EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 276, 2023The 20th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter (SQM 2022)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Bulk Matter Phenomena, QCD Phase Diagram, and Critical Point|
|Published online||01 March 2023|
Seventh and eighth-order cumulants of net-proton multiplicity distributions in heavy-ion collisions at RHIC-STAR
School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Jatni 752050, India
2 Homi Bhabha National Institute, Training School Complex, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai 400094, India
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Published online: 1 March 2023
We report the first measurements of seventh and eighth-order cumulants of net-proton distributions in Au+Au collisions at √SNN=27,54.4, and 200 GeV. The measurements are performed at mid-rapidity |y| < 0.5 within 0.4 < pT < 2.0 GeV/c using the Time Projection Chamber and Time-of-Flight detector. Motivation for the measurements comes from lattice-QCD and QCD based model calculations that predict their negative signs for a crossover quark-hadron transition. While 0-40% centrality measurements at √SNN=54.4 and 200 GeV are consistent with zero within large uncertainties, at √SNN=27 GeV, they are negative with ≤ 1.4σ significance. The peripheral 70-80% measurements are either positive or consistent with zero for the three energies.
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