Signatures of $\alpha$ clustering in ultra-relativistic collisions with light nuclei

  title={Signatures of \$\alpha\$ clustering in ultra-relativistic collisions with light nuclei},
  author={Maciej Rybczy'nski and Milena Piotrowska and Wojciech Broniowski},
  journal={arXiv: Nuclear Theory},
We explore possible observable signatures of $\alpha$ clustering of light nuclei in ultra-relativistic nuclear collisions involving ${}^{7,9}$Be, ${}^{12}$C, and ${}^{16}$O. The clustering leads to specific spatial correlations of the nucleon distributions in the ground state, which are manifest in the earliest stage of the ultra-high energy reaction. The formed initial state of the fireball is sensitive to these correlations, and the effect influences, after the collective evolution of the… 

Signatures of α -clustering in O16 by using a multiphase transport model

$\alpha$-clustered structures in light nuclei could be studied through "snapshots" taken by relativistic heavy-ion collisions. A multiphase transport (AMPT) model is employed to simulate the initial

Flow in collisions of light nuclei

Anisotropy fluctuation and correlation in central α -clustered C12+Au197 collisions

In the framework of a multi-phase transport model, fluctuation and correlation of the azimuthal anisotropies in $^{12}$C+$^{197}$Au collisions at $\sqrt{S_{NN}}$ = 200 GeV are explored. Properties of

Electromagnetic field from asymmetric to symmetric heavy-ion collisions at 200 GeV/c

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Glauber Monte Carlo predictions for ultrarelativistic collisions with O16

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System size scan of D meson $R_\text{AA}$ and $v_n$ using PbPb, XeXe, ArAr, and OO collisions at LHC

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Elliptic flow in ultrarelativistic collisions with light polarized nuclei

Estimates for elliptic flow in collisions of polarized light nuclei with spin $j\ge1$ with a heavy nucleus are presented. In such collisions the azimuthal symmetry is broken via polarization of the

Travel to the Center of Atomic Nuclei

  • G. Donati
  • Physics
    Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics
  • 2019
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A better understanding of initial conditions of nuclear interactions is one of the most important heavy ion physics problems. The paper considers these problems in the centrality selected



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It is argued that relativistic nuclear collisions may provide experimental evidence of α clustering in light nuclei and offers a possibility of studying low-energy nuclear structure phenomena with "snapshots" made with relativism heavy-ion collisions.

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Using a Monte Carlo Glauber simulation, it is found that a ^{3}He or triton projectile, with a realistic wave function description, induces a significant intrinsic triangular shape to the initial medium.

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Two-body nucleon-nucleon correlations in Glauber models of relativistic heavy-ion collisions

We investigate the influence of the central two-body nucleon-nucleon correlations on several quantities observed in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. It is demonstrated with explicit Monte Carlo