Quark–gluon droplets engineered

Quark–gluon plasma has been recreated in heavy-ion collisions, providing a glimpse of the very early Universe. The PHENIX Collaboration offers new insights into the possible creation of this state in smaller collision systems.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.

Fig. 1: Quark–gluon plasma.


  1. 1.

    Busza, W., Rajagopal, K. & van der Schee, W. Annu. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 68, 339–376 (2018).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. 2.

    Nagle, J. L. et al. (PHENIX Collaboration) Nat. Phys. (2018).

  3. 3.

    Khachatryan, V. et al. (CMS Collaboration) J. High Energy Phys. 2010, 091 (2010).

  4. 4.

    Nagle, J. L. & Zajc, W. A. Annu. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 68, 211–235 (2018).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information



Corresponding author

Correspondence to Yen-Jie Lee.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Lee, Y. Quark–gluon droplets engineered. Nat. Phys. 15, 206–207 (2019).

Download citation