the K+/π+ ratio at about 30 A GeV, which only shows up if a transition to partonic degrees of freedom is incorporated in the reaction dynamics and is discarded in the traditional hadron-string models.

  11. Rapidity spectra of the secondaries produced in heavy ion collisions and the constituent picture of the particles

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    The present study is both a reanalysis and an extension of the approach initiated by S. Eremin and S. Voloshin [Phys. Rev. C, 67, 064905 (2003)]. We attempt to interpret here the rapidity spectra of the various particles produced in both Pb+Pb and Au+Au collisions at SPS-CERN (Super Proton Synchrotron at Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire) and RHIC-BNL (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory). The study made here is wider in scope and is more species specific than earlier ones, and the results obtained here are compared with those found in previous works based on HIJING, VENUS, etc., at various centralities. The study reconfirms that the constituent parton picture of the particles provides a better and more unified description of the rapidity-density yields for the various secondaries, including some light cluster particles such as deuteron, even in heavy ion collisions

  12. Direct photon production in high-energy heavy-ion collisions

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    Direct thermal photons in the pt range of 0 - 5 GeV/c are expected to provide a sensitive probe of the hot dense matter formed in the early stage of relativistic heavy ion collisions. The production of single photons in 158 AGeV Pb+Pb interactions has been studied with the 10080 detector lead glass calorimeter of the WA98 experiment at CERN. Neutral π0 cross section has been measured via its two-photon decay branch. At pt ≥∼GeV/c single photon yields of ∼20% of the decay photon yields are observed consistently with different photon identification criteria both for the peripheral and central events

  13. A viscous blast-wave model for relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Jaiswal, Amaresh

    2015-01-01

    Using a viscosity-based survival scale for geometrical perturbations formed in the early stages of relativistic heavy-ion collisions, we model the radial flow velocity during freeze-out. Subsequently, we employ the Cooper-Frye freeze-out prescription, with first-order viscous corrections to the distribution function, to obtain the transverse momentum distribution of particle yields and flow harmonics. For initial eccentricities, we use the results of Monte Carlo Glauber model. We fix the blast-wave model parameters by fitting the transverse momentum spectra of identified particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and demonstrate that this leads to a fairly good agreement with transverse momentum distribution of elliptic and triangular flow for various centralities. Within this viscous blast-wave model, we estimate the shear viscosity to entropy density ratio $\\eta/s\\simeq 0.24$ at the LHC.

  14. Beam energy dependence of pseudorapidity distributions of charged particles produced in heavy-ion collisions at RHIC and LHC energies

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    Basu, Sumit; Datta, Kaustuv

    2016-01-01

    Heavy-ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN probe matter at extreme conditions of temperature and energy density. Most of the global properties of the collisions can be extracted from the measurements of charged particle multiplicity and pseudorapidity ($\\eta$) distributions. We have shown that the available experimental data on beam energy and centrality dependence of \\Eta-distributions in heavy-ion (Au+Au or Pb+Pb) collisions from \\sNN=7.7 GeV to 2.76 TeV are reasonably well described by the AMPT model, which is used for further exploration. The nature of the \\Eta-distributions has been described by a double Gaussian function using a set of fit parameters, which exhibit a regular pattern as a function of beam energy. By extrapolating the parameters to a higher energy of \\sNN~=~5.02 TeV, we have obtained the charged particle multiplicity densities, \\Eta-distributions and energy densities for various centralities. Incident...

  15. Origin of the finite nuclear spin and its effect in intermediate energy heavy ion collisions

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    The heavy-ion phase-space exploration (HIPSE) model is used to discuss the origin of the nuclear spin in intermediate energy heavy-ion collision (HIC). The spin of maximal projectile-like fragment is found to depend strongly on impact parameter of a reaction system,while it relates weakly to the collision violence. Some interesting multi-fragmentation phenomena related to the spin are shown. We also found that the excitation energy in the de-excitation stage plays a robust role at the de-excitation stage in HIC. (authors)

  16. Measurement Of The Heavy-Ion Collision Event Characteristics With The Atlas Experiment At The Lhc

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Heavy-ion collisions at extreme energies can reproduce conditionspresent in the early Universe. The new state of very dense and hotmatter of deconfined quarks and gluons, called the Quark GluonPlasma~(QGP, is observed. This state is characterised by very lowviscosity resembling the properties of a perfect fluid. In suchmedium, the density fluctuations can be easily spread. In experimentalpractice, the size of these fluctuations is estimated by measuring theangular correlation of produced particles. The aim of this paper isto present measurements of the azimuthal anisotropy of chargedparticles produced in heavy-ion collisions using the ATLAS detector atthe LHC. Two measurement techniques are presented and compared.

  17. Jet reconstruction and calibration in heavy-ion collisions with the ATLAS detector

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    2014-01-01

    Jets produced in heavy-ion collisions are one of the important hard probes that provide information about the hot and dense medium created in heavy ion collisions. The performance of the jet reconstruction is of great importance since it provides basis for each jet measurement. Due to the large underlying background and its fluctuations, the precise jet reconstruction is nontrivial and challenging. Beside the basic jet performance we concentrate namely on the methods used for the calibration of jet energy. The so-called numerical inversion used to calibrate jets in the ATLAS experiment is introduced and discussed.

  18. Evaluation of excitation energy and spin from light charged particles multiplicities in heavy-ion collisions

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    Steckmeyer, J C; Grotowski, K; Pawowski, P; Aiello, S; Anzalone, A; Bini, M; Borderie, B; Bougault, R; Cardella, G; Casini, G; Cavallaro, S; Charvet, J L; Dayras, R; De Filippo, E; Durand, D; Femin, S; Frankland, J D; Galíchet, E; Geraci, M; Giustolisi, F; Guazzoni, P; Iacono-Manno, M; Lanzalone, G; Lanzan, G; Le Neindre, N; Lo Nigro, S; Lo Piano, F; Olmi, A; Pagano, A; Papa, M; Pârlog, M; Pasquali, G; Piantelli, S; Pirrone, S; Politi, G; Porto, F; Rivet, M F; Rizzo, F; Rosato, E; Roy, R; Sambataro, S; Sperduto, M L; Stefanini, A A; Sutera, C; Tamain, B; Vient, E; Volant, C; Wieleczko, J P; Zetta, L

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    A simple procedure for evaluating the excitation energy and the spin transfer in heavy-ion dissipative collisions is proposed. It is based on a prediction of the GEMINI evaporation code : for a nucleus with a given excitation energy, the average number of emitted protons decreases with increasing spin, whereas the average number of alpha particles increases. Using that procedure for the reaction 107Ag+58Ni at 52 MeV/nucleon, the excitation energy and spin of quasi-projectiles have been evaluated. The results obtained in this way have been compared with the predictions of a model describing the primary dynamic stage of heavy-ion collisions.

  19. Fluctuations of pion flow harmonics and HBT correlation functions in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Hu, Ying; Zhang, Wei-Ning; Ren, Yan-Yu(Department of Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150006, China)

    2014-01-01

    We investigate the fluctuations of pion elliptic flow, triangular flow, and Hanbury-Brown-Twiss (HBT) correlation functions for the hydrodynamic sources with fluctuating initial conditions in the heavy ion collisions of the Au-Au at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV and the Pb-Pb at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}} =2.76$ TeV. A method based on event-subcollection analysis is used to detect these fluctuations in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions. We introduce a granularity length to describe the granular inhomogene...

  20. Elliptic Flow and Jet Quenching of a Parton System after Relativistic Heavy Ion Collision

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    Shin, Ghi R

    2007-01-01

    We obtain the initial phase space distribution after relativistic heavy ion collision by the CGC shattering method incorporating the uncertainty principle and solve the semi-classical Boltzmann equation which includes the gluon radiation processes. We present as a function of time the attenuation rate of high $p_T$ partons, which have transverse momenta over 6 $GeV/c$, in the medium which is formed after relativistic heavy ion collision. We calculate the elliptic flow as a function of an impact parameter, time and transverse momentum and also present the polar anisotropy, which gives the initial condition for color filamentation.

  1. Modeling production of some high-mass secondaries in heavy-ion collisions

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    In the light of a newly proposed phenomenological model offered by the combinational approach, we attempt to interpret with a modest degree of success the measured data on production of the pT-spectra of the lambda (Λ) baryons and phi (Φ) mesons in some heavy-ion collisions. The choices of the specific varieties for the present study are influenced by the two factors: (i) availability of data in ΝΝ(ΡΡ/ΡΡ¯) reactions at some high energies and also in a few heavy-ion collisions at several energies; and (ii) the status and importance of the specific particle(s) from various physical considerations. (author)

  2. Probing the hadronic structure of the photon in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Consequences of the hadronic content of photons on particle creation processes are studied for peripheral heavy-ion collisions at the maximum LHC energy of 3.5 TeV per nucleon. Modifications of the Higgs-boson and quark pair creation rate due to the quark and gluon content of the photons are calculated. In particular, we dound that Z0 boson creation processes may represent a promising tool to investigate the influence of the internal photon structure in peripheral heavy-ion collision. (orig.)

  3. Microscopic Calculation of Pre-Compound Excitation Energies for Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Umar, A S; Maruhn, J A; Reinhard, P -G

    2009-01-01

    We introduce a microscopic approach for calculating the excitation energies of systems formed during heavy-ion collisions. The method is based on time-dependent Hartree-Fock (TDHF) theory and allows the study of the excitation energy as a function of time or ion-ion separation distance. We discuss how this excitation energy is related to the estimate of the excitation energy using the reaction $Q$-value, as well as its implications for dinuclear pre-compound systems formed during heavy-ion collisions.

  4. Studying re-scattering effect in heavy-ion collision through K* production

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    We have studied the K* production within a multi-phase transport model (AMPT) for Au + Au collisions at √(SNN) = 200 GeV to understand the hadronic re-scattering effect on the measured yields of the resonance. The hadronic re-scattering of the K* decay daughter particles (π and K) will alter their momentum distribution thereby making it difficult to reconstruct the K* signal through the invariant mass method. An increased hadronic re-scattering effect thus leads to a decrease in the reconstructed yield of K* in the heavy-ion collisions. Through this simulation study, we argue that a decrease in K*/K ratio with the increase in collision centrality necessarily reflects the hadronic re-scattering effect. Since the re-scattering occurs in the hadronic phase and K* has a lifetime of 4 fm/c, we present a toy model-based discussion on using measured K*/K to put a lower limit on the hadronic phase lifetime in high energy nuclear collisions. (author)

  5. Measurements of Upsilon meson suppression in heavy ion collisions with the CMS experiment at the LHC

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    Filipovic, Nicolas

    Measurements of Upsilon suppression in ultra relativistic heavy ion collisions are key to understanding the hot and deconfined phase of matter called Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP). The cross section of Upsilon states Y(nS) are measured in proton-proton collisions and in lead-lead collisions at the centre-of-mass energy of 2.76 TeV per nucleon pair. Individual states are measured through their dimuon decay channel using the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) at CERN. The cross sections measured in pp and PbPb are compared thanks to the nuclear modification factor, $R_{AA}$. This observable is computed for Upsilon(1S) and Upsilon(2S) in several bins of transverse momentum,rapidity and centrality of the collision. An upper limit on the production of Upsilon(3S) in PbPb is estimated. These measurements exhibit a clear and ordered suppression pattern, consistent with the hypothesis of sequential melting of quarkonia in the QGP. The measured Upsilon(1S) and Upsilon(2S) suppressions are observed to be independent of transverse ...

  6. Production study of light fragments emitted at low angle in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    The Diogene plastic wall was built in order to study fragment production in a 0O-6O angular range. After generalities on heavy ion collisions and a description of the Diogene detector, methods used for data analysis allowing identification of charged particles and measurement of their energy and emission angle are presented. From correlation studies between the Diogene events and the plastic wall events, we can have an information on the centrality of collisions. On the other hand, the study of differential cross sections shows two existing sources: one formed by the projectile remnant, at a velocity close to beam velocity and a source of intermediary rapidity formed by the participants. We have shown that even for very central collisions and heavy targets, the target nucleus remains partially transparent. In order to explain projectile fragmentation mechanism, we have used two models: a coalescence model and a thermal model. The first model gives the value of the coalescence radius. It seems that this model does not apply to angles nearing 0O. With the thermal model, we have been able to sort out apparent temperature values which confirm the weak excitation energy of the projectile remnant

  7. Various light particles emissions accompaning light heavy ion collisions

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    In this work we have investigated light particles emission accompanying heavy-ion induced reactions. The experiments were performed at the isochronous cyclotron of the I.S.N. de Grenoble and we got in and out of plane correlations between solid state and gazeous detectors. In 14N (100 MeV) + 27Al we have chosen, light particles emitted in coincidence with deep inelastic fragments or evaporation residues have been measured. Likewise we observed the correlations between fragments and fragments. The particularities we found between protons and alpha emissions are to be assigned to differences in separation energies, but their relative energies and angular momenta have also a significant part

  8. Charged particle multiplicity in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    What follows is a brief overview of the E814 silicon multiplicity detector and some of the data taken with it during a June 89 heavy ion physics run at the BNL AGS. The beam was 14.6 GeV/c/u 28Si on targets of Pb, Cu, and Al. For the data presented below all of the target thicknesses were 1.2% of a Si interaction length. All of the data shown below are still in analysis and none are final

  9. Hard photon interferometry in heavy-ion collisions

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    It is shown how first- and second-order interference effects can be used to measure the extent of chaotic light sources such as stars viewed from a great distance. The same technique can be applied in nuclear physics where the interference effect arises from the quantum statistics of identical particles. The results from an experiment attempting to measure the size of the participant zone in a heavy-ion reaction using bremsstrahlung photons as a probe are presented. (author) 16 refs., 7 figs

  10. Heavy ions collisions and the site-bond percolation

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    Site-bond percolation on a lattice is used for the investigation of heavy ions reactions. A model characterized by two parameters, p and q, is worked out and a critical zone in the p-q plane is shown up. Analytical expressions for various quantities concerning percolation and evaporation are established. Calculations of energy spectra, linear momentum transfer, fragment multiplicities and mass yields at various bombarding energies are compared with experimental data. Different possibilities for the attainment of the multifragmentation regime are discussed. 17 figs; 43 refs

  11. Heavy ion collisions and the site-bond percolation

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    Site-bond percolation on a lattice is used for the investigation of heavy ions reactions. A model characterized by two parameters, p and q, is worked out and a critical zone in the p, q plane is shown up. Analytical expressions for various quantities concerning percolation and evaporation are established. Calculations of energy spectra, linear momentum transfer, fragment multiplicities and mass yields at various bombarding energies are compared with experimental data. Different possibilities for the attainment of the multifragmentation regime are discussed. (orig.)

