We present STAR measurements of the azimuthal anisotropy parameter ν2 and the binary-collision scaled centrality ratio RCP for kaons and lambdas (Λ + Λ) at midrapidity in Au + Au collisions at √sNN = 200 GeV. In combination, the ν2 and RCP particle-type dependencies contradict expectations from partonic energy loss followed by standard fragmentation in vacuum We establish pT ≈ 5 GeV/c as the value where the centrality dependent baryon enhancement ends. The K0 and Λ + Λ¯ ν2 values are consistent with expectations of constituent-quark-number scaling from models of hadron formation by parton coalescence or recombination.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|State||Published - Feb 6 2004|
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- Physics and Astronomy (all)