This book, an M.Sc. thesis in experimental nuclear physics, reports on a difficult and unresolved puzzle of relativistic heavy ion collisions: the enhanced production of low-mass lepton pairs in 200 GeV Au+Au collisions, as observed by the PHENIX experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Two partial explanations are given: The first is a possible in-medium mass modification of the eta' mesons, a signal of a symmetry restoration in hot and dense hadronic matter, inspired by theoretical models and a recent indirect measurement. These in-medium modified eta' mesons leave behind a fingerprint, their enhanced production in vacuum, that lead to enhanced dilepton production via the Dalitz-decay of eta' -> (e+ e- photon). As the enhancement is restricted to the soft transverse momentum region of pT < 2 GeV, the second partial explanation considers a hydrodynamically motivated momentum distribution of directly produced mesons, instead of an earlier spectrum model, that neglected radial flow effects.
|Number of Pages||80|
|Country of Manufacture||India|
|Product Brand||LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing|
|Product Packaging Info||Box|
|In The Box||1 Piece|
|Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com||2015-06-08 00:00:00|