Central Pb+Pb collisions at 158 A GeV/c studied by π-π- interferometry

M. M. Aggarwal, A. Agnihotri, Z. Ahammed, A. L S Angelis, V. Antonenko, V. Arefiev, V. Astakhov, V. Avdeitchikov, T. C. Awes, P. V K S Baba, S. K. Badyal, C. Barlag, S. Bathe, B. Batiounia, T. Bernier, K. B. Bhalla, V. S. Bhatia, C. Blume, R. Bock, E. M. BohneZ. Böröcz, D. Bucher, A. Buijs, H. Büsching, L. Carlen, V. Chalyshev, S. Chattopadhyay, R. Cherbatchev, T. Chujo, A. Claussen, A. C. Das, M. P. Decowski, H. Delagrange, V. Djordjadze, P. Donni, I. Doubovik, S. Dutt, M. R. Dutta Majumdar, K. El Chenawi, S. Eliseev, K. Enosawa, P. Foka, S. Fokin, M. S. Ganti, S. Garpman, O. Gavrishchuk, F. J M Geurts, T. K. Ghosh, R. Glasow, S. K. Gupta, B. Guskov, H. A. Gustafsson, H. H. Gutbrod, R. Higuchi, I. Hrivnacova, M. Ippolitov, H. Kalechofsky, R. Kamermans, K. H. Kampert, K. Karadjev, K. Karpio, S. Kato, S. Kees, C. Klein-Bösing, S. Knoche, B. W. Kolb, I. Kosarev, I. Koutcheryaev, T. Krümpel, A. Kugler, P. Kulinich, M. Kurata, K. Kurita, N. Kuzmin, I. Langbein, A. Lebedev, Y. Y. Lee, H. Löhner, L. Luquin, D. P. Mahapatra, V. Manko, M. Martin, G. Martínez, A. Maximov, G. Mgebrichvili, Y. Miake, M. F. Mir, G. C. Mishra, Y. Miyamoto, B. Mohanty, D. Morrison, D. S. Mukhopadhyay, H. Naef, B. K. Nandi, S. K. Nayak, T. K. Nayak, S. Neumaier, A. Nianine, V. Nikitine, S. Nikolaev, P. Nilsson, S. Nishimura, P. Nomokonov, J. Nystrand, F. E. Obenshain, A. Oskarsson, I. Otterlund, M. Pachr, S. Pavliouk, T. Peitzmann, V. Petracek, W. Pinganaud, F. Plasil, U. von Poblotzki, M. L. Purschke, J. Rak, R. Raniwala, S. Raniwala, V. S. Ramamurthy, N. K. Rao, F. Retiere, K. Reygers, G. Roland, L. Rosselet, I. Roufanov, C. Roy, J. M. Rubio, H. Sako, S. S. Sambyal, R. Santo, S. Sato, H. Schlagheck, H. R. Schmidt, Y. Schutz, G. Shabratova, T. H. Shah, I. Sibiriak, T. Siemiarczuk, D. Silvermyr, B. C. Sinha, N. Slavine, K. Söderström, N. Solomey, S. P. Sorensen, P. Stankus, G. Stefanek, P. Steinberg, E. Stenlund, D. Stüken, M. Sumbera, T. Svensson, M. D. Trivedi, A. Tsvetkov, L. Tykarski, J. Urbahn, E. C V D Pijll, N. V. Eijndhoven, G. J V Nieuwenhuizen, A. Vinogradov, Y. P. Viyogi, A. Vodopianov, S. Vörös, B. Wyslouch, K. Yagi, Y. Yokota, G. R. Young

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Two-particle correlations have been measured for identified π- from central 158 A GeV Pb+Pb collisions and fitted radii of about 7 fm in all dimensions have been obtained. A multi-dimensional study of the radii as a function of kT is presented, including a full correction for the resolution effects of the apparatus. The cross term R2out-long of the standard fit in the Longitudinally CoMoving System (LCMS) and the vL parameter of the generalised Yano-Koonin fit are compatible with 0, suggesting that the source undergoes a boost invariant expansion. The shapes of the correlation functions in Qinv and Qspace = √Q2x + Q2y + Q2z have been analyzed in detail. They are not Gaussian but better represented by exponentials. As a consequence fitting Gaussians to these correlation functions may produce different radii depending on the acceptance of the experimental setup used for the measurement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-451
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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