5-11 February 2017
Hyatt Regency Chicago
America/Chicago timezone

Global polarization of Lambda hyperons in Pb-Pb collisions at 2.76 TeV

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2h 30m
Hyatt Regency Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60601
Board: A02


Maxim Konyushikhin (Wayne State University (US))


The system created in non-central nucleus-nucleus collisions possesses
large orbital angular momentum. Due to this, particles produced in such
a system can become globally polarized along the direction of the
system's angular momentum. We present global polarization measurements
for $\Lambda$ and $\bar\Lambda$ hyperons in Pb-Pb collisions at
$\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}}=2.76$ GeV performed with the ALICE detector at the
LHC. The global polarization is studied at different collision centralities as well as
at different transverse momenta and rapidity regions of the hyperons.

Collaboration ALICE
Preferred Track Correlations and Fluctuations

Primary author

Maxim Konyushikhin (Wayne State University (US))

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