Search for particle-antiparticle back-to-back correlations in √sNN GeV Au + Au collisions

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Abstract

A novel type of quantum mechanical correlations, hypothesized in the 1990's, the (squeezed) back-to-back correlations, was predicted to appear in heavy ion collisions among particle-antiparticle (eg. π+π-, K+K-, pp̄) pairs, if their in-medium masses are different from the vacuum values. Observation of this correlation would provide new insight in the freeze-out dynamics of the created matter. The latest status of the PHENIX measurement, comprising the first measurement of this new effect, is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1033-1036
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Particles and Nuclei Letters
Volume8
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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