Published in Physical Review Letters, Volume 92, Issue 18, May 5, 2004, pages 182301-1-182301-6.
STAR is composed of 63 institutions from 13 countries, with a total of 611 collaborators. A variety of personnel participate in the collaboration, including students, university faculty and staff, national laboratory staff, and engineers.
For more information on the STAR Collaboration, visit https://www.star.bnl.gov
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.182301.
The transverse mass spectra and midrapidity yields for Ξs and Ωs are presented. For the 10% most central collisions, the ¯Ξ¯+/h− ratio increases from the Super Proton Synchrotron to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider energies while the Ξ−/h−stays approximately constant. A hydrodynamically inspired model fit to the Ξ spectra, which assumes a thermalized source, seems to indicate that these multistrange particles experience a significant transverse flow effect, but are emitted when the system is hotter and the flow is smaller than values obtained from a combined fit to π, K, p, and Λs.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Thomas Gutierrez was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.