The solenoidal tracker at RHIC (STAR) is a large acceptance experiment which has recorded data from a variety of collision systems, from p+p to Au+Au, at energies up to 200 GeV per nucleon. The analysis of these data has enabled STAR to study many interesting aspects of the evolution of the system formed by a heavy-ion collision. Measurements of strange particle production will be presented addressing the dependence of strangeness production on collision geometry. Heavy flavour production, including both quarkonia and open charm, has also been investigated. A particular strength of STAR is the ability to combine various detectors enabling measurements of moderate to high-p(T) triggered correlations to be made and extended to include a variety of trigger types. These reveal a coupling of the medium and the jet-like components from which it may eventually be possible to infer some characteristics of the medium.
|Journal||Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics|
|Early online date||18 Mar 2008|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2008|