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Title: Suppression of elliptic-flow-induced correlations in an observable of possible local parity violation

I show that fluctuations in elliptic anisotropy in heavy-ion collisions can be used to significantly reduce the contribution of transverse-momentum conservation, and of all background effects independent of the orientation of the reaction plane, from an observable of the chiral magnetic effect. I argue that for a given impact parameter, the magnetic field is approximately independent of the fluctuating shape of the fireball.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1052642
Report Number(s):
BNL-98161-2012-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2813; PRVCAN; R&D Project: PO-3
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 4
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Riken BNL Research Center
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE SC OFFICE OF SCIENCE (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; riken bnl research center