Longitudinal expansion of matter formed by partial stopping in relativistic heavy ion collisions

@inproceedings{Bannur1995LongitudinalEO,
  title={Longitudinal expansion of matter formed by partial stopping in relativistic heavy ion collisions},
  author={Vishnu Mayya Bannur and Predhiman Kaw and Jitendra C. Parikh},
  year={1995}
}
We investigate the modification of Landau's solution of hydrodynamic expansion of a fireball formed in relativistic heavy ion collisions when there is partial transparency. In our model of collision we assume that the transparent fraction (of nuclei) creates a color flux tube behind it which eventually produces QCD matter (t-fluid) outside the central QCD matter (s-fluid) formed by stopped nuclei. Thus the s-fluid expands against the nonzero pressure due to the t-fluid when the transparency is… CONTINUE READING