Observation of Charge Asymmetry Dependence of Pion Elliptic Flow and the Possible Chiral Magnetic Wave in Heavy-Ion Collisions

Adamczyk, L. and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Zyzak, M. (STAR Collaboration) (2015) Observation of Charge Asymmetry Dependence of Pion Elliptic Flow and the Possible Chiral Magnetic Wave in Heavy-Ion Collisions. Physical Review Letters, 114 (25). pp. 252302-6. ISSN 0031-9007

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Abstract

We present measurements of π− and π+ elliptic flow, v2, at midrapidity in Au+Au collisions at √sNN=200, 62.4, 39, 27, 19.6, 11.5, and 7.7 GeV, as a function of event-by-event charge asymmetry, Ach, based on data from the STAR experiment at RHIC. We find that π− (π+) elliptic flow linearly increases (decreases) with charge asymmetry for most centrality bins at √sNN=27  GeV and higher. At √sNN=200  GeV, the slope of the difference of v2 between π− and π+ as a function of Ach exhibits a centrality dependence, which is qualitatively similar to calculations that incorporate a chiral magnetic wave effect. Similar centrality dependence is also observed at lower energies.

Item Type: Article
Date: 26 June 2015
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics > Nuclear Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2015) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 10:24
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2015 10:24
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/4156

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