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Low-momentum direct-photon measurement in Cu + Cu collisions at sNN =200 GeV

, ; Adare, A.; Gustafsson, Hans-Åke LU ; Haslum, Eva LU ; Oskarsson, Anders LU ; Rosendahl, Sarah LU ; Silvermyr, David LU ; Stenlund, Evert LU and Zou, L. (2018) In Physical Review C 98(5).
Abstract
We measured direct photons for pT<5GeV/c in minimum bias and 0%–40% most-central events at midrapidity for Cu+Cu collisions at √sNN=200GeV. The e+e− contribution from quasireal direct virtual photons has been determined as an excess over the known hadronic contributions in the e+e− mass distribution. A clear enhancement of photons over the binary scaled p+p fit is observed for pT<4GeV/c in Cu+Cu data. The pT spectra are consistent with the Au+Au data covering a similar number of participants. The inverse slopes of the exponential fits to the excess after subtraction of the p+p baseline are 285±53(stat)±57(syst)MeV/c and 333±72(stat)±45(syst)MeV/c for minimum bias and 0%–40% most-central events, respectively. The rapidity density,... (More)
We measured direct photons for pT<5GeV/c in minimum bias and 0%–40% most-central events at midrapidity for Cu+Cu collisions at √sNN=200GeV. The e+e− contribution from quasireal direct virtual photons has been determined as an excess over the known hadronic contributions in the e+e− mass distribution. A clear enhancement of photons over the binary scaled p+p fit is observed for pT<4GeV/c in Cu+Cu data. The pT spectra are consistent with the Au+Au data covering a similar number of participants. The inverse slopes of the exponential fits to the excess after subtraction of the p+p baseline are 285±53(stat)±57(syst)MeV/c and 333±72(stat)±45(syst)MeV/c for minimum bias and 0%–40% most-central events, respectively. The rapidity density, dN/dy, of photons demonstrates the same power law as a function of dNch/dη observed in Au+Au at the same collision energy. (Less)
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10.1103/PhysRevC.98.054902
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  author       = {,  and Adare, A. and Gustafsson, Hans-Åke and Haslum, Eva and Oskarsson, Anders and Rosendahl, Sarah and Silvermyr, David and Stenlund, Evert and Zou, L.},
  issn         = {2469-9985},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  publisher    = {American Physical Society},
  series       = {Physical Review C},
  title        = {Low-momentum direct-photon measurement in Cu + Cu collisions at sNN =200 GeV},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.98.054902},
  volume       = {98},
  year         = {2018},
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