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Title: Azimuthal anisotropy in U+U collisions at STAR

The azimuthal anisotropy of particle production is commonly used in high-energy nuclear collisions to study the early evolution of the expanding system. The prolate shape of uranium nuclei makes it possible to study how the geometry of the colliding nuclei affects final state anisotropies. It also provides a unique opportunity to understand how entropy is produced in heavy ion collisions. In this paper, the two- and four- particle cumulant v 2 (v 2{2} and v 2{4}) from U+U collisions at √ sNN = 193 GeV and Au+Au collisions at √ sNN = 200 GeV for inclusive charged hadrons will be presented. The STAR Zero Degree Calorimeters are used to select very central collisions. Differences were observed between the multiplicity dependence of v 2{2} for most central Au+Au and U+U collisions. The multiplicity dependence of v 2{2} in central collisions were compared to Monte Carlo Glauber model predictions and it was seen that this model cannot explain the present results. (auth)
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474; R&D Project: PO 004; KB0202012
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Physics. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 932; Journal Issue: 1-2; Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Orgs:
STAR Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; relativistic heavy ion collider