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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4041104|
|Journal||Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics