Global observables and secondary interactions in central Au+Au reactions at [Formula Presented] GeV


Journal Article

The ultrarelativistic quantum molecular dynamics model (UrQMD) is used to study global observables in central reactions of Au+Au at [Formula Presented] GeV at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Strong stopping governed by massive particle production is predicted if secondary interactions are taken into account. The underlying string dynamics and the early hadronic decoupling implies only small transverse expansion rates. However, rescattering with mesons is found to act as a source of pressure leading to additional flow of baryons and kaons, while cooling down pions. © 2000 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bleicher, MJ; Bass, SA; Bravina, LV; Greiner, W; Soff, S; Stöcker, H; Xu, N; Zabrodin, EE

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 7 -

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-490X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.62.024904

Citation Source

  • Scopus