Perfect fluidity of the quark–gluon plasma core as seen through its dissipative hadronic corona

  title={Perfect fluidity of the quark–gluon plasma core as seen through its dissipative hadronic corona},
  author={Tetsufumi Hirano and M. Gyulassy},
  journal={Nuclear Physics},
Abstract The agreement of hydrodynamic predictions of differential elliptic flow and radial flow patterns with Au + Au data at s N N = 200 GeV is one of the main lines of evidence suggesting the nearly perfect fluid properties of the strongly coupled quark–gluon plasma, sQGP, produced at RHIC. We study the sensitivity of this conclusion to different hydrodynamic assumptions on hadro-chemical and thermal freezeout after the sQGP hadronizes. We show that if chemical freezeout occurs at the… Expand

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