Physics and Astronomy
Journal or Book Title
Physical Review Letters
Identified pi(+/-), K+/-, p, and (p) over bar transverse momentum spectra at midrapidity in root s(NN) = 130 GeV Au + Au collisions were measured by the PHENIX experiment at RHIC as a function of collision centrality. Average transverse momenta increase with the number of participating nucleons in a similar way for all particle species. Within errors, all midrapidity particle yields per participant are found to be increasing with the number of participating nucleons. There is an indication that K+/-, p, and (p) over bar yields per participant increase faster than the pi(+/-) yields. In central collisions at high transverse momenta (p(T) greater than or similar to 2 GeV/c), (p) over bar and p yields are comparable to the pi(+/-) yields.
American Physical Society
Adcox, K.; Belikov, Sergey; Hill, John C.; Lajoie, John G.; Lebedev, Alexandre; Ogilvie, Craig; Petridis, Athanasios; Rosati, Marzia; Wohn, F. K.; et al.; and PHENIX Collaboration, "Centrality dependence of pi(+/-), K-+/-, p, and (p)over-bar production from root(NN)-N-S = 130 GeV Au+Au collisions at RHIC" (2002). Physics and Astronomy Publications. 363.