  12. Charmonium dissociation by mesons in heavy-ion collisions

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    Lykasov, Gennady I.; Cassing, Wolfgang

    2006-01-01

    The charmonium dissociation by mesons in relativistic heavy-ion reactions is analyzed within the Regge approach. It is shown that the inclusion of the initial and final state interactions in the dissociation of J/Psi to bar{D}* D* close to threshold increases the cross section significantly and can not be neglected in comparison to the total dissociation rate. This is due to resonant bar{D}*-D* interactions in sqrt{s} close to the masses of the Psi(4.04) and Psi(4.16) mesons. We also investig...

  13. High energy heavy ion collisions from the view point of the 'strong field physics'

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    In the high energy heavy ion collisions at the facilities like RHIC and LHC, two strongest fields in the present universe are generated. First of all, a very strong electromagnetic field is generated, though its duration is very short due to the very high speed collisions of nuclei and the large electric charges. On the other hand, the nuclei are described as the high density saturation gluon state just before the moment of the collision and the high density gluon is released by the collision. A very strong color electromagnetic field is generated. The color glass condensate (CGC) is a reasonable picture. In this text, dynamics of the GLASMA (Glass + plasma), the new physics brought about by those 'strong fields', are introduced and are explained how the yet unsolved problems of the heavy ion collisions are going to be investigated on the new view point. The mechanism of the apparitions of the strong electromagnetic field and the strong color electromagnetic field are explained at first. The heavy ion collisions can be described as the process CGC to develop into QGP. As the phenomena under the strong electromagnetic field and the heavy ion collisions, their synchrotron radiations, the photon birefringence, the photon decay, the splitting of photons and the chiral phase transitions under high field are picked up. Concerning the strong color electromagnetic field dynamics and the heavy ion collisions, the plasma flux tube dynamics, the color magnetic flux tube, the color electric flux tube and the coexisting case of the color electric field and magnetic field are presented. (S. Funahashi)

  14. A Look at Heavy Ion Collisions Through the SO(3)-Invariant Flow

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    Staig Fernandez, Maria del Pilar

    One of the measurements obtained from heavy ion collisions is the correlation between two final particles as a function of the difference of azimuthal angle and pseudorapidity. These correlations show structure in the azimuthal direction that is elongated in pseudorapidity, and that has its origin in the initial state after the collision, and in its evolution. We implemented a Glauber Monte Carlo code to study initial state fluctuations that appear on an event by event basis because of the random positions of the nucleons in the nuclei. We calculated the initial average deformations and their fluctuations as a function of the centrality of the collision and found that for central collisions all of the asymmetry parameters are on equal footing, but that as the collisions become more peripheral the second asymmetry parameter becomes more important, because of the almond-like shape of the region where the two nuclei intersect. To study the evolution of the matter created after the collision we used the SO(3)-invariant flow developed by S. Gubser and A. Yarom, that is an extension of Bjorken flow that includes flow in the radial direction. The hydrodynamic equations including perturbations to this background can be solved analytically in terms of known special functions that can be collected to describe the shape of a specific perturbation. We used as initial condition a Gaussian perturbation, and found that the two particle correlation obtained resembles the curve from experiments. We also explored the effects of viscosity on the final particle correlation, and on the spectra of the flow coefficients, and found that viscosity kills the higher harmonics. The same method can be used to study other perturbations to the background. In particular, we studied fluctuations that appear near the critical temperature produced by Quark Gluon Plasma clusters undergoing a Rayleigh type collapse, and suggest that the observed widening in rapidity correlations may be an indication

  15. Energy dependence of resonance production in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Shao, Feng-lan; Wang, Rui-qin; Zhang, Mao-sheng

    2016-01-01

    The production of hadronic resonances $K^{*}(892)$, $\\phi(1020)$, $\\Sigma^{*}(1385)$, and $\\Xi^{*}(1530)$ in central AA collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=$ 17.3, 200, and 2760 GeV are systematically studied. The direct production of these resonances at system hadronization are described by the quark combination model and the effects of hadron multiple-scattering stage are dealt with by a ultra-relativistic quantum molecular dynamics model (UrQMD). We study the contribution of these two production sources to final observation and compare the final spectra with the available experimental data. The $p_T$ spectra of $K^{*}(892)$ calculated directly by quark combination model are explicitly higher than the data at low $p_T \\lesssim 1.5$ GeV and taking into account the modification of rescattering effects the resulting final spectra well agree with the data at all three collision energies. The rescattering effect on $\\phi(1020)$ production is weak and including it can slightly improve our description at low $p_T$ on the...

  16. Entropy Production and Effective Viscosity in Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Ivanov, Yu B

    2016-01-01

    Entropy production and an effective viscosity in central Au+Au collisions are estimated in a wide range of incident energies 3.3 GeV $\\le \\sqrt{s_{NN}}\\le$ 39 GeV. The simulations are performed within a three-fluid model employing three different equations of state with and without deconfinement transition, which are equally good in reproduction of the momentum-integrated elliptic flow of charged particles in the considered energy range. It is found that more that 80\\% entropy is prodused during a short early collision stage which lasts $\\sim$1 fm/c at highest considered energies $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}\\ge$ 20 GeV. The estimated values of the viscosity-to-entropy ratio ($\\eta/s$) are approximately the same in all considered scenarios. At final stages of the system expansion they range from $\\sim$0.05 at highest considered energies to $\\sim$0.5 lowest ones. It is found that the $\\eta/s$ ratio decreases with the temperature ($T$) rise approximately as $\\sim 1/T^4$ and exhibits a rather weak dependence on the net-baryon ...

  17. Deformed flux tubes produce azimuthal anisotropy in heavy ion collisions

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    Pirner, H. J.; Reygers, K.; Kopeliovich, B. Z.

    2016-03-01

    We investigate the azimuthal anisotropy v2 of particle production in nucleus-nucleus collisions in the maximum entropy approach. This necessitates two new phenomenological input parameters δ and λ2 compared with integrated multiplicity distributions. The parameter δ describes the deformation of a flux tube and can be theoretically calculated in a bag model with a bag constant which depends on the density of surrounding flux tubes. The parameter λ2 defines the anisotropy of the particle distribution in momentum space and can be connected to δ via the uncertainty relation. In this framework we compute the anisotropy v2 as a function of centrality, transverse momentum, and rapidity in qualitative agreement with Large Hadron Collider data.

  18. Ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. Proceedings of the International Workshop XXX on Gross Properties of Nuclei and Nuclear Excitations

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    The following topics were dealt with: Experimental results on ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions, QCD thermodynamics, equilibration in relativistic heavy ion collisions, lattice QCD, space- time evolution and Hanbury-Brown-Twiss correlations, vector meson production, high-pT and small-x physics. (HSI)

  19. Transverse momentum spectra of J/ψ in heavy-ion collisions

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    We investigate J/ψ transverse-momentum (pt) distributions and their centrality dependence in heavy-ion collisions at SPS and RHIC within the framework of a two-component model, which includes (i) primordial production coupled with various phases of dissociation, (ii) statistical coalescence of c and c-bar quarks at the hadronization transition. The suppression of the direct component (i) is calculated by solving a transport equation for J/ψ, χc and ψ' in an expanding fireball using momentum dependent dissociation rates in the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP). The coalescence component is inferred from a kinetic rate equation with a momentum dependence following from a blast wave approach. At SPS energies, where the direct component dominates, the interplay of Cronin effect and QGP suppression results in fair agreement with NA50 pt spectra. At RHIC energies, the pt spectra in central Au + Au collisions are characterized by a transition from regeneration at low pt to direct production above. At lower centralities, the latter dominates at all pt

  20. Collective processes in heavy-ion collisions with atomic nuclei. Dissipation of energy and angular momentum

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    The collective processes in collision of heavy-ions with atomic nuclei are discussed. Measured data on the S+Ti collision at Esub(LAB)=105, 130 and 144 MeV have been analysed in terms of a ''fission-like'' processes which seem to be a special case of deep inelastic collisions whose total available kinetic energy is completely dissipated. Applying transport theory it was possible to introduce a ''clock'' for measuring the time scale of nuclear processes in collision of heavy-ions by measuring the FWHM of mass distribution of emitted reaction products. Experimental data on continuum gamma spectra from Cu+Au collision at Esub(LAB)=400 MeV are presented and the angular momentum dissipation in this reaction is discussed. (author)

  1. Soft-Hard Event Engineering in Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Noronha-Hostler, Jacquelyn; Noronha, Jorge; Gyulassy, Miklos

    2016-01-01

    Event-by-event hydrodynamic simulations are combined with a generic energy loss model to show that: (i) high $p_T >10$ GeV azimuthal asymmetry in mid-central collisions is well described by a linear response given as $v^{\\rm high}_{2}(p_T> 10 \\;{\\rm GeV})=\\chi^{\\rm high}_{2}(p_T) \\varepsilon_{2}$ where $\\varepsilon_{2}$ is the initial elliptic eccentricity that fluctuates from event to event and $\\chi^{high}_{2}(p_T)$ is approximately independent of the event by event fluctuations of bulk (low $p_T < 2\\; {\\rm GeV}$) elliptic flow, (ii) the high $p_T$ $\\pi^0$ nuclear modification observables $R_{AA}$, $v^{high}_2$, and $v^{high}_3$ are found to be compatible with available LHC data. Soft-Hard Event Engineering (SHEE) makes it possible to extract $\\chi^{\\rm high}_2(p_T)$ from sub-classes ${\\cal C}^s$ of data on $v^{\\rm high}_2(p_T; {\\cal C}^s)$ selected not only by bins of centrality but also by bins of bulk elliptic flow far from the average to test different models of energy loss.

  2. Effects of an induced electric field on \\pi^{-}/\\pi^{+} ratio in heavy-ion collisions

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    Wei, Gao-Feng; Cao, Xin-Wei; Zhang, Yun-Liang

    2016-01-01

    Using an isospin- and momentum-dependent transport model, we examine the effects of an electric field induced by a variable magnetic field on the \\pi^{-}/\\pi^{+} ratio in central to peripheral heavy-ion collisions at beam energies of 400 and 1500MeV/nucleon. It is shown that while the induced electric field does not affect the total multiplicities of both $\\pi^{-}$ and $\\pi^{+}$ mesons at both the lower beam energy of 400MeV/nucleon and the higher beam energy of 1500MeV/nucleon, it reduces (enhances) the emission of $\\pi^{-}$ ($\\pi^{+}$) mesons in midrapidity, but enhances (reduces) the emission of $\\pi^{-}$ ($\\pi^{+}$) mesons in forward and backward rapidities especially for the more peripheral collisions at the lower beam energy because of the rapidly transient variable magnetic field at more peripheral collisions and longer reaction duration time at the lower beam energy. These findings indicate that the total \\pi^{-}/\\pi^{+} ratio is still a precisely reliable probe of symmetry energy at both the lower an...

  3. Z0 and dilepton production in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Starting from the standard model of the electroweak interaction in this thesis different elementary processes were calculated in first-order perturbation theory, which contribute in a heavy-ion collision to the production of Z0 bosons. Participating particle in the entrance channel were both quarks and gluons, and photons. By means of the parton model from this the cross sections for nucleon-nucleon collisions were calculated. These values served as basis for the applied simple model for the description of heavy ion collisions at extremely high energies. In this model nucleon-nucleon collisions are considered as 'elementary' processes in a heavy-ion collision and their results for a first estimation incoherently summed up. Alternatively to this the Weizsaecker-Williams model in cooperation with the parton model was applied, in order to determine the production rate of Z0 bosons in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions under participation of photons from the strong electromagnetic field of the nuclei. The resulting estimations show that an operation of the accelerators SSC and LHC with heavy ions leads to a high annual yield of produced Z0 bosons, even if the Z0 bosons are only detected by their decay into dileptons. These decays exhibit indeed a small branching ratio, but are purely detectable. Irrespectively of the possible research on foundations of the neutral region of the weak interaction the rich Z0 production offers an enormous background in the search for still more rarely produced particles, for instance the Higgs boson. (orig./HSI)

  4. Multi Module Modeling of Ultra-Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions.

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    Magas, V. K.; Csernai, L. P. (László P.); Keranen, A.; Manninen, J.; Strottman, D. D. (Daniel D.)

    2002-01-01

    Multi Module Model is required for the realistic and detailed description of an ultrarelativistic heavy ion reaction. We are working in the framework of such a model: initial stages are described by Effective String Rope Model with expanding final streaks; hydrodynamical approach is used for the intermediate stages. This paper is mainly devoted to Third Module - the one dealing with Freeze Out (FO). Two possibilities are discussed in details: (A) freeze out at the constant time hypersurface, where the statistical production model is used to describe post FO particle species; and (B) simultaneous hadronization and freeze out from supercooled QGP. For the last case the ALCOR-like algorithm for calculation of the post FO particle species is presented, due to the fact that these do not have time to reach chemical equilibrium.

