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Title: Research in Theoretical High Energy Nuclear Physics at the University of Arizona

Abstract

In the past decade (2004-2015) we addressed the quest for the understanding of how quark confinement works, how it can be dissolved in a limited space-time domain, and what this means: i) for the paradigm of the laws of physics of present day; and, ii) for our understanding of cosmology. The focus of our in laboratory matter formation work has been centered on the understanding of the less frequently produced hadronic particles (e.g. strange antibaryons, charmed and beauty hadrons, massive resonances, charmonium, B c). We have developed a public analysis tool, SHARE (Statistical HAdronization with REsonances) which allows a precise model description of experimental particle yield and fluctuation data. We have developed a charm recombination model to allow for off-equilibrium rate of charmonium production. We have developed methods and techniques which allowed us to study the hadron resonance yield evolution by kinetic theory. We explored entropy, strangeness and charm as signature of QGP addressing the wide range of reaction energy for AGS, SPS, RHIC and LHC energy range. In analysis of experimental data, we obtained both statistical parameters as well as physical properties of the hadron source. The following pages present listings of our primary writing on these questions. Themore » abstracts are included in lieu of more detailed discussion of our research accomplishments in each of the publications.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1244424
Report Number(s):
DOE-Arizona-41318
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-04ER41318
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; Heavy Ion Collisions; Quark Confinement; Quark-Gluon Plasma; Vacuum Structure; Nuclear Cosmology

Citation Formats

Rafelski, Johann. Research in Theoretical High Energy Nuclear Physics at the University of Arizona. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1244424.
Rafelski, Johann. Research in Theoretical High Energy Nuclear Physics at the University of Arizona. United States. doi:10.2172/1244424.
Rafelski, Johann. Mon . "Research in Theoretical High Energy Nuclear Physics at the University of Arizona". United States. doi:10.2172/1244424. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1244424.
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