Measurement of K-S(0) and K*(0) in p plus p, d plus Au, and Cu plus Cu collisions at root s(NN)=200 GeV

  title={Measurement of K-S(0) and K*(0) in p plus p, d plus Au, and Cu plus Cu collisions at root s(NN)=200 GeV},
  author={A. Adare and S. Afanasiev and C. Aidala and N. Ajitanand and Y. Akiba and R. Akimoto and H. Al-Bataineh and J. Alexander and M. Alfred and A. Angerami and K. Aoki and N. Apadula and L. Aphecetche and Y. Aramaki and R. Armendariz and S. Aronson and J. Asai and H. Asano and E. Atomssa and R. Averbeck and T. Awes and B. Azmoun and V. Babintsev and M. Bai and G. Baksay and L. Baksay and A. Baldisseri and N. Bandara and B. Bannier and K. Barish and P. Barnes and B. Bassalleck and A. Basye and S. Bathe and S. Batsouli and V. Baublis and C. Baumann and A. Bazilevsky and M. Beaumier and S. Beckman and S. Belikov and R. Belmont and R. Bennett and A. Berdnikov and Y. Berdnikov and J. Bhom and A. Bickley and D. Black and D. Blau and J. Boissevain and J. Bok and H. Borel and K. Boyle and M. Brooks and J. Bryslawskyj and H. Buesching and V. Bumazhnov and G. Bunce and S. Butsyk and S. Campbell and A. Caringi and B. S. Chang and J. Charvet and C. Chen and S. Chernichenko and C. Chi and J. Chiba and M. Chiu and I. Choi and J. Choi and R. Choudhury and P. Christiansen and T. Chujo and P. Chung and A. Churyn and O. Chv{\'a}la and V. Cianciolo and Z. Citron and C. Cleven and B. Cole and M. Comets and Z. D. Valle and M. Connors and P. Constantin and M. Csan'ad and T. CsorgHo and T. Dahms and S. Dairaku and I. Danchev and K. Das and A. Datta and M. Daugherity and G. David and M. Dayananda and M. Deaton and K. DeBlasio and K. Dehmelt and H. Delagrange and A. Denisov and D. d'Enterria and A. Deshpande and E. Desmond and K. V. Dharmawardane and O. Dietzsch and L. Ding and A. Dion and J. Do and M. Donadelli and O. Drapier and A. Drees and K. Drees and A. Dubey and J. Durham and A. Durum and D. Dutta and V. Dzhordzhadze and L. D'Orazio and S. Edwards and Y. Efremenko and J. Egdemir and F. Ellinghaus and W. Emam and T. Engelmore and A. Enokizono and H. En’yo and S. Esumi and K. O. Eyser and B. Fadem and N. Feege and D. Fields and M. Finger and Jr. and F. Fleuret and S. Fokin and Z. Fraenkel and J. Frantz and A. Franz and A. Frawley and K. Fujiwara and Y. Fukao and T. Fusayasu and S. Gadrat and C. Gal and P. Gallus and P. Garg and I. Garishvili and H. Ge and F. Giordano and A. Glenn and H. Gong and M. Gonin and J. Gosset and Y. Goto and R. Cassagnac and N. Grau and S. Greene and G. Grim and M. Perdekamp and Y. Gu and T. Gunji and H. Guragain and H. Gustafsson and T. Hachiya and A. H. Henni and C. Haegemann and J. Haggerty and K. Hahn and H. Hamagaki and J. Hamblen and R. Han and S. Han and J. Hanks and H. Harada and E. Hartouni and K. Haruna and S. Hasegawa and E. Haslum and R. Hayano and X. He and M. Heffner and T. Hemmick and T. Hester and H. Hiejima and J. Hill and R. Hobbs and M. Hohlmann and R. Hollis and W. Holzmann and K. Homma and B. Hong and T. Horaguchi and D. Hornback and T. Hoshino and S. Huang and T. Ichihara and