3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
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Specific Heat of Matter Formed in Relativistic Nuclear Collisions

Aug 6, 2016, 6:00 PM
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Heavy Ions Poster Session


Sumit Basu (Department of Atomic Energy (IN))


We report the excitation energy dependence of specific heat ($c_{\rm v}$) of hadronic matter at freeze-out in Au+Au and Cu+Cu collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider energies by analyzing the published data on event-by-event mean transverse momentum ($\langle p_{\rm{T}} \rangle$) distributions. The $\langle p_{\rm{T}} \rangle$~distributions in finite $p_{\rm{T}}$~ranges are converted to distributions of effective temperatures, and dynamical fluctuations in temperature are extracted by subtracting widths of the corresponding mixed event distributions. The heat capacity per particle at the kinetic freezeout surface is presented as a function of collision energy, which shows a sharp rise in $c_{\rm v}$~below \sNN~=~62.4~GeV. We employ the Hadron Resonance Gas (HRG) model to estimate $c_{\rm v}$~at the chemical and kinetic freezeout surfaces. The experimental results are compared to the HRG and other theoretical model calculations. HRG results show good agreement with data. Model predictions for $c_{\rm v}$~at the Large Hadron Collider energy are presented.

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Sumit Basu (Department of Atomic Energy (IN))


Basanta Kumar Nandi (IIT- Indian Institute of Technology (IN)) Sandeep Chatterjee (Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre) Tapan Nayak (Department of Atomic Energy (IN))

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