Deuterons and space-momentum correlations in high energy nuclear collisions

Journal Article

Using a microscopic transport model together with a coalescence afterburner, we study the formation of deuterons in Au+Au central collisions at √s = 200A GeV. It is found that the deuteron transverse momentum distributions are strongly affected by the nucleon space-momentum correlations, at the moment of freeze-out, which are mostly determined by the number of rescatterings. This feature is useful for studying collision dynamics at ultrarelativistic energies.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Monreal, B; Bass, SA; Bleicher, M; Esumi, S; Greiner, W; Li, Q; Liu, H; Llope, WJ; Mattiello, R; Panitkin, S; Sakrejda, I; Snellings, R; Sorge, H; Spieles, C; Stöcker, H; Thomas, J; Voloshin, S; Wang, F; Xu, N

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

  • Physical Review C Nuclear Physics

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 319011 - 319014