R. Ichimiya and H. Iinuma and Y. Ikeda and K. Imai and Y. Imazu and M. Inaba and Y. Inoue and A. Iordanova and D. Isenhower and L. Isenhower and M. Ishihara and T. Isobe and M. Issah and A. Isupov and D. Ivanischev and D. Ivanishchev and Y. Iwanaga and B. Jacak and S. Jeon and M. Jezghani and J. Jia and X. Jiang and J. Jin and O. Jinnouchi and B. Johnson and T. Jones and E. Joo and K. Joo and D. Jouan and D. Jumper and F. Kajihara and S. Kametani and N. Kamihara and J. Kamin and M. Kaneta and J. Kang and H. Kanou and J. Kapustinsky and K. Karatsu and M. Kasai and D. Kawall and M. Kawashima and A. Kazantsev and T. Kempel and J. A. Key and V. Khachatryan and A. Khanzadeev and K. Kihara and K. M. Kijima and J. Kikuchi and A. Kim and B. Kim and C. Kim and D. H. Kim and D. J. Kim and E. Kim and H. Kim and M. Kim and Y. Kim and E. Kinney and 'A. Kiss and E. Kistenev and A. Kiyomichi and J. Klatsky and J. Klay and C. Klein-boesing and D. Kleinjan and P. Kline and T. Koblesky and L. Kochenda and V. Kochetkov and M. Kofarago and B. Komkov and M. Konno and J. Koster and D. Kotchetkov and D. Kotov and A. Kozlov and A. Kr'al and A. Kravitz and J. Kubart and G. Kunde and N. Kurihara and K. Kurita and M. Kurosawa and M. J. Kweon and Y. Kwon and G. Kyle and R. Lacey and Y. Lai and J. Lajoie and A. Lebedev and D. Lee and J. Lee and K. Lee and M. Lee and S. Lee and T. Lee and M. Leitch and M. Leite and M. Leitgab and B. Lenzi and X. Li and P. Lichtenwalner and P. Liebing and S. H. Lim and L. A. Levy and T. Livska and A. Litvinenko and H. Liu and M. Liu and B. Love and D. Lynch and C. Maguire and Y. Makdisi and M. Makek and A. Malakhov and M. Malik and A. Manion and V. Manko and E. Mannel and Y. Mao and L. Mavsek and H. Masui and F. Matathias and M. McCumber and P. McGaughey and D. Mcglinchey and C. McKinney and N. Means and A. Meles and M. Mendoza and B. Meredith and Y. Miake and T. Mibe and A. Mignerey and P. Mikevs and K. Miki and A. Miller and T. E. Miller and A. Milov and S. Mioduszewski and D. Mishra and M. Mishra and J. Mitchell and M. Mitrovski and S. Miyasaka and S. Mizuno and A. Mohanty and P. Montuenga and H. Moon and T. Moon and Y. Morino and A. Morreale and D. Morrison and T. Moukhanova and D. Mukhopadhyay and T. Murakami and J. Murata and A. Mwai and S. Nagamiya and Y. Nagata and J. Nagle and M. Naglis and M. Nagy and I. Nakagawa and H. Nakagomi and Y. Nakamiya and K. Nakamura and T. Nakamura and K. Nakano and S. Nam and C. Nattrass and P. Netrakanti and J. Newby and M. Nguyen and M. Nihashi and T. Niida and B. Norman and R. Nouicer and N. Novitzky and A. Nyanin and C. Oakley and E. O'brien and S. Oda and C. Ogilvie and H. Ohnishi and M. Oka and K. Okada and O. Omiwade and Y. Onuki and J. Koop and A. Oskarsson and M. Ouchida and H. Ozaki and K. Ozawa and R. Pak and D. Pal and A. Palounek and V. Pantuev and V. Papavassiliou and I. Park and J. Park and S. Park and W. Park and S. Pate and L. Patel and M. Patel and H. Pei and J.