Regular Article - Experimental Physics
Measurement of light mesons at RHIC by the PHENIX experiment
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, 76100, Israel
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Revised: 16 December 2008
Published online: 5 February 2009
The PHENIX experiment at RHIC has measured a variety of light neutral mesons (π 0, K S 0 , η, ω, η ′, φ) via multi-particle decay channels over a wide range of transverse momentum. A review of the recent results on the production rates of light mesons in p + p and their nuclear modification factors in d + Au, Cu + Cu and Au + Au collisions at different energies is presented.
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