Event-shape engineering for inclusive spectra and elliptic flow in Pb-Pb collisions at root(NN)-N-S=2.76 TeV


Adam J., Adamova D., Aggarwal M. M., Rinella G. A., Agnello M., Agrawal N., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW C, vol.93, no.3, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevc.93.034916
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No

Abstract

We report on results obtained with the event-shape engineering technique applied to Pb-Pb collisions at root s(NN) = 2.76 TeV. By selecting events in the same centrality interval, but with very different average flow, different initial-state conditions can be studied. We find the effect of the event-shape selection on the elliptic flow coefficient v(2) to be almost independent of transverse momentum p(T), which is as expected if this effect is attributable to fluctuations in the initial geometry of the system. Charged-hadron, -pion, -kaon, and -proton transverse momentum distributions are found to be harder in events with higher-than-average elliptic flow, indicating an interplay between radial and elliptic flow.