  5. Hot nuclei and search for multifragmentation in medium-energy heavy-ion collisions

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    Some recent determinations of the excitation energies and temperatures of composite systems formed in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions are described and the issue of a limiting temperature is discussed. Several examples of experimental investigations of an eventual occurrence of a multifragmentation process are also described

  6. Hydrodynamics with spontaneous symmetry breaking application to relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Lallouet, Y; Pujol, C

    2003-01-01

    In this paper we apply hydrodynamics for systems with continuous broken symmetries to heavy ion collisions in the framework of (1+1) dimensional Bjorken model. The temperature profile with respect to proper time determined in that context is compared with the one obtained when M\\"{u}ller-Israel-Stewart second order theory of dissipation is included on top of standard hydrodynamics.

  7. Event-by-event cluster analysis of final states from heavy ion collisions

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    Fialkowski, K.; Wit, R.

    1999-01-01

    We present an event-by-event analysis of the cluster structure of final multihadron states resulting from heavy ion collisions. A comparison of experimental data with the states obtained from Monte Carlo generators is shown. The analysis of the first available experimental events suggests that the method is suitable for selecting some different types of events.

  8. Studies of relativistic heavy ion collisions: Annual progress report, July 16, 1987--July 31, 1988

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    The following reports outline the progress of our two-fold program in relativistic heavy ion studies. First of all, a signature for new phenomena in hot, dense nuclear matter may be possible by the observation of lepton pairs in heavy ion collisions. Our experiments have already shown the important sources of lepton pairs from pion annihilation. A second signature of possible new phenomena was a study of lambda polarization in heavy ion collisions. Our group was part of a collaborative effort in the study using polarized beams and the results to date are presented here. In this connection, our group undertook to study in a preliminary way the production of the lambda hyperon in silicon-aluminum collisions at the AGS. Future experiments on hyperon studies in general will be done in collaboration with the BNL 810 collaboration. The Hopkins group has also participated in experiments on subthreshold production of K-mesons and antiprotons at the Bevalac. Finally, an effort to employ Cerenkov ring-imaging techniques to identify lepton pairs within the high flux of protons and mesons from the heavy ion collisions has been initiated at LBL

  9. Some possible asymmetry effects of nuclear matter in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    The asymmetry dependence of nuclear incompressibility and that of nuclear critical temperature are calculated based on a Thomas-Fermi model with Seyler-Blanchard interaction. It is found that the asymmetry effects are big enought to allow for checking the existence of these effects in relativistic heavy-ion collision experiments. (author)

  10. T.D. LEE: RELATIVISTIC HEAVY ION COLLISIONS AND THE RIKEN BROOKHAVEN CENTER.

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    MCLERRAN,L.; SAMIOS, N.

    2006-11-24

    This paper presents the history of Professor T. D. Lee's seminal work on the theory of relativistic heavy ion collisions, and the founding and development of the Riken Brookhaven Center. A number of anecdotes are given about Prof. Lee, and his strong positive effect on his colleagues, particularly young physicists.

  11. An Analytic Solution of Hydrodynamic Equations with Source Terms in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Zhuang, Pengfei; Yang, Zhenwei

    2000-01-01

    The energy and baryon densities in heavy ion collisions are estimated by analytically solving a 1+1 dimensional hydrodynamical model with source terms. Particularly, a competition between the energy and baryon sources and the expansion of the system is discussed in detail.

  12. Production of Dileptons in Heavy Ion Collisions at SPS-Energies

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    Koch, V.

    1999-01-01

    In this contribution we will discuss the production of low mass dileptons in SPS-energy heavy ion collisions. We briefly review the current theoretical situation before we turn to the analysis of the recent data for Pb+Au. We also will discuss the role of baryons as a source for dileptons.

  13. Remark on statistical model fits to particle ratios in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Becattini, F.

    2007-01-01

    In order to determine the chemical freeze-out parameters of the hadron-emitting source in relativistic heavy ion collisions some studies in literature perform fits by using as data input a subsample of ratios calculated out of experimentally measured hadron yields instead of yields themselves. We show that this is a statistically incorrect method fit, implying a bias in the extracted parameters.

  14. How big is the source that produces quark gluon plasma in heavy ion collisions?

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    Jain, Ambar; Ravishankar, V.

    2003-01-01

    We study, for the first time, the spatial extension of the "source" that produces quark gluon plasma (QGP) in ultra relativistic heavy ion collisions. The longitudinal dimension is studied as a function of time as the system evolves. The source size is found to exhibit a novel non-classical feature.

  15. Hadronic matter compressibility from event-by-event analysis of heavy-ion collisions

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    Mrowczynski, Stanislaw

    1997-01-01

    We propose a method to measure the hadronic matter compressibility by means of the event-by-event analysis of heavy-ion collisions at high energies. The method, which utilizes the thermodynamical relation between the compressibility and the particle number fluctuations, requires a simultaneous measurement of the particle source size, temperature and particle multiplicity.

  16. Fermionic Molecular Dynamics Multifragmentation in heavy-ion collisions and in excited nuclei

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    Feldmeier, H

    1997-01-01

    Within Fermionic Molecular Dynamics we investigate fragmentation of a compound system which was created in a heavy-ion collision at a beam energy in the Fermi energy domain and the decay of excited iron nuclei. We show that in FMD many-body correlations play an important role in the formation of fragments.

  17. Models for exclusive vector meson production in heavy-ion collisions

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    Lappi, T.; Mäntysaari, H.

    2013-01-01

    We discuss coherent and incoherent photoproduction of $J/\\Psi$ vector mesons in high energy heavy ion collisions. In a dipole picture for the photon both can be naturally related to the dipole cross section that is also probed in inclusive DIS. We compare results of a particular calculation to ALICE data.

  18. Delta Resonance production and propagation in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions

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    Holzmann, R

    1996-01-01

    The role of the Delta resonance in subthreshold pion production is discussed and illustrated with pi(0) data measured in heavy-ion collisions at 95 MeV/u with the photon spectrometer TAPS at GANIL. Particular emphasis is put on the Delta capture reaction and a cross section for this process is obtai

  19. Charged-particle multiplicity at mid-rapidity in Au–Au collisions at relativistic heavy-ion collider

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    D Silvermyr

    2003-05-01

    The particle density at mid-rapidity is an essential global variable for the characterization of nuclear collisions at ultra-relativistic energies. It provides information about the initial conditions and energy density reached in these collisions. The pseudorapidity densities of charged particles at mid-rapidity in Au + Au collisions at $\\sqrt{S_{NN}}=130$ and 200 GeV at RHIC (relativistic heavy ion collider) have been measured with the PHENIX detector. The measurements were performed using sets of wire-chambers with pad readout in the two central PHENIX tracking arms. Each arm covers one quarter of the azimuth in the pseudorapidity interval || < 0.35. Data is presented and compared with results from proton–proton collisions and nucleus–nucleus collisions at lower energies. Extrapolations to LHC energies are discussed.

  20. Two-Pion Interferometry for the Granular Sources in Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion Collisions at the RHIC and the LHC

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    We investigate the two-pion interferometry in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions in the granular source model of quark-gluon plasma droplets. The pion transverse momentum spectra and HBT radii of the granular sources agree well with the experimental data of the most central Au-Au collisions at √SNN = 200 GeV at the RHIC and Pb-Pb collisions at √SNN = 2.76 TeV at the LHC. In the granular source model the larger initial system breakup time for the LHC collisions as compared to the RHIC collisions may lead to the larger HBT radii Rout, Rside and Rlong. However, the large droplet transverse expansion and limited average relative emitting time of particles in the granular source lead to slightly smaller ratios of the transverse Hanbury-Brown-Twiss radii Rout/Rside. (nuclear physics)

  1. Two-Pion Interferometry for the Granular Sources in Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion Collisions at the RHIC and the LHC

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    张卫宁; 尹洪杰; 任延宇

    2011-01-01

    We investigate the two-pion interferometry in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions in the granular source model of quark-gluon plasma droplets.The pion transverse momentum spectra and HBT radii of the granular sources agree well with the experimental data of the most central Au-Au collisions at √8NN =200 GeV at the RHIC and Pb-Pb collisions at √8NN =2.76 TeV at the LHC.In the granular source model the larger initial system breakup time for the LHC collisions as compared to the RHIC collisions may lead to the larger HBT radii Rout,Rside and Rlong.However,the large droplet transverse expansion and limited average relative emitting time of particles in the granular source lead to slightly smaller ratios of the transverse Hanbury-Brown-Twiss radii Rout/Rside.%We investigate the two-pion interferometry in uitrarelativistic heavy ion collisions in the granular source model of quark-gluon plasma droplets. The pion transverse momentum spectra and HBT radii of the granular sources agree well with the experimental data of the most central Au-Au collisions at √sNN = 200 GeV at the RHIC and Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN - 2.76 TeV at the LHC. In the granular source model the larger initial system breakup time for the LHC collisions as compared to the RHIC collisions may lead to the larger HBT radii Rout, Rside and Rlong- However, the large droplet transverse expansion and limited average relative emitting time of particles in the granular source lead to slightly smaller ratios of the transverse Hanbury-Brown-Twiss radii Rout/Raide-

  2. Formation time of hadrons and density of matter produced in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Densities of interacting hadronic matter produced in Oxygen-Lead and Sulphur-Lead collisions at 200 GeV/nucleon are estimated as a function of the formation time of hadrons. Uncertainties in our knowledge of the critical temperature Tc and of the formation time of hadrons τ0 permit at present three scenarios: an optimistic one (QGP has already been produced in collisions of Oxygen and Sulphur with heavy ions and will be copiously in Lead collisions), a pessimistic one (QGP cannot be produced at 200 GeV/nucleon) and an intermediate one (QGP has not been produced in Oxygen and Sulphur Interactions with heavy ions and will be at best produced only marginally in Pb-collisions). The last option is found to be the most probable. (author)

  3. Hunting down the quark-gluon plasma in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Heinz, Ulrich

    1999-01-01

    The present status of the heavy-ion program to search for quark-gluon plasma is reviewed. The goal of this program is to recreate the Big Bang in the laboratory, by generating small chunks of exploding quark-gluon plasma (``The Little Bang''). I argue that the analogues of the three pillars of Big Bang Theory (Hubble flow, microwave background radiation, and primordial nucleosynthesis) have now been firmly established in heavy-ion collisions at SPS energies: there is convincing evidence for s...

  4. The unreasonable effectiveness of hydrodynamics in heavy ion collisions

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    Noronha-Hostler, Jacquelyn; Gyulassy, Miklos

    2015-01-01

    Event-by-event hydrodynamic simulations of AA and pA collisions involve initial energy densities with large spatial gradients. This is associated with the presence of large Knudsen numbers ($K_n\\approx 1$) at early times, which may lead one to question the validity of the hydrodynamic approach in these rapidly evolving, largely inhomogeneous systems. A new procedure to smooth out the initial energy densities is employed to show that the initial spatial eccentricities, $\\varepsilon_n$, are remarkably robust with respect to variations in the underlying scale of initial energy density spatial gradients, $\\lambda$. For $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=2.76$ TeV LHC initial conditions generated by the MCKLN code, $\\varepsilon_n$ (across centralities) remains nearly constant if the fluctuation scale varies by an order of magnitude, i.e., when $\\lambda$ varies from 0.1 to 1 fm. Given that the local Knudsen number $K_n\\approx \\frac{1}{\\lambda}$, the robustness of the initial eccentricities with respect to changes in the fluctuation sc...

  5. Extracting $p\\Lambda$ scattering lengths from heavy ion collisions

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    Shapoval, V M; Lednicky, R; Sinyukov, Yu M

    2015-01-01

    The $p-\\Lambda \\oplus \\bar{p}-\\bar{\\Lambda}$ and $\\bar{p}-\\Lambda \\oplus p-\\bar{\\Lambda}$ correlation functions for 10% most central Au+Au collisions at top RHIC energy $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV are modeled with Lednicky and Lyuboshitz analytical formula using the source radii extracted from the hydrokinetic model (HKM) simulations. For the baryon-antibaryon case the corresponding spin-averaged strong interaction scattering length is obtained by fitting the STAR correlation function. In contrast to the experimental results, where extracted $p\\bar{\\Lambda}$ source radius value was found $\\sim 2$ times smaller than the corresponding $p\\Lambda$ one, the calculations in HKM show both $p\\Lambda$ and $p\\bar{\\Lambda}$ effective source radii to be quite close, as expected from theoretical considerations. To obtain the satisfactory fit to the measured baryon-antibaryon correlation function at this large source radius value, the modified analytical approximation to the correlation function, effectively accounting for the...

  6. Covariance Analysis of Symmetry Energy Observables from Heavy Ion Collision

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    Zhang, Yingxun; Li, Zhuxia

    2015-01-01

    Using covariance analysis, we quantify the correlations between the interaction parameters in a transport model and the observables commonly used to extract information of the Equation of State of Asymmetric Nuclear Matter in experiments. By simulating $^{124}$Sn+$^{124}$Sn, $^{124}$Sn+$^{112}$Sn and $^{112}$Sn+$^{112}$Sn reactions at beam energies of 50 and 120 MeV per nucleon, we have identified that the nucleon effective mass splitting are most strongly correlated to the neutrons and protons yield ratios with high kinetic energy from central collisions especially at high incident energy. The best observable to determine the slope of the symmetry energy, L, at saturation density is the isospin diffusion observable even though the correlation is not very strong ($\\sim$0.7). Similar magnitude of correlation but opposite in sign exists for isospin diffusion and nucleon isoscalar effective mass. At 120 MeV/u, the effective mass splitting and the isoscalar effective mass also have opposite correlation for the do...

