Measurement of higher cumulants of net-charge multiplicity distributions in Au plus Au collisions at root s(NN)=7.7-200 GeV

dc.contributor.author Adare, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Ogilvie, Craig
dc.contributor.author Apadula, Nicole
dc.contributor.author Ding, Lei
dc.contributor.author Dion, Alan
dc.contributor.author Hill, John
dc.contributor.author Kempel, Todd
dc.contributor.author Lajoie, John
dc.contributor.author Lebedev, Alexandre
dc.contributor.author Ogilvie, Craig
dc.contributor.author Pei, H.
dc.contributor.author Rosati, Marzia
dc.contributor.author Semenov, Alexey
dc.contributor.author Shimomura, M.
dc.contributor.author Silva, C.
dc.contributor.author Vale, Carla
dc.contributor.author Voas, Brian
dc.contributor.author Wei, Feng
dc.contributor.author Whitaker, Shawn
dc.contributor.author et al.
dc.contributor.department Physics and Astronomy
dc.date 2018-02-18T10:30:33.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T06:17:54Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T06:17:54Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2016
dc.date.issued 2016-01-19
dc.description.abstract <p>We report the measurement of cumulants (C-n,n = 1, ..., 4) of the net-charge distributions measured within pseudorapidity (vertical bar eta vertical bar < 0.35) in Au + Au collisions at root s(NN) = 7.7-200 GeV with the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. The ratios of cumulants (e.g., C-1/C-2, C-3/C-1) of the net-charge distributions, which can be related to volume independent susceptibility ratios, are studied as a function of centrality and energy. These quantities are important to understand the quantum-chromodynamics phase diagram and possible existence of a critical end point. The measured values are very well described by expectation from negative binomial distributions. We do not observe any nonmonotonic behavior in the ratios of the cumulants as a function of collision energy. The measured values of C-1/C-2 and C-3/C-1 can be directly compared to lattice quantum-chromodynamics calculations and thus allow extraction of both the chemical freeze-out temperature and the baryon chemical potential at each center-of-mass energy. The extracted baryon chemical potentials are in excellent agreement with a thermal-statistical analysis model.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is an article from <em>Physical Review C </em>93 (2016): 011901, doi:<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.93.011901" target="_blank">10.1103/PhysRevC.93.011901</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1103/PhysRevC.93.011901
dc.subject.disciplines Nuclear
dc.subject.disciplines Physics
dc.title Measurement of higher cumulants of net-charge multiplicity distributions in Au plus Au collisions at root s(NN)=7.7-200 GeV
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