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Title: Baryon clustering at the critical line and near the hypothetical critical point in heavy-ion collisions

Abstract

We study clustering of baryons at the freeze-out point of relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Using a Walecka-Serot model for the nucleon-nucleon (N N) interaction we analyze how the modified critical σ mode—responsible for the N N attraction—allows for clustering of nucleons when the system is close to a possible critical point of QCD. We investigate clusters of few nucleons, and also the internal cluster configuration when the system is long lived. For realistic heavy-ion collisions we study to what extent light clusters, such as 4He, can be formed in several fm / c, and perform the statistical analysis of proton cumulants and higher-order moments (skewness and kurtosis) for collisions at the beam energy scan of the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider.

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Research Org.:
Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States); State Univ. of New York (SUNY), Albany, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1546848
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1610116
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-88ER40388
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review C Journal Volume: 100 Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; physics; cluster models; nuclear many-body theory; nucleon-nucleon interactions; QCD phase transitions

Citation Formats

Shuryak, Edward, and Torres-Rincon, Juan M. Baryon clustering at the critical line and near the hypothetical critical point in heavy-ion collisions. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.100.024903.
Shuryak, Edward, & Torres-Rincon, Juan M. Baryon clustering at the critical line and near the hypothetical critical point in heavy-ion collisions. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.100.024903.
Shuryak, Edward, and Torres-Rincon, Juan M. Thu . "Baryon clustering at the critical line and near the hypothetical critical point in heavy-ion collisions". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.100.024903.
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author = {Shuryak, Edward and Torres-Rincon, Juan M.},
abstractNote = {We study clustering of baryons at the freeze-out point of relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Using a Walecka-Serot model for the nucleon-nucleon (N N) interaction we analyze how the modified critical σ mode—responsible for the N N attraction—allows for clustering of nucleons when the system is close to a possible critical point of QCD. We investigate clusters of few nucleons, and also the internal cluster configuration when the system is long lived. For realistic heavy-ion collisions we study to what extent light clusters, such as 4He, can be formed in several fm / c, and perform the statistical analysis of proton cumulants and higher-order moments (skewness and kurtosis) for collisions at the beam energy scan of the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.100.024903},
journal = {Physical Review C},
number = 2,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}

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