Nuclear modification factors for hadrons at forward and backward rapidities in deuteron-gold collisions at √SNN = 200 GeV

S. S. Adler, S. Afanasiev, C. Aidala, N. N. Ajitanand, Y. Akiba, A. Al-Jamel, J. Alexander, K. Aoki, L. Aphecetche, R. Armendariz, S. H. Aronson, R. Averbeck, T. C. Awes, V. Babintsev, A. Baldisseri, K. N. Barish, P. D. Barnes, B. Bassalleck, S. Bathe, S. BatsouliV. Baublis, F. Bauer, A. Bazilevsky, S. Belikov, M. T. Bjorndal, J. G. Boissevain, H. Borel, M. L. Brooks, D. S. Brown, N. Bruner, D. Bucher, H. Buesching, V. Bumazhnov, G. Bunce, J. M. Burward-Hoy, S. Butsyk, X. Camard, P. Chand, W. C. Chang, S. Chernichenko, C. Y. Chi, J. Chiba, M. Chiu, I. J. Choi, R. K. Choudhury, T. Chujo, V. Cianciolo, Y. Cobigo, B. A. Cole, M. P. Comets, P. Constantin, M. Csanád, T. Csörgo, J. P. Cussonneau, D. D'Enterria, K. Das, G. David, F. Deák, H. Delagrange, A. Denisov, A. Deshpande, E. J. Desmond, A. Devismes, O. Dietzsch, J. L. Drachenberg, O. Drapier, A. Drees, A. Durum, D. Dutta, V. Dzhordzhadze, Y. V. Efremenko, H. En'yo, B. Espagnon, S. Esumi, D. E. Fields, C. Finck, F. Fleuret, S. L. Fokin, B. D. Fox, Z. Fraenkel, J. E. Frantz, A. Franz, A. D. Frawley, Y. Fukao, S. Y. Fung, S. Gadrat, M. Germain, A. Glenn, M. Gonin, J. Gosset, Y. Goto, R. Granier De Cassagnac, N. Grau, S. V. Greene, M. Grosse Perdekamp, H. Å Gustafsson, T. Hachiya, J. S. Haggerty, H. Hamagaki

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Abstract

We report on charged hadron production in deuteron-gold reactions at √SNN = 200 GeV. Our measurements in the deuteron direction cover 1.4 < η < 2.2, referred to as forward rapidity, and in the gold direction -2.0 < η < -1.4, referred to as backward rapidity, and a transverse momentum range PT = 0.5-.0 GeV/c. We compare the relative yields for different deuteron-gold collision centrality classes. We observe a suppression relative to binary collision scaling at forward rapidity, sensitive to low momentum fraction (x) partons in the gold nucleus, and an enhancement at backward rapidity, sensitive to high momentum fraction partons in the gold nucleus.

Original languageEnglish
Article number082302
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume94
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 4 2005

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Adler, S. S., Afanasiev, S., Aidala, C., Ajitanand, N. N., Akiba, Y., Al-Jamel, A., Alexander, J., Aoki, K., Aphecetche, L., Armendariz, R., Aronson, S. H., Averbeck, R., Awes, T. C., Babintsev, V., Baldisseri, A., Barish, K. N., Barnes, P. D., Bassalleck, B., Bathe, S., ... Hamagaki, H. (2005). Nuclear modification factors for hadrons at forward and backward rapidities in deuteron-gold collisions at √SNN = 200 GeV. Physical review letters, 94(8), 1-6. [082302]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.082302