Nuclear modification factors of phi mesons in d plus Au, Cu plus Cu, and Au plus Au collisions at root s(NN)=200 GeV

@article{Collaboration2011NuclearMF,
  title={Nuclear modification factors of phi mesons in d plus Au, Cu plus Cu, and Au plus Au collisions at root s(NN)=200 GeV},
  author={P. Collaboration and A. Adare and S. Afanasiev and C. Aidala and N. Ajitanand and Y. Akiba and H. Al-Bataineh and J. Alexander and A. Al-Jamel and A. Angerami and K. Aoki and L. Aphecetche and Y. Aramaki and R. Armendariz and S. Aronson and J. Asai 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 K. Barish and P. Barnes and B. Bassalleck and A. Basye and S. Bathe and S. Batsouli and V. Baublis and F. Bauer and C. Baumann and A. Bazilevsky and S. Belikov and R. Belmont and R. Bennett and A. Berdnikov and Y. Berdnikov and J. Bhom and A. Bickley and M. T. Bj{\o}rndal and D. Blau and J. Boissevain and J. Bok and H. Borel and N. Borggren and K. Boyle and M. Brooks and D. S. Brown and D. Bucher and H. Buesching and V. Bumazhnov and G. Bunce and J. Burward-Hoy and S. Butsyk and S. Campbell and A. Caringi and N. Cassano and J. Chai and B. S. Chang and J. Charvet and C. Chen and S. Chernichenko and J. Chiba and C. Chi 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 Y. Cobigo and B. Cole and M. Comets and Z. D. Valle and M. Connors and P. Constantin and M. Csanad and T. Csorgo and T. Dahms and S. Dairaku and I. Danchev and K. Das and A. Datta and G. David and M. Dayananda and M. Deaton 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 A. Dion and M. Donadelli and L. Orazio and J. Drachenberg 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 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 B. Espagnon and S. Esumi and K. O. Eyser and B. Fadem and D. Fields and M. Finger and F. Fleuret and S. Fokin and B. Forestier and Z. Fraenkel and J. Frantz and A. Franz and A. Frawley and K. Fujiwara and Y. Fukao and S. Fung and T. Fusayasu and S. Gadrat and I. Garishvili and F. Gastineau and M. Germain 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 T. Gunji and H. Gustafsson and T. Hachiya and A. H. Henni and C. Haegemann and J. Haggerty and M. Hagiwara and K. Hahn and H. Hamagaki and J. Hamblen and J. Hanks and R. Han and H. Harada and E. Hartouni and K. Haruna and M. Harvey and E. Haslum and K. Hasuko and R. Hayano and M. Heffner and T. Hemmick and T. Hester and J. Heuser and X. He and H. Hiejima and J. Hill and R. Hobbs and M. Hohlmann and M. Holmes and W. Holzmann and K. Homma and B. Hong and T. Horaguchi and D. Hornback and S. Huang and M. Hur and T. Ichihara and R. Ichimiya and H. Iinuma and Y. Ikeda and K. Imai and M. Inaba and Y. Inoue and D. Isenhower and L. Isenhower and M. Ishihara and T. 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Sakashita and H. Sakata and V. Samsonov and S. Sano and H. Sato and S. Sato and T. Sato and S. Sawada and K. Sedgwick and J. Seele and R. Seidl and V. Semenov and R. Seto and D. Sharma and T. Shea and I. Shein and A. Shevel and T. Shibata and K. Shigaki and M. Shimomura and T. Shohjoh 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. Slunecka and W. C. Smith 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 J. Sullivan and J. Sziklai and T. Tabaru and S. Takagi and E. M. Takagui and A. Taketani and R. Tanabe and K. Tanaka and Y. Tanaka and S. Taneja and K. Tanida and M. Tannenbaum and S. Tarafdar and A. Taranenko and P. Tarjan and H. Themann and D. Thomas and T. Thomas and M. Togawa and A. Toia and J. Tojo and L. Tomasek and H. Torii and R. Towell and V. Tram and I. Tserruya and Y. Tsuchimoto and S. K. Tuli and H. Tydesjo and N. Tyurin and C. Vale and H. Valle and H. W. Hecke and E. Vazquez-Zambrano and A. Veicht and J. Velkovska and R. V{\'e}rtesi 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 J. Wessels and S. White and N. Willis and D. Winter and C. Woody and R. M. Wright and M. Wysocki and W. Xie and Y. Yamaguchi and K. Yamaura and R. Yang and A. Yanovich and Z. Yasin and J. Ying and S. Yokkaichi and G. Young and I. Younus and Z. You and I. Yushmanov and W. Zajc and O. Zaudtke and C. Zhang and S. Zhou and J. Zimanyi and L. Zolin},
  journal={Physical Review C},
  year={2011},
  volume={83},
  pages={024909}
}
The PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider has performed systematic measurements of phi meson production in the K+K- decay channel at midrapidity in p + p, d + Au, Cu + Cu, and Au + Au collisions at root s(NN) = 200 GeV. Results are presented on the phi invariant yield and the nuclear modification factor R-AA for Au + Au and Cu + Cu, and R-dA for d + Au collisions, studied as a function of transverse momentum (1 < p(T) < 7 GeV/c) and centrality. In central and midcentral Au… Expand
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