Measuring velocity ratios with correlation functions
Abstract
We show how to determine the ratio of the transverse velocity of a source to the velocity of emitted particles, using splitbin correlation functions. The technique is to measure S_{2} and S^{φ}_{2}, subtract the contributions from the singleparticle distribution, and take the ratio as the bin size goes to zero. We demonstrate the technique for two cases: each source decays into two particles, and each source emits a large number of particles.
 Publication:

Physical Review D
 Pub Date:
 September 1993
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevD.48.R1889
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepph/9301224
 Bibcode:
 1993PhRvD..48.1889S
 Keywords:

 25.75.+r;
 12.38.Mh;
 12.40.Ee;
 24.60.Ky;
 Quarkgluon plasma;
 Statistical models;
 Fluctuation phenomena;
 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology;
 Nuclear Theory
 EPrint:
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