Fluctuation probes of quark deconfinement


Journal Article

A different type of fluctuations in the multiplicities and momentum distributions of particles emitted in relativistic heavy-ion collisions is considered. These fluctuations are sensitive to the microscopic structure of the dense matter. The fluctuations of locally observed quantities that show a distinctly different behavior in a hadron gas (HG) and a quark-gluon plasma (QGP) was considered since the expansion is too fast for local fluctuations to follow the mean thermodynamic evolution of the system.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Asakawa, M; Heinz, U; Müller, B

Published Date

  • September 4, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 85 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 2072 - 2075

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.2072

Citation Source

  • Scopus