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Open Physics

formerly Central European Journal of Physics

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Volume 10, Issue 6


Volume 13 (2015)

Probing the QCD critical point with relativistic heavy-ion collisions

Steffen Bass / Hannah Petersen / Cory Quammen / Hal Canary / Christopher Healey / Russell Taylor
Published Online: 2012-12-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-012-0076-1


We utilize an event-by-event relativistic hydrodynamic calculation performed at a number of different incident beam energies to investigate the creation of hot and dense QCD matter near the critical point. Using state-of-the-art analysis and visualization tools we demonstrate that each collision event probes QCD matter characterized by a wide range of temperatures and baryo-chemical potentials, making a dynamical response of the system to the vicinity of the critical point very difficult to isolate above the background.

Keywords: QCD critical point; relativistic heavy-ion collisions; event-by-event hydrodynamics

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Published Online: 2012-12-04

Published in Print: 2012-12-01

Citation Information: Open Physics, Volume 10, Issue 6, Pages 1278–1281, ISSN (Online) 2391-5471, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-012-0076-1.

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