Two- and three-pion Lévy femtoscopy with PHENIX

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The last decades of high energy physics revealed, that in ultra-relativistic ion-ion collisions, a strongly interacting quark gluon plasma (sQGP) is created. Varying the collision energy allows for the investigation of the phase diagram of QCD matter. The nature of the quark-hadron transition can be studied via femtoscopy, as the investigation of momentum correlations in heavy ion reactions reveals the space-time structure of the hadron production of the sQGP. Going beyond the Gaussian assumption the shape of this source may be described by Lévy distributions. In this paper we report on recent femtoscopic measurements of PHENIX, utilizing Lévy sources.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012026
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 18 2018
Event34th Winter Workshop on Nuclear Dynamics 2018 - Deshaies, Guadeloupe
Duration: Mar 25 2018Mar 31 2018


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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