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Core-corona model analysis of the low energy beam scan at RHIC

Abstract : The centrality dependence of spectra of identified particles in collisions between ultrarelativistic heavy ions with a center of mass energy (root s) of 39 and 11.5AGeV is analyzed in the core-corona model. We show that at these energies the spectra can be well understood assuming that they are composed of two components whose relative fraction depends on the centrality of the interaction: The core component which describes an equilibrated quark gluon plasma and the corona component which is caused by nucleons close to the surface of the interaction zone which scatter only once and which is identical to that observed in proton-proton collisions. The success of this approach at 39 and 11.5 AGeV shows that the physics does not change between this energy and root s = 200 AGeV for which this model has been developed (Aichelin 2008). This presents circumstantial evidence that a quark gluon plasma is also created at center of mass energies as low as 11.5 AGeV. (C) 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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M. Gemard, Joerg Aichelin. Core-corona model analysis of the low energy beam scan at RHIC. Astronomical Notes / Astronomische Nachrichten, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2014, 335 (6-7, SI), pp.660-665. ⟨10.1002/asna.201412089⟩. ⟨hal-01204889⟩



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