(Strange) meson interferometry at RHIC

Journal Article

We make predictions for the kaon interferometry measurements in Au+Au collisions at the relativistic heavy ion collider (RHIC). A first-order phase transition from a thermalized quark-gluon plasma (QGP) to a gas of hadrons is assumed for the transport calculations. The fraction of kaons that are directly emitted from the phase boundary is considerably enhanced at large transverse momenta KT ∼ 1 GeV/c. In this kinematic region, the sensitivity of the Rout/Aside ratio to the QGP properties is enlarged. The results of the one-dimensional correlation analysis are presented. The extracted interferometry radii, depending on KT, are not unusually large and are strongly affected by finite momentum resolution effects.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Soff, S; Bass, SA; Hardtke, DH; Panitkin, SY

Published Date

  • January 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1885 - 1893

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0954-3899

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/0954-3899/28/7/343

Citation Source

  • Scopus