Centrality dependence of the thermal excitation-energy deposition in 8-15 GeV/c hadron-Au reactions

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Soltz, R. A.
Newby, R. J.
Klay, J. L.
Heffner, M.
Beaulieu, L.
Lefort, T.
Kwiatkowski, K.
Viola, V. E.
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The excitation energy per residue nucleon (E*/A) and fast and thermal light particle multiplicities are studied as a function of centrality defined as the number of grey tracks emitted N_grey and by the mean number of primary hadron-nucleon scatterings <nu> and mean impact parameter <b> extracted from it. The value of E*/A and the multiplicities show an increase with centrality for all systems, 14.6 GeV p-Au and 8.0 GeV pi-Au and pbar-Au collisions, and the excitation energy per residue nucleon exhibits a uniform dependence on N_grey.
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Nuclear Experiment
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