Photons from ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Using the multiple scattering model for ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions, we have calculated the cross section of photons from the decay of neutral pions that are produced in the collision between two heavy ions at energies to be available in the heavy-ion collider. We have found that photons with low energies and at forward angles do not constitute an appreciable background to the bremsstrahlung photons due to the deacceleration of the nuclei. The bremsstrahlung photon can therefore serve as a probe of the nuclear stopping power in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. © 1988 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Xiong, L. i., & Ko, C. M.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • February 1988