Measurement of the higher-order anisotropic flow coefficients for identified hadrons in Au + Au collisions at sNN =200 GeV

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Abstract

Measurements of the anisotropic flow coefficients v2{Ψ2},v3{Ψ3},v4{Ψ4}, and v4{Ψ2} for identified particles (π±,K±, and p+p) at midrapidity, obtained relative to the event planes Ψm at forward rapidities in Au + Au collisions at sNN=200GeV, are presented as a function of collision centrality and particle transverse momenta pT. The vn coefficients show characteristic patterns consistent with hydrodynamical expansion of the matter produced in the collisions. For each harmonic n, a modified valence quark-number Nq scaling [plotting vn{Ψm}/(Nq)n/2 versus transverse kinetic energies (KET)/Nq] is observed to yield a single curve for all the measured particle species for a broad range of KET. A simultaneous blast-wave model fit to the observed vn{Ψm}(pT) coefficients and published particle spectra identifies radial flow anisotropies ρn{Ψm} and spatial eccentricities sn{Ψm} at freeze-out. These are generally smaller than the initial-state participant-plane geometric eccentricities n{ΨmPP} as also observed in the final eccentricity from quantum interferometry measurements with respect to the event plane.

Original languageEnglish
Article number051902
JournalPhysical Review C
Volume93
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 31

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
National Science Fund, OTKA, Koroly Rabert University College, the Ch. Simonyi Fund (Hungary), Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Science and Technology (India), Israel Science Foundation (Israel), Basic Science Research Program through NRF of the Ministry of Education (Korea), Physics Department, Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan), Ministry of Education and Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Federal Agency of Atomic Energy (Russia), VR and Wallenberg Foundation (Sweden), the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, the U.S.-Hungarian Fulbright Foundation for Educational Exchange, and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation.

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© 2016 American Physical Society.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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