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Title: Measurement of the correlation between flow harmonics of different order in lead-lead collisions at √s NN = 2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Correlations between the elliptic or triangular flow coefficients v m (m=2 or 3) and other flow harmonics v n (n=2 to 5) are measured using √s NN=2.76 TeV Pb+Pb collision data collected in 2010 by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 7 μb -1. The v m-v n correlations are measured in midrapidity as a function of centrality, and, for events within the same centrality interval, as a function of event ellipticity or triangularity defined in a forward rapidity region. For events within the same centrality interval, v 3 is found to be anticorrelated with v 2 and this anticorrelation is consistent with similar anticorrelations between the corresponding eccentricities, ε 2 and ε 3. However, it is observed that v 4 increases strongly with v 2, and v 5 increases strongly with both v 2 and v 3. The trend and strength of the vm-vn correlations for n=4 and 5 are found to disagree with ε mn correlations predicted by initial-geometry models. Instead, these correlations are found to be consistent with the combined effects of a linear contribution to vn and a nonlinear term that is a function of v 2 2 ormore » of v 2v 3, as predicted by hydrodynamic models. A simple two-component fit is used to separate these two contributions. The extracted linear and nonlinear contributions to v 4 and v 5 are found to be consistent with previously measured event-plane correlations.« less
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Aix-Marseille Univ. and CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France). et al.
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00515; AC02-06CH11357; AC02-05CH11231; SC0012704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2813
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
ATLAS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS
OSTI Identifier:
1221122
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1220807; OSTI ID: 1221121; OSTI ID: 1221643; OSTI ID: 1407312