Probing the partonic degree of freedom in high multiplicity p-Pb at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 5.02 TeV collisions

Jun 2, 2020, 7:30 AM
1h 20m


Poster Presentation New Theoretical Developments Poster session


Wenbin Zhao (Peking University)


The collective flow and the possible formation of the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) in the small colliding systems are hot research topics in the heavy-ion community. Recently, ALICE, ATLAS and CMS collaborations have measured the elliptic flow and the related number of constituent quark (NCQ) scaling of identified hadrons in p+Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 5.02 TeV, which are important observables to probe the partonic degree of freedom in the created small system.

In this talk, we focus on the coalescence model calculations for the NCQ scaling of at intermediate $p_T$ for the high multiplicity p+Pb collisions, which includes thermal-thermal, thermal-jet and jet-jet partons recombinations, using the thermal partons from hydrodynamics and jet partons after the energy loss of the Linear Boltzmann Transport (LBT) model. Such coalescence model calculations have also been smoothly connected with the low hydrodynamic calculation and with high jet fragmentation. Within such combined framework, we present a nice description of the spectra and elliptic flow over the $p_T$ range from 0 to 6 GeV, and obtain the approximately NCQ scaling at intermediate $p_T$ as measured in experiment. We also switch off the coalescence process of partons and find that without such coalescence, one can not describe the differential elliptic flow and related NCQ scaling at intermediate $p_T$. Such comparison calculations also demonstrate the importance of the partonic degree of freedom and indicate the possible formation of QGP in the high multiplicity p+Pb collisions.

Contribution type Contributed Talk
Track New Theoretical Developments

Primary authors

Wenbin Zhao (Peking University) Huichao Song Prof. Che-Ming Ko Guang-You Qin (Central China Normal University) Prof. Yu-Xin Liu (Peking Univerisity)

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