Measurement of elliptic flow of light nuclei at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 200, 62.4, 39, 27, 19.6, 11.5, and 7.7 GeV at RHIC



Collaboration, STAR, Adamczyk, L, Adkins, JK, Agakishiev, G, Aggarwal, MM, Ahammed, Z, Alekseev, I, Aparin, A, Arkhipkin, D, Aschenauer, EC
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Abstract

We present measurements of 2$^{nd}$ order azimuthal anisotropy ($v_{2}$) at mid-rapidity $(|y|<1.0)$ for light nuclei d, t, $^{3}$He (for $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 200, 62.4, 39, 27, 19.6, 11.5, and 7.7 GeV) and anti-nuclei $\bar{\rm d}$ ($\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 200, 62.4, 39, 27, and 19.6 GeV) and $^{3}\bar{\rm He}$ ($\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 200 GeV) in the STAR (Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC) experiment. The $v_{2}$ for these light nuclei produced in heavy-ion collisions is compared with those for p and $\bar{\rm p}$. We observe mass ordering in nuclei $v_{2}(p_{T})$ at low transverse momenta ($p_{T}<2.0$ GeV/$c$). We also find a centrality dependence of $v_{2}$ for d and $\bar{\rm d}$. The magnitude of $v_{2}$ for t and $^{3}$He agree within statistical errors. Light-nuclei $v_{2}$ are compared with predictions from a blast wave model. Atomic mass number ($A$) scaling of light-nuclei $v_{2}(p_{T})$ seems to hold for $p_{T}/A < 1.5$ GeV/$c$. Results on light-nuclei $v_{2}$ from a transport-plus-coalescence model are consistent with the experimental measurements.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 13 pages and 10 figures
Uncontrolled Keywords: nucl-ex, nucl-ex, hep-ex, hep-ph
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 20 May 2019 12:28
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 08:11
Open Access URL: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/3rh421hb
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URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3042170
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