Strange meson enhancement in Pb Pb collisions

The NA44 collaboration Bearden, I. ; Boggild, H. ; Boissevain, J. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B471 (1999) 6-12, 1999.
Inspire Record 504074 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.31360
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Collective expansion in high-energy heavy ion collisions

The NA44 collaboration Bearden, I.G. ; Boggild, H. ; Boissevain, J. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 78 (1997) 2080-2083, 1997.
Inspire Record 426801 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.52345
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Charged kaon and pion production at mid-rapidity in proton nucleus and sulphur nucleus collisions

The NA44 collaboration Boggild, H. ; Boissevain, J. ; Dodd, J. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. C59 (1999) 328-335, 1999.
Inspire Record 474831 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.25575

The NA44 collaboration has measured charged kaon and pion distributions at midrapidity in sulphur and proton collisions with nuclear targets at 200 and 450 GeV/c per nucleon, respectively. The inverse slopes of kaons are larger than those of pions. The difference in the inverse slopes of pions, kaons and protons, all measured in our spectrometer, increases with system size and is consistent with the buildup of collective flow for larger systems. The target dependence of both the yields and inverse slopes is stronger for the sulphur beam suggesting the increased importance of secondary rescattering for SA reactions. The rapidity density, dN/dy, of both K+ and K- increases more rapidly with system size than for pi+ in a similar rapidity region. This trend continues with increasing centrality, and according to RQMD, it is caused by secondary reactions between mesons and baryons. The K-/K+ ratio falls with increasing system size but more slowly than the pbar/p ratio. The pi-/pi+ ratio is close to unity for all systems. From pBe to SPb the K+/p ratio decreases while K-/pbar increases and ({K+*K-}/{p*pbar})**1/2 stays constant. These data suggest that as larger nuclei collide, the resulting system has a larger transverse expansion, baryon density and an increasing fraction of strange quarks.

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Kaon and proton ratios from central Pb + Pb collisions at the CERN SPS

The NA44 collaboration Bearden, I.G. ; Boggild, H. ; Boissevain, J. ; et al.
Nucl.Phys. A638 (1998) 419-422, 1998.
Inspire Record 481886 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.36250
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Charged hadron distributions in p A and A-A collisions at the CERN SPS

The NA44 collaboration Bearden, I.G. ; Dodd, J. ; Boggild, H. ; et al.
Nucl.Phys. A590 (1995) 523C-526C, 1995.
Inspire Record 407678 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.36504
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