Fluctuations and coherence in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions

Gordon Baym, Gerald Friedman, Ina Sarcevic

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Fluctuations in transverse energy and multiplicity in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions are a valuable probe of the collision dynamics. Analysis of recent CERN and BNL data on fluctuations in central collisions provides evidence that the nuclear constituents scatter and produce particles coherently.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Mar 16 1989


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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