The role of jet quenching in the p¯ = p- anomaly at RHIC

Ivan Vitev, Miklos Gyulassy, Peter Lévai

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Preliminary PHENIX data on Au + Au reactions at s = 130 AGeV suggest that p¯ yields may exceed p- at high pT > 2 GeV/c. We propose that jet quenching in central collisions suppresses the hard PQCD component of the spectra in central A + A reactions, thereby exposing a novel non-perturbative component of baryon dynamics. We suggest that baryon junctions provide a possible explanation of the anomalous component. We predict that the p¯ = p- anomaly is limited to a finite pT window and decreases with increasing impact parameter.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Event2001 International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics, HEP 2001 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Jul 12 2001Jul 18 2001


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