Physics and Astronomy
Journal or Book Title
Physical Review Letters
Data from Au+Au interactions at s(NN)=130 GeV, obtained with the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider, are used to investigate local net charge fluctuations among particles produced near midrapidity. According to recent suggestions, such fluctuations may carry information from the quark-gluon plasma. This analysis shows that the fluctuations are dominated by a stochastic distribution of particles, but are also sensitive to other effects, like global charge conservation and resonance decays.
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, "Net charge fluctuations in Au+Au interactions root s(NN)=130 GeV" (2002). Physics and Astronomy Publications. 366.