Centrality dependence of charged-neutral particle fluctuations in 158A GeV 208Pb+208Pb collisions

M. M. Aggarwal, Z. Ahammed, A. L S Angelis, V. Antonenko, V. Arefiev, V. Astakhov, V. Avdeitchikov, T. C. Awes, P. V K S Baba, S. K. Badyal, S. Bathe, B. Batiounia, T. Bernier, K. B. Bhalla, V. S. Bhatia, C. Blume, D. Bucher, H. Büsching, L. Carlén, S. ChattopadhyayM. P. Decowski, H. Delagrange, P. Donni, M. R. Dutta Majumdar, K. El Chenawi, A. K. Dubey, K. Enosawa, S. Fokin, V. Frolov, M. S. Ganti, S. Garpman, O. Gavrishchuk, F. J M Geurts, T. K. Ghosh, R. Glasow, B. Guskov, H. Å Gustafsson, H. H. Gutbrod, I. Hrivnacova, M. Ippolitov, H. Kalechofsky, K. Karadjev, K. Karpio, B. W. Kolb, I. Kosarev, I. Koutcheryaev, A. Kugler, P. Kulinich, M. Kurata, A. Lebedev, H. Löhner, L. Luquin, D. P. Mahapatra, V. Manko, M. Martin, G. Martínez, A. Maximov, Y. Miake, G. C. Mishra, B. Mohanty, M. J. Mora, D. Morrison, T. Mukhanova, D. S. Mukhopadhyay, H. Naef, B. K. Nandi, S. K. Nayak, T. K. Nayak, A. Nianine, V. Nikitine, S. Nikolaev, P. Nilsson, S. Nishimura, P. Nomokonov, J. Nystrand, A. Oskarsson, I. Otterlund, T. Peitzmann, D. Peressounko, V. Petracek, W. Pinganaud, F. Plasil, M. L. Purschke, J. Rak, R. Raniwala, S. Raniwala, N. K. Rao, F. Retiere, K. Reygers, G. Roland, L. Rosselet, I. Roufanov, C. Roy, J. M. Rubio, S. S. Sambyal, R. Santo, S. Sato, H. Schlagheck, H. R. Schmidt, Y. Schutz, G. Shabratova, T. H. Shah, I. Sibiriak, T. Siemiarczuk, D. Silvermyr, B. C. Sinha, N. Slavine, K. Söderström, G. Sood, S. P. Sørensen, P. Stankus, G. Stefanek, P. Steinberg, E. Stenlund, M. Sumbera, T. Svensson, A. Tsvetkov, L. Tykarski, E. C V D Pijll, N. V. Eijndhoven, G. J V Nieuwenhuizen, A. Vinogradov, Y. P. Viyogi, A. Vodopianov, S. Vörös, B. Wyslouch, G. R. Young

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Abstract

Results on the study of localized fluctuations in the multiplicity of charged particles and photons produced in 158A GeV / c Pb+Pb collisions are presented for varying centralities. The charged versus neutral particle multiplicity correlations in common phase space regions of varying azimuthal sizes are analyzed by two different methods. Various types of mixed events are constructed to probe fluctuations arising from-different sources. The measured results are compared to those from simulations and from mixed events. The comparison indicates the presence of nonstatistical fluctuations in both the charged particle and photon multiplicities in limited azimuthal regions. However, no correlated charged-neutral fluctuations, a possible signature of formation of disoriented chiral condensates, are observed. An upper limit on the production of disoriented chiral condensates is set.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number044901
Pages (from-to)449011-4490114
Number of pages4041104
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume67
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Aggarwal, M. M., Ahammed, Z., Angelis, A. L. S., Antonenko, V., Arefiev, V., Astakhov, V., Avdeitchikov, V., Awes, T. C., Baba, P. V. K. S., Badyal, S. K., Bathe, S., Batiounia, B., Bernier, T., Bhalla, K. B., Bhatia, V. S., Blume, C., Bucher, D., Büsching, H., Carlén, L., ... Young, G. R. (2003). Centrality dependence of charged-neutral particle fluctuations in 158A GeV 208Pb+208Pb collisions. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 67(4), 449011-4490114. [044901].