Centrality dependence of neutral pion production in 158A GeV 208Pb + 208Pb collisions

M. M. Aggarwal, A. Agnihotri, 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, A. Baldine, L. Barabach, C. Barlag, S. Bathe, B. Batiounia, T. Bernier, K. B. Bhalla, V. S. Bhatia, C. Blume & 145 others R. Bock, E. M. Bohne, Z. K. Böröcz, D. Bucher, A. Buijs, H. Büsching, L. Carlen, V. Chalyshev, S. Chattopadhyay, R. Cherbatchev, T. Chujo, A. Claussen, A. C. Das, M. P. Decowski, V. Djordjadze, P. Donni, I. Doubovik, M. R. Dutta Majumdar, K. El Chenawi, S. Eliseev, K. Enosawa, P. Foka, S. Fokin, V. Frolov, M. S. Ganti, S. Garpman, O. Gavrishchuk, F. J M Geurts, T. K. Ghosh, R. Glasow, S. K. Gupta, B. Guskov, H. A. Gustafsson, H. H. Gutbrod, R. Higuchi, I. Hrivnacova, M. Ippolitov, H. Kalechofsky, R. Kamermans, K. H. Kampert, K. Karadjev, K. Karpio, S. Kato, S. Kees, H. Kim, B. W. Kolb, I. Kosarev, I. Koutcheryaev, T. Krümpel, A. Kugler, P. Kulinich, M. Kurata, K. Kurita, N. Kuzmin, I. Langbein, A. Lebedev, Y. Y. Lee, H. Löhner, L. Luquin, D. P. Mahapatra, V. Manko, M. Martin, A. Maximov, R. Mehdiyev, G. Mgebrichvili, Y. Miake, D. Mikhalev, G. C. Mishra, Y. Miyamoto, D. Morrison, D. S. Mukhopadhyay, V. Myalkovski, H. Naef, B. K. Nandi, S. K. Nayak, T. K. Nayak, S. Neumaier, A. Nianine, V. Nikitine, S. Nikolaev, P. Nilsson, S. Nishimura, P. Nomokonov, J. Nystrand, F. E. Obenshain, A. Oskarsson, I. Otterlund, M. Pachr, A. Parfenov, S. Pavliouk, T. Pietzmann, V. Patracek, W. Pinanaud, F. Plasil, M. L. Purschke, B. Raeven, J. Rak, R. Raniwala, S. Raniwala, V. S. Ramamurthy, N. K. Rao, F. Retiere, K. Reygers, G. Roland, L. Rosselet, I. Roufanov, C. Roy, J. M. Rubio, H. Sako, S. S. Sambyal, R. Santo, S. Sato, H. Schlagheck, H. R. Schmidt, G. Shabratova, I. Sibiriak, T. Siemiarczuk, D. Silvermyr, B. C. Sinha, N. Slavine, K. Söderström, N. Solomey, S. P. Sørensen, P. Stankus, G. Stefanek, P. Steinberg, E. Stenlund, D. Stüken, M. Sumbera, T. Svensson, M. D. Trivedi, A. Tsvetkov, C. Twenhöfel, L. Tykarski, J. Urbahn, N. V. Eijndhoven, G. J V Nieuwenhuizen, A. Vinogradov, Y. P. Viyogi, A. Vodopianov, S. Vörös, B. Wysouch, K. Yagi, Y. Yokota, G. R. Young

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Abstract

The production of neutral pions in 158A GeV 208Pb + 208Pb collisions has been studied in the WA98 experiment at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). Transverse momentum spectra are studied for the range 0.3 ≤ mT - m0 ≤ 4.0 GeV/c. The results for central collisions are compared to various models. The centrality dependence of the neutral pion spectral shape and yield is investigated. An invariance of the spectral shape and a simple scaling of the yield with the number of participating nucleons is observed for centralities with greater than about 30 participating nucleons. This is most naturally explained by assuming an equilibrated system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4087-4091
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume81
Issue number19
StatePublished - Nov 9 1998

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Aggarwal, M. M., Agnihotri, A., Ahammed, Z., Angelis, A. L. S., Antonenko, V., Arefiev, V., ... Young, G. R. (1998). Centrality dependence of neutral pion production in 158A GeV 208Pb + 208Pb collisions. Physical Review Letters, 81(19), 4087-4091.

