Energy dependence of transverse momentum fluctuations in Pb+Pb collisions at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) at 20A to 158A GeV

T. Anticic, B. Baatar, D. Barna, J. Bartke, L. Betev, H. Białkowska, C. Blume, B. Boimska, M. Botje, J. Bracinik, P. Bunčić, V. Cerny, P. Christakoglou, P. Chung, O. Chvala, J. G. Cramer, P. Csató, P. Dinkelaker, V. Eckardt, Z. FodorP. Foka, V. Friese, J. Gál, M. Gazdzicki, V. Genchev, E. Gładysz, K. Grebieszkow, S. Hegyi, C. Höhne, K. Kadija, A. Karev, D. Kikola, V. I. Kolesnikov, E. Kornas, R. Korus, M. Kowalski, M. Kreps, 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, M. Utvic, D. Varga, M. Vassiliou, G. I. Veres, G. Vesztergombi, D. Vranić, Z. Włodarczyk, A. Wojtaszek, I. K. Yoo

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Abstract

Results are presented on event-by-event fluctuations of transverse momenta pT in central Pb+Pb interactions at 20A, 30A, 40A, 80A, and 158A GeV. The analysis was performed for charged particles at forward center-of-mass rapidity (1.1<yπ*<2.6). Three fluctuation measures were studied: the distribution of average transverse momentum M(pT) in the event, the ΦpT fluctuation measure, and two-particle transverse momentum correlations. Fluctuations of pT are small and show no significant energy dependence in the energy range of the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron. Results are compared with QCD-inspired predictions for the critical point, and with the UrQMD model. Transverse momentum fluctuations, similar to multiplicity fluctuations, do not show the increase expected for freeze-out near the critical point of QCD.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044904
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - ápr. 1 2009

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Anticic, T., Baatar, B., Barna, D., Bartke, J., Betev, L., Białkowska, H., Blume, C., Boimska, B., Botje, M., Bracinik, J., Bunčić, P., Cerny, V., Christakoglou, P., Chung, P., Chvala, O., Cramer, J. G., Csató, P., Dinkelaker, P., Eckardt, V., ... Yoo, I. K. (2009). Energy dependence of transverse momentum fluctuations in Pb+Pb collisions at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) at 20A to 158A GeV. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 79(4), [044904]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.79.044904