  7. Semiclassical approach to sequential fission in peripheral heavy-ion collisions

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A closed-form theoretical approach describing in a single picture both the evaporation component and the fast nonequilibrium component of the sequential fission of projectilelike fragments in a semiperipheral heavy-ion collision is derived and then applied to the dynamical fission observed in the 124Sn+64Ni semiperipheral collision at 35A MeV. Information on opposite polarization effects of the fissioning projectilelike fragments and on their “formation-to-fast fission lifetimes” are obtained.

  8. The Transverse Structure of the Baryon Source in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Polleri, A.; Mattiello, R.; Mishustin, I. N.; Bondorf, J. P.

    1999-01-01

    A direct method to reconstruct the transverse structure of the baryon source formed in a relativistic heavy ion collision is presented. The procedure makes use of experimentally measured proton and deuteron spectra and assumes that deuterons are formed via two-nucleon coalescence. The transverse density shape and flow profile are reconstructed for Pb+Pb collisions at the CERN-SPS. The ambiguity with respect to the source temperature is demonstrated and possible ways to resolve it are discussed.

  9. Statistical multifragmentation features of midvelocity source in semiperipheral heavy-ion collisions

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    Casini, G.; Piantelli, S.; Maurenzig, P. R.; Olmi, A.; Botvina, A. S.

    2009-01-01

    Some characteristics of midvelocity emissions in semiperipheral heavy-ion collisions at Fermi energies are discussed in the framework of a multifragmenting scenario. We report on binary dissipative collisions of 93Nb + 93Nb at 38AMeV in which we measured an abundant emission of particles and fragments not originated from the usual evaporative decay of hot primary fragments. We checked the compatibility of these emissions with the multifragmentation of a source which forms in the overlap regio...

  10. Studies of relativistic heavy ion collisions. Annual progress report, January 1-July 31, 1985

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    Progress is reported on a program to study direct single electron production in relativistic p-A and A-A collisions. Another experiment reported using direct leptons as probes of the precursor quark-gluon level processes has begun with the design and construction of a di-lepton spectrometer. Subthreshold K- and antiproton production were studied. A proposal was made to search for quark matter and other new phenomena utilizing heavy ion collisions at the AGS

  11. Simulation of heavy ion collision using a time-dependent density functional theory including nuclear superfluidity

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    We carried out a simulation of heavy ion collision using a time-dependent density functional theory. We call it the canonical-basis time-dependent Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov theory (Cb-TDHFB) which can describe nuclear dynamics in three-dimensional coordinate space, treating nuclear pairing correlation. We simulate 20O+20O collision using the Cb-TDHFB with a contact-type pairing functional, and show the behavior of gap energy which is decreasing and vibrating while colliding

  12. Simulation of heavy ion collision using a time-dependent density functional theory including nuclear superfluidity

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    Ebata, Shuichiro

    2012-01-01

    We carried out a simulation of heavy ion collision using a time-dependent density functional theory. We call it the canonical-basis time-dependent Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov theory (Cb-TDHFB) which can describe nuclear dynamics in three-dimensional coordinate space, treating nuclear pairing correlation. We simulate 20O+20O collision using the Cb-TDHFB with a contact-type pairing functional, and show the behavior of gap energy which is decreasing and vibrating while colliding.

  13. Semiclassical approach to sequential fission in peripheral heavy-ion collisions

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    Strazzeri, Andrea; Italiano, Antonio

    2016-05-01

    A closed-form theoretical approach describing in a single picture both the evaporation component and the fast nonequilibrium component of the sequential fission of projectilelike fragments in a semiperipheral heavy-ion collision is derived and then applied to the dynamical fission observed in the 124Sn+64Ni semiperipheral collision at 35A MeV. Information on opposite polarization effects of the fissioning projectilelike fragments and on their "formation-to-fast fission lifetimes" are obtained.

  14. Anisotropy of low energy direct photons in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Koide, T.; Kodama, T.

    2016-09-01

    Using the Wigner function approach for electromagnetic radiation fields, we investigate the behavior of low energy photons radiated by the deceleration processes of two colliding nuclei in relativistic heavy ion collisions. The angular distribution reveals information of the initial geometric configurations, which is reflected in the anisotropic parameter v 2, with an increasing v 2 as energy decreases. This behavior is qualitatively different to the v 2 from the hadrons produced in the collisions.

  15. Anisotropicity of Low Energy Direct Photons in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Koide, T

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the behavior of low energy photons radiated by deceleration processes of two colliding nuclei in relativistic heavy ion collisions, where their angular distribution reveals information of the initial geometric configurations. Such a property is reflected in the anisotropic parameter v_{2}, showing an increasing v_{2} as energy decreases, which is qualitatively different behavior from v_{2} from hadrons produced in the collisions.

  16. Charge separation with fluctuating domains in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Shou, Qi-Ye; Ma, Guo-Liang; Ma, Yu-Gang

    2014-01-01

    Charge separation induced by the chiral magnetic effect suggested that some ${\\cal P}$- or ${\\cal CP}$-odd metastable domains could be produced in a QCD vacuum in the early stage of relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Based on a multi-phase transport model, our results suggest that a domain-based scenario with final state interactions can describe the solenoidal tracker at RHIC detector (STAR) measurements of both same- and opposite-charge azimuthal angle correlations, $$, in Au+Au collisions ...

  17. Observation of the Mott effect in heavy ion collisions

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    The possibility of the observation of the Mott momentum in the distribution of the deuterons produced in the process p + n - d + γ in the first stage of the nuclear collision is presented. The correlation of the hard photon with the deuteron allows to select deuterons produced at the beginning of the collision. (authors)

  18. Initial state fluctuations in collisions between light and heavy ions

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    Welsh, Kevin; Heinz, Ulrich W

    2016-01-01

    In high energy collisions involving small nuclei (p+p or x+Au collisions where x=p, d, or $^3$He) the fluctuating size, shape and internal gluonic structure of the nucleon is shown to have a strong effect on the initial size and shape of the fireball of new matter created in the collision. A systematic study of the eccentricity coefficients describing this initial fireball state for several semi-realistic models of nucleon substructure and for several practically relevant collision systems involving small nuclei is presented. The key importance of multiplicity fluctuations in such systems is pointed out. Our results show large differences from expectations based on conventional Glauber model simulations of the initial state created in such collisions.

  19. Magnetic effects in heavy-ion collisions at intermediate energies

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    Ou, Li

    2011-01-01

    The time-evolution and space-distribution of internal electromagnetic fields in heavy-ion reactions at beam energies between 200 and 2000 MeV/nucleon are studied within an Isospin-dependent Boltzmann-Uhling-Uhlenbeck transport model IBUU11. While the magnetic field can reach about $7\\times 10^{16}$ G which is significantly higher than the estimated surface magnetic field ($\\sim 10^{15}$ G) of magnetars, it has almost no effect on nucleon observables as the Lorentz force is normally much weaker than the nuclear force. Very interestingly, however, the magnetic field generated by the projectile-like (target-like) spectator has a strong focusing/diverging effect on positive/negative pions at forward (backward) rapidities. Consequently, the differential $\\pi^-/\\pi^+$ ratio as a function of rapidity is significantly altered by the magnetic field while the total multiplicities of both positive and negative pions remain about the same. At beam energies above about 1 GeV/nucleon, while the integrated ratio of total $\\...

  20. Magnetic effects in heavy-ion collisions at intermediate energies

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    The time evolution and space distribution of internal electromagnetic fields in heavy-ion reactions at beam energies between 200 and 2000 MeV/nucleon are studied within an isospin-dependent Boltzmann-Uhling-Uhlenbeck transport model (ibuu11). While the magnetic field can reach about 7x1016 G, which is significantly higher than the estimated surface magnetic field (∼1x1015 G) of magnetars, it has almost no effect on nucleon observables because the Lorentz force is normally much weaker than the nuclear force. Very interestingly, however, the magnetic field generated by the projectilelike (targetlike) spectator has a strong focusing and defocusing effect on positive and negative pions at forward (backward) rapidities. Consequently, the differential π-/π+ ratio as a function of rapidity is significantly altered by the magnetic field, whereas the total multiplicities of both positive and negative pions remain about the same. At beam energies above about 1 GeV/nucleon, while the integrated ratio of total π- to π+ multiplicities is not, the differential π-/π+ ratio is sensitive to the density dependence of nuclear symmetry energy Esym(ρ). Our findings suggest that magnetic effects should be carefully considered in future studies of using the differential π-/π+ ratio as a probe of the Esym(ρ) at suprasaturation densities.

  1. Measurements of phi meson production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions at RHIC

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    We present results for the measurement of {phi} meson production via its charged kaon decay channel {phi} {yields} K{sup +}K{sup -} in Au + Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 62.4, 130, and 200 GeV, and in p + p and d + Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 200 GeV from the STAR experiment at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). The midrapidity (|y| < 0.5) {phi} meson transverse momentum (p{sub T}) spectra in central Au + Au collisions are found to be well described by a single exponential distribution. On the other hand, the p{sub T} spectra from p + p, d + Au and peripheral Au + Au collisions show power-law tails at intermediate and high p{sub T} and are described better by Levy distributions. The constant {phi}/K{sup -} yield ratio vs beam species, collision centrality and colliding energy is in contradiction with expectations from models having kaon coalescence as the dominant mechanism for {phi} production at RHIC. The {Omega}/{phi} yield ratio as a function of p{sub T} is consistent with a model based on the recombination of thermal s quarks up to p{sub T} {approx} 4 GeV/c, but disagrees at higher transverse momenta. The measured nuclear modification factor, R{sub dAu}, for the {phi} meson increases above unity at intermediate p{sub T}, similar to that for pions and protons, while R{sub AA} is suppressed due to the energy loss effect in central Au + Au collisions. Number of constituent quark scaling of both R{sub cp} and v{sub 2} for the {phi} meson with respect to other hadrons in Au + Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 200 GeV at intermediate p{sub T} is observed. These observations support quark coalescence as being the dominant mechanism of hadronization in the intermediate p{sub T} region at RHIC.

  2. Bimodality emerges from transport model calculations of heavy ion collisions at intermediate energy

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    Mallik, S; Chaudhuri, G

    2016-01-01

    This work is a continuation of our effort [Phys. Rev. C 91, 034616 (2015)] to examine if signatures of a phase transition can be extracted from transport model calculations of heavy ion collisions at intermediate energy. A signature of first order phase transition is the appearance of a bimodal distribution in $P_m(k)$ in finite systems. Here P_m(k) is the probability that the maximum of the multiplicity distribution occurs at mass number k. Using a well-known model for event generation (BUU plus fluctuation), we do two cases of central collision: mass 40 on mass 40 and mass 120 on mass 120. Bimodality is seen in both the cases. The results are quite similar to those obtained in statistical model calculations. An intriguing feature is seen. We observe that at the energy where bimodality occurs. other phase transition like signatures appear. There are breaks in certain first order derivatives. We then examine if such breaks appear in standard Botzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck (BUU) calculations without fluctuations. ...

  3. Study of Particle Production and Nuclear Fragmentation in Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions in Nuclear Emulsions

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    2002-01-01

    % EMU11 \\\\ \\\\ We propose to use nuclear emulsions for the study of nuclear collisions of $^{207}$Pb, $^{197}$Au, and any other heavy-ion beams when they are available. We have, in the past, used $^{32}$S at 200A~GeV and $^{16}$O at 200A and 60A~GeV from CERN (Experiment EMU08) and at present the analysis is going on with $^{28}$Si beam from BNL at 14.5A~GeV. It will be important to compare the previous and the present investigations with the new $^{207}$Pb beam at 60-160A~GeV. We want to measure in nuclear emulsion, on an event by event basis, shower particle multiplicity, pseudorapidity density and density fluctuations of charged particles, charge multiplicity and angular distributions of projectile fragments, production and interaction cross-sections of heavily ionizing particles emitted from the target fragmentation. Special emphasis will be placed on the analysis of events produced in the central collisions which are selected on the basis of low energy fragments emitted from the target excitation. It woul...

  4. Search for signatures of phase transition and critical point in heavy ion collisions

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    The general concepts in the critical phenomena related with the notions of 'scaling' and 'universality' are considered. Behavior of various systems near a phase transition is displayed. Search for clear signatures of the phase transition of the nuclear matter and location of the critical point in heavy ion collisions (HIC) is discussed. The experimental data on inclusive spectra measured in HIC at RHIC and SPS over a wide range of energies sNN1/2 = 9-200 GeV are analyzed in the framework of z-scaling. A microscopic scenario of the constituent interactions is presented. Dependence of the energy loss on the momentum of the produced hadron, energy and centrality of the collision is studied. Self-similarity of the constituent interactions described in terms of momentum fractions is used to characterize the nuclear medium by 'specific heat' and colliding nuclei by fractal dimensions. Preferable kinematical regions to search for signatures of the phase transition of the nuclear matter produced in HIC are discussed. Discontinuity of the 'specific heat' is assumed to be a signature of the phase transition and the critical point

  5. Strange particle production in heavy-ion collisions at the AGS

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    The topic of strangeness production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions has been the subject of intense study due to the belief that the strange sector may be particularly sensitive to the QCD phase-transition in hot and/or dense hadronic matter. In particular, it has long been thought that strange-particle yields may be enhanced by quark-gluon plasma (QGP) formation though this open-quotes signatureclose quotes is significantly complicated by contributions from open-quotes ordinaryclose quotes hadronic processes. It has also been suggested that the restoration of chiral-symmetry in the QGP phase may significantly affect kaon production and the mass and/or width of the hidden open-quotes strangenessclose quotes φ meson. Experimental results from several experiments at the AGS will be presented, along with measurements of strange meson (K±,Ks) production, Λ, bar Λ, and Ξ production and φ production in 28Si+A and 197Au+A collisions. Recent measurements of the centrality dependence of the φ meson mass and width will be presented, along with measurements of low-pperpendiculars kaon production which show a remarkable enhancement that may result from modification of the kaon mass in the hot hadronic medium

  6. Isospin Dynamics in Heavy Ion Collisions: from Coulomb Barrier to Quark Gluon Plasma

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    Di Toro, M; Colonna, M; Ferini, G; Gaitanos, T; Giordano, V; Greco, V; Bo, Liu; Zielinska-Pfabé, M; Plumari, S; Prassa, V; Rizzo, C; Rizzo, J; Wolter, H H

    2008-01-01

    Heavy Ion Collisions (HIC) represent a unique tool to probe the in-medium nuclear interaction in regions away from saturation. In this report we present a selection of new reaction observables in dissipative collisions particularly sensitive to the symmetry term of the nuclear Equation of State (Iso-EoS). We will first discuss the Isospin Equilibration Dynamics. At low energies this manifests via the recently observed Dynamical Dipole Radiation, due to a collective neutron-proton oscillation with the symmetry term acting as a restoring force. At higher beam energies Iso-EoS effects will be seen in Imbalance Ratio Measurements, in particular from the correlations with the total kinetic energy loss. For fragmentation reactions in central events we suggest to look at the coupling between isospin distillation and radial flow. In Neck Fragmentation reactions important $Iso-EoS$ information can be obtained from the correlation between isospin content and alignement. The high density symmetry term can be probed from...

