Particle interferometry from 40 MeV to 40 TeV

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Recent developments are summarized in the theory of Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac correlations, with emphasis on the necessity of a simultaneous analysis of particle spectra and quantum statistical correlations for a detailed reconstruction of the space-time picture of particle emission. The reviewed topics are as follows: basics and formalism of quantum-statistical correlations, model-independent analysis of short-range correlations, Coulomb wave-function corrections and the core/halo picture for n-particle Bose-Einstein correlations, the graph rules to calculate these correlations even with partial coherence in the core; particle interferometry in e+e- collisions including the Andersson-Hofmann model; the invariant Buda-Lund particle interferometry; the Buda-Lund, the Bertsch-Pratt and Yano-Koonin-Podgoretskii parameterizations, the Buda-Lund hydro model and its applications to (π/K) + p and Pb + Pb collisions at CERN SPS, and to low energy heavy ion collisions; the binary source formalism and the related oscillations in the two-particle Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac correlation functions; the experimental signs of expanding rings of fire and shells of fire in particle and heavy ion physics and their similarity to planetary nebulae in stellar astronomy; the signal of partial restoration of the axial UA(1) symmetry restoration in the two-pion Bose-Einstein correlation function; the back-to-back correlations of bosons with in-medium mass modifications; and the analytic solution of the pion-laser model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-80
Number of pages80
JournalActa Physica Hungarica New Series Heavy Ion Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002



  • Bose-Einstein correlations
  • Coulomb final-state interactions
  • Fermi-Dirac correlations
  • Hydrodynamical models
  • Low and intermediate energy heavy ion collisions
  • Particle correlations
  • Quantum statistical correlations
  • Relativistic heavy ion collisions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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