Probing the QCD critical point with relativistic heavy-ion collisions


Journal Article

We utilize an event-by-event relativistic hydrodynamic calculation performed at a number of different incident beam energies to investigate the creation of hot and dense QCD matter near the critical point. Using state-of-the-art analysis and visualization tools we demonstrate that each collision event probes QCD matter characterized by a wide range of temperatures and baryo-chemical potentials, making a dynamical response of the system to the vicinity of the critical point very difficult to isolate above the background. © 2012 Versita Warsaw and Springer-Verlag Wien.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bass, SA; Petersen, H; Quammen, C; Canary, H; Healey, CG; Taylor, RM

Published Date

  • May 16, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1278 - 1281

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1644-3608

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1895-1082

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2478/s11534-012-0076-1

Citation Source

  • Scopus