We present results for the charged-particle multiplicity distribution at midrapidity in Au - Au collisions at √sNN = 130 GeV measured with the PHENIX detector at RHIC. For the 5% most central collisions we find dNch/dη|η=0 = 622±1(stat)±41(syst). The results, analyzed as a function of centrality, show a steady rise of the particle density per participating nucleon with centrality.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031901
Pages (from-to)319011-319014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar 1


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