A Study of Nuclear Flow in Consistent Boltzmann Algorithms

  • Gerd Kortemeyer
  • Frank Daffin
  • Wolfgang Bauer


One of the still most challenging questions in nuclear physics is that of the equation of state (EOS) of nuclear matter — how does nuclear matter change properties under different temperatures and pressures?[1] Heavy-ion collisions are of great importance in this study; when two large nuclei collide, the nuclear matter is compressed, due to two-body collisions of the nuclear constituents also the temperature rises. Unlike for macroscopic matter, for nuclear matter. this state is unfortunately not directly observable: both the length and the time scale of nuclear collisions prohibit direct observation of nuclear matter while it is still at high temperature and density. Instead, nuclear matter has already cooled down, expanded, and formed more stable configurations before it hits the detectors.


Nuclear Matter Nuclear Collision Collision Term Enskog Theory High Energy Nuclear Collision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Kortemeyer
    • 1
  • Frank Daffin
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Bauer
    • 1
  1. 1.National Superconducting Cyclotron LaboratoryMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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