Collective Radial Expansion in Au+Au Reactions from 0.25 to 2 Gev/A

  • Frank C. Daffin
  • Kevin Haglin
  • Wolfgang Bauer


The expansion of hot, excited nuclear matter formed in collisions of heavy ions is governed by the fundamental forces of nature. In an effort to understand their effects, we have turned to studies of these collisions through observables sensitive to the dynamics they govern. Such observables as collective flow phenomena[1 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8] have been used in the past with success. Flow originates when nuclear matter from nucleus-nucleus collisions attains a strongly correlated momentum distribution principally through effective strong interactions.


Transverse Momentum Nuclear Matter Critical Radius Radial Flow Momentum Dependence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank C. Daffin
    • 1
  • Kevin Haglin
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Bauer
    • 1
  1. 1.National Superconducting Cyclotron LaboratoryMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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