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Title: Experimental and theoretical challenges in the search for the quark-gluon plasma: the star collaboration's critical assessment of the evidence from rhic collisions
Authors: ADAMS, J
AGGARWAL, MM
AHAMMED, Z
AMONETT, J
ANDERSON, BD
ARKHIPKIN, D
AVERICHEV, GS
BADYAL, SK
BAI, Y
BALEWSKI, J
BARANNIKOVA, O
BARNBY, LS
BAUDOT, J
BEKELE, S
BELAGA, VV
BELLINGERI-LAURIKAINEN, A
BELLWIED, R
BERGER, J
BEZVERKHNY, BI
BHARADWAJ, S
BHASIN, A
BHATI, AK
BHATIA, VS
BICHSEL, H
BIELCIK, J
BIELCIKOVA, J
BILLMEIER, A
BLAND, LC
BLYTH, CO
BONNER, BE
BOTJE, M
BOUCHAM, A
BOUCHET, J
BRANDIN, AV
BRAVAR, A
BYSTERSKY, M
CADMAN, RV
CAI, XZ
CAINES, H
SANCHEZ, MCD
CASTILLO, J
CATU, O
CEBRA, D
CHAJECKI, Z
CHALOUPKA, P
CHATTOPADHYAY, S
CHEN, HF
CHEN, Y
CHENG, J
CHERNEY, M
CHIKANIAN, A
CHRISTIE, W
COFFIN, JP
CORMIER, TM
CRAMER, JG
CRAWFORD, HJ
DAS, D
DAS, S
DE MOURA, MM
DEDOVICH, TG
DEREVSCHIKOV, AA
DIDENKO, L
DIETEL, T
DOGRA, SM
DONG, WJ
DONG, X
DRAPER, JE
DU, F
DUBEY, AK
DUNIN, VB
DUNLOP, JC
MAZUMDAR, MRD
ECKARDT, V
EDWARDS, WR
EFIMOV, LG
EMELIANOV, V
ENGELAGE, J
EPPLEY, G
ERAZMUS, B
ESTIENNE, M
FACHINI, P
FAIVRE, J
FATEMI, R
FEDORISIN, J
FILIMONOV, K
FILIP, P
FINCH, E
FINE, V
FISYAK, Y
FU, J
GAGLIARDI, CA
GAILLARD, L
GANS, J
GANTI, MS
GEURTS, F
GHAZIKHANIAN, V
GHOSH, P
GONZALEZ, JE
GOS, H
GRACHOV, O
GREBENYUK, O
GROSNICK, D
GUERTIN, SM
GUO, Y
GUPTA, A
GUTIERREZ, TD
HALLMAN, TJ
HAMED, A
HARDTKE, D
HARRIS, JW
HEINZ, M
HENRY, TW
HEPPLEMANN, S
HIPPOLYTE, B
HIRSCH, A
HJORT, E
HOFFMANN, GW
HUANG, HZ
HUANG, SL
HUGHES, EW
HUMANIC, TJ
IGO, G
ISHIHARA, A
JACOBS, P
JACOBS, WW
JEDYNAK, M
JIANG, H
JONES, PG
JUDD, EG
KABANA, S
KANG, K
KAPLAN, M
KEANE, D
KECHECHYAN, A
KHODYREV, VY
KIRYLUK, J
KISIEL, A
KISLOV, EM
KLAY, J
KLEIN, SR
KOETKE, DD
KOLLEGGER, T
KOPYTINE, M
KOTCHENDA, L
KRAMER, M
KRAVTSOV, P
KRAVTSOV, VI
KRUEGER, K
KUHN, C
KULIKOV, AI
KUMAR, A
KUTUEV, RK
KUZNETSOV, AA
LAMONT, MAC
LANDGRAF, JM
LANGE, S
LAUE, F
LAURET, J
LEBEDEV, A
LEDNICKY, R
LEHOCKA, S
LEVINE, MJ
LI, C
LI, Q
LI, Y
LIN, G
LINDENBAUM, SJ
LISA, MA
LIU, F
LIU, H
LIU, L
LIU, QJ
LIU, Z
LJUBICIC, T
LLOPE, WJ
LONG, H
LONGACRE, RS
LOPEZ-NORIEGA, M
LOVE, WA
LU, Y
LUDLAM, T
LYNN, D
MA, GL
MA, JG
MA, YG
MAGESTRO, D
MAHAJAN, S
MAHAPATRA, DP
MAJKA, R
MANGOTRA, LK
MANWEILER, R
MARGETIS, S
MARKERT, C
MARTIN, L
MARX, JN
MATIS, HS
MATULENKO, YA
MCCLAIN, CJ
MCSHANE, TS
MEISSNER, F
MELNICK, Y
MESCHANIN, A
MILLER, ML
MINAEV, NG
MIRONOV, C
MISCHKE, A
MISHRA, DK
MITCHELL, J
MOHANTY, B
MOLNAR, L
MOORE, CF
MOROZOV, DA
MUNHOZ, MG
NANDI, BK
NAYAK, SK
NAYAK, TK
NELSON, JM
NETRAKANTI, PK
NIKITIN, VA
NOGACH, LV
NURUSHEV, SB
ODYNIEC, G
OGAWA, A
OKOROKOV, V
OLDENBURG, M
OLSON, D
PAL, SK
PANEBRATSEV, Y
PANITKIN, SY
PAVLINOV, AI
PAWLAK, T
PEITZMANN, T
PEREVOZTCHIKOV, V
PERKINS, C
PERYT, W
PETROV, VA
PHATAK, SC
PICHA, R
PLANINIC, M
PLUTA, J
PORILE, N
PORTER, J
POSKANZER, AM
POTEKHIN, M
POTREBENIKOVA, E
POTUKUCHI, BVKS
PRINDLE, D
PRUNEAU, C
PUTSCHKE, J
RAKNESS, G
RANIWALA, R
RANIWALA, S
RAVEL, O
RAY, RL
RAZIN, SV
REICHHOLD, D
REID, JG
