Clocking hadronization in relativistic heavy-ion collisions with balance functions

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A novel state of matter has been hypothesized to exist during the early stage of relativistic heavy-ion collisions, with normal hadrons not appearing until several fm/c after the start of the reaction. To test this hypothesis, correlations between charges and their associated anticharges are evaluated with the use of balance functions. It is shown that late-stage hadronization is characterized by tightly correlated charge-anticharge pairs when measured as a function of relative rapidity. © 2000 American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bass, SA; Danielewicz, P; Pratt, S

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 85 / 13

Start / End Page

  • 2689 - 2692

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.2689

Citation Source

  • Scopus