Published in Physical Review C, Volume 72, Issue 4, October 19, 2005, pages 044902-1-044902-6.
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.
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The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.72.044902.
We present results for two-particle transverse momentum correlations, ⟨Δpt,iΔpt,j⟩, as a function of event centrality for Au+Au collisions at √sNN=20, 62, 130, and 200 GeV at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. We observe correlations decreasing with centrality that are similar at all four incident energies. The correlations multiplied by the multiplicity density increase with incident energy, and the centrality dependence may show evidence of processes such as thermalization, jet production, or the saturation of transverse flow. The square root of the correlations divided by the event-wise average transverse momentum per event shows little or no beam energy dependence and generally agrees with previous measurements made at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron.
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