Baryon-Rich Quark-Gluon Plasma in Nuclear Collisions

Michael Danos, Johann Rafelski

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The maximum achievable temperature (energy density) and minimum kinetic energy required for the formation of a baryon-rich quark-gluon plasma formed at central rapidity in small impact parameter nuclear collisions is estimated. A possible mechanism leading to the pile-up of matter is introduced. Plasma formation is expected to appear at about 15 GeV/Nucleon uranium beam energy on a stationary target or 2.7 GeV/Nucleon in colliding beams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-120
Number of pages24
JournalActa Physica Hungarica New Series Heavy Ion Physics
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 2001
EventFundamental Issues in Elementary Matter Symposium in Honor and Memory of Michael Danos - Bad Honnef, Germany
Duration: Sep 25 2000Sep 29 2000


  • Formation of quark-gluon plasma
  • Relativistic heavy-ion collisions
  • Thermal and statistical models of nuclear reactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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