Particle production in the central rapidity region of ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions

Arthur K. Kerman, T. Matsui, Benjamin Svetitsky

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Abstract

We discuss the central rapidity region of high-energy proton-nucleus collisions in the context of a flux-tube model. This model supposes the creation of a color flux tube by a random-walk color-charging process and its subsequent decay by qq and gluon-pair creation. The observed dependence of particle multiplicity on the number of projectile interactions is explained. Some further implications of the model for high-energy proton-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions, including A dependence in the latter case, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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