Small System Collectivity in Relativistic Hadronic and Nuclear Collisions

  title={Small System Collectivity in Relativistic Hadronic and Nuclear Collisions},
  author={James Lawrence Nagle and William A. Zajc},
  journal={Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science},
  • J. Nagle, W. Zajc
  • Published 10 January 2018
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
The bulk motion of nuclear matter at the ultrahigh temperatures created in heavy ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the Large Hadron Collider is well described in terms of nearly inviscid hydrodynamics, thereby establishing this system of quarks and gluons as the most perfect fluid in nature. A revolution in the field is under way, spearheaded by the discovery of similar collective, fluid-like phenomena in much smaller systems including p+ p, p+ A, d+Au, and 3He+Au… 

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