Searches for $p_{\rm T}$ dependent flow angle and flow magnitude fluctuations with the ALICE detector

May 20, 2014, 9:00 AM
europium (darmstadtium)



Schlossgraben 1 64283 Darmstadt Germany
Contributed Talk Collective Dynamics Collective dynamics


You Zhou (NIKHEF and University of Utrecht (NL))


Anisotropic azimuthal correlations are used to probe the properties and the evolution of the system created in heavy-ion collisions. Hydrodynamic model calculations predict that there are effects of $p_{\rm T}$ dependent fluctuations of the flow angle and flow magnitude, which might bias our previous anisotropic flow measurements. In this talk, the two effects will be investigated in both Pb-Pb and p-Pb collisions, using two-particle azimuthal correlation measurements with the ALICE detector. In addition, the factorization of the two-particle Fourier harmonics $V_{n\Delta}$ for different values of $n$ into single-particle azimuthal anisotropies $v_{n}$, will be discussed. Our measurements, together with the comparison to hydrodynamic model calculations will open a new window on the study of the initial state fluctuations and the extraction of shear viscosity of the quark-gluon plasma at the LHC.
On behalf of collaboration: ALICE

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You Zhou (NIKHEF and University of Utrecht (NL))

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