Rapidity dependence of hadron production in central Au+Au collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}= 200$ GeV

Research paper by Jun Song, Feng-lan Shao, Qu-bing Xie, Yun-fei Wang, De-ming Wei

Indexed on: 18 Mar '08Published on: 18 Mar '08Published in: Nuclear Theory


The rapidity and transverse momentum spectra for identified hadrons in central Au+Au collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}= 200$ GeV are computed in a quark combination model. The data of rapidity distributions for $\pi^{\pm}$, $K^{\pm}$, $p(\bar{p})$ and net protons $(p-\bar{p})$ are well described. We also predict rapidity distributions for $K^{0}_{s}$, $\Lambda(\bar{\Lambda})$, $\mathrm{\Xi^{-}}$ ($\mathrm{\bar{\Xi}^{_+}}$) and $\mathrm{\Omega^{-}}+\mathrm{\bar{\Omega}}^{_+}$. The multiplicity ratios of charged antihadrons to hadrons as a function of rapidity are reproduced. The results for ${p}_{T}$ spectra of $\pi^{\pm}$, $K^{\pm}$, $p(\bar{p})$ and for the $p/\pi$ ratios in a broader ${p}_{T}$ range agree well with the data. Finally the rapidity dependence of transverse momentum distributions for hadrons are given.