Dynamical $K/\pi$, $p/\pi$, and $K/p$ fluctuations in $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 7.7-200 GeV Au+Au collisions

May 23, 2011, 4:00 PM
Rotonde de l'Europe (Imperial Palace)

Rotonde de l'Europe

Imperial Palace

Parallel Correlations and fluctuations Correlations and fluctuations


Terence Tarnowsky (Michigan State University)


Terence J Tarnowsky (for the STAR Collaboration) Dynamical fluctuations in global conserved quantities such as baryon number, strangeness, or charge may be observed near a QCD critical point. Results from new measurements of dynamical $K/\pi$, $p/\pi$, and $K/p$ ratio fluctuations are presented. The commencing of a QCD critical point search at RHIC has extended the reach of possible measurements of dynamical $K/\pi$, $p/\pi$, and $K/p$ ratio fluctuations from Au+Au collisions to lower energies. The STAR experiment has performed a comprehensive study of the energy dependence of these dynamical fluctuations in Au+Au collisions at the energies $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 7.7, 11.5, 39, 62.4, and 200 GeV. New results are compared to previous measurements and to theoretical predictions from several models. The measured dynamical $K/pi$ fluctuations are found to be independent of collision energy, while dynamical $p/\pi$ and $K/p$ fluctuations have a negative value that increases toward zero at top RHIC energy.

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Terence Tarnowsky (Michigan State University)

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