Bremsstrahlung from a Microscopic Model of Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions


Journal Article (Academic article)

We compute bremsstrahlung arising from the acceleration of individual charged baryons and mesons during the time evolution of high-energy Au+Au collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider using a microscopic transport model. We elucidate the connection between bremsstrahlung and charge stopping by colliding artificial pure proton on pure neutron nuclei. From the intensity of low energy bremsstrahlung, the time scale and the degree of stopping could be accurately extracted without measuring any hadronic observables.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wong, SMH; Belkacem, M; Kapusta, JI; Bass, SA; Bleicher, M; Stöcker, H

Published Date

  • 2001

Published In

  • Phys. Rev. C

Volume / Issue

  • 63 /

Start / End Page

  • 014903 -