## Abstract

We present a measurement of the pseudorapidity density of primary charged particles near midrapidity in Au+Au collisions at [Formula Presented] as a function of the number of participating nucleons. The pseudorapidity density, [Formula Presented] rises from [Formula Presented] in peripheral events [Formula Presented] to [Formula Presented] in central events [Formula Presented] which is [Formula Presented] higher than [Formula Presented] collisions at a similar center-of-mass energy. This is consistent with an additional contribution to charged particle production that scales with the number of binary nucleon-nucleon collisions [Formula Presented].

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 4 |

Number of pages | 1 |

Journal | Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics |

Volume | 65 |

Issue number | 3 |

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State | Published - 2002 |