Alternative ansatz to wounded nucleon and binary collision scaling in high-energy nuclear collisions


Journal Article

© 2015 American Physical Society. We introduce a new parametric initial-condition model for high-energy nuclear collisions based on eikonal entropy deposition via a "reduced-thickness" function. The model simultaneously describes experimental proton-proton, proton-nucleus, and nucleus-nucleus multiplicity distributions and generates nucleus-nucleus eccentricity harmonics consistent with experimental flow constraints. In addition, the model is compatible with ultracentral uranium-uranium data unlike existing models that include binary collision terms.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moreland, JS; Bernhard, JE; Bass, SA

Published Date

  • July 6, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 92 / 1

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-490X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.92.011901

Citation Source

  • Scopus