Published in Physical Review C, Volume 71, Issue 4, April 28, 2005, pages 044906-1-044906-21.
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We present a systematic analysis of two-pion interferometry in Au+Au collisions at √sNN=200GeV using the STAR detector at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. We extract the Hanbury-Brown and Twiss radii and study their multiplicity, transverse momentum, and azimuthal angle dependence. The Gaussianness of the correlation function is studied. Estimates of the geometrical and dynamical structure of the freeze-out source are extracted by fits with blast-wave parametrizations. The expansion of the source and its relation with the initial energy density distribution is studied.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Thomas Gutierrez was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.