Campus Units

Physics and Astronomy

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

8-2002

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review Letters

Volume

89

Issue

8

First Page

082301

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.08230

Abstract

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.

Comments

This article is published as Adcox, K., S. S. Adler, N. N. Ajitanand, Y. Akiba, J. Alexander, L. Aphecetche, Y. Arai et al. "Net Charge Fluctuations in Au+Au Interactions at sNN=130 GeV." Physical review letters 89, no. 8 (2002): 082301. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.08230. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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