Excitation functions in central Au+Au collisions from SIS/GSI to AGS/Brookhaven Academic Article uri icon


  • Using the relativistic transport model (ART), we predict the energy dependence of the stopping power, maximum baryon and energy densities, the population of resonance matter as well as the strength of the transverse and radial flow for central Au+Au reactions at beam momentum from 2 to 12 GeV/c available at Brookhaven's AGS. The maximum baryon and energy densities are further compared to the predictions of relativistic hydrodynamics assuming the formation of shock waves. We also discuss the Fermi-Landau scaling of the pion multiplicity in these reactions.

published proceedings

  • Nuclear Physics A

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, B., & Ko, C. M.

citation count

  • 30

complete list of authors

  • Li, Bao-An||Ko, CM

publication date

  • May 1996