Photon interferometry of Au+Au collisions at the BNL Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider.


Journal Article

We calculate the two-body correlation function of direct photons produced in central Au+Au collisions at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider. Our calculation includes contributions from the early preequilibrium phase in which photons are produced via hard parton scatterings as well as radiation of photons from a thermalized quark-gluon plasma and the subsequent expanding hadron gas. We find that high energy photon interferometry provides a faithful probe of the details of the space-time evolution and of the early reaction stages of the system.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bass, SA; Müller, B; Srivastava, DK

Published Date

  • October 13, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 93 / 16

Start / End Page

  • 162301 -

PubMed ID

  • 15524982

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15524982

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physrevlett.93.162301


  • eng