What can we learn about hadronic intermittency from finite fractal sets?

T. Hakiolu*

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The formalism recently introduced in hadronic intermittency is used to understand the dynamics of one-dimensional fractal sets. We examine the translation invariance, factorial and cumulant moments, and the fractal dimensions of the phase space as the nonlinearity of the sets is changed in a broad range from intermittent to chaotic. We show that the dynamical content of the sets is strongly interwoven with the magnitude of the fractal dimensions of the phase-space correlations. We simulate events by properly transforming the logistic map so that relevant density histograms of hadronic particle distributions are qualitatively produced. We use this as a toy model to understand the rapidity phase-space behavior of these distributions. By studying the fractal dimensions of these models we show that the hadronic data show very weak intermittency in the rapidity phase space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3079-3089
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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