Measurements of directed, elliptic, and triangular flow in Cu + Au collisions at √sNN=200 GeV

Adare, A. and Makek, Mihael and Zou, L. (PHENIX Collaboration) (2016) Measurements of directed, elliptic, and triangular flow in Cu + Au collisions at √sNN=200 GeV. Physical Review C, 94 (5). pp. 54910-18. ISSN 2469-9985

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Measurements of anisotropic flow Fourier coefficients (vn) for inclusive charged particles and identified hadrons π±, K±, p, and p¯ produced at midrapidity in Cu + Au collisions at √sNN = 200 GeV are presented. The data were collected in 2012 by the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC). The particle azimuthal distributions with respect to different-order symmetry planes n, for Ψn = 1, 2, and 3 are studied as a function of transverse momentum pT over a broad range of collision centralities. Mass ordering, as expected from hydrodynamic flow, is observed for all three harmonics. The charged-particle results are compared with hydrodynamical and transport model calculations. We also compare these Cu + Au results with those in Cu + Cu and Au + Au collisions at the same √sNN and find that the v2 and v3, as a function of transverse momentum, follow a common scaling with 1/(εnN1/3 part).

Item Type: Article
Date: 28 November 2016
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © 2016 American Physical Society. Received 5 October 2015; revised manuscript received 4 October 2016; published 28 November 2016.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2016 16:26
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 16:34

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