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Title: Holographic heavy ion collisions with baryon charge

We numerically simulate collisions of charged shockwaves in Einstein-Maxwell theory in anti-de Sitter space as a toy model of heavy ion collisions with non-zero baryon charge. The stress tensor and the baryon current become well described by charged hydrodynamics at roughly the same time. The effect of the charge density on generic observables is typically no larger than 15%. Finally, we find significant stopping of the baryon charge and compare our results with those in heavy ion collision experiments.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Univ. of Barcelona (Spain). Dept. of Quantum Physics and Astrophysics. Inst. of Cosmos Sciences (ICC); Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom). Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics
  2. Univ. of Barcelona (Spain). Dept. of Quantum Physics and Astrophysics. Inst. of Cosmos Sciences (ICC); Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Barcelona (Spain)
  3. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Center of Theoretical Physics
  4. Univ. of Barcelona (Spain). Dept. of Quantum Physics and Astrophysics. Inst. of Cosmos Sciences (ICC)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0011090; FP7-PEOPLE-2012-GIG-333786; FPA2013-40360-ERC; MEC FPA2013-46570-C2-1-P; MEC FPA2013-46570-C2-2-P; MDM-2014-0369; 2014-SGR-104; 2014-SGR-1474; CPAN CSD2007-00042; HoloLHC-306605
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2016; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States); Univ. of Barcelona (Spain); Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26); European Commission (EC); Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO) (Spain)
Contributing Orgs:
Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Barcelona (Spain)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; Gauge-gravity Correspondence; Holography and quark-gluon plasmas
OSTI Identifier:
1360099