Electron positron pair production at RHIC and LHC

Guclu M. C.

Conference on Nuclear Physic and Astrophysics - From Stable Beams to Exotic Nucle, Cappadocia, Turkey, 25 - 30 June 2008, vol.1072, pp.15-20 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1072
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.3039821
  • City: Cappadocia
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-20
  • Keywords: lepton pair production, giant dipole resonance, PHYSICS, COLLISIONS
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The STAR Collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider present data on electron positron pair production accompanied by nuclear breakup at small impact parameters where the simultaneous excitation of the two ions. mainly the giant dipole resonance GDR, can occur. We calculate the electron-positron pair production cross section relevant for the STAR experimental setup, and compare our results with the other calculations. We have also predictions for the LHC energies.