-C. Peng and H. Pereira and D. Perepelitsa and G. Perera and V. Peresedov and D. Peressounko and J. Perry and R. Petti and C. Pinkenburg and R. Pinson and R. Pisani and M. Proissl and M. Purschke and A. Purwar and H. Qu and J. Rak and A. Rakotozafindrabe and I. Ravinovich and K. Read and S. Rembeczki and M. Reuter and K. Reygers and D. Reynolds and V. Riabov and Y. Riabov and E. Richardson and N. Riveli and D. Roach and G. Roche and S. Rolnick and A. Romana and M. Rosati and C. Rosen and S. Rosendahl and P. Rosnet and Z. Rowan and J. Rubin and P. Rukoyatkin and P. Ruvzivcka and V. Rykov and B. Sahlmueller and N. Saito and T. Sakaguchi and S. Sakai and K. Sakashita and H. Sakata and H. Sako and V. Samsonov and S. Sano and M. Sarsour and S. Sato and T. Sato and S. Sawada and B. Schaefer and B. Schmoll and K. Sedgwick and J. Seele and R. Seidl and V. Semenov and A. Sen and R. Seto and P. Sett and A. Sexton and D. Sharma and I. Shein and A. Shevel and T. Shibata and K. Shigaki and M. Shimomura and K. Shoji and P. Shukla and A. Sickles and C. Silva and D. Silvermyr and C. Silvestre and K. Sim and B. Singh and C. P. Singh and V. Singh and S. Skutnik and M. Slunevcka and A. Soldatov and R. Soltz and W. Sondheim and S. Sorensen and I. Sourikova and F. Staley and P. Stankus and E. Stenlund and M. Stepanov and A. Ster and S. Stoll and T. Sugitate and C. Suire and A. Sukhanov and T. Sumita and J. Sun and J. Sziklai and T. Tabaru and S. Takagi and E. M. Takagui and A. Takahara and A. Taketani and R. Tanabe and Y. Tanaka and S. Taneja and K. Tanida and M. Tannenbaum and S. Tarafdar and A. Taranenko and P. Tarj'an and H. Themann and D. Thomas and T. Thomas and A. Timilsina and T. Todoroki and M. Togawa and A. Toia and J. Tojo and L. Tom'avsek and M. Tom'avsek and H. Torii and M. Towell and R. Towell and V. Tram and I. Tserruya and Y. Tsuchimoto and C. Vale and H. Valle and H. W. Hecke and M. Vargyas and E. Vazquez-Zambrano and A. Veicht and J. Velkovska and R. V'ertesi and A. Vinogradov and M. Virius and V. Vrba and E. Vznuzdaev and M. Wagner and D. Walker and X. R. Wang and D. Watanabe and K. Watanabe and Y. Watanabe and F. Wei and R. Wei and J. Wessels and S. Whitaker and S. White and D. Winter and S. Wolin and C. Woody and R. M. Wright and M. Wysocki and B. Xia and W. Xie and L. Xue and S. Yalcin and Y. Yamaguchi and K. Yamaura and R. Yang and A. Yanovich and Z. Yasin and J. Ying and S. Yokkaichi and I. Yoon and Z. You and G. Young and I. Younus and I. Yushmanov and W. Zajc and O. Zaudtke and A. Zelenski and C. Zhang and S. Zhou and J. Zim'anyi and L. Zolin},
  journal={Physical Review C},
The PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider has performed a systematic study of K-S(0) and K*(0) meson production at midrapidity in p + p, d + Au, and Cu + Cu collisions at root s(NN) = 200 GeV. The K-S(0) and K*(0) mesons are reconstructed via their K-S(0) -> pi(0)(-> gamma gamma) pi(0)(-> gamma gamma) and K*(0) -> K-+/-pi(-/+) decay modes, respectively. The measured transverse-momentum spectra are used to determine the nuclear modification factor of K-S(0) and K*(0) mesons in… Expand
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