An event-by-event analysis of the azimuthal angular correlation with respect to the reaction plane has been carried out for K+ and π+ emission near mid-rapidity in 158 A · GeV Pb + Pb collisions. In semi-central collisions, K+ mesons are found to be preferentially emitted out of the reaction plane, while π+ mesons are emitted in the reaction plane. The results suggest that the kaon emission is influenced by in-medium potential effects in addition to collective flow effects.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|State||Published - 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics