The elliptic flow coefficient (v2) of identified particles in Pb-Pb collisions at (Formula presented.) was measured with the ALICE detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The results were obtained with the Scalar Product method, a two-particle correlation technique, using a pseudo-rapidity gap of |Δη| > 0.9 between the identified hadron under study and the reference particles. The v2 is reported for (Formula presented.) in several collision centralities. In the low transverse momentum (pT) region, pT< 3 GeV/c, v2(pT) exhibits a particle mass dependence consistent with elliptic flow accompanied by the transverse radial expansion of the system with a common velocity field. The experimental data for π± and the combined K± and KS 0 results, are described fairly well by hydrodynamic calculations coupled to a hadronic cascade model (VISHNU) for central collisions. However, the same calculations fail to reproduce the v2(pT) for (Formula presented.). For transverse momentum values larger than about 3 GeV/c, particles tend to group according to their type, i.e. mesons and baryons. The present measurements exhibit deviations from the number of constituent quark (NCQ) scaling at the level of ±20% for pT> 3 GeV/c.

Elliptic flow of identified hadrons in Pb-Pb collisions at root(NN)-N-s=2.76 Tev

CASULA, ESTER ANNA RITA;Cicalo, C.;DE FALCO, ALESSANDRO;Fionda, F. M.;PUDDU, GIOVANNA;USAI, GIANLUCA;
2015

Abstract

The elliptic flow coefficient (v2) of identified particles in Pb-Pb collisions at (Formula presented.) was measured with the ALICE detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The results were obtained with the Scalar Product method, a two-particle correlation technique, using a pseudo-rapidity gap of |Δη| > 0.9 between the identified hadron under study and the reference particles. The v2 is reported for (Formula presented.) in several collision centralities. In the low transverse momentum (pT) region, pT< 3 GeV/c, v2(pT) exhibits a particle mass dependence consistent with elliptic flow accompanied by the transverse radial expansion of the system with a common velocity field. The experimental data for π± and the combined K± and KS 0 results, are described fairly well by hydrodynamic calculations coupled to a hadronic cascade model (VISHNU) for central collisions. However, the same calculations fail to reproduce the v2(pT) for (Formula presented.). For transverse momentum values larger than about 3 GeV/c, particles tend to group according to their type, i.e. mesons and baryons. The present measurements exhibit deviations from the number of constituent quark (NCQ) scaling at the level of ±20% for pT> 3 GeV/c.
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