Testing nonextensive statistics in relativistic heavy-ion collisions
Institut für Theoretische Physik der Universität Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 16, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany, EU
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Published online: 19 April 2019
Numerical solutions of the nonlinear Fokker-Planck equation (FPE) which has been associated with nonextensive q-statistics show that the available data on rapidity distributions for stopping in relativistic heavy-ion collisions cannot be reproduced with any permitted value of the nonextensivity parameter (1 < q < 1.5). This casts doubt on the nonextensivity concept that is widely used in relativistic heavy-ion physics.
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