Sideward flow in Au plus Au collisions between 2A and 8A GeV

Citation
H. Liu et al., Sideward flow in Au plus Au collisions between 2A and 8A GeV, PHYS REV L, 84(24), 2000, pp. 5488-5492
Citations number
34
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
ISSN journal
0031-9007 → ACNP
Volume
84
Issue
24
Year of publication
2000
Pages
5488 - 5492
Database
ISI
SICI code
0031-9007(20000612)84:24<5488:SFIAPA>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
Using the large acceptance Time Projection Chamber of experiment E895 at Br ookhaven, measurements of collective sideward flow in Au + Au collisions at beam energies of 2A, 4A, 6A, and 8A GeV are presented in the form of in-pl ane transverse momentum [p(x)] and the first Fourier coefficient of azimuth al anisotropy vl. These measurements indicate a smooth variation of sidewar d now as a function of beam energy. The data are compared with four nuclear transport models which have an orientation towards this energy range. All four exhibit some qualitative trends similar to those found in the data, al though none show a consistent pattern of agreement within experimental unce rtainties.