  7. Experimental indications of selective excitations in dissipative heavy ion collisions

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    In this paper we summarize the main features of the experimental data to show some interesting connections with the possible excitation, in H.I. collisions, of special states like Giant Resonances. (orig./HSI)

  8. Reaction-diffusion equation for quark-hadron transition in heavy-ion collisions

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    Bagchi, Partha; Sengupta, Srikumar; Srivastava, Ajit M

    2015-01-01

    Reaction-diffusion equations with suitable boundary conditions have special propagating solutions which very closely resemble the moving interfaces in a first order transition. We show that the dynamics of chiral order parameter for chiral symmetry breaking transition in heavy-ion collisions, with dissipative dynamics, is governed by one such equation, specifically, the Newell-Whitehead equation. Further, required boundary conditions are automatically satisfied due to the geometry of the collision. The chiral transition is, therefore, completed by a propagating interface, exactly as for a first order transition, even though the transition actually is a crossover for relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Same thing also happens when we consider the initial confinement-deconfinement transition with Polyakov loop order parameter. The resulting equation, again with dissipative dynamics, can then be identified with the reaction-diffusion equation known as the Fitzhugh-Nagumo equation which is used in population genet...

  9. Origins of the di-jet asymmetry in heavy ion collisions

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    Milhano, José Guilherme

    2015-01-01

    The di-jet asymmetry --- the measure of the momentum imbalance in a di-jet system --- is a key jet quenching observable. Using the event generator \\jewel we show that the di-jet asymmetry is dominated by fluctuations both in proton-proton and in heavy ion collisions. We discuss how in proton-proton collisions the asymmetry is generated through recoil and out-of-cone radiation. In heavy ion collisions two additional sources contribute to the asymmetry, namely energy loss fluctuations and differences in path length. The latter is shown to be a sub-leading effect. We discuss the implications of our results for the interpretation of this observable.

  10. Origins of the di-jet asymmetry in heavy-ion collisions

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    Milhano, José Guilherme; Zapp, Korinna Christine

    2016-05-01

    The di-jet asymmetry—the measure of the momentum imbalance in a di-jet system—is a key jet quenching observable. Using the event generator Jewel we show that the di-jet asymmetry is dominated by fluctuations both in proton-proton and in heavy-ion collisions. We discuss how in proton-proton collisions the asymmetry is generated through recoil and out-of-cone radiation. In heavy-ion collisions two additional sources can contribute to the asymmetry, namely energy loss fluctuations and differences in path length. The latter is shown to be a sub-leading effect. We discuss the implications of our results for the interpretation of this observable.

  11. Triggering on Hard Probes in Heavy-Ion Collisions with the CMS Experiment at the LHC

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    Roland, Christof

    2009-01-01

    Studies of heavy-ion collisions at the LHC will benefit from an array of qualitatively new probes not readily available at lower collision energies. These include fully formed jets at $E_T > 50$~GeV, Z$^0$'s and abundantly produced heavy flavors. For Pb+Pb running at LHC design luminosity, the collision rate in the CMS interaction region will exceed the available bandwidth to store data by several orders of magnitude. Therefore an efficient trigger strategy is needed to select the few percent of the incoming events containing the most interesting signatures. In this report, we will present the heavy-ion trigger strategy developped for the unique two-layer trigger system of the CMS experiment consisting of a ``Level-1'' trigger based on custom electronics and a High Level Trigger (HLT) implemented using a large cluster of commodity computers.

  12. Particle production and equilibrium properties within a new hadron transport approach for heavy-ion collisions

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    Weil, J; Staudenmaier, J; Pang, L G; Oliinychenko, D; Mohs, J; Kretz, M; Kehrenberg, T; Goldschmidt, A; Bäuchle, B; Auvinen, J; Attems, M; Petersen, H

    2016-01-01

    The microscopic description of heavy-ion reactions at low beam energies is achieved within hadronic transport approaches. In this article a new approach SMASH (Simulating Many Accelerated Strongly-interacting Hadrons) is introduced and applied to study the production of non-strange particles in heavy-ion reactions at $E_{\\rm kin}=0.4-2A$ GeV. First, the model is described including details about the collision criterion, the initial conditions and the resonance formation and decays. To validate the approach, equilibrium properties such as detailed balance are presented and the results are compared to experimental data for elementary cross sections. Finally results for pion and proton production in C+C and Au+Au collisions is confronted with HADES and FOPI data. Predictions for particle production in $\\pi+A$ collisions are made.

  13. J/Psi Production in Au-Au Collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

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    2004-01-01

    First results on charm quarkonia production in heavy ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) are presented. The yield of J/Psi's measured in the PHENIX experiment via electron-positron decay pairs at mid-rapidity for Au-Au reactions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV are analyzed as a function of collision centrality. For this analysis we have studied 49.3 million minimum bias Au-Au reactions. We present the J/Psi invariant yield dN/dy for peripheral and mid-central reactions. For the most central collisions where we observe no signal above background, we quote 90% confidence level upper limits. We compare these results with our J/Psi measurement from proton-proton reactions at the same energy. We find that our measurements are not consistent with models that predict strong enhancement relative to binary collision scaling.

  14. Collective effects in light–heavy ion collisions

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    Schenke, Björn; Venugopalan, Raju

    2014-11-15

    We present results for the azimuthal anisotropy of charged hadron distributions in A+A, p+A, d+A, and {sup 3}He+A collisions within the IP-Glasma+MUSIC model. Obtained anisotropies are due to the fluid dynamic response of the system to the fluctuating initial geometry of the interaction region. While the elliptic and triangular anisotropies in peripheral Pb+Pb collisions at √(s)=2.76 TeV are well described by the model, the same quantities in √(s)=5.02 TeV p+Pb collisions underestimate the experimental data. This disagreement can be due to neglected initial state correlations or the lack of a detailed description of the fluctuating spatial structure of the proton, or both. We further present predictions for azimuthal anisotropies in p+Au, d+Au, and {sup 3}He+Au collisions at √(s)=200 GeV. For d+Au and {sup 3}He+Au collisions we expect the detailed substructure of the nucleon to become less important.

  15. Collective effects in light-heavy ion collisions

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    Schenke, Bjoern

    2014-01-01

    We present results for the azimuthal anisotropy of charged hadron distributions in A+A, p+A, d+A, and He3+A collisions within the IP-Glasma+MUSIC model. Obtained anisotropies are due to the fluid dynamic response of the system to the fluctuating initial geometry of the interaction region. While the elliptic and triangular anisotropies in peripheral Pb+Pb collisions at root-s=2.76 TeV are well described by the model, the same quantities in root-s=5.02 TeV p+Pb collisions underestimate the experimental data. This disagreement can be due to neglected initial state correlations or the lack of a detailed description of the fluctuating spatial structure of the proton, or both. We further present predictions for azimuthal anisotropies in p+Au, d+Au, and He3+Au collisions at root-s=200 GeV. For d+Au and 3He+Au collisions we expect the detailed substructure of the nucleon to become less important.

  16. Collective effects in light-heavy ion collisions

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    Schenke, Björn; Venugopalan, Raju

    2014-11-01

    We present results for the azimuthal anisotropy of charged hadron distributions in A+A, p+A, d+A, and 3He+A collisions within the IP-Glasma+MUSIC model. Obtained anisotropies are due to the fluid dynamic response of the system to the fluctuating initial geometry of the interaction region. While the elliptic and triangular anisotropies in peripheral Pb+Pb collisions at √{ s} = 2.76 TeV are well described by the model, the same quantities in √{ s} = 5.02 TeV p+Pb collisions underestimate the experimental data. This disagreement can be due to neglected initial state correlations or the lack of a detailed description of the fluctuating spatial structure of the proton, or both. We further present predictions for azimuthal anisotropies in p+Au, d+Au, and 3He+Au collisions at √{ s} = 200 GeV. For d+Au and 3He+Au collisions we expect the detailed substructure of the nucleon to become less important.

  17. K0/K+ ratio in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    It is shown that ratio of production yields of K0 and K+ mesons in collisions of isotopically asymmetric nuclei at incident energies ∼ 1 GeV/nucleon is related directly enough to temperature of nuclear matter at the initial stage of the collision. Sensitivity of the K0/K+ ratio to the temperature variation is analyzed. Ambiguities, associated with interpretation of this quantity as a probe of nuclear temperature, are discussed. It is argued that the K0/K+ ratio is a fairly model-independent quantity, provided channels with Δ isobars dominate the kaon production. (orig.)

  18. The domain of validity of fluid dynamics and the onset of cavitation in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Denicol, Gabriel S; Jeon, Sangyong

    2015-01-01

    If the bulk viscosity of QCD matter is large, the effective pressure of the hot and dense matter created in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions can become negative, leading to instabilities in the evolution of the plasma. In the context of heavy ion collisions, this effect is sometimes referred to as cavitation. In this contribution we discuss the onset of cavitation in event-by-event hydrodynamic simulations of ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions at LHC energies. We estimate how large the bulk viscosity of the QGP has to be in the QCD (pseudo) phase transition region in order for the effective pressure of the system to actually become negative.

  19. Large mass diphotons and dileptons from relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    In this work it has been suggested that an experimental detection of the large mass diphotons could provide a valuable confirmation of the results obtained from the measurement of dileptons. A comparison of the measurements of dileptons and diphotons may also provide additional information about the dynamics of evolution of the collision

  20. J/psi elliptic flow in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Yunpeng LIU; Xu, Nu; Zhuang, Pengfei

    2009-01-01

    The J/psi elliptic flow in high energy nuclear collisions is calculated in a transport model. While the flow is very small at SPS and RHIC energies, it is strongly enhanced at LHC energy due to the dominance of the regeneration mechanism.

  1. Dileptons in high-energy heavy-ion collisions

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    Ralf Rapp

    2003-04-01

    The current status of our understanding of dilepton production in ultra-relativistic heavyion collisions is discussed with special emphasis on signals from the (approach towards) chirally restored and deconfined phases. In particular, recent results of the CERN-SPS low-energy runs are compared to model predictions and interpreted. Prospects for RHIC experiments are given.

  2. An experimental review on heavy flavor $v_{2}$ in heavy-ion collision

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    Nasim, Md; Huang, Huan Zhong

    2016-01-01

    For over a decade now, the primary purpose of relativistic heavy-ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been to study the properties of QCD matter under extreme conditions -high temperature and high density. The heavy-ion experiments at both RHIC and LHC have recorded a wealth of data in p+p, p+Pb, d+Au, Cu+Cu, Cu+Au, Au+Au, Pb+Pb and U+U collisions at energies ranging from $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 7.7 GeV to 7 TeV. Heavy quarks are considered good probe to study the QCD matter created in relativistic collisions due to their very large mass and other unique properties. A precise measurement of various properties of heavy flavor hadrons provides an insight into the fundamental properties of the hot and dense medium created in these nuclei-nuclei collisions, such as transport coefficient and thermalization and hadronization mechanisms. The main focus of this paper is to present a review on the measurements of azimuthal anisotropy of heavy flavor hadrons and...

  3. Reaction-diffusion equation for quark-hadron transition in heavy-ion collisions

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    Bagchi, Partha; Das, Arpan; Sengupta, Srikumar; Srivastava, Ajit M.

    2015-09-01

    Reaction-diffusion equations with suitable boundary conditions have special propagating solutions which very closely resemble the moving interfaces in a first-order transition. We show that the dynamics of the chiral order parameter for the chiral symmetry breaking transition in heavy-ion collisions, with dissipative dynamics, is governed by one such equation; specifically, the Newell-Whitehead equation. Furthermore, required boundary conditions are automatically satisfied due to the geometry of the collision. The chiral transition is, therefore, completed by a propagating interface, exactly as for a first-order transition, even though the transition actually is a crossover for relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The same thing also happens when we consider the initial confinement-deconfinement transition with the Polyakov loop order parameter. The resulting equation, again with dissipative dynamics, can then be identified with the reaction-diffusion equation known as the FitzHugh-Nagumo equation which is used in population genetics. Observational constraints imply that the entire phase conversion cannot be achieved by such slow moving fronts, and some alternate faster dynamics needs also to be invoked; for example, involving fluctuations. We discuss the implications of these results for heavy-ion collisions. We also discuss possible extensions for the case of the early universe.

