13-19 May 2018
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Baryon clustering near a (hypothetical) QCD critical point II

15 May 2018, 17:00
2h 40m
First floor and third floor (Palazzo del Casinò)

First floor and third floor

Palazzo del Casinò

Poster Phase diagram and search for the critical point Poster Session


Dr Juan M Torres-Rincon (Stony Brook University)


To understand the dynamics of cluster formation, starting from homogeneous distribution, we set up classical molecular dynamics simulation of the baryon motion, supplemented by a Langevin equation to model the effect of a meson heat bath. Quantum mechanical kinetic energy is included via an effective potential, tuned to reproduce known properties of nuclear matter. We then modify the inter-nucleon potential, in a way expected in the vicinity of the hypothetical QCD critical point, and calculate the rate of baryon cluster formation. Then we compare it with the time available in real heavy-ion collisions.

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Primary authors

Dr Juan M Torres-Rincon (Stony Brook University) Edward Shuryak (stony brook university)

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