Baryon rapidity loss in relativistic Au + Au collisions

B. B. Back, R. R. Betts, J. Chang, W. C. Chang, C. Y. Chi, Y. Y. Chu, J. B. Cumming, J. C. Dunlop, W. Eldredge, S. Y. Fung, R. Ganz, E. Garcia, A. Gillitzer, G. Heintzelman, W. F. Henning, D. J. Hofman, B. Holzman, J. H. Kang, E. J. Kim, S. Y. KimY. Kwon, D. McLeod, A. C. Mignerey, M. Moulson, V. Nanal, C. A. Ogilvie, R. Pak, A. Ruangma, D. E. Russ, R. K. Seto, P. J. Stanskas, G. S.F. Stephans, H. Q. Wang, F. E.H. Wolfs, A. H. Wuosmaa, H. Xiang, G. H. Xu, H. B. Yao, C. M. Zou

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Abstract

Proton rapidity distributions for Au + Au collisions at three energies were measured as a function of collision centrality. The distributions show a consistent evolution with increasing energy and centrality leading to maximal rapidity loss for the most central collisions and the highest energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1970-1973
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume86
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar 5

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Back, B. B., Betts, R. R., Chang, J., Chang, W. C., Chi, C. Y., Chu, Y. Y., Cumming, J. B., Dunlop, J. C., Eldredge, W., Fung, S. Y., Ganz, R., Garcia, E., Gillitzer, A., Heintzelman, G., Henning, W. F., Hofman, D. J., Holzman, B., Kang, J. H., Kim, E. J., ... Zou, C. M. (2001). Baryon rapidity loss in relativistic Au + Au collisions. Physical Review Letters, 86(10), 1970-1973. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.86.1970