Determination of the number of wounded nucleons in Pb+Pb collisions at 158 A GeV/c

F. Antinori, A. Badalà, H. Bakke, R. Barbera, H. Beker, W. Beusch, I. J. Bloodworth, M. Botje, R. Caliandro, M. Campbell, E. Cantatore, W. Carena, N. Carrer, A. P. De Haas, D. Di Bari, S. Di Liberto, R. Divia, D. Elia, D. Evans, K. FanebustJ. Fedorišin, G. A. Feofilov, R. A. Fini, J. Ftáčnik, B. Ghidini, G. Grella, M. Gulino, H. Helstrup, A. K. Holme, D. Huss, A. Jacholkowski, G. T. Jones, P. Jovanovic, A. Jusko, R. Kamermans, J. B. Kinson, W. Klempt, K. Knudson, A. A. Kolojvari, I. Králik, P. Kuijer, V. Lenti, R. Lietava, R. A. Loconsole, G. Løvhøiden, M. Lupták, V. Manzari, M. A. Mazzoni, G. Martinská, F. Meddi, A. Michalon, M. E. Michalon-Mentzer, M. Morando, E. Nappi, F. Navach, P. I. Norman, A. Palmeri, G. S. Pappalardo, B. Pastirčák, F. Pellegrini, J. Pišút, N. Pišútová, F. Posa, E. Quercigh, F. Riggi, D. Röhrich, G. Romano, K. Šafařík, L. Šándor, E. Schillings, G. Segato, W. Snoeys, P. Staroba, O. I. Stolyarov, M. Thompson, T. F. Thorsteinsen, G. Tomasicchio, G. D. Torrieri, F. A. Tsimbal, T. A. Tulina, R. Turrisi, T. S. Tveter, J. Urbán, F. F. Valiev, A. Van Den Brink, P. Van De Ven, P. Vande Vyvre, N. Van Eijndhoven, L. Vannucci, A. Vascotto, O. Villalobos Baillie, I. Vinogradov, T. Virgili, M. F. Votruba, J. Vrláková, P. Závada

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Abstract

The charged particle multiplicity distributions measured by two experiments, WA97 and NA57, in Pb + Pb collisions at 158 A GeV/c have been analyzed in the framework of the Wounded Nucleon Model (WNM) We obtain a good description of the data within the centrality range of our samples. This allows us to make use of the measured multiplicities to estimate the number of wounded nucleons of the collision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-63
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume18
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2000

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  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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