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Title: Improved version of the PHOBOS Glauber Monte Carlo

“Glauber” models are used to calculate geometric quantities in the initial state of heavy ion collisions, such as impact parameter, number of participating nucleons and initial eccentricity. Experimental heavy-ion collaborations, in particular at RHIC and LHC, use Glauber Model calculations for various geometric observables for determination of the collision centrality. In this document, we describe the assumptions inherent to the approach, and provide an updated implementation (v2) of the Monte Carlo based Glauber Model calculation, which originally was used by the PHOBOS collaboration. The main improvement w.r.t. the earlier version (v1) (Alver et al. 2008) is the inclusion of Tritium, Helium-3, and Uranium, as well as the treatment of deformed nuclei and Glauber–Gribov fluctuations of the proton in p +A collisions. A users’ guide (updated to reflect changes in v2) is provided for running various calculations.
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
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Journal Volume: 1-2; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 2352-7110
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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
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United States
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; Glauber Monte Carlo model; Participant; Eccentricity; Centrality