Measurement of the azimuthal anisotropy of charged particles in 5.02 TeV Pb+Pb and 5.44 TeV Xe+Xe collisions with ATLAS
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Bold, T. (2019). Measurement of the azimuthal anisotropy of charged particles in 5.02 TeV Pb+ Pb and 5.44 TeV Xe+ Xe collisions with ATLAS. Nuclear Physics A, 982, 391-394.
SponsorshipThis work was supported in part by Polish National Science Centre grant DEC-2016/23/B/ST2/01409, by the AGH UST statutory tasks No. 11.11.220.01/4 within subsidy of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and by PL-Grid Infrastructure.
The data collected by the ATLAS experiment during the 2015 Pb+Pb and 2017 Xe+Xe LHC runs offer new opportunities to study charged particle azimuthal anisotropy. The high-statistics Pb+Pb sample allows for a detailed study of the azimuthal anisotropy of produced particles. This should improve the understanding of initial conditions of nuclear collisions, hydrodynamical behavior of quark-gluon plasma and parton energy loss. New ATLAS measurements of differential and global Fourier harmonics of charged particles (vn) in 5.02 TeV Pb+Pb and 5.44 TeV Xe+Xe collisions in a wide range of transverse momenta, pseudorapidity (|n| < 2:5) and collision centrality are presented. The higher order harmonics, sensitive to fluctuations in the initial state, are measured up to n = 7 using the two-particle correlation, cumulant and scalar product methods. The dynamic properties of QGP are studied using a recently-proposed modified Pearson’s correlation coefficient, (v2n ; pT), between the event-wise mean transverse momentum and the magnitude of the flow vector in 5.02 TeV Pb+Pb and p+Pb collisions. Several important observations are made. The elliptic and triangular flow harmonics show an interesting universal pT-scaling. A linear correlation between the v2 and v3 coefficients at low and high pT ranges is observed and quantified. The correlation coefficient for v2 is found to be negative in peripheral and positive in central Pb+Pb collisions. The value for v3 is found to be much smaller than for v2 and have similar centrality behavior as the v2.