26-30 July 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Spectator induced electromagnetic effects on charged meson production in nucleus-nucleus collisions from NA61/SHINE at CERN SPS

26 Jul 2021, 18:00


Parallel session talk Heavy Ion Physics T05: Heavy Ion Physics


Sneha Bhosale (IFJ PAN)


The SPS Heavy Ion and Neutrino Experiment (NA61/SHINE) studies the properties of hadron production in collisions of beam hadrons and nuclei with fixed hadronic and nuclear targets.
In this talk, I will discuss the space-time evolution of the system of strongly interacting matter created in the collision, studied from the modification of charged pion spectra and $\pi^{+}/\pi^{-}$ ratios by the electromagnetic (EM) field induced by the spectator system as a function of collision centrality. First results on Ar+Sc collisions at 40 A GeV/$c$ ($\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 8.76 GeV) will be shown, including the first-ever measurement of spectator induced EM effects in a small peripheral nucleus-nucleus system in the SPS energy range.
These will be compared to Ar+Sc intermediate collisions at 150 A GeV/$c$($\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 16.8 GeV) from NA61/SHINEs and Pb+Pb peripheral collision data at 158 A GeV/$c$ ($\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 17.3 GeV) obtained by the NA49 experiment at the CERN SPS. The present implications of the new data from NA61/SHINE for the space-time evolution of the system will be discussed.

Collaboration / Activity NA61/SHINE
Email sneha.rajaram.bhosale@cern.ch
First author Sneha Bhosale

Primary author

Sneha Bhosale (IFJ PAN)


Andrzej Rybicki (Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences)

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