A Relativistic Cascade model (ARC) offers indications that 10A
GeV/c or above is too high for observing deviations from "dilute gas"
behavior; at lower beam momenta (but above the Bevalac/SIS region), it is
argued that higher effective compression is generated, leading in turn to
more prominent nuclear equation-of-state effects. You can view a
hand-cranked "movie" showing the time-evolution in the ARC model of quantities relevant to E895.
Turning from microscopic simulations to hydrodynamic models,
there are predictions of dramatic structure in the
sideward flow excitation function Px(Pbeam) over the region in question if production of a Quark-Gluon Plasma phase is assumed. The full text and figures for this recent preprint are available on the Web.
Last updated: Nov 20, 1995