Third harmonic flow of charged particles in Au + Au collisions at √sNN=200 GeV

Adamczyk, L. and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Zyzak, M. (STAR Collaboration) (2013) Third harmonic flow of charged particles in Au + Au collisions at √sNN=200 GeV. Physical Review C, 88 (1). pp. 14904-11. ISSN 0556-2813

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We report measurements of the third harmonic coefficient of the azimuthal anisotropy, v_3, known as triangular flow. The analysis is for charged particles in Au+Au collisions at sqrtsNN = 200 GeV, based on data from the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Two-particle correlations as a function of their pseudorapidity separation are fit with narrow and wide Gaussians. Measurements of triangular flow are extracted from the wide Gaussian, from two-particle cumulants with a pseudorapidity gap, and also from event plane analysis methods with a large pseudorapidity gap between the particles and the event plane. These results are reported as a function of transverse momentum and centrality. A large dependence on the pseudorapidity gap is found. Results are compared with other experiments and model calculations.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: flow, charged, AuAu, STAR
Date: July 2013
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2013) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Project code: 119-0982887-1006
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2014 09:49
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 15:22

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