Imaging the space-time evolution of high energy nucleus-nucleus collisions with bremsstrahlung

J. I. Kapusta, S. M.H. Wong

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Abstract

The bremsstrahlung produced when heavy nuclei collide is estimated for central collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Bremsstrahlung photons with energies below 100–200 MeV are sufficient to discern the gross features of the space-time evolution of electric charge, if they can be separated from other sources of photons experimentally. This is illustrated explicitly by considering two very different models, one Bjorken-like, the other Landau-like, both of which are constructed to give the same final charge rapidity distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3317-3323
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume59
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

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