Fluctuation of gaps in hadronization at the phase transition

Rudolph C. Hwa, Qinghui Zhang

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Abstract

Event-by-event fluctuations of hadronic patterns in heavy-ion collisions are studied in search of signatures of quark-hadron phase transition. Attention is focused on a narrow strip in the azimuthal angle with small Δy. The fluctuations in the gaps between particles are quantified by simple measures. A scaling exponent α is shown to exist around Tc. An index ξ is shown to characterize the critical fluctuation; it is a numerical constant =0.05±0.01. All the measures considered in this gap analysis are experimentally observable. Whether or not the theoretical predictions, based on simulations using a two-dimensional Ising model, are realistic for heavy-ion collisions, analysis of the experimental data suggested here should be carried out, since the existence of a scaling behavior is of interest in its own right.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number014904
Pages (from-to)149041-149047
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume66
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2002

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Fluctuation of gaps in hadronization at the phase transition. / Hwa, Rudolph C.; Zhang, Qinghui.

In: Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, Vol. 66, No. 1, 014904, 01.07.2002, p. 149041-149047.

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Hwa, Rudolph C. ; Zhang, Qinghui. / Fluctuation of gaps in hadronization at the phase transition. In: Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics. 2002 ; Vol. 66, No. 1. pp. 149041-149047.
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