Bremsstrahlung from a microscopic model of relativistic heavy ion collisions

S. M.H. Wong, M. Belkacem, J. I. Kapusta, S. A. Bass, M. Bleicher, H. Stöcker

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Abstract

We compute bremsstrahlung arising from the acceleration of individual charged baryons and mesons during the time evolution of high-energy Au + Au collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider using a microscopic transport model. We elucidate the connection between bremsstrahlung and charge stopping by colliding artificial pure proton on pure neutron nuclei. From the intensity of low energy bremsstrahlung, the time scale and the degree of stopping could be accurately extracted without measuring any hadronic observables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number014903
Pages (from-to)149031-149039
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2001

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