Observation of direct photons in central 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, C. Barlag, S. Bathe, B. Batiounia, T. Bernier, K. B. Bhalla, V. S. Bhatia, C. Blume, R. Bock, E. M. BohneZ. 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, H. Delagrange, V. Djordjadze, P. Donni, I. Doubovik, S. Dutt, M. R. Dutta Majumdar, K. El Chenawi, S. Eliseev, K. Enosawa, P. Foka, S. Fokin, M. S. Ganti, S. Garpman, O. Gavrishchuk, F. J M Geurts, T. K. Ghosh, R. Glasow, S. K. Gupta, B. Guskov, H. Å 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, C. Klein-Bösing, S. Knoche, 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, G. Martínez, A. Maximov, G. Mgebrichvili, Y. Miake, M. F. Mir, G. C. Mishra, Y. Miyamoto, B. Mohanty, M. J. Mora, D. Morrison, D. S. Mukhopadhyay, 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, S. Pavliouk, T. Peitzmann, V. Petracek, W. Pinganaud, F. Plasil, U. V. Poblotzki, M. L. Purschke, 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, Y. Schutz, G. Shabratova, T. H. Shah, I. Sibiriak, T. Siemiarczuk, D. Silvermyr, B. C. Sinha, N. Slavine, K. Söderström, N. Solomey, G. Sood, S. P. Sørensen, P. Stankus, G. Stefanek, P. Steinberg, E. Stenlund, D. Stüken, M. Sumbera, T. Svensson, M. D. Trivedi, A. Tsvetkov, L. Tykarski, J. Urbahn, E. C V D Pijll, N. V. Eijndhoven, G. J V Nieuwenhuizen, A. Vinogradov, Y. P. Viyogi, A. Vodopianov, S. Vörös, B. Wyslouch, K. Yagi, Y. Yokota, G. R. Young

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Abstract

In 1995 and 1996, photons were measured with the WA98 lead-glass photon detector (LEDA). The invariant direct photon multiplicity as a function of transverse momentum was observed for 208Pb + 208Pb collisions and compared to proton-induced results at similar incident energy. The comparison revealed excess direct photon production in central 208Pb + 208Pb collisions beyond that expected from proton-induced reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3595-3599
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume85
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 23 2000

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    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., Barlag, C., Bathe, S., Batiounia, B., Bernier, T., Bhalla, K. B., Bhatia, V. S., Blume, C., Bock, R., ... Young, G. R. (2000). Observation of direct photons in central 158A GeV 208Pb + 208Pb collisions. Physical Review Letters, 85(17), 3595-3599. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.3595