The Nuclear Equation of State

Part A: Discovery of Nuclear Shock Waves and the EOS

  • Walter Greiner
  • Horst Stöcker

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 216a)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Opening Remarks

    1. Walter Greiner
      Pages 1-29
  3. Experimental Observation of Collective Flow and Particle Production in High Energy Heavy Ion Collisions

    1. H. G. Ritter, H. H. Gutbrod, K. H. Kampert, B. Kolb, A. M. Poskanzer, R. Schicker et al.
      Pages 31-43
    2. K. H. Kampert, H. H. Gutbrod, J. W. Harris, B. V. Jacak, B. Kolb, A. M. Poskanzer et al.
      Pages 63-80
    3. D. Keane, J. Cogar, S. Y. Chu, S. Y. Fung, M. Vient, Y. M. Liu et al.
      Pages 81-86
    4. J. Gosset, M. Demoulins, D. L’Hôte, O. Valette, J. P. Alard, J. Augerat et al.
      Pages 87-96
    5. G. D. Westfall, D. A. Cebra, J. Clayton, P. Danielewizc, S. Howden, J. Karn et al.
      Pages 97-113
    6. J. Schambach, R. Madey, W. M. Zhang, M. Elaasar, D. Keane, B. D. Anderson et al.
      Pages 115-121
    7. H. C. Britt, D. J. Fields, L. F. Hansen, R. G. Lanier, D. Massoletti, M. N. Namboodiri et al.
      Pages 177-185
    8. G. Rai, F. Bieser, H. S. Matis, C. McParland, G. Odyniec, D. L. Olson et al.
      Pages 187-195
  4. Theoretical Models for Compression Phenomena and Particle Production

    1. W. Schmidt, U. Katscher, B. Waldhauser, J. A. Maruhn, H. Stöcker, W. Greiner
      Pages 197-220
    2. Bernd Schürmann
      Pages 221-237
    3. C. Hartnack, H. Stöcker, W. Greiner
      Pages 239-255
    4. Joseph Cugnon
      Pages 257-271
    5. E. Oset, M. Vicente-Vacas
      Pages 273-281

About this book


The NATO Advanced Study Institute on The Nuclear Equatioo of State was held at Peiiiscola Spain from May 22- June 3, 1989. The school was devoted to the advances, theoretical and experimental, made during the past fifteen years in the physics of nuclear matter under extreme conditions, such as high compression and high temperature. Moie than 300 people had applied for participatio- this demonstrates the tremendous interest in the various subjects presented at the school. Indeed, the topic of this school, namely the Nuclear Equatioo of State, • plays the central role in high energy heavy ion collisions; • contains the intriguing possibilities of various phase transitions (gas - vapor, meson condensation, quark - gluon plasma); • plays an important role in the static and dynamical behavior of stars, especially in supernova explosions and in neutron star stability. The investigation on the nuclear equation of state can only be accomplished in the laboratory by compressing and heating up nuclear matter and the only mechanism known to date to achieve this goal is through shock compression and -heating in violent high energy heavy ion collisions. This key mechanism has been proposed and highly disputed in of high energy heavy ion physics, the early 70's. It plays a central role in the whole field and particularly in our discussions during the two weeks at Peiiiscola.


fusion general theory of relativity gluon hadron heavy ion ion lepton neutron neutron star quark star

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Greiner
    • 1
  • Horst Stöcker
    • 1
  1. 1.Johann Wolfgang Goethe UniversityFrankfurt am MainFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7877-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0583-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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