String and parton percolation
Departamento de Física de Partículas Elementais e Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Published online: 8 April 2005
A brief review to string and parton percolation is presented. After a short introduction, the main consequences of percolation of color sources on the following observables in A-A collisions: suppression, saturation of the multiplicity, dependence on the centrality of the transverse momentum fluctuations, Cronin effect and transverse momentum distributions, strength of the two and three body Bose-Einstein correlations and forward-backward multiplicity correlations, are presented. The behavior of all of them can be naturally explained by the clustering of color sources and the dependence of the fluctuations of the number of these clusters on the density.
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