Baryon-rich quark-gluon plasma in nuclear collisions

  • Michael Danos
  • Johann Rafelski


The maximum achievable temperature (energy density) and minimum kinetic energy required for the formation of a baryon-rich quark-gluon plasma formed at central rapidity in small impact parameter nuclear collisions is estimated. A possible mechanism leading to the pile-up of matter is introduced. Plasma formation is expected to appear at about 15 GeV/Nucleon uranium beam energy on a stationary target or 2.7 GeV/Nucleon in colliding beams.


formation of quark-gluon plasma relativistic heavy-ion collisions thermal and statistical models of nuclear reactions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Danos
    • 1
  • Johann Rafelski
    • 2
  1. 1.National Bureau of StandardsWashington, D.C.USA
  2. 2.Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Department of PhysicsUniversity of Cape TownRoudeboschSouth Africa

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