Source breakup dynamics in Au + Au collisions at sqrt[s(NN)]=200 GeV via three-dimensional two-pion source imaging.

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  title={Source breakup dynamics in Au + Au collisions at sqrt[s(NN)]=200 GeV via three-dimensional two-pion source imaging.},
  author={S. Afanasiev and C. Aidala and N. Ajitanand and Y. Akiba and J. Alexander and A. Al-Jamel and K. Aoki and L. Aphecetche and R. Armendariz and S. Aronson and R. Averbeck and T. Awes and B. Azmoun and V. Babintsev and A. Baldisseri and K. Barish and P. Barnes and B. Bassalleck and S. Bathe and S. Batsouli and V. Baublis and F. Bauer and A. Bazilevsky and S. Belikov and R. Bennett and Y. Berdnikov and M. T. Bj{\o}rndal and J. Boissevain and H. Borel 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 Sarah Campbell and J. Chai and S. Chernichenko and J. Chiba and C. Chi and M. Chiu and I. Choi and T. Chujo and P. Chung and V. Cianciolo and C. Cleven and Y. Cobigo and B. Cole and M. Comets and P. Constantin and M. Csanad and T. Cs{\"o}rgő and T. Dahms and K. Das and G. David and H. Delagrange and A. Denisov and D. d'Enterria and A. Deshpande and E. Desmond and O. Dietzsch and A. Dion and J. 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Shibata and K. Shigaki and M. Shimomura and T. Shohjoh and K. Shoji and A. Sickles and C. Silva and D. Silvermyr and K. Sim and C. P. Singh and V. Singh and S. Skutnik 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 J. Sullivan and J. Sziklai and T. Tabaru and S. Takagi and E. M. Takagui and A. Taketani and K. Tanaka and Y. Tanaka and K. Tanida and M. Tannenbaum and A. Taranenko and P. Tarjan and T. Thomas and M. Togawa and J. Tojo and H. Torii and R. Towell and V. Tram and I. Tserruya and Y. Tsuchimoto and S. K. Tuli and H. Tydesj{\"o} and N. Tyurin and C. Vale and H. Valle and H. V. van Hecke and J. Velkovska and R. V{\'e}rtesi and A. Vinogradov and E. Vznuzdaev and M. Wagner and X. Wang and Y. Watanabe and J. Wessels and S. White and N. Willis and D. Winter and C. Woody and M. Wysocki and W. Xie and A. Yanovich and S. Yokkaichi and G. Young and I. Younus and I. Yushmanov and W. Zajc and O. Zaudtke and C. Zhang and J. Zimanyi and L. Zolin},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={100 23},
  pages={
          232301
        }
}
A three-dimensional correlation function obtained from midrapidity, low p(T), pion pairs in central Au+Au collisions at sqrt[s(NN)]=200 GeV is studied. The extracted model-independent source function indicates a long range tail in the directions of the pion pair transverse momentum (out) and the beam (long). A proper breakup time tau(0) ~ 9 fm/c and a mean proper emission duration Delta tau ~ 2 fm/c, leading to sizable emission time differences ({|Delta t(LCM)|} approximately 12 fm/c), are… Expand
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