  4. Jet probes of QCD matter: single jets and dijets in heavy-ion collisions

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    Zhang, Ben-Wei; Wang, Enke

    2012-01-01

    Modifications of jets in the existence of a hot and dense QCD medium have recently attracted a lot of attentions. In this talk, we demonstrate how jet-medium interactions change the behavior of jets by offering examples of inclusive jet and dijet productions at $ {\\cal O}(\\alpha_s^3)$ in heavy ion collisions including initial-state cold nuclear effects and especially the final-state parton energy loss effect. The suppression of inclusive jet spectrum varying with jet radii and a flatter dijet momentum imbalance as compared those in hadron-hadron collisions are observed in high-energy nuclear collisions.

  5. Gif 88, searching for quark and gluon plasma: ultrarelativistic heavy ions collisions. Multidimensional analysis

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    The lectures presented at the Summer School on Nuclear Physics and High-energy Physics (1988) concern quark-gluon plasma researches in heavy ion collisions. The subjects presented are: high density matter equation and phase transition, dynamics of high energy nuclei-nuclei collisions and the definition of the parameters characterizing the interaction, possible signatures of the quark-gluon plasma, background noise estimation by collision dynamic model in the absence of a plasma, experimental results at high and low energy, the contribution of cosmic rays to the research of the quark-gluon plasma, discriminating analysis

  6. Design and performance simulation of a segmented-absorber based muon detection system for high energy heavy ion collision experiments

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    Ahmad, S. [University of Kashmir, Srinagar (India); Bhaduri, P.P. [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata (India); Jahan, H. [Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (India); Senger, A. [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fur Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany); Adak, R.; Samanta, S. [Bose Institute, Kolkata (India); Prakash, A. [Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (India); Dey, K. [Gauhati University, Guwahati (India); Lebedev, A. [Institute für Kernphysik, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt (Germany); Kryshen, E. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI) NRC Kurchatov Institute, Gatchina (Russian Federation); Chattopadhyay, S., E-mail: sub@vecc.gov.in [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata (India); Senger, P. [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fur Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany); Bhattacharjee, B. [Gauhati University, Guwahati (India); Ghosh, S.K.; Raha, S. [Bose Institute, Kolkata (India); Irfan, M.; Ahmad, N. [Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (India); Farooq, M. [University of Kashmir, Srinagar (India); Singh, B. [Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (India)

    2015-03-01

    A muon detection system (MUCH) based on a novel concept using a segmented and instrumented absorber has been designed for high-energy heavy-ion collision experiments. The system consists of 6 hadron absorber blocks and 6 tracking detector triplets. Behind each absorber block a detector triplet is located which measures the tracks of charged particles traversing the absorber. The performance of such a system has been simulated for the CBM experiment at FAIR (Germany) that is scheduled to start taking data in heavy ion collisions in the beam energy range of 6–45 A GeV from 2019. The muon detection system is mounted downstream to a Silicon Tracking System (STS) that is located in a large aperture dipole magnet which provides momentum information of the charged particle tracks. The reconstructed tracks from the STS are to be matched to the hits measured by the muon detector triplets behind the absorber segments. This method allows the identification of muon tracks over a broad range of momenta including tracks of soft muons which do not pass through all the absorber layers. Pairs of oppositely charged muons identified by MUCH could therefore be combined to measure the invariant masses in a wide range starting from low mass vector mesons (LMVM) up to charmonia. The properties of the absorber (material, thickness, position) and of the tracking chambers (granularity, geometry) have been varied in simulations of heavy-ion collision events generated with the UrQMD generator and propagated through the setup using the GEANT3, the particle transport code. The tracks are reconstructed by a Cellular Automaton algorithm followed by a Kalman Filter. The simulations demonstrate that low mass vector mesons and charmonia can be clearly identified in central Au+Au collisions at beam energies provided by the international Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR)

  7. Design and performance simulation of a segmented-absorber based muon detection system for high energy heavy ion collision experiments

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    A muon detection system (MUCH) based on a novel concept using a segmented and instrumented absorber has been designed for high-energy heavy-ion collision experiments. The system consists of 6 hadron absorber blocks and 6 tracking detector triplets. Behind each absorber block a detector triplet is located which measures the tracks of charged particles traversing the absorber. The performance of such a system has been simulated for the CBM experiment at FAIR (Germany) that is scheduled to start taking data in heavy ion collisions in the beam energy range of 6–45 A GeV from 2019. The muon detection system is mounted downstream to a Silicon Tracking System (STS) that is located in a large aperture dipole magnet which provides momentum information of the charged particle tracks. The reconstructed tracks from the STS are to be matched to the hits measured by the muon detector triplets behind the absorber segments. This method allows the identification of muon tracks over a broad range of momenta including tracks of soft muons which do not pass through all the absorber layers. Pairs of oppositely charged muons identified by MUCH could therefore be combined to measure the invariant masses in a wide range starting from low mass vector mesons (LMVM) up to charmonia. The properties of the absorber (material, thickness, position) and of the tracking chambers (granularity, geometry) have been varied in simulations of heavy-ion collision events generated with the UrQMD generator and propagated through the setup using the GEANT3, the particle transport code. The tracks are reconstructed by a Cellular Automaton algorithm followed by a Kalman Filter. The simulations demonstrate that low mass vector mesons and charmonia can be clearly identified in central Au+Au collisions at beam energies provided by the international Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR)

  8. Electron-positron pair creation in heavy ion collisions

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    Mai, Manuel [Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet Heidelberg (Germany)

    2011-07-01

    A theoretical description of highly charged ion collisions is given. At collision energies near the Coulomb barrier the formation of so quasi molecules can happen, with a ground state that dives into the ''Dirac sea'' at short distances of the ions. In that way an electron-positron pair can be created. For two ions traveling on classical Rutherford trajectories the two center Dirac equation is solved numerically with B-Splines. The solutions form a quasi complete set of basis functions at each instant of time. By means of coupled-channel calculations we perform the time evolution of the system, i.e. the transition from one basis set to another. Results are obtained in the monopole approximation in which only a monopole contribution of the potential is used in the Dirac equation.

  9. Excitation energy division in dissipative heavy-ion collisions

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    This review is limited to the bombarding energy domain from the near-barrier energies to approximately 20 MeV/nucleon. In this energy domain, the dominance of damped or dissipative collision dynamics is well established. Most of the conclusive experimental work on the excitation energy division was performed in this domain. All of the characteristic features of the damped collisions can be understood within this mean field approach. The theoretical models, experimental methods, experimental results, and summary and outlook of this experiment are described. A solid overall picture of the excitation energy phenomenon has emerged that is consistent with the stochastic nucleon exchange model. There appears to be strong evidence that, in elementary nucleon exchange, more excitation energy is generated in the acceptor nucleus than in the donor. 75 refs., 25 figs

  10. Isospin effects on dynamics of heavy ion collisions

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    The interaction terms of the isospin-dependent symmetric energy and Coulomb energy are considered in the quantum molecular dynamics. The effects of the symmetric energy on the mass distribution and cluster formation in the head on collisions of the systems 20Ne + 20N and 28Ne + 20Ne at the incident energy of 30 MeV/u are discussed, and the favorable condition for synthesizing neutron-rich isotopes is predicted

  11. Transport theory of dissipative heavy-ion collisions

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    The lectures present the formulation of a transport theory, the derivation of a practicable transport equation (Fokker-Planck equation) and the evaluation of transport coefficients for dissipative (or deeply inelastic) heavyion collisions. The applicability of the theoretical concept is tested with remarkable success in the analyses of various experimental informations (mass transfer, angular-momentum dissipation and energy loss). Some critical remarks on the present situation of transport theories are added. Future developments are outlined. (orig.)

  12. Prospects of ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    A review of theoretical models and experimental features of Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) phenomenology has been given in this article. String models for incoherent particle production in nucleus-nucleus collisions have been discussed with a comparison of their main features. Experimental results in relation to the model calculation and QGP signatures are analysed. Suggestions have been put forward for the new experiments. (author). 152 refs, 43 figs, 2 tabs

  13. Z-scaling in heavy ion collisions at the RHIC

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    Experimental data on transverse particle spectra obtained by the STAR, PHENIX, PHOBOS and BRAHMS collaborations at the RHIC are analyzed in the framework of the generalized concept of z-scaling. It was developed for analysis of inclusive particle production in proton-(anti)proton collisions at high pT and high multiplicities. The general scheme of the approach based on the physical principles of self-similarity, locality and fractality is reviewed. Independence of the scaling function ψ(z) on energy, multiplicity and atomic weight for h±, π±,0, KS0, Λ hadrons produced in Au-Au and Cu-Cu collisions at √s=130 and 200 GeV is discussed. Based on z-scaling the multiplicity dependence of pion transverse spectra up to pT=25 GeV/c in Au-Au collisions at √s=200 GeV for experiments at the RHIC is predicted

  14. Diagonal and off-diagonal susceptibilities of conserved quantities in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Chatterjee, Arghya; Nayak, Tapan K; Sahoo, Nihar Ranjan

    2016-01-01

    Susceptibilities of conserved quantities, such as baryon number, strangeness and electric charge are sensitive to the onset of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) phase transition and are expected to provide information on the matter produced in heavy-ion collision experiments. A comprehensive study of the second-order diagonal susceptibilities and cross correlations has been made within a thermal model approach of the hadron resonance gas (HRG) model as well as with a hadronic transport model, UrQMD. We perform a detailed analysis of the effect of detector acceptances and choice of particle species in the experimental measurements of the susceptibilities for heavy-ion collisions corresponding to \\sNN = 4 GeV to 200 GeV. The transverse momentum cutoff dependence of suitably normalised susceptibilities are proposed as useful observables to probe the properties of the medium at freezeout.

  15. Probing the nuclear equation-of-state and the symmetry energy with heavy-ion collisions

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The present status of studies aimed at constraining the nuclear equation of state with heavy-ion collision dynamics is presented. Multifragmentation phenomena, including their isotopic distributions, charge correlations and emission time-scales, may revel the existence of liquid-gas transitions in the phase diagram. Exploring the isotopic degree of freedom in nuclear dynamics is then required in order to constrain the equation of state of asymmetric nuclear matter which presently represents a major priority due to its relevance to both nuclear physics and astrophysics. Some observables that have successfully constrained the density dependence of the symmetry energy are presented, such as neutron-proton yield ratios and isospin diffusion and drift phenomena. The reported results and status of the art is discussed by also considering some of the present problems and some future perspectives for the heavy-ion collision community.

  16. Novel quantum phenomena induced by strong magnetic fields in heavy-ion collisions

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    Hattori, Koichi

    2016-01-01

    The relativistic heavy-ion collisions create both hot quark-gluon matter and strong magnetic fields, and provide an arena to study the interplay between quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and quantum electrodynamics (QED). In recent years, it has been shown that such an interplay can generate a number of interesting quantum phenomena in hadronic and quark-gluon matter. In this short review, we first discuss some properties of the magnetic fields in heavy-ion collisions and then give an overview of the magnetic-field induced novel quantum effects. In particular, we focus on the magnetic effect on the heavy-flavor mesons, and the heavy quark transports, and also the phenomena closely related to chiral anomaly.

  17. Probing the nuclear equation-of-state and the symmetry energy with heavy-ion collisions

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    The present status of studies aimed at constraining the nuclear equation of state with heavy-ion collision dynamics is presented. Multifragmentation phenomena, including their isotopic distributions, charge correlations and emission time-scales, may revel the existence of liquid-gas transitions in the phase diagram. Exploring the isotopic degree of freedom in nuclear dynamics is then required in order to constrain the equation of state of asymmetric nuclear matter which presently represents a major priority due to its relevance to both nuclear physics and astrophysics. Some observables that have successfully constrained the density dependence of the symmetry energy are presented, such as neutron-proton yield ratios and isospin diffusion and drift phenomena. The reported results and status of the art is discussed by also considering some of the present problems and some future perspectives for the heavy-ion collision community. (authors)

  18. Free energy droplet formation in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collision

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    In ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions, quantum chromodynamics (QCD) predicts the phase transition from hadronic phase to the quark-gluon plasma phase. The lattice QCD calculations suggest the phase transition is of first order at a critical temperature around T ≈ 170 MeV. Such phase transition form a new state of matter, called the quark-gluon plasma (QGP). The fact is that the order of phase transitions are still unknown. In ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions, free energy droplet formation provide a unique opportunity as one of the promising experimental signature of the quark-gluon plasma. Thus, if transition is a first order then it may proceed with a supercooling quark gluon plasma followed by a nucleation and growth of droplet with the release of latent heat as the transition progress

  19. Rencontres de Moriond QCD 2012: Probing the nature of heavy-ion collisions

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    Katarina Anthony

    2012-01-01

    Wednesday began with presentations by experiments worldwide on their investigations into the intriguing nature of the Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP). The ALICE Collaboration examined further preliminary results from the LHC’s 2010 Pb-Pb run, observing that particles containing strange quarks were more abundant than they are in proton-proton collisions – indicating the presence of QGP. They also presented results from the so-called “soft probes” that allow scientists to look at the collective behaviour of the QGP medium.  The ATLAS and CMS Collaborations provided a very different approach to the study heavy ion physics: examining particle energy loss in the QGP by looking at the momentum of particle jets leaving the medium. ATLAS reported their results on a variety of studies using jets, charged hadrons and weak bosons produced in heavy-ion collisions during the 2010 run. Presenting their results from the 2011 run, the CMS Collaboration found that there is energy...