Centrality dependence of neutral pion production in 158A GeV 208Pb + 208Pb collisions. / Aggarwal, M. M.; Agnihotri, A.; 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.; Baldine, A.; Barabach, L.; Barlag, C.; Bathe, S.; Batiounia, B.; Bernier, T.; Bhalla, K. B.; Bhatia, V. S.; Blume, C.; Bock, R.; Bohne, E. M.; Böröcz, Z. K.; Bucher, D.; Buijs, A.; Büsching, H.; Carlen, L.; Chalyshev, V.; Chattopadhyay, S.; Cherbatchev, R.; Chujo, T.; Claussen, A.; Das, A. C.; Decowski, M. P.; Djordjadze, V.; Donni, P.; Doubovik, I.; Dutta Majumdar, M. R.; El Chenawi, K.; Eliseev, S.; Enosawa, K.; Foka, P.; Fokin, S.; Frolov, V.; Ganti, M. S.; Garpman, S.; Gavrishchuk, O.; Geurts, F. J M; Ghosh, T. K.; Glasow, R.; Gupta, S. K.; Guskov, B.; Gustafsson, H. A.; Gutbrod, H. H.; Higuchi, R.; Hrivnacova, I.; Ippolitov, M.; Kalechofsky, H.; Kamermans, R.; Kampert, K. H.; Karadjev, K.; Karpio, K.; Kato, S.; Kees, S.; Kim, H.; Kolb, B. W.; Kosarev, I.; Koutcheryaev, I.; Krümpel, T.; Kugler, A.; Kulinich, P.; Kurata, M.; Kurita, K.; Kuzmin, N.; Langbein, I.; Lebedev, A.; Lee, Y. Y.; Löhner, H.; Luquin, L.; Mahapatra, D. P.; Manko, V.; Martin, M.; Maximov, A.; Mehdiyev, R.; Mgebrichvili, G.; Miake, Y.; Mikhalev, D.; Mishra, G. C.; Miyamoto, Y.; Morrison, D.; Mukhopadhyay, D. S.; Myalkovski, V.; Naef, H.; Nandi, B. K.; Nayak, S. K.; Nayak, T. K.; Neumaier, S.; Nianine, A.; Nikitine, V.; Nikolaev, S.; Nilsson, P.; Nishimura, S.; Nomokonov, P.; Nystrand, J.; Obenshain, F. E.; Oskarsson, A.; Otterlund, I.; Pachr, M.; Parfenov, A.; Pavliouk, S.; Pietzmann, T.; Patracek, V.; Pinanaud, W.; Plasil, F.; Purschke, M. L.; Raeven, B.; Rak, J.; Raniwala, R.; Raniwala, S.; Ramamurthy, V. S.; Rao, N. K.; Retiere, F.; Reygers, K.; Roland, G.; Rosselet, L.; Roufanov, I.; Roy, C.; Rubio, J. M.; Sako, H.; Sambyal, S. S.; Santo, R.; Sato, S.; Schlagheck, H.; Schmidt, H. R.; Shabratova, G.; Sibiriak, I.; Siemiarczuk, T.; Silvermyr, D.; Sinha, B. C.; Slavine, N.; Söderström, K.; Solomey, N.; Sørensen, S. P.; Stankus, P.; Stefanek, G.; Steinberg, P.; Stenlund, E.; Stüken, D.; Sumbera, M.; Svensson, T.; Trivedi, M. D.; Tsvetkov, A.; Twenhöfel, C.; Tykarski, L.; Urbahn, J.; Eijndhoven, N. V.; Nieuwenhuizen, G. J V; Vinogradov, A.; Viyogi, Y. P.; Vodopianov, A.; Vörös, S.; Wysouch, B.; Yagi, K.; Yokota, Y.; Young, G. R.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 81, No. 19, 09.11.1998, p. 4087-4091.

