May 13 – 19, 2018
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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PHENIX measurement of low momentum direct photon radiation from p$+$p and p$+$A collisions

May 14, 2018, 4:50 PM
Sala Casinò, 1st Floor (Palazzo del Casinò)

Sala Casinò, 1st Floor

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk Electromagnetic and weak probes Electromagnetic and weak probes


Vladimir Khachatryan (Stony Brook University)


In recent years data from small collision systems at LHC and RHIC have revealed
evidence for collective behavior of the produced hadrons. Collective behavior in
small systems clearly points towards a strongly coupled system being formed in
these collisions. If so, the matter formed must also radiate thermal or low
momentum direct photons. PHENIX is ideally positioned to search for any indications for thermal photon emission from small systems.

The versatility of RHIC allowed PHENIX to collect large data sets with a high
multiplicity trigger for p+p, p+A, d+Au and $^{3}$He$+$Au collisions at 200 GeV. These data sets are being analyzed with the methods already developed for the
measurement of low momentum direct photons from Au+Au collisions. Photons are measured through their conversions to electron-positron pairs in the material of the PHENIX vertex detector, and the fraction of direct photons is determined
after tagging photons from neutral pion decays. In this talk we will present
results from p+p and p+Au collisions.

Content type Experiment
Collaboration PHENIX
Centralised submission by Collaboration Presenter name already specified

Primary author

Gabor David (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Presentation materials