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K*(892)0 and K̅ *(892)0 production in central Pb + Pb, Si + Si, C + C, and inelastic p + p collisions at 158A GeV

(NA49 Collaboration) Anticic, T.; Baatar, B.; Barna, D.; Bartke, J.; Beck, H.; Betev, L.; Bialkowska, H.; Blume, C.; Bogusz, M.; Boimska, B.; Book, J.; Botje, M.; Buncic, P.; Cetner, T.; Christakoglou, P.; Chung, P.; Chvala, O.; Cramer, J. G.; Eckardt, V.; Fodor, Z.; Foka, P.; Friese, V.; Gazdzicki, M.; Grebieszkow, K.; Hoehne, C.; Kadija, K.; Karev, A.; Kolesnikov, V. I.; Kowalski, M.; Kresan, D.; Laszlo, A.; Lacey, R.; van Leeuwen, M.; Mackowiak, M.; Makariev, M.; Malakhov, A. I.; Mateev, M.; Melkumov, G. L.; Mitrovski, M.; Mrowczynski, S.; Nicolic, V.; Palla, G.; Panagiotou, A. D.; Peryt, W.; Pluta, J.; Prindle, D.; Puehlhofer, F.; Renfordt, R.; Roland, C.; Roland, G.; Rybczynski, M.; Rybicki, A.; Sandoval, A.; Schmitz, N.; Schuster, T.; Seyboth, P.; Sikler, F.; Skrzypczak, E.; Slodkowski, M.; Stefanek, G.; Stock, R.; Stroebele, H.; Susa, T.; Szuba, M.; Utvic, M.; Varga, D.; Vassiliou, M.; Veres, G. I.; Vesztergombi, G.; Vranic, D.; Wlodarczyk, Z.; Wojtaszek-Szwarc, A.; 2 ] (2011) K*(892)0 and K̅ *(892)0 production in central Pb + Pb, Si + Si, C + C, and inelastic p + p collisions at 158A GeV. Physical Review C, 84 (6). 064909/1-064909/14. ISSN 0556-2813

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Production of the K*(892)0 and K̅*(892)0 resonances was studied via their K+π− and K−π+ decay modes in central Pb+Pb, Si+Si, C+C, and inelastic p+p collisions at 158A GeV(√sNN=17.3 GeV) with the NA49 detector at the CERN SPS. Transverse momentum and rapidity distributions were measured and total yields were estimated. The yield of K* exceeds that of K̅* by about a factor of two in nucleus-nucleus reactions. The total yield ratios 〈K*〉/〈K+〉 and 〈K̅*〉/〈K−〉 are strongly suppressed in central Pb+Pb compared to p+p, C+C, and Si+Si collisions, in agreement with the expected attenuation of these short-lived resonance states in the hadronic phase of the expanding fireball. The UrQMD model, although incorporating such a scenario, does not provide a quantitative description of the experimental results. The statistical hadron gas model assuming the same freeze-out parameters for stable hadrons and resonances overestimates the 〈K*〉/〈K〉 ratios in central Pb+Pb collisions by about a factor of 2.5.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: NA49; CERN; SPS; K(892); production
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Divisions: Division of Experimental Physics
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Experimental physics at LHC energies (Eksperimentalna fizika na LHC energijama)-Krešo Kadija098-0982887-2878MZOS
Depositing User: Tome Antičić
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2016 14:17
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.84.064909

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