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Title: Azimuthal correlation and collective behavior in nucleus-nucleus collisions

Various flow effects of nuclear and hadronic origin are investigated in nucleus-nucleus collisions. Nuclear emulsion data collected from {sup 84}Kr + Ag/Br interaction at an incident energy of 1.52 GeV per nucleon and from {sup 28}Si + Ag/Br interaction at an incident energy of 14.5 GeV per nucleon are used in the investigation. The transverse momentum distribution and the flow angle analysis show that collective behavior, like a bounce-off effect of the projectile spectators and a sidesplash effect of the target spectators, are present in our event samples. From an azimuthal angle analysis of the data we also see a direct flow of the projectile fragments and of the produced charged particles. On the other hand, for both data samples the target fragments exhibit a reverse flow, while the projectile fragments exhibit an elliptic flow. Relevant flow parameters are measured.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. University of North Bengal, Department of Physics (India)
  2. SUNY at Fredonia, Department of Computer and Information Science (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22472346
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Atomic Nuclei; Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; BROMINE; CHARGED PARTICLES; CORRELATIONS; GEV RANGE; KRYPTON 84 REACTIONS; NUCLEAR EMULSIONS; NUCLEAR FRAGMENTATION; SILICON 28; SILICON 28 REACTIONS; SILVER; TRANSVERSE MOMENTUM