Nuclear modification factor for charged pions and protons at forward rapidity in central Au plus Au collisions at 200 GeV
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We present spectra of charged pions and protons in 0–10% central Au + Au collisions at View the MathML sourcesNN=200 GeV at mid-rapidity (y=0y=0) and forward pseudorapidity (η=2.2η=2.2) measured with the BRAHMS experiment at RHIC. The spectra are compared to spectra from p+pp+p collisions at the same energy scaled by the number of binary collisions. The resulting nuclear modification factors for central Au + Au collisions at both y=0y=0 and η=2.2η=2.2 exhibit suppression for charged pions but not for (anti-) protons at intermediate pTpT. The View the MathML sourcep¯/π− ratios have been measured up to pT∼3 GeV/cpT∼3 GeV/c at the two rapidities and the results indicate that a significant fraction of the charged hadrons produced at intermediate pTpT range are (anti-) protons at both mid-rapidity and η=2.2η=2.2.
CitationPhysics Letters B
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