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We present measured dielectron production cross sections for Ca+Ca, C+C, He+Ca, and d+Ca reactions at 1.0 A·GeV. Statistical uncertainties and systematic effects are smaller than in previous DLS nucleus-nucleus data. For pair mass M ≤ 0.35 GeV/c 2 : 1) the Ca+Ca cross section is larger than the previous DLS measurement and current model results, 2) the mass(More)
The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) experiment at the Brookhaven National Lab is designed to study how the universe came into being. It is believed that after the Big Bang, the universe expanded and cooled, consisting of a soup of quarks, gluons, electrons and neutrinos. As the temperature lowered, electrons combined with protons and formed neutral(More)
Parity-odd domains, corresponding to nontrivial topological solutions of the QCD vacuum, might be created during relativistic heavy-ion collisions. These domains are predicted to lead to charge separation of quarks along the system's orbital momentum axis. We investigate a three-particle azimuthal correlator which is a P even observable, but directly(More)
We report the first three-particle coincidence measurement in pseudorapidity (Δη) between a high transverse momentum (p⊥) trigger particle and two lower p⊥ associated particles within azimuth |Δϕ|<0.7 in square root of s(NN)=200 GeV d+Au and Au+Au collisions. Charge ordering properties are exploited to separate the jetlike component and the ridge (long(More)
Charged-particle spectra associated with direct photon (γ dir) and π 0 are measured in p+p and Au+Au collisions at center-of-mass energy √ s N N = 200 GeV with the STAR detector at RHIC. A shower-shape analysis is used to partially discriminate between γ dir and π 0. Assuming no associated charged particles in the γ dir direction (near side) and small(More)
Measurements of dielectron production in p + p and p + d collisions with beamkinetic energies from 1.04 to 4.88 GeV are presented. The differential cross section is presented as a function of invariant pair mass, transverse momentum, and rapidity. The shapes of the mass spectra and their evolution with beam energy provide information about the relative(More)
Citation STAR Collaboration et al. " Observation of charge-dependent azimuthal correlations and possible local strong parity violation in heavy-ion collisions. " Physical Review C 81.5 (2010): 054908. Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of(More)
Three-particle azimuthal correlation measurements with a high transverse momentum trigger particle are reported for pp, d+Au, and Au+Au collisions at sqrt[s_{NN}]=200 GeV by the STAR experiment. Dijet structures are observed in pp, d+Au and peripheral Au+Au collisions. An additional structure is observed in central Au+Au data, signaling conical emission of(More)
Executive Summary vii In April 2003, the DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee charged its Subcommittee on Education with broadly assessing " how the present NSF and DOE educational investments relevant to nuclear science are being made " and with identifying " key strategies for preparing future generations of nuclear physicists and chemists. " In(More)