Publications in Scientific Journals:
A. Ipp, D. Mueller:
"Broken boost invariance in the Glasma via finite nuclei thickness";
Physics Letters B,
We simulate the creation and evolution of non-boost-invariant Glasma in the early stages of heavy ion collisions within the color glass condensate framework. This is accomplished by extending the McLerran-Venugopalan model to include a parameter for the Lorentz-contracted but finite width of the nucleus in the beam direction. We determine the rapidity profile of the Glasma energy density, which shows deviations from the boost-invariant result. Varying the parameters both broad and narrow profiles can be produced. We compare our results to experimental data from RHIC and find surprising agreement.
Heavy-ion collision, Color glass condensate, Glasma, Boost invariance
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Project Head Andreas Ipp:
Quark-Gluon-Plasma Dynamik mit Colored-Particle-in-Cell Simulationen
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