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Aggarwal, MM, Agnihotri, A, Ahammed, Z, Angelis, ALS, Antonenko, V, Arefiev, V, Astakhov, V, Avdeitchikov, V, Awes, TC, Baba, PVKS, Badyal, SK, Baldine, A, Barabach, L, Barlag, C, Bathe, S, Batiounia, B, Bernier, T, Bhalla, KB, Bhatia, VS, Blume, C, Bock, R, Bohne, EM, Böröcz, ZK, Bucher, D, Buijs, A, Büsching, H, Carlen, L, Chalyshev, V, Chattopadhyay, S, Cherbatchev, R, Chujo, T, Claussen, A, Das, AC, Decowski, MP, Djordjadze, V, Donni, P, Doubovik, I, Dutta Majumdar, MR, El Chenawi, K, Eliseev, S, Enosawa, K, Foka, P, Fokin, S, Frolov, V, Ganti, MS, Garpman, S, Gavrishchuk, O, Geurts, FJM, Ghosh, TK, Glasow, R, Gupta, SK, Guskov, B, Gustafsson, HA, Gutbrod, HH, Higuchi, R, Hrivnacova, I, Ippolitov, M, Kalechofsky, H, Kamermans, R, Kampert, KH, Karadjev, K, Karpio, K, Kato, S, Kees, S, Kim, H, Kolb, BW, Kosarev, I, Koutcheryaev, I, Krümpel, T, Kugler, A, Kulinich, P, Kurata, M, Kurita, K, Kuzmin, N, Langbein, I, Lebedev, A, Lee, YY, Löhner, H, Luquin, L, Mahapatra, DP, Manko, V, Martin, M, Maximov, A, Mehdiyev, R, Mgebrichvili, G, Miake, Y, Mikhalev, D, Mishra, GC, Miyamoto, Y, Morrison, D, Mukhopadhyay, DS, Myalkovski, V, Naef, H, Nandi, BK, Nayak, SK, Nayak, TK, Neumaier, S, Nianine, A, Nikitine, V, Nikolaev, S, Nilsson, P, Nishimura, S, Nomokonov, P, Nystrand, J, Obenshain, FE, Oskarsson, A, Otterlund, I, Pachr, M, Parfenov, A, Pavliouk, S, Pietzmann, T, Patracek, V, Pinanaud, W, Plasil, F, Purschke, ML, Raeven, B, Rak, J, Raniwala, R, Raniwala, S, Ramamurthy, VS, Rao, NK, Retiere, F, Reygers, K, Roland, G, Rosselet, L, Roufanov, I, Roy, C, Rubio, JM, Sako, H, Sambyal, SS, Santo, R, Sato, S, Schlagheck, H, Schmidt, HR, Shabratova, G, Sibiriak, I, Siemiarczuk, T, Silvermyr, D, Sinha, BC, Slavine, N, Söderström, K, Solomey, N, Sørensen, SP, Stankus, P, Stefanek, G, Steinberg, P, Stenlund, E, Stüken, D, Sumbera, M, Svensson, T, Trivedi, MD, Tsvetkov, A, Twenhöfel, C, Tykarski, L, Urbahn, J, Eijndhoven, NV, Nieuwenhuizen, GJV, Vinogradov, A, Viyogi, YP, Vodopianov, A, Vörös, S, Wysouch, B, Yagi, K, Yokota, Y & Young, GR 1998, 'Centrality dependence of neutral pion production in 158A GeV 208Pb + 208Pb collisions', Physical Review Letters, vol. 81, no. 19, pp. 4087-4091.
Aggarwal MM, Agnihotri A, Ahammed Z, Angelis ALS, Antonenko V, Arefiev V et al. Centrality dependence of neutral pion production in 158A GeV 208Pb + 208Pb collisions. Physical Review Letters. 1998 Nov 9;81(19):4087-4091.
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AU - Arefiev, V.

AU - Astakhov, V.

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AU - Awes, T. C.

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AU - Badyal, S. K.

AU - Baldine, A.

AU - Barabach, L.

AU - Barlag, C.

AU - Bathe, S.

AU - Batiounia, B.

AU - Bernier, T.

AU - Bhalla, K. B.

AU - Bhatia, V. S.

AU - Blume, C.

AU - Bock, R.

AU - Bohne, E. M.

