Relativistic hadron-hadron collisions in the ultra-relativistic quantum molecular dynamics model


Journal Article

Hadron-hadron (h-h) collisions at high energies are investigated in the ultra-relativistic quantum molecular dynamics (UrQMD) approach. This microscopic transport model describes the phenomenology of hadronic interactions at low and intermediate energies (√s < 5 GeV) in terms of interactions between known hadrons and their resonances. At higher energies, √s > 5 GeV, the excitation of colour strings and their subsequent fragmentation into hadrons dominates the multiple production of particles in the UrQMD model. The model shows a fair overall agreement with a large body of experimental h-h data over a wide range of h-h centre-of-mass energies. Hadronic reaction data with higher precision would be useful to support the use of the UrQMD model for relativistic heavy-ion collisions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bleicher, M; Zabrodin, E; Spieles, C; Bass, SA; Ernst, C; Soff, S; Bravina, L; Belkacem, M; Weber, H; Stöcker, H; Greiner, W

Published Date

  • September 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1859 - 1896

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0954-3899

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/0954-3899/25/9/308

Citation Source

  • Scopus