Microscopic models for ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions

  title={Microscopic models for ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions},
  author={S. Bass and M. Belkacem and M. Bleicher and M. Brandstetter and L. Bravina and C. Ernst and L. Gerland and M. Hofmann and S. Hofmann and J. Konopka and G. Mao and L. Neise and S. Soff and C. Spieles and H. Weber and L. Winckelmann and H. Stocker and W. Greiner and C. Hartnack and J. Aichelin and N. Amelin},
  journal={Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics},
In this paper, the concepts of microscopic transport theory are introduced and the features and shortcomings of the most commonly used ansatzes are discussed. In particular, the Ultrarelativistic Quantum Molecular Dynamics (UrQMD) transport model is described in great detail. Based on the same principles as QMD and RQMD, it incorporates a vastly extended collision term with full baryon-antibaryon symmetry, 55 baryon and 32 meson species. Isospin is explicitly treated for all hadrons. The range… Expand
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