5-12 July 2017
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Measurements of multi-particle correlations and collective flow with the ATLAS detector

7 Jul 2017, 09:30
Room Mangano (Palazzo del Casinò)

Room Mangano

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk Heavy Ion Physics Heavy ion physics


Tomasz Bold (AGH Univ. of Science and Technology, Krakow)


The measurement of flow harmonics of charged particles from v_2 to v_7 in Pb+Pb collisions in the wide range of transverse momentum and pseudorapidity provides not only a way to study the initial state of the nuclear collisions and soft particle collective dynamics, but also provides insight into jet quenching via the measurement of flow harmonics at high transverse momenta. The longitudinal fluctuations of the v_n and event-plane angles Psi_n are also presented. The longitudinal flow decorrelations have contributions from v_n-magnitude fluctuations and event plane twist. A four-particle correlator is used to separate these two effects. Results show both effects have a linear dependence on pseudorapidity separation from v_2 to v_5, and show a small but measurable variation with collision energy. While collectivity is well established in collisions involving heavy nuclei, its evidence in pp collisions is less clear. In order to assess the collective nature of multi-particle production, the correlation measurements are extended to include azimuthal correlations measured using multi-particle cumulants. The measurements of multi-particle cumulants c_2{2–8} confirm the evidence for collective phenomena in p+Pb and low-multiplicity Pb+Pb collisions. For pp collisions, the measurements of cumulants do not yet provide clear evidence for collectivity as they are susceptible to event-by-event multiplicity fluctuations. A new modified cumulant method, which suppresses both the contribution of multiplicity fluctuations and non-flow effects, is used to address this issue.

Experimental Collaboration ATLAS Collaboration

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