Direct photon production in high-energy heavy-ion collisions

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Abstract

Direct thermal photons in the pt range of 0 - 5 GeV/c are expected to provide a sensitive probe of the hot dense matter formed in the early stage of relativistic heavy ion collisions. The production of single photons in 158 AGeV Pb+Pb interactions has been studied with the 10080 detector lead glass calorimeter of the WA98 experiment at CERN. Neutral π0 cross section has been measured via its two-photon decay branch. At pt ≥ ∼GeV/c single photon yields of ∼20% of the decay photon yields are observed consistently with different photon identification criteria both for the peripheral and central events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631c-634c
JournalNuclear Physics A
Volume654
Issue number1 SUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 26 1999

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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