Transition from in-plane to out-of-plane azimuthal enhancement in Au plus Au collisions

Citation
A. Andronic et al., Transition from in-plane to out-of-plane azimuthal enhancement in Au plus Au collisions, NUCL PHYS A, 679(3-4), 2001, pp. 765-792
Citations number
61
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
NUCLEAR PHYSICS A
ISSN journal
0375-9474 → ACNP
Volume
679
Issue
3-4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
765 - 792
Database
ISI
SICI code
0375-9474(20010101)679:3-4<765:TFITOA>2.0.ZU;2-J
Abstract
The incident energy at which the azimuthal distributions in semicentral hea vy-ion collisions change from in-plane to out-of-plane enhancement - E-tran is studied as a function of mass of emitted particles, their transverse mo mentum and centrality for Au + Au collisions. The analysis is performed in a reference frame rotated with the sidewards flow angle (Theta (flow)) rela tive to the beam axis. A systematic decrease of E-tran as function of mass of the reaction product s, their transverse momentum and collision centrality is evidenced. The predictions of a microscopic transport model (IQMD) are compared with t he experimental results. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved .