What can we learn from hydrodynamic analysis at RHIC?
Department of Physics, Columbia University, 10027, New York, NY, USA
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Accepted: 2 January 2006
Published online: 2 August 2006
We can establish a new picture, the perfect fluid sQGP core and the dissipative hadronic corona, of the space-time evolution of produced matter in relativistic heavy-ion collisions at RHIC. It is also shown that the picture works well also in the forward rapidity region through an analysis based on a new class of the hydro-kinetic model and that this is a manifestation of the rapid increase of the entropy density in the vicinity of QCD critical temperature, namely, deconfinement.
PACS: 24.85.+p Quarks, gluons, and QCD in nuclei and nuclear processes – / 25.75.-q Relativistic heavy-ion collisions – / 24.10.Nz Hydrodynamic models –
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