2022 Impact factor 2.7
Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 5, 85-90

Relativistic diffusion model

G. Wolschin

Keplerstrasse 30, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Received: 24 November 1998 / Revised version: 20 February 1999 Communicated by B. Povh

Evidence is presented that diffusion drives colliding many-particle systems at relativistic energies from the initial $\delta$-functions in rapidity towards the equilibrium distribution. Analytical solutions of a linear Fokker-Planck equation represent rapidity spectra for participant protons in central heavy-ion collisions at SPS-energies accurately. Thermal equilibrium in the interaction region is not attained, nonequilibrium features persist and can account for the broad rapidity spectra.

25.75-q Relativistic heavy-ion collisions - 24.60.Ky Fluctuation phenomena - 24.10.Jv Relativistic models

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