What is the temperature in heavy ion collisions?

Tamás S. Biró, Gabor Purcsel, Berndt Müller

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We consider the Tsallis distribution as a source of the apparent slope of one-particle spectra in heavy-ion collisions and investigate the equation of state of this special kind of quark matter in the framework of non-extensive thermodynamics. We relate the energy per particle to the power-law tail of spectra at a given temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-94
Number of pages10
JournalActa Physica Hungarica, Series A: Heavy Ion Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 23 2004


  • Non-extensive thermodynamics
  • Power-law tail
  • Quark matter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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