REINNARTH, J
RENAULT, G
RETIERE, F
RIDIGER, A
RITTER, HG
ROBERTS, JB
ROGACHEVSKIY, OV
ROMERO, JL
ROSE, A
ROY, C
RUAN, L
RUSSCHER, M
SAHOO, R
SAKREJDA, I
SALUR, S
SANDWEISS, J
SARSOUR, M
SAVIN, I
SAZHIN, PS
SCHAMBACH, J
SCHARENBERG, RP
SCHMITZ, N
SEGER, J
SEYBOTH, P
SHAHALIEV, E
SHAO, M
SHAO, W
SHARMA, M
SHEN, WQ
SHESTERMANOV, KE
SHIMANSKIY, SS
SICHTERMANN, E
SIMON, F
SINGARAJU, RN
SMIRNOV, N
SNELLINGS, R
SOOD, G
SORENSEN, P
SOWINSKI, J
SPELTZ, J
SPINKA, HM
SRIVASTAVA, B
STADNIK, A
STANISLAUS, TDS
STOCK, R
STOLPOVSKY, A
STRIKHANOV, M
STRINGFELLOW, B
SUAIDE, AAP
SUGARBAKER, E
SUIRE, C
SUMBERA, M
SURROW, B
SWANGER, M
SYMONS, TJM
DE TOLEDO, AS
TAI, A
TAKAHASHI, J
TANG, AH
TARNOWSKY, T
THEIN, D
THOMAS, JH
TIMOSHENKO, S
TOKAREV, M
TRENTALANGE, S
TRIBBLE, RE
TSAI, OD
ULERY, J
ULLRICH, T
UNDERWOOD, DG
VAN BUREN, G
VAN LEEUWEN, M
VANDER MOLEN, AM
VARMA, R
VASILEVSKI, IM
VASILIEV, AN
VERNET, R
VIGDOR, SE
VIYOGI, YP
VOKAL, S
VOLOSHIN, SA
WAGGONER, WT
WANG, F
WANG, G
WANG, XL
WANG, Y
WANG, ZM
WARD, H
WATSON, JW
WEBB, JC
WESTFALL, GD
WETZLER, A
WHITTEN, C
WIEMAN, H
WISSINK, SW
WITT, R
WOOD, J
WU, J
XU, N
XU, Z
XU, ZZ
YAMAMOTO, E
YEPES, P
YUREVICH, VI
ZBOROVSKY, I
ZHANG, H
ZHANG, WM
ZHANG, Y
ZHANG, ZP
ZOULKARNEEV, R
ZOULKARNEEVA, Y
ZUBAREV, AN
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Citation: NUCLEAR PHYSICS A,757,102-183
Abstract: We review the most important experimental results from the first three years of nucleus-nucleus collision studies at RHIC, with emphasis on results from the STAR experiment, and we assess their interpretation and comparison to theory. The theory-experiment comparison suggests that central Au + Au collisions at RHIC produce dense, rapidly thermalizing matter characterized by: (1) initial energy densities above the critical values predicted by lattice QCD for establishment of a quark-gluon plasma (QGP); (2) nearly ideal fluid flow, marked by constituent interactions of very short mean free path, established most probably at a stage preceding hadron formation; and (3) opacity to jets. Many of the observations are consistent with models incorporating QGP formation in the early collision stages, and have not found ready explanation in a hadronic framework. However, the measurements themselves do not yet establish unequivocal evidence for a transition to this new form of matter. The theoretical treatment of the collision evolution, despite impressive successes, invokes a suite of distinct models, degrees of freedom and assumptions of as yet unknown quantitative consequence. We pose a set of important open questions, and suggest additional measurements, at least some of which should be addressed in order to establish a compelling basis to conclude definitively that thermalized, deconfined quark-gluon matter has been produced at RHIC. (c) 2005 Published by Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2005.03.085
http://dspace.library.iitb.ac.in/xmlui/handle/10054/13902
http://hdl.handle.net/100/3102
ISSN: 0375-9474
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