Systematic results are presented on proton, deuteron, and triton emission from the target spectator region in collisions of [Formula Presented] GeV gold projectiles with a gold target. A forward hodoscope utilizes detection of projectile spectator fragments to determine the orientation of the reaction plane, event by event. The directed flow [Formula Presented] is determined as a function of pseudorapidity. Projectile spectator energy is used to estimate impact parameters. Results are compared to current theoretical models ARC, ART, and RQMD. In all cases good agreement with theory is obtained for calculations utilizing a pure cascade without nuclear potential contributions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics