Centrality dependence of identified particle elliptic flow in relativistic heavy ion collisions at sNN =7.7-62.4 GeV

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Abstract

Elliptic flow (v2) values for identified particles at midrapidity in Au + Au collisions measured by the STAR experiment in the Beam Energy Scan at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at sNN=7.7-62.4 GeV are presented for three centrality classes. The centrality dependence and the data at sNN=14.5 GeV are new. Except at the lowest beam energies, we observe a similar relative v2 baryon-meson splitting for all centrality classes which is in agreement within 15% with the number-of-constituent quark scaling. The larger v2 for most particles relative to antiparticles, already observed for minimum bias collisions, shows a clear centrality dependence, with the largest difference for the most central collisions. Also, the results are compared with a multiphase transport (AMPT) model and fit with a blast wave model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number014907
JournalPhysical Review C
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 19 2016

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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