Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review C

Volume

88

Issue

2

First Page

024911-1

Last Page

024911-4

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevC.88.024911

Abstract

Exact analytical solution for the space-time evolution of electromagnetic field in electrically conducting nuclear matter produced in heavy-ion collisions is discussed. It is argued that the parameter that controls the strength of the matter effect on the field evolution is σγb, where σ is electrical conductivity, γ is the Lorentz boost-factor, and b is the characteristic transverse size of the matter. When this parameter is of the order 1 or larger, which is the case at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the Large Hadron Collider, the space-time dependence of the electromagnetic field completely differs from that in vacuum.

Comments

This article is from Physical Review C 88 (2013): 024911, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.88.024911. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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