Can momentum correlations prove kinetic equilibration in heavy ion collisions at 160 AGeV?


Journal Article

We perform an event-by-event analysis of the transverse momentum distribution of final state particles in central Pb(160 AGeV) + Pb collisions within a microscopic non-equilibrium transport model (UrQMD). Strong influence of rescattering is found. The extracted momentum distributions show less fluctuations in A + A collisions than in p + p reactions. This is in contrast to simplified p + p extrapolations and random walk models. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bleicher, M; Belkacem, M; Ernst, C; Weber, H; Gerland, L; Spieles, C; Bass, SA; Stöcker, H; Greiner, W

Published Date

  • September 3, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 435 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 9 - 12

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0370-2693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00831-4

Citation Source

  • Scopus