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Phys Rev Lett. 2009 Mar 20;102(11):112301. Epub 2009 Mar 16.

Observation of two-source interference in the photoproduction reaction AuAu --> AuAurho0.

Abelev BI1, Aggarwal MM, Ahammed Z, Anderson BD, Arkhipkin D, Averichev GS, Bai Y, Balewski J, Barannikova O, Barnby LS, Baudot J, Baumgart S, Beavis DR, Bellwied R, Benedosso F, Betancourt MJ, Betts RR, Bhardwaj S, Bhasin A, Bhati AK, Bichsel H, Bielcik J, Bielcikova J, Biritz B, Bland LC, Bombara M, Bonner BE, Botje M, Bouchet J, Braidot E, Brandin AV, Bruna E, Bueltmann S, Burton TP, Bystersky M, Cai XZ, Caines H, Calderón de la Barca Sánchez M, Callner J, Catu O, Cebra D, Cendejas R, Cervantes MC, Chajecki Z, Chaloupka P, Chattopadhyay S, Chen HF, Chen JH, Chen JY, Cheng J, Cherney M, Chikanian A, Choi KE, Christie W, Chung SU, Clarke RF, Codrington MJ, Coffin JP, Corliss R, Cormier TM, Cosentino MR, Cramer JG, Crawford HJ, Das D, Dash S, Daugherity M, De Silva C, Dedovich TG, Dephillips M, Derevschikov AA, Derradi de Souza R, Didenko L, Djawotho P, Dogra SM, Dong X, Drachenberg JL, Draper JE, Du F, Dunlop JC, Dutta Mazumdar MR, Edwards WR, Efimov LG, Elhalhuli E, Elnimr M, Emelianov V, Engelage J, Eppley G, Erazmus B, Estienne M, Eun L, Fachini P, Fatemi R, Fedorisin J, Feng A, Filip P, Finch E, Fine V, Fisyak Y, Gagliardi CA, Gaillard L, Gangadharan DR, Ganti MS, Garcia-Solis E, Ghazikhanian V, Ghosh P, Gorbunov YN, Gordon A, Grebenyuk O, Grosnick D, Grube B, Guertin SM, Guimaraes KS, Gupta A, Gupta N, Guryn W, Haag B, Hallman TJ, Hamed A, Harris JW, He W, Heinz M, Heppelmann S, Hippolyte B, Hirsch A, Hjort E, Hoffman AM, Hoffmann GW, Hofman DJ, Hollis RS, Huang HZ, Humanic TJ, Igo G, Iordanova A, Jacobs P, Jacobs WW, Jakl P, Jin F, Jones CL, Jones PG, Joseph J, Judd EG, Kabana S, Kajimoto K, Kang K, Kapitan J, Kaplan M, Keane D, Kechechyan A, Kettler D, Khodyrev VY, Kikola DP, Kiryluk J, Kisiel A, Klein SR, Knospe AG, Kocoloski A, Koetke DD, Kopytine M, Kotchenda L, Kouchpil V, Kravtsov P, Kravtsov VI, Krueger K, Krus M, Kuhn C, Kumar L, Kurnadi P, Lamont MA, Landgraf JM, Lapointe S, Lauret J, Lebedev A, Lednicky R, Lee CH, Leight W, Levine MJ, Li C, Li N, Li Y, Lin G, Lindenbaum SJ, Lisa MA, Liu F, Liu H, Liu J, Liu L, Ljubicic T, Llope WJ, Longacre RS, Love WA, Lu Y, Ludlam T, Lynn D, Ma GL, Ma YG, Mahapatra DP, Majka R, Mall OI, Mangotra LK, Manweiler R, Margetis S, Markert C, Matis HS, Matulenko YA, McShane TS, Meschanin A, Milner R, Minaev NG, Mioduszewski S, Mischke A, Mitchell J, Mohanty B, Morozov DA, Munhoz MG, Nandi BK, Nattrass C, Nayak TK, Nelson JM, Nepali C, Netrakanti PK, Ng MJ, Nogach LV, Nurushev SB, Odyniec G, Ogawa A, Okada H, Okorokov V, Olson D, Pachr M, Page BS, Pal SK, Pandit Y, Panebratsev Y, Pawlak T, Peitzmann T, Perevoztchikov V, Perkins C, Peryt W, Phatak SC, Planinic M, Pluta J, Poljak N, Poskanzer AM, Potukuchi BV, Prindle D, Pruneau C, Pruthi NK, Putschke J, Raniwala R, Raniwala S, Ray RL, Redwine R, Reed R, Ridiger A, Ritter HG, Roberts JB, Rogachevskiy OV, Romero JL, Rose A, Roy C, Ruan L, Russcher MJ, Rykov V, Sahoo R, Sakrejda I, Sakuma T, Salur S, Sandweiss J, Sarsour M, Schambach J, Scharenberg RP, Schmitz N, Seger J, Selyuzhenkov I, Seyboth P, Shabetai A, Shahaliev E, Shao M, Sharma M, Shi SS, Shi XH, Sichtermann EP, Simon F, Singaraju RN, Skoby MJ, Smirnov N, Snellings R, Sorensen P, Sowinski J, Spinka HM, Srivastava B, Stadnik A, Stanislaus TD, Staszak D, Strikhanov M, Stringfellow B, Suaide AA, Suarez MC, Subba NL, Sumbera M, Sun XM, Sun Y, Sun Z, Surrow B, Symons TJ, Szanto de Toledo A, Takahashi J, Tang AH, Tang Z, Tarnowsky T, Thein D, Thomas JH, Tian J, Timmins AR, Timoshenko S, Tlusty D, Tokarev M, Trainor TA, Tram VN, Trattner AL, Trentalange S, Tribble RE, Tsai OD, Ulery J, Ullrich T, Underwood DG, Van Buren G, van Leeuwen M, Vander Molen AM, Vanfossen JA Jr, Varma R, Vasconcelos GM, Vasilevski IM, Vasiliev AN, Videbaek F, Vigdor SE, Viyogi YP, Vokal S, Voloshin SA, Wada M, Waggoner WT, Walker M, Wang F, Wang G, Wang JS, Wang Q, Wang X, Wang XL, Wang Y, Webb JC, Westfall GD, Whitten C Jr, Wieman H, Wissink SW, Witt R, Wu Y, Xie W, Xu N, Xu QH, Xu Y, Xu Z, Yepes P, Yoo IK, Yue Q, Zawisza M, Zbroszczyk H, Zhan W, Zhang H, Zhang S, Zhang WM, Zhang Y, Zhang ZP, Zhao Y, Zhong C, Zhou J, Zoulkarneev R, Zoulkarneeva Y, Zuo JX; STAR Collaboration.

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  • 1University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60607, USA.

Abstract

In ultraperipheral relativistic heavy-ion collisions, a photon from the electromagnetic field of one nucleus can fluctuate to a quark-antiquark pair and scatter from the other nucleus, emerging as a rho{0}. The rho{0} production occurs in two well-separated (median impact parameters of 20 and 40 F for the cases considered here) nuclei, so the system forms a two-source interferometer. At low transverse momenta, the two amplitudes interfere destructively, suppressing rho{0} production. Since the rho{0} decays before the production amplitudes from the two sources can overlap, the two-pion system can only be described with an entangled nonlocal wave function, and is thus an example of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox. We observe this suppression in 200 GeV per nucleon-pair gold-gold collisions. The interference is 87%+/-5%(stat.)+/-8%(syst.) of the expected level. This translates into a limit on decoherence due to wave function collapse or other factors of 23% at the 90% confidence level.

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