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ID: 544050.0, MPI für Physik / MPI für Physik
Energy dependence of particle ratio fluctuations in central Pb+Pb collisions from sqrt{s_NN} = 6.3 to 17.3 GeV
Authors:Alt, C.; Eckardt, V.; Schmitz, N.; Seyboth, P.; et al.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2009
Title of Journal:Physical Review C
Journal Abbrev.:Phys.Rev.C
Issue / Number:79
Start Page:044910
Audience:Not Specified
Intended Educational Use:No
Abstract / Description:We present measurements of the energy dependence of event-by-event fluctuations in the K/pi and (p + \bar{p})/pi multiplicity ratios in heavy ion collisions at the CERN SPS. The particle ratio fluctuations were obtained for central Pb+Pb collisions at five collision energies, \sqrt{s_{_{NN}}}, between 6.3 and 17.3 GeV. After accounting for the effects of finite-number statistics and detector resolution, we extract the strength of non-statistical fluctuations at each energy. For the K/pi ratio, larger fluctuations than expected for independent particle production are found at all collision energies. The fluctuations in the (p + \bar{p})/pi ratio are smaller than expectations from independent particle production, indicating correlated pion and proton production from resonance decays. For both ratios, the deviation from purely statistical fluctuations shows an increase towards lower collision energies. The results are compared to transport model calculations, which fail to describe the energy dependence of the K/pi ratio fluctuations.
Classification / Thesaurus:NA49
Comment of the Author/Creator:11 pages, 10 figures, update to published version
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N.N.
Affiliations:MPI für Physik
Identifiers:LOCALID:MPP-2009-254
URL:http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/find/hep/www?r...
URL:http://arXiv.org/abs/arxiv:0808.1237
URL:http://publications.mppmu.mpg.de/?action=search&mp...
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