Measurements of the nuclear modification factor and elliptic flow of Φ mesons at RHIC

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The observation of meson and baryon grouping in the RCP and v2 measurements at intermediate pT has been interpreted as a manifestation of bulk partonic matter hadronization through multi-parton dynamics such as recombination of partons. ϕ mesons provide unique sensitivity to test these theoretical scenarios, since the ϕ has a mass heavier than the proton and close to the hyperons. The RCP and v2 measurements of ϕ mesons from Run IV Au+Au collisions at View the MathML source at STAR are presented. Energy and colliding system dependence of the ϕ yields at mid-rapidity are discussed. The results are compared to the measurements of other hadrons. Properties of strange quarks in the bulk matter at hadron formation are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-488
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics A
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2006
EventQuark Matter 2005: International Conference on Ultra-Relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions, 18th - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 4 Aug 20059 Aug 2005


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