Stopping in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions and color screening

Leonid Frankfurt, Mark Strikman

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Abstract

It is explained that a large cross section and an increase with energy of diffractive production of nucleons (N*,...) (EN,EN*EA/A) in central collisions of light (A) and heavy (B) nuclei would signal the color-screening phenomenon and large fluctuations of size in the nucleon wave function. In particular, we find that for EA/A200 GeV and B1/4240, the probability of diffractive nucleon production should increase by a factor >5 as compared to that observed at BNL energies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2289-2292
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume66
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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