  20. Schwinger's mechanism of quark-gluon plasma production in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collision

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    The ultra-relativistic heavy ion experiments are aimed at observing a new state of hadron matter called quark-gluon plasma (QGP). Various different steps are involved between the nuclear collision process, QGP production and experimentally observed final results. These steps span over the whole range of QGP life history starting from its birth. In this talk, a mechanism of conversion of projectile energy into the production of this new state of matter is discussed. Schwinger's mechanism of pair production through breakdown of constant electric field is summarized. A new theoretical framework is developed to include confinement and finite spatial dimension effects on pair creation through this mechanism. Its relevance to QGP formation in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collision is pointed out. The qualitative predictions of the theory are compared and contrasted with the others published in the literature. (author). 7 refs

  1. Diabaticity in heavy-ion collisions and its role in non-equilibrium neutron emission

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    Slow collective nuclear motions such as heavy-ion collision slightly above the Coulomb barrier and induced nuclear fission imply collective velocities. In the vicinity of quasi-crossings of adiabatic levels the nuclear single-particle motion changes completely. A nucleon in the lower level before the crossing will find itself in the upper level if this has been unoccupied before and the nucleon will stay in the diabatic level. The diabatic potential now corresponds to the extra energy pumped into the system due to the diabatic production of particle-hole state. An interesting aspect of diabatic s.p. states is their connection with non-equilibrium neutron or proton emission in heavy-ion collisions. Several neutrons could be emitted of the s.p. states to the collective motion which produces highly excited s.p. states

  2. Azimuthal asymmetry and correlations of hard photons in intermediate energy heavy ion collisions

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    Hard photon emitted from energetic heavy ion collisions is of very interesting since it does not experience the late-stage nuclear interaction, therefore it is useful to explore the early-stage information of matter phase. In this work, we investigated the directed flow and elliptic flow for proton-neutron Bremsstrahlung hard photons in intermediate energy heavy-ion collisions. The positive directed flow and negative elliptic flow of directed photons are illustrated and they seem to be anti-correlated to the free proton's flow. Also we calculated the two-photon correlation functions from which the information of photon source was extracted, and while two-photon azimuthal correlations are presented as a good method to extract the elliptic flow parameter v2 of direct hard photons. (author)

  3. Minimizing statistical and systematic bias in transverse momentum correlations for relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Ray, Robert L

    2016-01-01

    Two-particle correlation measurements and analysis are an important component of the relativistic heavy-ion physics program. In particular, particle pair-number correlations on two-dimensional transverse momentum ($p_t$) allow unique access to soft, semi-hard and hard-scattering processes in these collisions. Precise measurements of this type of correlation are essential for understanding the dynamics in heavy-ion collisions. However, transverse momentum correlation measurements are especially vulnerable to statistical and systematic biases. In this paper the origins of these large bias effects are explained and mathematical correlation forms are derived from mean-$p_t$ fluctuation quantities in the literature in an effort to minimize bias. Monte Carlo simulations are then used to test the degree to which each correlation definition leads to unbiased results in realistic applications. Several correlation forms are shown to be unacceptable for data analysis applications while several others are shown to reprod...

  4. High Density Behaviour of Nuclear Symmetry Energy and High Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Li, B A

    2002-01-01

    High energy heavy-ion collisions are proposed as a novel means to obtain information about the high density ({\\rm HD}) behaviour of nuclear symmetry energy. Within an isospin-dependent hadronic transport model using phenomenological equations of state ({\\rm EOS}) for dense neutron-rich matter, it is shown that the isospin asymmetry of the HD nuclear matter formed in high energy heavy-ion collisions is determined mainly by the HD behaviour of nuclear symmetry energy. Experimental signatures in several sensitive probes, i.e., $\\pi^-$ to $\\pi^+$ ratio, transverse collective flow and its excitation function as well as neutron-proton differential flow, are investigated. A precursor of the possible isospin separation instability in dense neutron-rich matter is predicted to appear as the local minima in the excitation functions of the transverse flow parameter for both neutrons and protons above the pion production threshold. Because of its {\\it qualitative} nature unlike other {\\it quantitative} observables, this p...

  5. Two-Pion Interferometry for the Granular Source in Heavy Ion Collisions at LHC Energies

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    尹洪杰; 安飞; 张卫宁

    2012-01-01

    The space-time characters of the pion-emitting sources produced in the heavy ion collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) energies are investigated in a granular source model of quark-gluon plasma droplets. The results of two-pion interferometry indicate that the longi- tudinal interferometry radius is sensitive to the initial breakup time of the system. For a larger breakup time the values of the longitudinal interferometry radius for the LHC source are larger than that of the source produced in the collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider's (RHIC) top energy. However, the values of the longitudinal radius are smaller if the source fragments at a smaller breakup time with a higher initial temperature of the droplets. The values of the transverse interferometry radius in the "side" direction for the LHC sources are larger than those for the RHIC source. The imaging analyses for the characteristic quantities of the granular sources are consistent with the interferometry radii.

  6. Bound-free electron-positron pair production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    The bound-free electron-positron pair production is considered for relativistic heavy ion collisions. In particular, cross sections are calculated for the pair production with the simultaneous capture of the electron into the 1s ground state of one of the ions and for energies that are relevant for the relativistic heavy ion collider and the large hadron colliders. In the framework of perturbation theory, we applied Monte Carlo integration techniques to compute the lowest-order Feynman diagrams amplitudes by using Darwin wave functions for the bound states of the electrons and Sommerfeld-Maue wave functions for the continuum states of the positrons. Calculations were performed especially for the collision of Au+Au at 100 GeV/nucleon and Pb+Pb at 3400 GeV/nucleon.

  7. Collective flow and balance energy in asymmetric heavy-ion collisions

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    Heavy-ion collisions at intermediate energy provide a useful tool to determine the nuclear matter equation of state as well as in-medium nucleon-nucleon (nn) cross-section. We therefore, aim to study the transverse in-plane flow as well as its disappearance for different colliding nuclei with varying asymmetry. We plan to address this question using quantum molecular dynamics (QMD) model

  8. The problem of phase transition and the heavy ion collisions at very high energies

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    This paper presents a review of our current understanding of deconfined phases of strongly interacting matter at high energy densities - quark matter, or the quark-gluon plasma, likely to be produced in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. Properties of the deconfined quark matter and speculations concerning the ways in which this phase transition can be explored in laboratory are discussed. Some suggestions have been put forward for the future experiments. (author). 91 refs

  9. Event-by-event analysis of heavy ion collisions and thermodynamical fluctuations

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    Shuryak, E. V.

    1997-01-01

    The event-by-event analysis of heavy ions collisions is becoming possible with advent of large acceptance detectors: it can provide dynamical information which cannot be obtained from inclusive spectra. We identify some observables which can be related to standard thermodynamical fluctuations and therefore may provide information about properties of hadronic matter at the freeze-out stage. Among those are fluctuations of ``apparent temperature'' (the $p_t$ slope), as well as the population of...

  10. The QCD pomeron in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions: III. Photonuclear production of heavy quarks

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    We calculate the photonuclear production of heavy quarks in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions. The integrated cross section and the rapidity distribution are computed employing sound high energy QCD formalisms like the collinear and semihard approaches as well as the saturation model. In particular, the color glass condensate (CGC) formalism is also considered using a simple phenomenological parameterization for the color field correlator in the medium, which allows us to obtain more reliable estimates for charm and bottom production at LHC energies. (orig.)

  11. The QCD Pomeron in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions: III. Photonuclear production of heavy quarks

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    Goncalves, V. P.; Machado, M. V. T.

    2003-01-01

    We calculate the photonuclear production of heavy quarks in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions. The integrated cross section and the rapidity distribution are computed employing sound high energy QCD formalisms as the collinear and semihard approaches as well as the saturation model. In particular, the color glass condensate (CGC) formalism is also considered using a simple phenomenological parameterization for the color field correlator in the medium, which allow us to obtain more reliable...

  12. Formulation of relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics and its applications in heavy-ion collisions

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    Jaiswal, Amaresh

    2014-01-01

    Relativistic fluid dynamics finds application in astrophysics, cosmology and the physics of high-energy heavy-ion collisions. In this thesis, we present our work on the formulation of relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics within the framework of relativistic kinetic theory. We employ the second law of thermodynamics as well as the relativistic Boltzmann equation to obtain the dissipative evolution equations. We present a new derivation of the dissipative hydrodynamic equations using the sec...

  13. Heavy-Ion Collisions and Black Holes in Anti-de-Sitter Space

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    Ellis, John

    1999-01-01

    Recent developments linking non-perturbative quantum gauge theories in Minkowski space to classical gravity theories in anti-de-Sitter space are reviewed at a simple level. It is suggested how these spectacular advances may be extended to discuss the quark-gluon phase transition in terms of black holes in anti-de-Sitter space, with possible relevance to heavy-ion collisions.

  14. On the accuracy of using Fokker Planck equation in heavy ion collision

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    Dutta, Nirupam

    2015-01-01

    Application of Fokker-Planck equation to heavy quark transport in the evolving medium created in heavy ion collision is critically scrutinised. We realise that the approach introduces a moderate uncertainty in drag and diffusion coefficients culminating in huge ambiguity in the theoretical prediction of nuclear modification factor $R_{AA}$. Quantitative estimation of the error is presented by considering recent developments in this field.

  15. Source chaoticity in relativistic heavy ion collisions at SPS and RHIC

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    Morita, Kenji; Muroya, Shin; NAKAMURA, Hiroki

    2006-01-01

    We investigate degree of coherence of pion sources produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions using multi-particle interferometry. In order to obtain ``true'' chaoticity, lambda^true from two-pion correlation functions measured in experiments, we make a correction for long-lived resonance decay contributions. Using this lambda^true and the weight factor which are obtained from parameter fitted to two- and three-pion correlation function, we calculate a chaotic fraction epsilon and the numb...

  16. Boundary and expansion effects on two-pion correlation functions in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Ayala, Alejandro; Sanchez, Angel

    2001-01-01

    We examine the effects that a confining boundary together with hydrodynamical expansion play on two-pion distributions in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. We show that the effects arise from the introduction of further correlations due both to collective motion and the system's finite size. As is well known, the former leads to a reduction in the apparent source radius with increasing average pair momentum K. However, for small K, the presence of the boundary leads to a decrease of the appa...

  17. Various Models for Pion Probability Distributions from Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Mekjian, A. Z.; Schlei, B. R.; Strottman, D.

    1998-01-01

    Various models for pion multiplicity distributions produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions are discussed. The models include a relativistic hydrodynamic model, a thermodynamic description, an emitting source pion laser model, and a description which generates a negative binomial description. The approach developed can be used to discuss other cases which will be mentioned. The pion probability distributions for these various cases are compared. Comparison of the pion laser model and Bos...

  18. Preliminary study for the detection of neutrons in heavy-ion collisions with charged particle detectors

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    Auditore L.; Pagano A.; Russotto P.

    2015-01-01

    At Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS) the CHIMERA 4π multidetector has been designed and setup to detect charged particles emitted in heavy ion collisions at intermediate energies. Properties and performances of CHIMERA have been widely demonstrated by published results obtained in the performed experiments. Moreover, in recent years, a new charged particle detector (ChPD) for correlation studies (FARCOS) has been designed, and recently a first prototype has been coupled to CHIMERA, in order ...

  19. Hydrodynamical analysis of azimuthal two-particle correlations in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Azimuthal two-particle correlations in heavy-ion collisions with the energy Elab-1 GeV/nucleon have been calculated in the three-dimensional hydrodynamic model. The results of calculation of the proton-proton correlation for a heavy target (C+Pb,Elab=3.6 GeV/nucleon) reproduce the experimental data obtained at the Dubna synchrophasotron fairy well. The dependence of model results on nuclear compressibility is discussed. 20 refs

  20. Multifragmentation in asymmetric heavy-ion collisions. An experimental trace search

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    The author presents a review about experimental studies of multifragmentation in heavy ion collisions. After a description of the experimental methods for the study of such processes he describes the emission characteristics of medium heavy fragments like energy and angular distribution, production cross sections, and multiplicity. Then he considers statistical aspects of highly excited nuclei. Then the production of unstable fragments is discussed. Finally the author discusses the study of pp correlations looking for interference effects. (HSI)

  1. Calculation of Higher Order Effects in Electron-Positron Pair Production in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Hencken, Kai; Trautmann, Dirk; Baur, Gerhard

    1998-01-01

    We present a calculation of higher order effects for the impact parameter dependent probability for single and multiple electron-positron pairs in (peripheral) relativistic heavy ion collisions. Also total cross sections are given for SPS and RHIC energies. We make use of the expression derived recently by several groups where the summation of all higher orders can be done analytically in the high energy limit. An astonishing result is that the cross section, that is, integrating over all imp...

  2. Diffractive vector meson production in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions from the Color Glass Condensate

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    Lappi, T.; Mäntysaari, H.

    2014-01-01

    We compute cross sections for incoherent and coherent diffractive J/$\\Psi$ and $\\Psi(2S)$ production in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions. The dipole models used in these calculations are obtained by fitting the HERA deep inelastic scattering data and compared with available electron-proton diffraction measurements. We obtain a reasonably good description of the available ALICE data. We find that the normalization of the ultraperipheral cross section has large model dependence, but the rap...

  3. Heavy ion collisions at intermediate energies in a quark-gluon exchange framework

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    da Silva, D. T.; Hadjimichef, D.

    2002-01-01

    Heavy ion collisions at intermediate energies can be studied in the context of the Vlasov-Uehling-Uhlenbeck (VUU) model. One of the main features in this model is the nucleon-nucleon (NN) cross section in the collisional term. Quark interchange plays a role in the NN interaction and its effect can be observed in the cross section. We explore the possibility that quark interchange effects can appear in observables at energies lower than RHIC.

  4. The QCD Pomeron in Ultraperipheral Heavy Ion Collisions: II. Heavy Quark Production

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    Goncalves, V. P.; Machado, M. V. T.

