One-, two-, and three-particle distributions from 158A GeV/c central Pb+Pb collisions

M. M. Aggarwal, A. L S Angelis, V. Antonenko, V. Arefiev, V. Astakhov, V. Avdeitchikov, T. C. Awes, P. V K S Baba, S. K. Badyal, S. Bathe, B. Batiounia, T. Bernier, K. B. Bhalla, V. S. Bhatia, C. Blume, D. Bucher, H. Büsching, L. Carlén, S. Chattopadhyay, M. P. DecowskiH. Delagrange, P. Donni, M. R. Dutta Majumdar, K. El Chenawi, K. Enosawa, S. Fokin, V. Frolov, M. S. Ganti, S. Garpman, O. Gavrishchuk, F. J M Geurts, T. K. Ghosh, R. Glasow, B. Guskov, H. Å Gustafsson, H. H. Gutbrod, I. Hrivnacova, M. Ippolitov, H. Kalechofsky, R. Kamermans, K. Karadjev, K. Karpio, B. W. Kolb, I. Kosarev, I. Koutcheryaev, A. Kugler, P. Kulinich, M. Kurata, A. Lebedev, H. Löhner, D. P. Mahapatra, V. Manko, M. Martin, G. Martínez, A. Maximov, Y. Miake, G. C. Mishra, B. Mohanty, M. J. Mora, D. Morrison, T. Mukhanova, D. S. Mukhopadhyay, H. Naef, B. K. Nandi, S. K. Nayak, T. K. Nayak, A. Nianine, V. Nikitine, S. Nikolaev, P. Nilsson, S. Nishimura, P. Nomokonov, J. Nystrand, A. Oskarsson, I. Otterlund, T. Peitzmann, D. Peressounko, V. Petracek, F. Plasil, M. L. Purschke, J. Rak, R. Raniwala, S. Raniwala, N. K. Rao, K. Reygers, G. Roland, L. Rosselet, I. Roufanov, J. M. Rubio, 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, G. Sood, S. P. Sørensen, P. Stankus, G. Stefanek, P. Steinberg, E. Stenlund, M. Sumbera, T. Svensson, A. Tsvetkov, L. Tykarski, E. C V D Pijll, N. V. Eijndhoven, G. J V Nieuwenhuizen, A. Vinogradov, Y. P. Viyogi, A. Vodopianov, S. Vörös, B. Wysłouch, G. R. Young

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Abstract

Several hadronic observables have been studied in central 158A GeV Pb+Pb collisions using data measured by the WA98 experiment at CERN: single π- and K- production, as well as two- and three-pion interferometry. The Wiedemann-Heinz hydrodynamical model has been fitted to the pion spectrum, giving an estimate of the temperature and transverse flow velocity. Bose-Einstein correlations between two identified π- have been analyzed as a function of kT, using two different parametrizations. The results indicate that the source does not have a strictly boost invariant expansion or spend time in a long-lived intermediate phase. A comparison between data and a hydrodynamical based simulation shows very good agreement for the radii parameters as a function of kT. The pion phase-space density at freeze-out has been measured, and agrees well with the Tomášik-Heinz model. A large pion chemical potential close to the condensation limit of mπ seems to be excluded. The three-pion Bose-Einstein interferometry shows a substantial contribution of the genuine three-pion correlation, but not quite as large as expected for a fully chaotic and symmetric source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number014906
Pages (from-to)149061-1490613
Number of pages1341553
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume67
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Aggarwal, M. M., Angelis, A. L. S., Antonenko, V., Arefiev, V., Astakhov, V., Avdeitchikov, V., Awes, T. C., Baba, P. V. K. S., Badyal, S. K., Bathe, S., Batiounia, B., Bernier, T., Bhalla, K. B., Bhatia, V. S., Blume, C., Bucher, D., Büsching, H., Carlén, L., Chattopadhyay, S., ... Young, G. R. (2003). One-, two-, and three-particle distributions from 158A GeV/c central Pb+Pb collisions. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 67(1), 149061-1490613. [014906].