Physics and Astronomy
Journal or Book Title
Physical Review C
First results on charm quarkonia production in heavy ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) are presented. The yield of J/psi's measured in the PHENIX experiment via electron-positron decay pairs at midrapidity for Au-Au reactions at roots(NN) = 200 GeV is analyzed as a function of collision centrality. For this analysis we have studied 49.3x10(6) minimum bias Au-Au reactions. We present the J/psi invariant yield dN/dy for peripheral and midcentral reactions. For the most central collisions where we observe no signal above background, we quote 90% confidence level upper limits. We compare these results with our J/psi measurement from proton-proton reactions at the same energy. We find that our measurements are not consistent with models that predict strong enhancement relative to binary collision scaling.
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, "J/psi production in Au-Au collisions at root s(NN)=200 GeV" (2004). Physics and Astronomy Publications. 375.