The energy dependence of charged-hadron production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions is investigated in a nonequilibrium-statistical relativistic diffusion model (RDM) with three sources. Theoretical pseudorapidity distributions are compared with Au + Au data at RHIC energies of sqrt(s_NN) = 0.13 and 0.2 TeV, and computed for Pb + Pb central collisions at LHC energies of 2.76 and 5.52 TeV. The central, nearly equilibrated source arising from gluon-gluon collisions becomes the major origin of particle production at LHC energies. The midrapidity dip is determined by the interplay of the three sources.Comment: 19 pages, 4 figures, 1 table; References updated, misprints correcte
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