Reconstruction over a large rapidity interval of Lambda, (Lambda)over-bar and K-S(0) in the NA49 experiment

Citation
Ls. Barnby et al., Reconstruction over a large rapidity interval of Lambda, (Lambda)over-bar and K-S(0) in the NA49 experiment, J PHYS G-NU, 25(2), 1999, pp. 469-472
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF PHYSICS G-NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS
ISSN journal
0954-3899 → ACNP
Volume
25
Issue
2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
469 - 472
Database
ISI
SICI code
0954-3899(199902)25:2<469:ROALRI>2.0.ZU;2-8
Abstract
The NA49 experiment is able to measure the production of neutral strange ba ryons and mesons along with other hadronic species in Pb + Pb collisions at 158 GeV per nucleon. These strange particles are an important piece of evi dence in the search for the quark-gluon plasma. They have been reconstructe d from their charged decay products recorded in the experiment's time proje ction chambers. A new round of data production has been undertaken with imp roved software, allowing the reconstruction of neutral strange particles ov er a rapidity interval covering both sides of mid-rapidity. The procedures used to obtain this sample are outlined and a comparison of the phase space coverage with respect to previous measurements is made.