AU - Böröcz, Z. K.

AU - Bucher, D.

AU - Buijs, A.

AU - Büsching, H.

AU - Carlen, L.

AU - Chalyshev, V.

AU - Chattopadhyay, S.

AU - Cherbatchev, R.

AU - Chujo, T.

AU - Claussen, A.

AU - Das, A. C.

AU - Decowski, M. P.

AU - Djordjadze, V.

AU - Donni, P.

AU - Doubovik, I.

AU - Dutta Majumdar, M. R.

AU - El Chenawi, K.

AU - Eliseev, S.

AU - Enosawa, K.

AU - Foka, P.

AU - Fokin, S.

AU - Frolov, V.

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AU - Kato, S.

AU - Kees, S.

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AU - Koutcheryaev, I.

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AU - Mukhopadhyay, D. S.

AU - Myalkovski, V.

AU - Naef, H.

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AU - Nayak, S. K.

AU - Nayak, T. K.

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AU - Nikitine, V.

AU - Nikolaev, S.

AU - Nilsson, P.

AU - Nishimura, S.

AU - Nomokonov, P.

AU - Nystrand, J.

AU - Obenshain, F. E.

AU - Oskarsson, A.

AU - Otterlund, I.

AU - Pachr, M.

AU - Parfenov, A.

AU - Pavliouk, S.

AU - Pietzmann, T.

AU - Patracek, V.

AU - Pinanaud, W.

AU - Plasil, F.

AU - Purschke, M. L.

AU - Raeven, B.

AU - Rak, J.

AU - Raniwala, R.

AU - Raniwala, S.

AU - Ramamurthy, V. S.

AU - Rao, N. K.

AU - Retiere, F.

AU - Reygers, K.

AU - Roland, G.

AU - Rosselet, L.

AU - Roufanov, I.

AU - Roy, C.

AU - Rubio, J. M.

AU - Sako, H.

AU - Sambyal, S. S.

AU - Santo, R.

AU - Sato, S.

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AU - Schmidt, H. R.

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AU - Sibiriak, I.

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AU - Sinha, B. C.

AU - Slavine, N.

AU - Söderström, K.

AU - Solomey, N.

AU - Sørensen, S. P.

AU - Stankus, P.

AU - Stefanek, G.

AU - Steinberg, P.

AU - Stenlund, E.

AU - Stüken, D.

AU - Sumbera, M.

AU - Svensson, T.

AU - Trivedi, M. D.

AU - Tsvetkov, A.

AU - Twenhöfel, C.

AU - Tykarski, L.

AU - Urbahn, J.

AU - Eijndhoven, N. V.

AU - Nieuwenhuizen, G. J V

AU - Vinogradov, A.

AU - Viyogi, Y. P.

AU - Vodopianov, A.

AU - Vörös, S.

AU - Wysouch, B.

AU - Yagi, K.

AU - Yokota, Y.

AU - Young, G. R.

PY - 1998/11/9

Y1 - 1998/11/9

N2 - The production of neutral pions in 158A GeV 208Pb + 208Pb collisions has been studied in the WA98 experiment at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). Transverse momentum spectra are studied for the range 0.3 ≤ mT - m0 ≤ 4.0 GeV/c. The results for central collisions are compared to various models. The centrality dependence of the neutral pion spectral shape and yield is investigated. An invariance of the spectral shape and a simple scaling of the yield with the number of participating nucleons is observed for centralities with greater than about 30 participating nucleons. This is most naturally explained by assuming an equilibrated system.

AB - The production of neutral pions in 158A GeV 208Pb + 208Pb collisions has been studied in the WA98 experiment at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). Transverse momentum spectra are studied for the range 0.3 ≤ mT - m0 ≤ 4.0 GeV/c. The results for central collisions are compared to various models. The centrality dependence of the neutral pion spectral shape and yield is investigated. An invariance of the spectral shape and a simple scaling of the yield with the number of participating nucleons is observed for centralities with greater than about 30 participating nucleons. This is most naturally explained by assuming an equilibrated system.

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M3 - Article

VL - 81

SP - 4087

EP - 4091

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

SN - 0031-9007

IS - 19

ER -