Published in Physical Review Letters, Volume 92, Issue 11, March 18, 2004, pages 112301-1-112301-6.
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.92.112301.
Transverse mass and rapidity distributions for charged pions, charged kaons, protons, and antiprotons are reported for √sNN=200 GeV pp and Au+Au collisions at Relativistic Heary Ion Collider (RHIC). Chemical and kinetic equilibrium model fits to our data reveal strong radial flow and long duration from chemical to kinetic freeze-out in central Au+Au collisions. The chemical freeze-out temperature appears to be independent of initial conditions at RHIC energies.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Thomas Gutierrez was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.