12-18 August 2012
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Multiplicity and pseudo-rapidity distributions of photons at forward rapidity in STAR at RHIC energies

16 Aug 2012, 16:00
Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Poster Global and collective dynamics Poster Session Reception


Ms Dronika Solanki (University of rajasthan)


The main goal of the STAR experiment at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) is to study the properties of the QCD matter at extremely high energy density and parton density, created in the heavy ion collisions. Photons are produced at all stages of the colliding system and through decay of produced particles like neutral pions. The multiplicity measurement of photons on an event-by-event basis is an important measurement complementing the charged particle measurement in a heavy ion collision. Inclusive photon production at forward rapidity shows an energy-independent longitudinal scaling as observed at √sNN = 62.4 and 200 GeV [1,2]. Photons measurements at lower energies will be helpful in further testing the energy dependence of the longitudinal scaling. The Photon Multiplicity Detector in the STAR experiment measures inclusive photons in the pseudo-rapidity region −3.7 < η < −2.3. We will present the multiplicity and pseudo-rapidity distributions of photons in Au+Au collisions at √sNN = 39 and 19.6 GeV for different event centralities. 
These measurements will be compared with published results at √sNN = 200 and 62.4 GeV and with models. References [1] Bedangadas Mohanty, J.Phys.Conf.Ser.50:(2006) 319 [2] STAR Collaboration, Nucl.Phys.A 832(2009) 134

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Ms Dronika Solanki (University of rajasthan)

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