Hot hadronic matter and nuclear collisions

R. Hagedorn, J. Rafelski

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Based on the statistical bootstrap model of strong interactions, we develop a description of hadronic matter with particular emphasis on hot nuclear matter as created in relativistic heavy ion collisions. We apply our theory to calculate temperatures and average transverse momenta of nucleons and pions from the decay of hadronic fireballs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-142
Number of pages7
Journal"Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics"
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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