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Title: Elliptic Flow for phi Mesons and (anti)Deuterons in Au+Au Collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV

Abstract

Differential elliptic flow (v{sub 2}) for {phi} mesons and (anti)deuterons ({bar d})d is measured for Au+Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN}=200 GeV. The v{sub 2} for {phi} mesons follows the trend of lighter {pi}{sup {+-}} and K{sup {+-}} mesons, suggesting that ordinary hadrons interacting with standard hadronic cross sections are not the primary driver for elliptic flow development. The v{sub 2} values for ({bar d})d suggest that elliptic flow is additive for composite particles. This further validation of the universal scaling of v{sub 2} per constituent quark for baryons and mesons suggests that partonic collectivity dominates the transverse expansion dynamics.

Authors:
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  1. Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia
  2. ORNL
  3. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) & Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  4. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
  5. The
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
931007
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 99
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ADDITIVES; BARYONS; CROSS SECTIONS; HADRONS; MESONS; QUARKS; VALIDATION

Citation Formats

Afanasiev, S., Awes, Terry C, Cianciolo, Vince, Efremenko, Yuri, Read Jr, Kenneth F, Silvermyr, David O, Sorensen, Soren P, Stankus, Paul W, Young, Glenn R, Zhang, Chun, and PHENIX, Collaboration. Elliptic Flow for phi Mesons and (anti)Deuterons in Au+Au Collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.052301.
Afanasiev, S., Awes, Terry C, Cianciolo, Vince, Efremenko, Yuri, Read Jr, Kenneth F, Silvermyr, David O, Sorensen, Soren P, Stankus, Paul W, Young, Glenn R, Zhang, Chun, & PHENIX, Collaboration. Elliptic Flow for phi Mesons and (anti)Deuterons in Au+Au Collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.052301.
Afanasiev, S., Awes, Terry C, Cianciolo, Vince, Efremenko, Yuri, Read Jr, Kenneth F, Silvermyr, David O, Sorensen, Soren P, Stankus, Paul W, Young, Glenn R, Zhang, Chun, and PHENIX, Collaboration. Mon . "Elliptic Flow for phi Mesons and (anti)Deuterons in Au+Au Collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.052301.
@article{osti_931007,
title = {Elliptic Flow for phi Mesons and (anti)Deuterons in Au+Au Collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV},
author = {Afanasiev, S. and Awes, Terry C and Cianciolo, Vince and Efremenko, Yuri and Read Jr, Kenneth F and Silvermyr, David O and Sorensen, Soren P and Stankus, Paul W and Young, Glenn R and Zhang, Chun and PHENIX, Collaboration},
abstractNote = {Differential elliptic flow (v{sub 2}) for {phi} mesons and (anti)deuterons ({bar d})d is measured for Au+Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN}=200 GeV. The v{sub 2} for {phi} mesons follows the trend of lighter {pi}{sup {+-}} and K{sup {+-}} mesons, suggesting that ordinary hadrons interacting with standard hadronic cross sections are not the primary driver for elliptic flow development. The v{sub 2} values for ({bar d})d suggest that elliptic flow is additive for composite particles. This further validation of the universal scaling of v{sub 2} per constituent quark for baryons and mesons suggests that partonic collectivity dominates the transverse expansion dynamics.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.052301},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = ,
volume = 99,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}
  • Differential elliptic flow (v{sub 2}) for {phi} mesons and (anti)deuterons (d)d is measured for Au+Au collisions at {radical}(s{sub NN})=200 GeV. The v{sub 2} for {phi} mesons follows the trend of lighter {pi}{sup {+-}} and K{sup {+-}} mesons, suggesting that ordinary hadrons interacting with standard hadronic cross sections are not the primary driver for elliptic flow development. The v{sub 2} values for (d)d suggest that elliptic flow is additive for composite particles. This further validation of the universal scaling of v{sub 2} per constituent quark for baryons and mesons suggests that partonic collectivity dominates the transverse expansion dynamics.
  • We present inclusive charged hadron elliptic flow (v{sub 2}) measured over the pseudorapidity range |{eta}| < 0.35 in Au+Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 200 GeV. Results for v{sub 2} are presented over a broad range of transverse momentum (p{sub T} = 0.2-8.0 GeV/c) and centrality (0-60%). To study nonflow effects that are correlations other than collective flow, as well as the fluctuations of v{sub 2}, we compare two different analysis methods: (1) the event-plane method from two independent subdetectors at forward (|{eta}| = 3.1-3.9) and beam (|{eta}| > 6.5) pseudorapidities and (2) the two-particle cumulant method extracted using correlationsmore » between particles detected at midrapidity. The two event-plane results are consistent within systematic uncertainties over the measured p{sub T} and in centrality 0-40%. There is at most a 20% difference in the v{sub 2} between the two event-plane methods in peripheral (40-60%) collisions. The comparisons between the two-particle cumulant results and the standard event-plane measurements are discussed.« less
  • The PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider has performed systematic measurements of {phi} meson production in the K{sup +}K{sup -} decay channel at midrapidity in p+p, d+Au, Cu+Cu, and Au+Au collisions at {radical}s{sub NN} = 200 GeV. Results are presented on the {phi} invariant yield and the nuclear modification factor R{sub AA} for Au+Au and Cu+Cu, and R{sub dA} for d+Au collisions, studied as a function of transverse momentum (1 < p{sub T} < 7 GeV/c) and centrality. In central and midcentral Au+Au collisions, the R{sub AA} of {phi} exhibits a suppression relative to expectations from binary scaledmore » p+p results. The amount of suppression is smaller than that of the {pi}{sup 0} and the {eta} in the intermediate p{sub T} range (2-5 GeV/c), whereas, at higher p{sub T}, the {phi}, {pi}{sup 0}, and {eta} show similar suppression. The baryon (proton and antiproton) excess observed in central Au+Au collisions at intermediate p{sub T} is not observed for the {phi} meson despite the similar masses of the proton and the {phi}. This suggests that the excess is linked to the number of valence quarks in the hadron rather than its mass. The difference gradually disappears with decreasing centrality, and, for peripheral collisions, the R{sub AA} values for both particle species are consistent with binary scaling. Cu+Cu collisions show the same yield and suppression as Au+Au collisions for the same number of N{sub part}. The R{sub dA} of {phi} shows no evidence for cold nuclear effects within uncertainties.« less