Issues with the search for critical point in QCD with relativistic heavy ion collisions


Journal Article

© 2020 American Physical Society. A systematic search for a critical point in the phase diagram of QCD matter is under way at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and is planned at several future facilities. Its existence, if confirmed, and its location will greatly enhance our understanding of QCD. In this article, we emphasize several important issues that are often not fully recognized in theoretical interpretations of experimental results relevant to the critical point search. We discuss ways in which our understanding on these issues can be improved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Asakawa, M; Kitazawa, M; Müller, B

Published Date

  • March 1, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 101 / 3

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2469-9993

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2469-9985

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.101.034913

Citation Source

  • Scopus