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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 1, 627-632

Hydrodynamics of nuclear collisions with initial conditions
from perturbative QCD

K.J. Eskola1,2 - K. Kajantie1,2 - P.V. Ruuskanen3

1 CERN/TH, CH-1211 Geneve 23, Switzerland (e-mail: kari.eskola@cern.ch, keijo.kajantie@cern.ch)
2 Department of Physics, P.O.Box 9, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland - Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä, P.O.Box 35, 40351 Jyväskylä, Finland (e-mail: ruuskanen@jyfl.jyu.fi)

Received: 12 May 1997

We compute the longitudinal hydrodynamic flow in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 5500 GeV by using boost non-invariant initial conditions following from perturbative QCD. The transfer of entropy and energy from the central region to larger rapidities caused by boost non-invariance is determined and the associated decrease in the lifetime of the system is estimated.

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