Production of φ mesons in central 28si+196Au collisions at 14.6AGeV/c

E-802 Collaboration

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    Production of the φ meson in central Si+Au collisions has been measured by E859 at the Brookhaven Alternating Gradient Synchrotron by selecting events with identified K+K- pairs. The mass and width of the φ, obtained from the invariant mass distribution of kaon pairs, are consistent with those of free φ mesons. The transverse mass and rapidity distributions are presented. The inverse slope parameter for an exponential fit to the invariant transverse mass distribution is 179±10±17MeV.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2021-2024
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number12
    StatePublished - 1996

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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