May 13 – 19, 2018
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Geometry and Dynamics in Heavy-ion Collisions Seen by the Femtoscopy in the STAR Experiment

May 16, 2018, 3:40 PM
Sala Perla, 1st Floor (Palazzo del Casinò)

Sala Perla, 1st Floor

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk Correlations and fluctuations Correlations and fluctuations


Sebastian Siejka (Warsaw University of Technology)


Geometry and dynamics of the particle-emitting source in heavy-ion collisions at high energies can be inferred via femtoscopy method. Two-particle correlations at small relative momentum exploit Quantum Statistics and the Final State Interactions which allow one to study the space-time characteristics of the source of the order of $10^{-15}$ m and $10^{-23}$ s, respectively. The RHIC Beam Energy Scan (BES) program covers a significant part of the QCD Phase Diagram using collisions of Au nuclei for eight beam energies in the range from 7.7 to 200 GeV, which baryon-rich region should be studied via baryon femtoscopy. Thus, two-baryon measurements together with two-meson and meson-baryon correlations provide complementary information about the source characteristics.

In this talk, the STAR preliminary results on femtoscopic observables of various particle combinations of protons, pions and kaons from Au+Au collisions at BES energies will be presented. Determining how the properties of the particle-emitting source depend on collision energy is an important step towards understanding the physics of heavy-ion collisions. The BES program provides the possibility to study the energy dependence of the source sizes for various collision centralities. In addition to the source size, the measurements of non-identical particle combinations provide information about space-time asymmetries in emission process.

Content type Experiment
Collaboration STAR
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Primary author

Zhenyu Ye (University of Illinois at Chicago)

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