Exploding quark-gluon plasma and correlation between energy density and mean transverse momentum

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Abstract

We argue that the energy per unit entropy and the initial energy density are related to the mean transverse momentum and to the rapidity density. A phenomenological analysis of cosmic ray data and pp collisions supports the conjecture that matter produced in such collisions undergoes a phase transition from a quark-gluon plasma to a hadron gas. Numerical hydrodynamical calculations which allow for both longitudinal and transverse expansion and which incorporate a first order phase transition are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-262
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Volume461
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 5 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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