Flow or Radiation in Heavy-ion Collisions?

20 May 2014, 16:30
spectrum (darmstadtium)



Board: L-13
Poster New Theoretical Developments Poster session


Zsolt Schram (U)


In high energy heavy ion collisions, both thermal and hydrodynamical models have been applied quite successfully to describe single particle observables. Here we investigate a rather different approach: we analyze the classical electromagnetic radiation of an accelerating point charge moving on a straight line trajectory. Depending on the duration of accelerations, rapidity distributions of photons emerge, resembling the ones obtained in the framework of hydrodynamical models by Landau or Bjorken. Experimentally observable differences between our approach and spectra obtained from hydrodynamical models are also discussed.

Primary author

Zsolt Schram (U)


Miklos Gyulassy (Columbia University) Tamas Sandor Biro (MTA Wigner RCP)

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