Rapidity profiles from 3+1D Glasma simulations with finite longitudinal thickness

  title={Rapidity profiles from 3+1D Glasma simulations with finite longitudinal thickness},
  author={Andreas Ipp and David I. Muller},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology},
  • A. IppD. Muller
  • Published 4 October 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
We present our progress on simulating the Glasma in the early stages of heavy ion collisions in a non-boost-invariant setting. Our approach allows us to describe colliding nuclei with finite longitudinal width by extending the McLerran-Venugopalan model to include a parameter for the Lorentz-contracted but finite extent of the nucleus in the beam direction. We determine the rapidity profile of the Glasma energy density, which shows strong deviations from the boost invariant result. Both broad… 

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