How can we explore the onset of deconfinement by experiment?

  • There is little doubt that Quantumchromodynamics (QCD) is the theory which describes strong interaction physics. Lattice gauge simulations of QCD predict that in the m,T plane there is a line where a transition from confined hadronic matter to deconfined quarks takes place. The transition is either a cross over (at low m) or of first order (at high m). It is the goal of the present and future heavy ion experiment at RHIC and FAIR to study this phase transition at different locations in the m,T plane and to explore the properties of the deconfined phase. It is the purpose of this contribution to discuss some of the observables which are considered as useful for this purpose.

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Author:Jörg AichelinORCiDGND, Hannah Petersen, Sascha VogelGND, Marcus BleicherORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of Science
Place of publication:Trieste
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2007
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Creating Corporation:Critical Point and Onset of Deconfinement 4th International Workshop, July 9-13 2007, GSI Darmstadt, Germany
Release Date:2009/10/08
Page Number:10
First Page:1
Last Page:10
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Source:PoS(CPOD07)004 ; Critical Point and Onset of Deconfinement 4th International Workshop July 9-13 2007 GSI Darmstadt, Germany
Institutes:Physik / Physik
Wissenschaftliche Zentren und koordinierte Programme / Helmholtz International Center for FAIR
Wissenschaftliche Zentren und koordinierte Programme / Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS)
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik
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