A Blast Wave Model With Viscous Corrections Conference Paper uri icon


  • Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. Hadronic observables in the final stage of heavy ion collision can be described well by fluid dynamics or blast wave parameterizations. We improve existing blast wave models by adding shear viscous corrections to the particle distributions in the Navier-Stokes approximation. The specific shear viscosity /s of a hadron gas at the freeze-out temperature is a new parameter in this model. We extract the blast wave parameters with viscous corrections from experimental data which leads to constraints on the specific shear viscosity at kinetic freeze-out. Preliminary results show /s is rather small.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Physics: Conference Series

author list (cited authors)

  • Yang, Z., & Fries, R. J.

publication date

  • January 1, 2017 11:11 AM