Collective Higgs production in high-energy heavy-ion collisions

Hans Thomas Elze, Johann Rafelski

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In heavy-ion collisions involving the formation of high-energy-density forms of nuclear matter (QGP) the rapid change of the scalar matter density 〈ΨΨ〉 leads to colective and often subthreshold Higgs production. We calculate the rapidly spectra of such Higgs particles qualitatively in the Bjorken collision scenario and, for comparison, in the model of a spherically expanding fireball and consider various options for experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-510
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 20 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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