Phase transition dynamics in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions

L. P. Csernai, J. I. Kapusta, Gy Kluge, E. E. Zabrodin

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We investigate various problems related to the dynamics of a first-order phase transition from quarkgluon plasma to hadronic matter in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. These include nucleation, growth and fusion of hadronic bubbles in either the Bjorken longitudinal hydrodynamic expansion model or the Cooper-Frye-Schönberg spherical hydrodynamic expansion model. With reasonable input parameters the conversion of one phase into the other is relatively close to the idealized adiabatic Maxwell construction, although one can choose parameters such that the conversion is strongly out of equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-459
Number of pages7
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1993


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