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

@article{Rybczynski2017SignaturesO,
  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},
  year={2017}
}
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… 

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