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Title: Strangelet search in AuAu collisions at {radical}{ovr s}{sub NN} = GeV.

Abstract

We have searched for strangelets in a triggered sample of 61 million central (top 4%) Au+Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 200 GeV near beam rapidities at the STAR solenoidal tracker detector at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. We have sensitivity to metastable strangelets with lifetimes of order = {ge} 0.1 ns, in contrast to limits over ten times longer in BNL Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) studies and longer still at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). Upper limits of a few 10{sup -6} to 10{sup -7} per central Au+Au collision are set for strangelets with mass {approx}> 30 GeV/c{sup 2}.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Science Foundation (NSF); Swiss NSF
OSTI Identifier:
966035
Report Number(s):
ANL-HEP-PR-09-65
Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2813; PRVCAN; TRN: US0904023
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Phys. Lett.; Journal Volume: 76; Journal Issue: 76 ; 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BNL; CERN; HEAVY IONS; PROTONS; SENSITIVITY; SYNCHROTRONS

Citation Formats

Cadman, R. V., Spinka, H. M., Krueger, K., McClain, C. J., Underwood, D. G., Abelev, B. I., Aggarwal, M. M., Ahammed, Z., Anderson, B. D., Arkhipkin, D., High Energy Physics, Univ.of Illinois, Panjab Univ., Varbialbe Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kent State Univ., and Particle Physics Lab. Strangelet search in AuAu collisions at {radical}{ovr s}{sub NN} = GeV.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.74.064906.
Cadman, R. V., Spinka, H. M., Krueger, K., McClain, C. J., Underwood, D. G., Abelev, B. I., Aggarwal, M. M., Ahammed, Z., Anderson, B. D., Arkhipkin, D., High Energy Physics, Univ.of Illinois, Panjab Univ., Varbialbe Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kent State Univ., & Particle Physics Lab. Strangelet search in AuAu collisions at {radical}{ovr s}{sub NN} = GeV.. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.74.064906.
Cadman, R. V., Spinka, H. M., Krueger, K., McClain, C. J., Underwood, D. G., Abelev, B. I., Aggarwal, M. M., Ahammed, Z., Anderson, B. D., Arkhipkin, D., High Energy Physics, Univ.of Illinois, Panjab Univ., Varbialbe Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kent State Univ., and Particle Physics Lab. Mon . "Strangelet search in AuAu collisions at {radical}{ovr s}{sub NN} = GeV.". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.74.064906.
@article{osti_966035,
title = {Strangelet search in AuAu collisions at {radical}{ovr s}{sub NN} = GeV.},
author = {Cadman, R. V. and Spinka, H. M. and Krueger, K. and McClain, C. J. and Underwood, D. G. and Abelev, B. I. and Aggarwal, M. M. and Ahammed, Z. and Anderson, B. D. and Arkhipkin, D. and High Energy Physics and Univ.of Illinois and Panjab Univ. and Varbialbe Energy Cyclotron Centre and Kent State Univ. and Particle Physics Lab.},
abstractNote = {We have searched for strangelets in a triggered sample of 61 million central (top 4%) Au+Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 200 GeV near beam rapidities at the STAR solenoidal tracker detector at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. We have sensitivity to metastable strangelets with lifetimes of order = {ge} 0.1 ns, in contrast to limits over ten times longer in BNL Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) studies and longer still at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). Upper limits of a few 10{sup -6} to 10{sup -7} per central Au+Au collision are set for strangelets with mass {approx}> 30 GeV/c{sup 2}.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.74.064906},
journal = {Phys. Lett.},
number = 76 ; 2007,
volume = 76,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}