Directed flow and particle production in Au+Au collisions from experiment E877 at the AGS

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In this article we summarize recent results on the study of Au+Au collisions at 10.8A GeV/c obtained at the AGS by the E877 Collaboration. New results on the directed sideward flow are presented. In particular, the dependence of proton and pion production on the direction of the reaction plane will be discussed. It is shown that the sideward flow is mainly due to nucleons and that pions show little flow effects. Two-pion correlation functions are studied to derive the density at freeze-out. Further, we inspect the correlations as a function of the pion direction relative to the reaction plane. A ... continued below

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Barrette, J. May 1, 1996.

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  • Barrette, J. McGill Univ., Montreal (Canada). Foster Radiation Lab.

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In this article we summarize recent results on the study of Au+Au collisions at 10.8A GeV/c obtained at the AGS by the E877 Collaboration. New results on the directed sideward flow are presented. In particular, the dependence of proton and pion production on the direction of the reaction plane will be discussed. It is shown that the sideward flow is mainly due to nucleons and that pions show little flow effects. Two-pion correlation functions are studied to derive the density at freeze-out. Further, we inspect the correlations as a function of the pion direction relative to the reaction plane. A dependence of the deduced source sizes on the pair direction and momentum is observed. The measured source sizes are compared to results obtained in lighter systems. Measured m{sub t} spectra of pions and kaons are also presented. The pion spectra show an enhancement at low m{sub t} similar to that observed in Si+Pb and which was attributed to {triangle} resonance excitation. However, in contrast to Si+Pb now a clear difference between the {pi}{sup +} and {pi}{sup -} spectra is seen. The K{sup +} spectra, which showed a very steep component over a small p{sub t} range in the previously studied Si+Pb reaction exhibit for Au+Au an unexpected structure at very low p{sub t}.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96009700

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  • 9. joint American Meteorological Society/Air and Waste Management Association conference on applications of air pollution meteorology, Atlanta, GA (United States), 28 Jan - 2 Feb 1996

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  • Other: DE96009700
  • Report No.: BNL--62921
  • Report No.: CONF-960127--16
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 224441
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc671546

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Barrette, J. Directed flow and particle production in Au+Au collisions from experiment E877 at the AGS, article, May 1, 1996; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc671546/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.