Heavy Nuclei, From RHIC to The Cosmos

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Ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions produce a high-temperature, thermalized system that may mimic the conditions present shortly after the big bang. This writeup will given an overview of early results from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), and discuss what we have learned about hot, strongly interacting nuclear systems. The thermal and chemical composition of the system will be discussed, along with observables that are sensitive to the early evolution of the system. I will also discuss the implications of the RHIC results for cosmic ray air showers.

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Klein, Spencer R. November 1, 2002.

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Ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions produce a high-temperature, thermalized system that may mimic the conditions present shortly after the big bang. This writeup will given an overview of early results from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), and discuss what we have learned about hot, strongly interacting nuclear systems. The thermal and chemical composition of the system will be discussed, along with observables that are sensitive to the early evolution of the system. I will also discuss the implications of the RHIC results for cosmic ray air showers.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00816550

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  • Report No.: LBNL--53034
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/816550 | External Link
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Klein, Spencer R. Heavy Nuclei, From RHIC to The Cosmos, report, November 1, 2002; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc738058/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.