A1 Journal article (refereed)
Beam Energy and Centrality Dependence of Direct-Photon Emission from Ultrarelativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions (2019)


PHENIX Collaboration (2019). Beam Energy and Centrality Dependence of Direct-Photon Emission from Ultrarelativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions. Physical Review Letters, 123 (2), 022301. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.022301


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Publication details

All authors or editors: PHENIX Collaboration

Journal or series: Physical Review Letters

ISSN: 0031-9007

eISSN: 1079-7114

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 123

Issue number: 2

Article number: 022301

Publisher: American Physical Society

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.022301

Open Access: Open access publication published in a hybrid channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65158

Publication is parallel published: https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.04084


Abstract

The PHENIX collaboration presents first measurements of low-momentum (0.41  GeV/c) direct-photon yield dNdirγ/dη is a smooth function of dNch/dη and can be well described as proportional to (dNch/dη)α with α≈1.25. This scaling behavior holds for a wide range of beam energies at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the Large Hadron Collider, for centrality selected samples, as well as for different A+A collision systems. At a given beam energy, the scaling also holds for high pT (>5  GeV/c), but when results from different collision energies are compared, an additional √sNN-dependent multiplicative factor is needed to describe the integrated-direct-photon yield.


Keywords: particle physics


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 3


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