Pion Interferometry in ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions

D. Ferenc, J. Baechler, J. Bartke, H. Bialkowska, M. Bloomer, R. Rock, R. Brockmann, P. Bunčić, S. I. Chase, J. Cramer, I. Derado, V. Eckardt, J. Eschke, C. Favuzzi, D. Ferenc, B. Fleischmann, P. Foka, M. Fuchs, M. Gazdzicki, E. GladyszJ. W. Harris, W. Heck, M. Hoffmann, P. Jacobs, K. Kadija, S. Kabana, A. Karabarbounis, R. Keidel, J. Kosiec, M. Kowalski, A. Kuhmichel, M. Lahanas, Y. Lee, M. LeVine, A. Ljubičić, S. Margetis, R. Morse, E. Nappi, G. Odyniec, G. Paić, A. D. Panagiotou, A. Petridis, A. Piper, F. Posa, A. Poskanzer, H. Pugh, F. Puhlhofer, G. Rai, W. Rauch, R. Renfordt, W. Retyk, G. Roland, D. Rohrich, H. Rothard, K. Runge, A. Sandoval, J. Schambach, E. Schmidt, N. Schmitz, E. Schmoetten, I. Schneider, P. Seyboth, J. Seyerlein, E. Skrypczak, P. Spinelli, P. Stefanski, R. Stock, H. Stroebele, L. Teitelbaum, S. Tonse, T. Trainor, G. Vassileiadis, M. Vassiliou, G. Vesztergombi, D. Vranić, S. Wenig

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Pion interferometry is the unique tool to study the space-time evolution of the systems created in the ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions. Five different data sets have been analyzed in terms of cylindrical coordinates, and all yield consistent results. We conclude that the system expands longitudinally, the decoupling proper time is ∼5 fm/c, the duration of particle emission is very short <2 fm/c, and the transverse decoupling size is 1.5 to 2 times larger than the one corresponding to the collision geometry. That gives a causally consistent space-time evolution picture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-535
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 20 1992

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Ferenc, D., Baechler, J., Bartke, J., Bialkowska, H., Bloomer, M., Rock, R., Brockmann, R., Bunčić, P., Chase, S. I., Cramer, J., Derado, I., Eckardt, V., Eschke, J., Favuzzi, C., Ferenc, D., Fleischmann, B., Foka, P., Fuchs, M., Gazdzicki, M., ... Wenig, S. (1992). Pion Interferometry in ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions. Nuclear Physics, Section A, 544(1-2), 531-535. https://doi.org/10.1016/0375-9474(92)90613-O