``Pressure Equilibration'' in Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion Collisions
We study the time scale for pressure equilibration in heavy ion collisions at AGS energies within the three-fluid hydrodynamical model and a microscopic cascade model (UrQMD). We find that kinetic equilibrium is reached in both models after a time of 5 fm/c (center-of-mass time). Thus, observables which are sensitive to the early stage of the reaction differ considerably from the expectations within the instant thermalization scenario (one-fluid hydrodynamical model).
- Pub Date:
- January 1997
- Nuclear Theory
- to be published in GSI annual scientific report 1997, psfig style file needed