Physics and Astronomy
Journal or Book Title
Physical Review C
The PHENIX experiment at the relativistic heavy ion collider (RHIC) has measured transverse energy and charged particle multiplicity at midrapidity in Au+Au collisions at center-of-mass energies √sNN=19.6,130, and 200GeV as a function of centrality. The presented results are compared to measurements from other RHIC experiments and experiments at lower energies. The √sNN dependence of dET/dη and dNch/dη per pair of participants is consistent with logarithmic scaling for the most central events. The centrality dependence of dET/dη and dNch/dη is similar at all measured incident energies. At RHIC energies, the ratio of transverse energy per charged particle was found to be independent of centrality and growing slowly with √sNN. A survey of comparisons between the data and available theoretical models is also presented.
American Physical Society
Adler, S. S.; Belikov, Sergey; Bhagavatula, S.; Constantin, Paul; Grau, Nathan C.; Hill, John C.; Lajoie, John G.; Lebedev, Alexandre; Ogilvie, Craig; Rak, Jan; Rosati, Marzia; Wohn, F. K.; et al.; and PHENIX Collaboration, "Systematic studies of the centrality and root s(NN) dependence of the dE(T)/d eta and dN(ch)/d eta in heavy ion collisions at midrapidity" (2005). Physics and Astronomy Publications. 340.