Onset of deconfinement in nucleus-nucleus collisions: Review for pedestrians and experts

@article{Gazdzicki2010OnsetOD,
  title={Onset of deconfinement in nucleus-nucleus collisions: Review for pedestrians and experts},
  author={Marek Gazdzicki and Mark I. Gorenstein and Peter Seyboth},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology},
  year={2010},
  pages={307-351}
}
Evidence for the energy threshold of creating the quark-gluon plasma in nucleusnucleus collisions, the so-called onset of deconnement, has been found by the energy scan program of the NA49 experiment at the CERN SPS. In this paper we review the experimental and theoretical status of this phenomenon. First, the basic, qualitative ideas are presented for non-experts. Next, the latest experimental results are compared to a statistical model within which the onset of deconnement and its signals had… Expand
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