Energy and system-size dependence of two- and four-particle v2 measurements in heavy-ion collisions at √sNN=62.4 and 200 GeV and their implications on flow fluctuations and nonflow

Agakishiev, G. and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Zoulkarneeva, Y. (STAR Collaboration) (2012) Energy and system-size dependence of two- and four-particle v2 measurements in heavy-ion collisions at √sNN=62.4 and 200 GeV and their implications on flow fluctuations and nonflow. Physical Review C, 86 (1). pp. 14904-15. ISSN 0556-2813

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Abstract

We present STAR measurements of azimuthal anisotropy by means of the two- and four-particle cumulants v2 (v2{; ; 2}; ; and v2{; ; 4}; ; ) for Au+Au and Cu+Cu collisions at center-of-mass energies √sNN=62.4 and 200 GeV. The difference between v2{; ; 2}; ; 2 and v2{; ; 4}; ; 2 is related to v2 fluctuations (σv2) and nonflow (δ2). We present an upper limit to σv2/v2. Following the assumption that eccentricity fluctuations σɛ dominate v2 fluctuations σv2/v2≈σɛ/ɛ we deduce the nonflow implied for several models of eccentricity fluctuations that would be required for consistency with v2{; ; 2}; ; and v2{; ; 4}; ; . We also present results on the ratio of v2 to eccentricity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: energy, flow, nonflow, STAR
Date: July 2012
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2012) 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 11:05
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 15:57
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2251

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