    2003-01-01

    The heavy quark production in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions is investigated, in particular we focus on the results from the coherent interactions given by the two-photon process. One addresses the heavy quark total cross sections at photon level considering the saturation model and the BFKL dynamics in the color dipole picture. The corresponding cross sections at nuclear level are presented. It is verified that the QCD dynamics implies an enhancement of the cross section in comparison ...

  5. Electromagnetic Heavy Lepton Pair Production in Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Sengul, M. Y.; Guclu, M. C.; Mercan, O.; Karakus, N. G.

    2015-01-01

    We calculate the cross sections of electromagnetic productions of muon and tauon pair productions from the ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. Since the Compton wavelengths of muon and tauon are comparable to the radius of the colliding ions, nuclear form factors play important roles for calculating the cross sections. Recent measurement [1] indicates that the neutrons are differently distributed from the protons therefore this affects the cross section of the heavy lepton pair productio...

  6. Photon-Photon Luminosities in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions at LHC Energies

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    Hencken, Kai; Trautmann, Dirk; Baur, Gerhard

    1995-01-01

    Effective photon-photon luminosities are calculated for various realistic hadron collider scenarios. The main characteristics of photon-photon processes at relativistic heavy-ion colliders are established and compared to the corresponding photon-photon luminosities at electron-positron and future Photon Linear Colliders (PLC). Higher order corrections as well as inelastic processes are discussed. It is concluded that feasible high luminosity Ca-Ca collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)...

  7. Photon-Photon Luminosities in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions at LHC Energies

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    Hencken, Kai; Trautmann, Dirk; Baur, Gerhard

    1994-01-01

    Effective photon-photon luminosities are calculated for various realistic hadron collider scenarios. The main characteristics of photon-photon processes at relativistic heavy-ion colliders are established and compared to the corresponding photon-photon luminosities at electron-positron and future Photon Linear Colliders (PLC). Higher order corrections as well as inelastic processes are discussed. It is concluded that feasible high luminosity Ca-Ca collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)...

  8. A viscous blast-wave model for relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Jaiswal, Amaresh; Koch, Volker

    2015-01-01

    Using a viscosity-based survival scale for geometrical perturbations formed in the early stages of relativistic heavy-ion collisions, we model the radial flow velocity during freeze-out. Subsequently, we employ the Cooper-Frye freeze-out prescription, with first-order viscous corrections to the distribution function, to obtain the transverse momentum distribution of particle yields and flow harmonics. For initial eccentricities, we use the results of Monte Carlo Glauber model. We fix the blas...

  9. Investigation of rare particle production in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    During FY91 we began our investigation of rare particle production in relativistic nuclear collisions at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. We were funded for a period of one year to perform the initial experimental search, E858, to determine the level of antideuteron (bar d) production in Si+Au collisions at the AGS. We accomplished this goal with the discovery of two bar d's in the June 1990 run. We describe in this paper experiment performed and the results obtained. We performed our rare particle search at the A-1 line of the AGS. We instrumented the line with a four time-of-flight (TOF) detectors, two high pressure gas Cerenkox (ck) detectors, and four drift tube (DT) tracking detectors. The TOF detectors achieved time resolution of better than 100ps leading to a mass resolution of - signal and in π/K separation at high rigidities. The DT system provided particle trajectories for all of the particles passing the trigger requirements. In this experiment we measured the π-, K-, and bar p momentum spectra at 0o for rigidities from 2 to 8 GV to a statistical accuracy of 1--3% at all settings. We found that the bar p yield as a function of target did not show any evidence for reabsorption within the interaction volume. We also found two bar d's, the first observation of complex antinuclei produced in nucleus-nucleus collisions. The bar d yield is at least an order of magnitude smaller than prediced using a simple coalescence model based on the d/p ratio from E802 and the bar p spectrum measured in our experiment

  10. Nuclear equation of state in heavy- ion collisions

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    Sahu, P.K.; Ohnishi, A. [Division of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo, Hokkaido (Japan)

    1999-08-01

    We extend the baryon flow (P{sub x}/A(y)) calculation in the relativistic transport model at SIS (0.25 - 2 AGeV) to AGS ({<=}20.0 AGeV) energies for Au + Au collisions. We can reproduce the flow data of the EoS and E877 collaborations and the nucleon optical potential upto 1 GeV, by reducing the strength of the vector potential moderately at high relative momentum. This reduction leads to a softening of the nuclear matter equation of state at high density. (author)

  11. Graviton Production in Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

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    Ahern, Sean C.; Norbury, John W.; Poyser, William J.

    2000-01-01

    We study the feasibility of producing the graviton of the novel Kaluza-Klein theory in which there are d large compact dimensions in addition to the 4 dimensions of Minkowski spacetime. We calculate the cross section for producing such a graviton in nucleus-nucleus collisions via t-channel photon-photon fusion using the semiclassical Weizsacker-Williams method and show that it can exceed the cross section for graviton production in electron-positron scattering by several orders of magnitude.

  12. Nuclear stopping in heavy-ion collisions at 100 MeV/nucleon from inclusive and exclusive neutral pion measurements

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    Inclusive and exclusive measurements of neutral pions in heavy-ion collisions around 100 MeV/nucleon, carried out in a near 4π geometry, have been analyzed to obtain information on the nuclear stopping of the projectile. Stopping of the projectile has been investigated by the analysis of the source velocity, of the distribution of the energetic products of the collisions, and of the associated rapidity distribution of the baryon matter. Collisions were classified according to their centrality by the charged particle multiplicity. Clear evidence for this phenomenon has been obtained by the study of different observables. Both stopping and reabsorption effects play an essential role in the interpretation of the results. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society

  13. Subthreshold Production of Neutral Pions in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    2002-01-01

    The pion production below the threshold at 290 MeV/u (corresponding to the minimum beam velocity at which pions can be produced in nucleon-nucleon collisions) is sensitive to coherent effects in the momentum distribution of the nucleons in the internuclear collision region. Such collective or coherent effects would manifest themselves in an enhancement of the observed cross section with respect to a prediction on the basis of model momentum distributions, e.g. from the Fermi gas model. \\\\ \\\\ With neutral pions such experiments can be extended to rather low energies and rather small cross sections (in the sub-@mb range) due to the fact that the @p|0's leave the composite nuclear system undisturbed by the Coulomb forces and that their decay $\\gamma$ rays can be detected with high efficiency also at very low pion momentum. In our experiments using |1|2C~ions of 60, 74 and 84~MeV/u and |1|80 of 84~MeV/u we were able to clearly sep from background from different sources. The large efficiency of the annular lead gl...

  14. Collective dyanamics of intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions

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    Exclusive measurements of massive projectile-like fragments (PLF), intermediate-mass fragments (IMF), light charged particles (lcp), and neutrons have been performed for the reactions 209Bi + 136Xe and 197Au+208Pb at the lower boundary (∼29MeV/u) of the Fermi energy regime. Unexpectedly, the measurements provide compelling evidence for very simple reaction dynamics dominated by collective degrees of freedom. Invariant emission patterns of neutrons or lcp's indicate a binary first reaction stage, followed by the decay of the hot reaction products, for essentially the entire range of impact parameters. Non-evaporative light particles and cold IMF's are observed in peripheral collisions. IMF's seen in 209Bi + 136Xe collisions are possibly due to non-adiabatic neck rupture. Experimental correlations between particle multiplicity, and massive-fragment energy, deflection angle, and Z distribution suggest the presence of exchange-induced transport phenomena. In both reactions, the initially available kinetic energy is only partially damped. Together, these new observations challenge the present paradigm

  15. Subthreshold antiproton and K- production in heavy ion collisions

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    Subthreshold anti p and K- and energetic π- production was studied in Ne + NaF, Cu, Sn and Bi, and in Ni + Ni collisions with incident energies between 1.6 and 2 GeV/u. The measured cross sections indicate a dominant contribution of baryonic resonances. This is also consistent with a generalized scaling behaviour of the cross sections with the energy available in the collision and the energy necessary to produce particles as observed with Ne induced reactions. Deviations from scaling especially pronounced in the Ni-Ni system will be discussed in terms of absorption effects. The flat slope of the excitation function for anti p production is only understood with a reduced production threshold in the nuclear medium caused by a reduction of the antiproton mass in the dense and heated medium by about 100-150 MeV/c2. A similar in-medium mass reduction is also indicated for K- mesons. The dependence of the anti p yield on the system size is considerably weaker than expected from a simple fireball model, indicating increased reabsorption in Ni + Ni compared to Ne + NaF. (orig.)

  16. Preliminary study for the detection of neutrons in heavy-ion collisions with charged particle detectors

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    Auditore L.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available At Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS the CHIMERA 4π multidetector has been designed and setup to detect charged particles emitted in heavy ion collisions at intermediate energies. Properties and performances of CHIMERA have been widely demonstrated by published results obtained in the performed experiments. Moreover, in recent years, a new charged particle detector (ChPD for correlation studies (FARCOS has been designed, and recently a first prototype has been coupled to CHIMERA, in order to test performances in view of correlation measurements in coincidence with 4π detectors. Simultaneous neutrons and charged particles detection in heavy ion collisions represents an important experimental progress for future experiments to be performed with both stable and exotic nuclei. In order to investigate about this possibility, simple Monte Carlo simulations have been performed. Preliminary simulations have been carried out by means of MCNPX transport code to evaluate the perturbation effects, including cross-talk and time response, induced in CHIMERA and/or FARCOS Si-CsI(Tl telescopes on (typical 20MeV neutron signals coming froma typical reaction in heavy ion collisions at the Fermi energy. Moreover, first data analysis results of the INKIISSY experiment indicates sizable probability to detect neutrons by properly shadowing CHIMERA Si-CsI(Tl telescopes. Analysis is still in progress.

  17. Statistical Production of Antikaon Nuclear Bound States in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Andronic, A; Redlich, K

    2006-01-01

    Recently it was shown that the strongly attractive antikaon--nucleon potential can result in the formation of the antikaon nuclear bound states. We discuss the formation of such states as possible residues in heavy ion collisions. In this context, we calculate the excitation functions of single- and double-K- clusters in terms of the statistical thermal model. We show that, if such objects indeed exist, then, in heavy ion collisions, the single-K- clusters are most abundantly produced at present SIS energies, while the double-$K^-$ clusters show a pronounced maximum yield in the energy domain of the future accelerator at GSI. This is a direct consequence of: i) the baryonic dominance in low energy heavy ion collisions and the large baryonic content of the antikaonic bound states; ii) the strong energy dependence of strangeness production at low energies. The production yields of double-strange clusters is compared with that of double strange baryons. It is shown that at SIS energies there is a linear scaling ...

  18. Vortical fluid and $\\Lambda$ spin correlations in high-energy heavy-ion collisions

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    Pang, Long-Gang; Wang, Qun; Wang, Xin-Nian

    2016-01-01

    Fermions become polarized in a vortical fluid due to spin-vorticity coupling. The spin polarization density is proportional to the local fluid vorticity at the next-to-leading order of a gradient expansion in a quantum kinetic theory. Spin correlations of two $\\Lambda$-hyperons can therefore reveal the vortical structure of the dense matter in high-energy heavy-ion collisions. We employ a (3+1)D viscous hydrodynamic model with event-by-event fluctuating initial conditions from A MultiPhase Transport (AMPT) model to calculate the vorticity distributions and $\\Lambda$ spin correlations. The azimuthal correlation of the transverse spin is shown to have a cosine form plus an offset due to a circular structure of the transverse vorticity around the beam direction and global spin polarization. The longitudinal spin correlation shows a structure of vortex-pairing in the transverse plane due to the convective flow of hot spots in the radial direction. The dependence on colliding energy, rapidity, centrality and sensi...

  19. Temperature dependence of sound velocity and hydrodynamics of ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Chojnacki, M; Chojnacki, Mikolaj; Florkowski, Wojciech

    2007-01-01

    The effects of different forms of the sound-velocity function c_s(T) on the hydrodynamic evolution of matter created in the central region of ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions are studied. Above the critical temperature T_c we use the sound velocity function obtained from the recent lattice simulations of QCD, whereas below the critical temperature we use the hadron gas model. In the neighborhood of the critical temperature different interpolations between those two results are employed. They are characterized by the depth of the minimum of the function c_s(T) at T_c. We find that the presence of a distinct minimum of the sound velocity leads to a very long (exceeding 20 fm/c) evolution time of the system. Since such long evolution times are not compatible with the recent estimates based on the HBT interferometry, we conclude that the hydrodynamic description becomes adequate if the QCD cross-over phase transition renders the smooth temperature variations of the sound velocity, with a possible shallow m...

  20. Study of heavy ions collision at SIS energies with the detector FOPI; Etude des collisions d'ions lourds aux energies de SIS avec le detecteur FOPI

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    Bastid, N

    1999-09-23

    The present work has been carried out in the framework of experiments performed with the FOPI detector at the SIS/ESR accelerator facility of GSI-Darmstadt. It is devoted to the study of central and semi-central heavy ion collisions at beam energies ranging from 100 MeV to 2 GeV per nucleon. We present first generalities on relativistic heavy ion collisions then the FOPI detector with a special attention to the FOPI Inner Wall constructed by the Clermont-Ferrand group. The main results of the FOPI collaboration obtained with light and intermediate mass fragments and kaons are presented. A systematic study of the different forms of collection motion of nuclear matter, radial flow in very central reactions, sideward flow and squeeze-out in semi-central collisions, is performed. Further exciting possibilities concerning production and propagation of strangeness at SIS energies will be offered soon with the upgrade of the FOPI detector. The FOPI data have introduced constraints on parameters of theoretical models. Important progress concerning the knowledge of the properties of nuclear matter, the dynamics of the collisions and in-medium effects have been achieved. (author)