Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review C

Volume

88

Issue

2

First Page

024910-1

Last Page

024910-8

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevC.88.024910

Abstract

We calculate a novel "magnetic contribution" to the dilepton spectrum in heavy-ion collisions arising from interaction of relativistic quarks with intense magnetic field. Synchrotron radiation by quarks, which can be approximated by the equivalent photon flux, is followed by dilepton decay of photons in an intense magnetic field. We argue that the "magnetic contribution" dominates the dilepton spectrum at low lepton energies, whereas a conventional photon dilepton decay dominates at higher lepton energies.

Comments

This article is from Physical Review C 88 (2013): 024910, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.88.024910. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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