Global transverse energy distributions in Si+Al, Au at 14.6A GeV/c and Au+Au at 11.6A GeV/c

L. Ahle, Y. Akiba, D. Beavis, H. C. Britt, B. Budick, C. Chasman, Z. Chen, C. Y. Chi, Y. Y. Chu, V. Cianciolo, B. A. Cole, J. B. Costales, H. J. Crawford, J. B. Cumming, R. Debbe, J. Engelage, S. Y. Fung, M. Gonin, S. Gushue, H. HamagakiO. Hansen, R. S. Hayano, S. Hayashi, S. Homma, H. Kaneko, J. Kang, S. Kaufman, W. L. Kehoe, K. Kurita, M. J. LeVine, Y. Miake, D. P. Morrison, B. Moskowitz, S. Nagamiya, M. N. Namboodiri, T. K. Nayak, J. Olness, L. P. Remsberg, P. Rothschild, T. C. Sangster, R. Seto, K. Shigaki, R. Soltz, S. G. Steadman, G. S.F. Stephans, T. Sung, M. J. Tannenbaum, J. Thomas, S. Tonse, S. Ueno, J. H. van Dijk, F. Videbaek, O. Vossnack, F. Q. Wang, Y. Wang, H. E. Wegner, D. S. Woodruff, Y. D. Wu, K. Yagi, X. Yang, D. Zachary, W. A. Zajc

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Measurements of the global transverse energy distributions dσ/dET and dET/dη using the new AGS beam of 197Au at 11.6A GeV/c on a Au target, as well as a beam of 28Si at 14.6A GeV/c on Al and Au targets, are presented for a leadglass detector with acceptance 1.3 ≤ η ≤ 2.4 and 0 ≤ φ < 2π. The dσ/dET spectra are observed to have different shapes for the different systems and simple energy rescaling does not account for the projectile dependence. The Au+Au dσ/dET spectrum is satisfactorily constructed from the upper edge of Si+Au by the geometric Wounded Projectile Nucleon Model after applying a correction for the beam energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-264
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jul 21

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Funding Information:
We gratefullayc knowledgteh e effortso f the BNL AGS, Booster and Tandem operationss taffs and the AGS riggers.W e thank C. Ogilvie for his critical readingo f the manuscriptT. his work has been supportedb y the U.S. Departmenot f Energy under contractsw ith ANL (W-31-109-ENG-38)B,N L (DE-AC02-76CH00016C),o lumbiaU niversity( DE-FG02-86-ER40281)M, IT (DE-AC02-76ER03069), UCR (DE-FG03-86ER40271b),y NASA under con-tractw ith the Universityo f California( NGR-05-003-513), and by the U.S.-Japan High Energy Physics CollaboratioTnr eaty.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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