Measurement of the azimuthal anisotropy of charged particles produced in $\sqrt{s_\mathrm{NN}} = 5.02$ TeV Pb+Pb collisions with the ATLAS detector



Collaboration, ATLAS
(2018) Measurement of the azimuthal anisotropy of charged particles produced in $\sqrt{s_\mathrm{NN}} = 5.02$ TeV Pb+Pb collisions with the ATLAS detector. Eur. Phys. J. C, 78. 997 - ?.

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Abstract

Measurements of the azimuthal anisotropy in lead-lead collisions at $\sqrt{s_\mathrm{NN}} = 5.02$ TeV are presented using a data sample corresponding to 0.49 $\mathrm{nb}^{-1}$ integrated luminosity collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC in 2015. The recorded minimum-bias sample is enhanced by triggers for "ultra-central" collisions, providing an opportunity to perform detailed study of flow harmonics in the regime where the initial state is dominated by fluctuations. The anisotropy of the charged-particle azimuthal angle distributions is characterized by the Fourier coefficients, $v_{2}-v_{7}$, which are measured using the two-particle correlation, scalar-product and event-plane methods. The goal of the paper is to provide measurements of the differential as well as integrated flow harmonics $v_{n}$ over wide ranges of the transverse momentum, 0.5 $<p_{\mathrm{T}}<$ 60 GeV, the pseudorapidity, $|\eta|<$ 2.5, and the collision centrality $0-80$%. Results from different methods are compared and discussed in the context of previous and recent measurements in Pb+Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_\mathrm{NN}} = 2.76$ TeV and 5.02 TeV. In particular, the shape of the $p_{\mathrm{T}}$ dependence of elliptic or triangular flow harmonics is observed to be very similar at different centralities after scaling the $v_{n}$ and $p_{\mathrm{T}}$ values by constant factors over the centrality interval $0-60$% and the $p_{\mathrm{T}}$ range $0.5 < p_{\mathrm{T}} < 5$ GeV.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 50 pages in total, author list starting page 34, 14 figures, 4 tables, final version published in EPJC. All figures including auxiliary figures are available at https://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/HION-2016-06/
Uncontrolled Keywords: nucl-ex, nucl-ex, hep-ex
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2018 15:17
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2021 07:12
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-6468-7
Open Access URL: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1140/epjc...
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3026061