Light Meson Production in Heavy Ion Collisions in the PHENIX Experiment
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Production of a strongly interacting quark−gluon plasma (QGP) has been established in central heavy ion collisions during the studies carried out at the RHIC collider. The experiments on interactions of asymmetric nuclei (Cu + Au, U + U) provide the means to study systematically a jet quenching effect, which is a signature of QGP formation. In this paper, the factors of nuclear modification of π0 and η mesons in Cu + Au and U + U collisions at 200 GeV measured in the PHENIX experiment at RHIC are presented.
This paper was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation within the state assignment no. 3.1498.2017/4.6.