Measurements of neutrons in 11.5-A-GeV/c Au + Pb heavy ion collisions

The E864 collaboration Armstrong, T.A. ; Barish, K.N. ; Batsouli, S. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. C60 (1999) 064903, 1999.
Inspire Record 506495 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.31358

We present measurements from Brookhaven Experiment 864 of neutron invariant multiplicity in 11.5 A GeV/c Au+Pb collisions. The measurements span a rapidity range from center-of-mass to beam rapidity (y(beam)=3.2) and are presented as a function of event centrality. The results are compared with E864 measurements of proton invariant multiplicity and an average n/p ratio at hadronic freeze-out of 1.19+-.08 is determined for the rapidity range y=1.6 to y=2.4. We discuss briefly the implications of this ratio within a simple equilibrium model of the collision system.

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Measurements of light nuclei production in 11.5-A-GeV/c Au + Pb heavy ion collisions

The E864 collaboration Armstrong, T.A. ; Barish, K.N. ; Batsouli, S. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. C61 (2000) 064908, 2000.
Inspire Record 525664 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.25465

We report on measurements by the E864 experiment at the BNL-AGS of the yields of light nuclei in collisions of Au(197) with beam momentum of 11.5 A GeV/c on targets of Pb(208) and Pt(197). The yields are reported for nuclei with baryon number A=1 up to A=7, and typically cover a rapidity range from y(cm) to y(cm)+1 and a transverse momentum range of approximately 0.1 < p(T)/A < 0.5 GeV/c. We calculate coalescence scale factors B(A) from which we extract model dependent source dimensions and collective flow velocities. We also examine the dependences of the yields on baryon number, spin, and isospin of the produced nuclei.

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Search for strange quark matter produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions

The E864 collaboration Armstrong, T.A. ; Barish, K.N. ; Batsouli, S. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. C63 (2001) 054903, 2001.
Inspire Record 535783 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.31785

We present the final results from Experiment 864 of a search for charged and neutral strange quark matter produced in interactions of 11.5 GeV/c per nucleon Au beams with Pt or Pb targets. Searches were made for strange quark matter with A&gt;4. Approximately 30 billion 10% most central collisions were sampled and no strangelet states with A&lt;100 were observed. We find 90% confidence level upper limits of approximately 10^{-8} per central collision for both charged and neutral strangelets. These limits are for strangelets with proper lifetimes greater than 50 ns. Also limits for H^{0}-d and pineut production are given. The above limits are compared with the predictions of various models. The yields of light nuclei from coalescence are measured and a penalty factor for the addition of one nucleon to the coalescing nucleus is determined. This is useful in gauging the significance of our upper limits and also in planning future searches for strange quark matter.

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Anti-proton production and anti-deuteron production limits in relativistic heavy ion collisions from BNL experiment 864

The E864 collaboration Armstrong, T.A. ; Barish, K.N. ; Batsoulli, S. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. C59 (1999) 2699-2712, 1999.
Inspire Record 478873 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.31371

We present results from Experiment 864 for antiproton production and antideuteron limits in Au + Pb collisions at 11.5 GeV/c per nucleon. We have measured invariant multiplicities for antiprotons for rapidities 1.4&lt;y&lt;2.4 at low transverse momentum as a function of collision geometry. When compared with the results from Experiment 878 our measurements suggest a significant contribution to the measured antiproton yield from the decay of strange antibaryons. We have also searched for antideuterons and see no statistically significant signal. Thus, we set upper limits on the production at approximately 3 x 10^{-7} per 10% highest multiplicity Au + Pb interaction.

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