Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mapping the QCD phase diagram with statistics-friendly distributions
- Author(s): Bzdak, A
- Koch, V
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.100.051902
© 2019 American Physical Society. We demonstrate that the multiplicity distribution of a system located in the vicinity of a first-order phase transition can be successfully measured in terms of its factorial cumulants with a surprisingly small number of events. This finding has direct implications for the experimental search of a QCD phase transition conjectured to be located in the high baryon density region of the QCD phase diagram.