Intermittency in central collisions of 16O+A at 14.6A GeV/c

T. Abbott, Y. Akiba, D. Alburger, D. Beavis, P. Beery, M. A. Bloomer, P. D. Bond, C. Chasman, Z. Chen, Y. Y. Chu, B. A. Cole, J. B. Costales, H. J. Crawford, J. B. Cumming, R. Debbe, E. Duek, J. Engelage, S. Y. Fung, L. Grodzins, S. GushueH. Hamagaki, O. Hansen, P. Haustein, S. Homma, H. Z. Huang, Y. Ikeda, J. Kang, S. Katcoff, S. Kaufman, R. J. Ledoux, M. J. Levine, P. J. Lindstrom, Y. Miake, R. J. Morse, S. Nagamiya, J. Olness, C. G. Parsons, L. P. Remsberg, H. Sakurai, M. Sarabura, R. Seto, S. G. Steadman, G. S.F. Stephans, T. Sugitate, M. Tanaka, M. J. Tannenbaum, M. Torikoshi, J. H. van Dijk, F. Videbaek, M. Vient, P. Vincent, E. Vulgaris, V. Vutsadakis, W. A. Watson, H. E. Wegner, D. S. Woodruff, W. A. Zajc

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Abstract

Fluctuations in pseudorapidity distributions of charged particles from central collisions of 16O+Al and 16O+Cu at 14.6A GeV/c are analyzed using scaled factorial moments. A power-law growth of moments with decreasing bin size is observed down to δη ∼ 0.1. About half the measured signal remains after making corrections based on Monte Carlo calculations with Fritiof and GEANT which include γ-conversions, Dalitz decays and detector effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-260
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume337
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Oct 13

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work has been supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under contracts with ANL (W-31-109-ENG-38), BNL (DE-AC02-76CH00016), Columbia University (DE-FG02-86-ER40281), LLNL (W-7405-ENG-48), MIT (DE-AC02-76ER03069), UC Riverside (DE-FG03-86ER40271 ), and by NASA (NGR-05-003-513), under contract with the University of California, and by the U.S.-Japan High Energy Physics Collaboration Treaty.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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