Monday, April 1, 2013

1303.7260 (Stephen P. Horvat et al.)

Measurement of beam energy dependent nuclear modification factors at

Stephen P. Horvat, for the STAR Collaboration
The nuclear modification factors R_{AA} and R_{CP} have been used to measure medium-induced suppression in heavy-ion collisions at sqrt{s_{NN}} = 200GeV which was among the earliest evidence for the existence of a strongly interacting medium called a quark-gluon plasma (QGP). Nuclear modification factors for asymmetric collisions (R_{dA}) have measured the Cronin Effect, an enhancement of high transverse momentum particle yields in deuteron-gold collisions relative to proton-proton collisions. A similar enhancement is observed in data presented in these proceedings and competes with the quenching caused by partonic energy loss in the QGP. In these proceedings we will present charged-hadron R_{CP} at mid-rapidity for sqrt{s_{NN}} = 7.7 - 62.4GeV as well as identified pi^{+}, K^{+}, and proton R_{CP}. Comparisons to HIJING motivate possible methods for disentangling competing modifications to nuclear transverse momentum spectra.
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