May 22 – 28, 2011
Centre Bonlieu
Europe/Zurich timezone

Flow analysis with event-plane method using the VZERO detector in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt(sNN)=2.76 TeV collected by the ALICE experiment at the LHC

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Théâtre National (Centre Bonlieu)

Théâtre National

Centre Bonlieu

Board: 28
Poster Global and collective dynamics


Chang Beomsu (ALICE)


Measurement of the azimuthal anisotropy of charged particles produced in heavy-ion collisions is one of the most powerful tools to study the properties of QCD Matter. An analysis of charged hadron flow in Pb-Pb data taken by the ALICE experiment at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$=2.76 TeV will be discussed. The event plane [1] was reconstructed using the VZERO detector (two scintillator arrays covering pseudorapidity range 2.8 < η < 5.1 and −3.7 < η < −1.7) whose large pseudorapidity gap from the central tracking system (-0.8<η<0.8) helps to reduce non-flow contributions. Emphasize is given to the azimuthal anisotropy of charged particles, characterized by the Fourier coefficients, up to high transverse momenta. [1] A. M. Poskanzer and S. A. Voloshin, Physical Review C 58, 1671-1678 (1998).

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