Physics and Astronomy
Journal or Book Title
Physical Review C
Distributions of event-by-event fluctuations of the mean transverse momentum and mean transverse energy near mid-rapidity have been measured in Au+Au collisions at roots(NN)=130 GeV at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider. By comparing the distributions to what is expected for statistically independent particle emission, the magnitude of nonstatistical fluctuations in mean transverse momentum is determined to be consistent with zero. Also, no significant nonrandom fluctuations in mean transverse energy are observed. By constructing a fluctuation model with two event classes that preserve the mean and variance of the semi-inclusive p(T) or e(T) spectra, we exclude a region of fluctuations in root s(NN)=130 GeV Au+Au collisions.
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, "Event-by-event fluctuations in mean p(T) and mean e(T) in root s(NN)=130 GeV Au+Au collisions" (2002). Physics and Astronomy Publications. 368.