Energy dependence of meson production in central Pb+Pb collisions at sNN=6 to 17 GeV

C. Alt, T. Anticic, B. Baatar, D. Barna, J. Bartke, L. Betev, H. Białkowska, C. Blume, B. Boimska, M. Botje, J. Bracinik, R. Bramm, P. Bunčić, V. Cerny, P. Christakoglou, P. Chung, O. Chvala, J. G. Cramer, P. Csató, P. DinkelakerV. Eckardt, D. Flierl, Z. Fodor, P. Foka, V. Friese, J. Gál, M. Gaździcki, V. Genchev, G. Georgopoulos, E. Gładysz, K. Grebieszkow, S. Hegyi, C. Höhne, K. Kadija, A. Karev, D. Kikola, M. Kliemant, S. Kniege, V. I. Kolesnikov, T. Kollegger, E. Kornas, R. Korus, M. Kowalski, I. Kraus, M. Kreps, D. Kresan, A. Laszlo, R. Lacey, M. Van Leeuwen, P. Lévai, L. Litov, B. Lungwitz, M. Makariev, A. I. Malakhov, M. Mateev, G. L. Melkumov, A. Mischke, M. Mitrovski, J. Molnár, St Mrówczyński, V. Nicolic, G. Pálla, A. D. Panagiotou, D. Panayotov, A. Petridis, W. Peryt, M. Pikna, J. Pluta, D. Prindle, F. Pühlhofer, R. Renfordt, C. Roland, G. Roland, M. Rybczyński, A. Rybicki, A. Sandoval, N. Schmitz, T. Schuster, P. Seyboth, F. Siklér, B. Sitar, E. Skrzypczak, M. Slodkowski, G. Stefanek, R. Stock, C. Strabel, H. Ströbele, T. Susa, I. Szentpétery, J. Sziklai, M. Szuba, P. Szymanski, V. Trubnikov, D. Varga, M. Vassiliou, G. I. Veres, G. Vesztergombi, D. Vranić, A. Wetzler, Z. Włodarczyk, I. K. Yoo, J. Zimányi

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Abstract

Meson production is studied by the NA49 Collaboration in central Pb+Pb collisions at 20A,30A,40A,80A, and 158A GeV beam energy. The data are compared with measurements at lower and higher energies and with microscopic and thermal models. The energy dependence of yields and spectral distributions is compatible with the assumption that partonic degrees of freedom set in at low SPS energies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044907
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume78
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 27 2008

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Alt, C., Anticic, T., Baatar, B., Barna, D., Bartke, J., Betev, L., Białkowska, H., Blume, C., Boimska, B., Botje, M., Bracinik, J., Bramm, R., Bunčić, P., Cerny, V., Christakoglou, P., Chung, P., Chvala, O., Cramer, J. G., Csató, P., ... Zimányi, J. (2008). Energy dependence of meson production in central Pb+Pb collisions at sNN=6 to 17 GeV. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 78(4), [044907]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.78.044907