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Particles and Fields

Eur. Phys. J. C 22, 149-163 (2001)
DOI: 10.1007/s1005201O0761

Monte Carlo model for nuclear collisions from SPS to LHC energies

N.S. Amelin1, N. Armesto2, C. Pajares3 and D. Sousa4

1  Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä, P.O. Box 35, 40351 Jyväskylä, Finland
2  Departamento de Física, Módulo C2, Planta baja, Campus de Rabanales, Universidad de Córdoba, 14071 Córdoba, Spain
3  Departamento de Física de Partículas, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15706 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
4  Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, Université de Paris XI, Bâtiment 210, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France

(Received: 9 March 2001 / Published online: 21 September 2001 - © Springer-Verlag / Società Italiana di Fisica 2001 )

A Monte Carlo model to simulate nuclear collisions in the energy range going from SPS to LHC is presented. The model includes in its initial stage both soft and semihard components, which lead to the formation of color strings. Collectivity is taken into account considering the possibility of strings in color representations higher than triplet or antitriplet, by means of string fusion. String breaking leads to the production of secondaries. At this point, the model can be used as an initial condition for the further evolution by a transport model. In order to tune the parameters and see the results in nucleus-nucleus collisions, a naive model for rescattering of secondaries is introduced. Results of the model are compared with experimental data, and predictions for RHIC and LHC are shown.

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