Searches for azimuthal flow in pp, p-Pb and Pb-Pb collisions from ALICE

May 19, 2014, 4:30 PM
europium (darmstadtium)



Schlossgraben 1 64283 Darmstadt Germany
Contributed Talk Collective Dynamics Collective dynamics


Anthony Robert Timmins (University of Houston (US))


A key question facing the heavy-ion physics community is whether or not collective behavior develops in elementary collisions. We will utilize a variety of techniques designed to obtain elliptic and triangular flow coefficients ($v_{2}$ and $v_{3}$) on data from pp $\sqrt{s} = 7$ TeV and p-Pb $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}} = 5.02$ TeV collisions. We will report new measurements of second, fourth, and sixth particle flow cumulants for charged hadrons in p-Pb collisions as a function of charged hadron multiplicity, and discuss their response to few and global azimuthal correlations. New results will also be shown for Pb-Pb $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}} = 2.76$ TeV, as they provide a crucial reference for such studies. Finally, we will report new measurements of $v_{2}\{SP\}$ for charged hadrons and identified particles for pp and p-Pb collisions. Investigations into mass ordering and comparisons to measurements of $v_{2}\{SP\}$ from Pb-Pb collisions will be carried out.
On behalf of collaboration: ALICE

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Anthony Robert Timmins (University of Houston (US))

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