Publications [#318407] of Steffen A. Bass

Papers Published
  1. Weber, H; Ernst, C; Bass, SA; Spieles, C; Bleicher, M; Belkacem, M; Bravina, L; Stöcker, H; Greiner, W, Excitation function of energy density and partonic degrees of freedom in relativistic heavy ion collisions, Nuclear Physics A, vol. 642 no. 1-2 (1998), pp. 121C-129C .

    We estimate the energy density ∈ pile-up at mid-rapidity in central Pb+Pb collisions from 1 - 200 GeV/nucleon. ∈ is decomposed into hadronic and partonic contributions. A detailed analysis of the collision dynamics in the framework of a microscopic transport model shows the importance of partonic degrees of freedom and rescattering of leading (di)quarks in the early phase of the reaction for Elab ≥ 30 GeV/nucleon. The energy density reaches up to 4 GeV/fm3, 95% of which are contained in partonic degrees of freedom. It is shown that cells of hadronic matter, after t ≈ 2.R/γ, can be viewed as nearly chemically equilibrated. This matter never exceeds energy densities of ∼ 1 GeV/fm-3, i.e. a density above which the notion of separated hadrons loses its meaning.