Measurement of deuteron spectra and elliptic flow in Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV at the LHC

Acharya, S. and Antičić, Tome and Erhardt, Filip and Gotovac, Sven and Jerčić, Marko and Lončar, P. and Mudnić, Eugen and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Simatović, Goran and Utrobičić, Antonija and Vicković, Linda and Zou, S. (ALICE Collaboration) (2017) Measurement of deuteron spectra and elliptic flow in Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV at the LHC. European Physical Journal C, 77. Art. No. 658. ISSN 1434-6044

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The transverse momentum (pT) spectra and elliptic flow coefficient (v2) of deuterons and anti-deuterons at mid-rapidity (|y| < 0.5) are measured with the ALICE detector at the LHC in Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV. The measurement of the pT spectra of (anti-)deuterons is done up to 8 GeV/c in 0–10% centrality class and up to 6 GeV/c in 10–20% and 20–40% centrality classes. The v2 is measured in the 0.8 < pT < 5 GeV/c interval and in six different centrality intervals (0–5, 5–10, 10–20, 20–30, 30–40 and 40–50%) using the scalar product technique. Measured π±, K± and p+p transverse-momentum spectra and v2 are used to predict the deuteron pT spectra and v2 within the Blast-Wave model. The predictions are able to reproduce the v2 coefficient in the measured pT range and the transversemomentum spectra for pT > 1.8 GeV/c within the experimental uncertainties. The measurement of the coalescence parameter B2 is performed, showing a pT dependence in contrast with the simplest coalescence model, which fails to reproduce also the measured v2 coefficient. In addition, the coalescence parameter B2 and the elliptic flow coefficient in the 20–40% centrality interval are compared with the AMPT model which is able, in its version without string melting, to reproduce the measured v2(pT) and the B2(pT) trend.

Item Type: Article
Date: 4 October 2017
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © CERN for the benefit of the ALICE collaboration 2017. This article is an open access publication. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Funded by SCOAP3. Received: 26 July 2017. Accepted: 12 September 2017. Published online: 04 October 2017.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: Springer
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 14:52
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 14:52

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