EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 130, 2016MESON 2016 – 14th International Workshop on Meson Production, Properties and Interaction
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||05 Meson production - contributions|
|Published online||29 November 2016|
Electromagnetic effects on meson production: a new tool for studying the space-time evolution of heavy ion collisions
1 H. Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Radzikowskiego 152, 31-342 Kraków, Poland
2 University of Rzeszów, Rejtana 16, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland
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Published online: 29 November 2016
We review our studies of spectator-induced electromagnetic (EM) effects on the emission of charged mesons in the final state of ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions. We argue that these effects offer sensitivity to the distance dE between the charged meson formation zone at freeze-out and the spectator system. As such, they can serve as an independent, new tool to probe the space-time and longitudinal evolution of the system created in the collision. As a phenomenological application for this tool in the context of resonance production and decay, we obtain a first estimate of the time of pion emission from EM effects. This we compare to existing HBT data.
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