Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion Collisions Book
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Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion Collisions


  • Author : Ramona Vogt
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-06-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 0080525369

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Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion Collisions Excerpt :

This book is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in high energy heavy-ion physics. It is relevant for students who will work on topics being explored at RHIC and the LHC. In the first part, the basic principles of these studies are covered including kinematics, cross sections (including the quark model and parton distribution functions), the geometry of nuclear collisions, thermodynamics, hydrodynamics and relevant aspects of lattice gauge theory at finite temperature. The second part covers some more specific probes of heavy-ion collisions at these energies: high mass thermal dileptons, quarkonium and hadronization. The second part also serves as extended examples of concepts learned in the previous part. Both parts contain examples in the text as well as exercises at the end of each chapter. - Designed for students and newcomers to the field - Focuses on hard probes and QCD - Covers all aspects of high energy heavy-ion physics - Includes worked example problems and exercises

Phenomenology of Ultra Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions Book

Phenomenology of Ultra Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions


  • Author : Wojciech Florkowski
  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2010-03-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813107595

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Phenomenology of Ultra Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions Excerpt :

This book gives an introduction to main ideas used in the physics of ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The links between basic theoretical concepts (discussed gradually from the elementary to more advanced level) and the results of experiments are outlined, so that experimentalists may learn more about the foundations of the models used by them to fit and interpret the data, while theoreticians may learn more about how different theoretical ideas are used in practical applications. The main task of the book is to collect the available information and establish a uniform picture of ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The properties of hot and dense matter implied by this picture are discussed comprehensively. In particular, the issues concerning the formation of the quark–gluon plasma in present and future heavy-ion experiments are addressed.

Quark  Gluon Plasma 3 Book

Quark Gluon Plasma 3


  • Author : Rudolph C. Hwa
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 777
  • ISBN 10 : 9789812795533

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Quark Gluon Plasma 3 Excerpt :

Annotation. Text reviews the major topics in Quark-Gluon Plasma, including: the QCD phase diagram, the transition temperature, equation of state, heavy quark free energies, and thermal modifications of hadron properties. Includes index, references, and appendix. For researchers and practitioners.

Introduction to Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions Book

Introduction to Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions


  • Author : L. P. Csernai
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Son Limited
  • Release Date : 1994-05-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015032585872

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Introduction to Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions László P. Csernai University of Bergen, Norway Written for postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in physics, this clear and concise work covers a wide range of subjects from intermediate to ultra-relativistic energies, thus providing an introductory overview of heavy ion physics. The reader is introduced to essential principles in heavy ion physics through a variety of questions, with answers, of varying difficulty. This timely text is based on a series of well received lectures given by Professor L. Csernai at the University of Minnesota, and the University of Bergen, where the author is based.

Introduction to High Energy Heavy Ion Collisions Book

Introduction to High Energy Heavy Ion Collisions


  • Author : Cheuk-Yin Wong
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 1994-09-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814506854

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Written primarily for researchers and graduate students who are new in this emerging field, this book develops the necessary tools so that readers can follow the latest advances in this subject. Readers are first guided to examine the basic informations on nucleon–nucleon collisions and the use of the nucleus as an arena to study the interaction of one nucleon with another. A good survey of the relation between nucleon–nucleon and nucleus–nucleus collisions provides the proper comparison to study phenomena involving the more exotic quark-gluon plasma. Properties of the quark-gluon plasma and signatures for its detection are discussed to aid future searches and exploration for this exotic matter. Recent experimental findings are summarised. Contents:IntroductionKinematic VariablesNucleon–Nucleon CollisionsHard Processes in Nucleon–Nucleon CollisionsParticle Production in a Strong FieldParticle Production in Two-Dimensional Quantum ElectrodynamicsClassical String ModelDual Parton ModelQuarks, Gluons, and Quark–Gluon PlasmaLattice Gauge TheoryResults from Lattice Gauge TheoryNucleus–Nucleus CollisionsHigh-Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions and Quark-Gluon PlasmaSignatures for the Quark–Gluon Plasma (I – V)SummaryIndex Readership: Nuclear physicists. Keywords:High-Energy;Heavy-Ion;High-Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions;Quark-Gluon Plasma;Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions;High-Energy Nuclear CollisionsReview: “The book is very well written and I can recommend it to all graduate students and researchers interested in the field of RHICs.” Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics

Introduction to Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics Book

Introduction to Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics


  • Author : Jerzy Bartke
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9789810212315

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Introduction to Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics Excerpt :

This book attempts to cover the fascinating field of physics of relativistic heavy ions, mainly from the experimentalist's point of view. After the introductory chapter on quantum chromodynamics, basic properties of atomic nuclei, sources of relativistic nuclei, and typical detector set-ups are described in three subsequent chapters. Experimental facts on collisions of relativistic heavy ions are systematically presented in 15 consecutive chapters, starting from the simplest features like cross sections, multiplicities, and spectra of secondary particles and going to more involved characteristics like correlations, various relatively rare processes, and newly discovered features: collective flow, high pT suppression and jet quenching. Some entirely new topics are included, such as the difference between neutron and proton radii in nuclei, heavy hypernuclei, and electromagnetic effects on secondary particle spectra.Phenomenological approaches and related simple models are discussed in parallel with the presentation of experimental data. Near the end of the book, recent ideas about the new state of matter created in collisions of ultrarelativistic nuclei are discussed. In the final chapter, some predictions are given for nuclear collisions in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), now in construction at the site of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva. Finally, the appendix gives us basic notions of relativistic kinematics, and lists the main international conferences related to this field. A concise reference book on physics of relativistic heavy ions, it shows the present status of this field.

Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics Book

Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics


  • Author : Reinhard Stock
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642015380

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Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics Excerpt :

This new volume, I/23, of the Landolt-Börnstein Data Collection series continues a tradition inaugurated by the late Editor-in-Chief, Professor Werner Martienssen, to provide in the style of an encyclopedia a summary of the results and ideas of Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics. Formerly, the Landolt-Börnstein series was mostly known as a compilation of numerical data and functional relations, but it was felt that the more comprehensive summary undertaken here should meet an urgent purpose. Volume I/23 reports on the present state of theoretical and experimental knowledge in the field of Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics. What is meant by this rather technical terminology is the study of strongly interacting matter, and its phases (in short QCD matter) by means of nucleus-nucleus collisions at relativistic energy. The past decade has seen a dramatic progress, and widening of scope in this field, which addresses one of the chief remaining open frontiers of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and, in a wider sense, the "Standard Model of Elementary Interactions". The data resulting from the CERN SPS, BNL AGS and GSI SIS experiments, and in particular also from almost a decade of experiments carried out at the "Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider"(RHIC) at Brookhaven, have been fully analyzed, uncovering a wealth of information about both the confined and deconfined phases of QCD at high energy density.

Quark Gluon Plasma Book

Quark Gluon Plasma


  • Author : Kohsuke Yagi
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-12-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 0521561086

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Advanced text/reference on QGP and quantum chromodynamics covering both theory and experiments.

Relativistic Heavy ion Collisions Book

Relativistic Heavy ion Collisions


  • Author : Rudolph C. Hwa
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 2881247342

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Relativistic Heavy ion Collisions Excerpt :

Papers of the June 1989 meeting in Beijing by the China Center of Advanced Science and Technology. This small book covers nucleus- nucleus collisions, states of the vacuum, and highly relativistic heavy ions in the experimental realm. Theoretical papers deal with quark-gluon plasma, and relativistic heavy ion collisions. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Relativity Matters Book
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Relativity Matters


  • Author : Johann Rafelski
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-03-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319512310

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Rafelski presents Special Relativity in a language deemed accessible to students without any topical preparation - avoiding the burden of geometry, tensor calculus, and space-time symmetries – and yet advancing in highly contemporary context all the way to research frontiers. Special Relativity is presented such that nothing remains a paradox or just apparent, but rather is explained. A text of similar character, content, and scope, has not been available before. This textbook describes Special Relativity when rigid material bodies are introduced describing the reality of body contraction; it shows the relevance of acceleration and the necessary evolution of the theoretical framework when acceleration is critical. This book also presents the evolving views of Einstein about the aether. In addition to a careful and elementary introduction to relativity complete with exercises, worked examples and many discussions, this volume connects to current research topics so that readers can explore Special Relativity from the foundation to the frontier.

Gauge String Duality  Hot QCD and Heavy Ion Collisions Book

Gauge String Duality Hot QCD and Heavy Ion Collisions


  • Author : Jorge Casalderrey-Solana
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 465
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107022461

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Introduction to gauge/string duality and its applications to quark-gluon plasma for researchers in string theory and quantum field theory.

The XVIII International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter  SQM 2019  Book

The XVIII International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter SQM 2019


  • Author : Domenico Elia
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 615
  • ISBN 10 : 3030534502

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This book focuses on new experimental and theoretical advances concerning the role of strange and heavy-flavour quarks in high-energy heavy-ion collisions and in astrophysical phenomena. The topics covered include • Strangeness and heavy-quark production in nuclear collisions and hadronic interactions, • Hadron resonances in the strongly-coupled partonic and hadronic medium, • Bulk matter phenomena associated with strange and heavy quarks, • QCD phase structure, • Collectivity in small systems, • Strangeness in astrophysics,• Open questions and new developments.

New Horizons in Fundamental Physics Book

New Horizons in Fundamental Physics


  • Author : Stefan Schramm
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319441658

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This volume presents the state-of-the-art in selected topics across modern nuclear physics, covering fields of central importance to research and illustrating their connection to many different areas of physics. It describes recent progress in the study of superheavy and exotic nuclei, which is pushing our knowledge to ever heavier elements and neutron-richer isotopes. Extending nuclear physics to systems that are many times denser than even the core of an atomic nucleus, one enters the realm of the physics of neutron stars and possibly quark stars, a topic that is intensively investigated with many ground-based and outer-space research missions as well as numerous theoretical works. By colliding two nuclei at very high ultra-relativistic energies one can create a fireball of extremely hot matter, reminiscent of the universe very shortly after the big bang, leading to a phase of melted hadrons and free quarks and gluons, the so-called quark-gluon plasma. These studies tie up with effects of crucial importance in other fields. During the collision of heavy ions, electric fields of extreme strength are produced, potentially destabilizing the vacuum of the atomic physics system, subsequently leading to the decay of the vacuum state and the emission of positrons. In neutron stars the ultra-dense matter might support extremely high magnetic fields, far beyond anything that can be produced in the laboratory, significantly affecting the stellar properties. At very high densities general relativity predicts the stellar collapse to a black hole. However, a number of current theoretical activities, modifying Einstein’s theory, point to possible alternative scenarios, where this collapse might be avoided. These and related topics are addressed in this book in a series of highly readable chapters. In addition, the book includes fundamental analyses of the practicalities involved in transiting to an electricity supply mainly based on renewable energies, investigating this scen