Signals of the QCD Critical Point in Hydrodynamic Evolutions

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The presence of a critical point in the QCD phase diagram can deform the trajectories describing the evolution of the expanding fireball in the μ - T phase diagram. The deformation of the hydrodynamic trajectories will change the transverse velocity (β ) dependence of the proton-antiproton ratio when the fireball passes in the vicinity of the critical point. An unusual β dependence of the over(p, -) / p ratio in a narrow beam energy window would thus signal the presence of the critical point. © 2009. B T T

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nonaka, C; Asakawa, M; Bass, SA; Müller, B

Published Date

  • November 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 830 / 1-4

Start / End Page

  • 291c - 294c

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0375-9474

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2009.10.025

Citation Source

  • Scopus