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Title: Exploring the initial state in relativistic heavy ion collisions

Abstract

While the most spectacular effects seen in relativistic heavy ion collisions are attributed to the formation of a strongly interacting, hot and dense medium (final state), there is a rapidly growing consensus that the initial state of the incoming relativistic nuclei is in part responsible for the observed phenomena. The initial state is best studied in d+Au collisions where only cold nuclear matter is present and probed by a single proton or neutron. Based on the latest results from the PHENIX experiment at RHIC (BNL) from the high statistics d+Au data at {radical}s{sub NN} = 200 GeV (2008) we will review the nuclear modification factors at forward rapidities as well as the status of central-forward and forward-forward correlations which provide an important test of gluon saturation in the Au nucleus at low momentum fraction x.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - OFFICE OF SCIENCE
OSTI Identifier:
1034080
Report Number(s):
BNL-96501-2011-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588; R&D Project: PO 003; KB0201021; TRN: US1200740
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 312; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; BNL; GLUONS; HEAVY IONS; MODIFICATIONS; NUCLEAR MATTER; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; NUCLEI; PROTONS; SATURATION; STATISTICS; ION COLLISIONS; relativistic heavy ion collider

Citation Formats

David, G. Exploring the initial state in relativistic heavy ion collisions. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/312/1/012006.
David, G. Exploring the initial state in relativistic heavy ion collisions. United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/312/1/012006.
David, G. Sat . "Exploring the initial state in relativistic heavy ion collisions". United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/312/1/012006.
@article{osti_1034080,
title = {Exploring the initial state in relativistic heavy ion collisions},
author = {David, G},
abstractNote = {While the most spectacular effects seen in relativistic heavy ion collisions are attributed to the formation of a strongly interacting, hot and dense medium (final state), there is a rapidly growing consensus that the initial state of the incoming relativistic nuclei is in part responsible for the observed phenomena. The initial state is best studied in d+Au collisions where only cold nuclear matter is present and probed by a single proton or neutron. Based on the latest results from the PHENIX experiment at RHIC (BNL) from the high statistics d+Au data at {radical}s{sub NN} = 200 GeV (2008) we will review the nuclear modification factors at forward rapidities as well as the status of central-forward and forward-forward correlations which provide an important test of gluon saturation in the Au nucleus at low momentum fraction x.},
doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/312/1/012006},
journal = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
issn = {1742-6588},
number = 1,
volume = 312,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {10}
}