Measurement of neutral mesons in p + p collisions at √s = 200 GeV and scaling properties of hadron production
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Kijima, K. M.
The PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider has measured the invariant differential cross section for production of K^<0>_<S>, ω, η', and φ mesons in p + p collisions at √s = 200 GeV. Measurements of ω and φ production in different decay channels give consistent results. New results for the ω are in agreement with previously published data and extend the measured pT coverage. The spectral shapes of all hadron transverse momentum distributions measured by PHENIX are well described by a Tsallis distribution functional form with only two parameters, n and T, determining the high-pT and characterizing the low-pT regions of the spectra, respectively. The values of these parameters are very similar for all analyzed meson spectra, but with a lower parameter T extracted for protons. The integrated invariant cross sections calculated from the fitted distributions are found to be consistent with existing measurements and with statistical model predictions.
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