ZPC 1.0.1: a parton cascade for ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions

Published: 01-01-1998| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/m2cfht4ksm.1
Bin Zhang


Abstract A Monte Carlo program solving the Boltzmann equation for partons via the cascade method is presented. At presented, only gluon-gluon elastic scattering is included. The scattering cross section is regulated by a medium generated screening mass. Three different geometric modes (3-dimensional expansion, 1-d expansion, and scattering inside a box) are provided for both the theoretical study of parton transport and the application of the cascade method. Space cell division is available to save th... Title of program: ZPC 1.0.1 Catalogue Id: ADHS_v1_0 Nature of problem In ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions, perturbative QCD predicts the production of a large number of minijet gluons. The gluon system produced near central rapidity can be considered as an almost longitudinal boost invariant and baryon free system. Gluons inside this hot matter will interact among themselves before hadronization. The effect of the final parton interaction on the global variables should be studied to match the experimental observables to the pQCD predictions. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ADHS_v1_0; ZPC 1.0.1; 10.1016/S0010-4655(98)00010-1 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)