One of the greatest enigmas in relativistic heavy ion research is the process converting the oriented and collective kinetic energy of bombardment into a number of particles showing thermal looking spectra – without the presence of a real heat container and without enough time for particle collisions.
In this talk our recent results on constructing additive entropy formulas with finite system corrections will be reviewed, with selected simple model calculations resulting in exponential or cut power-law single particle spectra.


Tamas Sandor Biro Scientific advisor, vice director at the Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics (half of the Wigner RCP). Working in the Heavy Ion Research Group at the Theory Division. PhD 1982 Eotvos University Budapest, habilitation 1991 University of Giessen, Germany, DSc degree 1994 at the Hungarian Academy of Science. Editor in Chief at European Physical Journal A (Hadrons and Nuclei).

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