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Title: Advantage of U+U over Au+Au collisions at constant beam energy

Abstract

Collisions of deformed uranium nuclei are studied in a Monte Carlo Glauber model. For U+U at zero impact parameter (b=0) in the most favorable orientation (tip-to-tip), the transverse particle density (charged-particle rapidity density per weighted transverse area of the initial participant zone) increases by about 35% compared to Au+Au at b=0. To estimate the advantage of U+U over Au+Au in the context of real experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, we examine the effect of a range of centrality cuts on the event sample. In terms of the transverse particle density, the predicted advantage of U+U is about 16%.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Center for Nuclear Research, Department of Physics, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20771372
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.73.034911; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; BROOKHAVEN RHIC; CHARGED PARTICLES; DEFORMED NUCLEI; DENSITY; GLAUBER THEORY; GOLD 197 REACTIONS; GOLD 197 TARGET; IMPACT PARAMETER; MONTE CARLO METHOD; NUCLEAR MATTER; ORIENTATION; PARTICLE RAPIDITY; URANIUM 238 REACTIONS; URANIUM 238 TARGET

Citation Formats

Nepali, C., Fai, G., and Keane, D. Advantage of U+U over Au+Au collisions at constant beam energy. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.73.034911.
Nepali, C., Fai, G., & Keane, D. Advantage of U+U over Au+Au collisions at constant beam energy. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.73.034911.
Nepali, C., Fai, G., and Keane, D. Wed . "Advantage of U+U over Au+Au collisions at constant beam energy". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.73.034911.
@article{osti_20771372,
title = {Advantage of U+U over Au+Au collisions at constant beam energy},
author = {Nepali, C. and Fai, G. and Keane, D.},
abstractNote = {Collisions of deformed uranium nuclei are studied in a Monte Carlo Glauber model. For U+U at zero impact parameter (b=0) in the most favorable orientation (tip-to-tip), the transverse particle density (charged-particle rapidity density per weighted transverse area of the initial participant zone) increases by about 35% compared to Au+Au at b=0. To estimate the advantage of U+U over Au+Au in the context of real experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, we examine the effect of a range of centrality cuts on the event sample. In terms of the transverse particle density, the predicted advantage of U+U is about 16%.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.73.034911},
journal = {Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics},
number = 3,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}