Beam Energy Dependence of the Third Harmonic of Azimuthal Correlations in Au+Au Collisions at RHIC. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We present results from a harmonic decomposition of two-particle azimuthal correlations measured with the STAR detector in Au+Au collisions for energies ranging from sqrt[s_{NN}]=7.7 to 200GeV. The third harmonic v_{3}^{2}{2}=cos3(_{1}-_{2}), where _{1}-_{2} is the angular difference in azimuth, is studied as a function of the pseudorapidity difference between particle pairs =_{1}-_{2}. Nonzero v_{3}^{2}{2} is directly related to the previously observed large- narrow- ridge correlations and has been shown in models to be sensitive to the existence of a low viscosity quark gluon plasma phase. For sufficiently central collisions, v_{3}^{2}{2} persist down to an energy of 7.7GeV, suggesting that quark gluon plasma may be created even in these low energy collisions. In peripheral collisions at these low energies, however, v_{3}^{2}{2} is consistent with zero. When scaled by the pseudorapidity density of charged-particle multiplicity per participating nucleon pair, v_{3}^{2}{2} for central collisions shows a minimum near sqrt[s_{NN}]=20GeV.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

altmetric score

  • 1.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Adamczyk, L., Adkins, J. K., Agakishiev, G., Aggarwal, M. M., Ahammed, Z., Alekseev, I., ... STAR Collaboration.

citation count

  • 36

complete list of authors

  • Adamczyk, L||Adkins, JK||Agakishiev, G||Aggarwal, MM||Ahammed, Z||Alekseev, I||Aparin, A||Arkhipkin, D||Aschenauer, EC||Attri, A||Averichev, GS||Bai, X||Bairathi, V||Bellwied, R||Bhasin, A||Bhati, AK||Bhattarai, P||Bielcik, J||Bielcikova, J||Bland, LC||Bordyuzhin, IG||Bouchet, J||Brandenburg, JD||Brandin, AV||Bunzarov, I||Butterworth, J||Caines, H||Calderón de la Barca Sánchez, M||Campbell, JM||Cebra, D||Chakaberia, I||Chaloupka, P||Chang, Z||Chatterjee, A||Chattopadhyay, S||Chen, JH||Chen, X||Cheng, J||Cherney, M||Christie, W||Contin, G||Crawford, HJ||Das, S||De Silva, LC||Debbe, RR||Dedovich, TG||Deng, J||Derevschikov, AA||di Ruzza, B||Didenko, L||Dilks, C||Dong, X||Drachenberg, JL||Draper, JE||Du, CM||Dunkelberger, LE||Dunlop, JC||Efimov, LG||Engelage, J||Eppley, G||Esha, R||Evdokimov, O||Eyser, O||Fatemi, R||Fazio, S||Federic, P||Fedorisin, J||Feng, Z||Filip, P||Fisyak, Y||Flores, CE||Fulek, L||Gagliardi, CA||Garand, D||Geurts, F||Gibson, A||Girard, M||Greiner, L||Grosnick, D||Gunarathne, DS||Guo, Y||Gupta, S||Gupta, A||Guryn, W||Hamad, AI||Hamed, A||Haque, R||Harris, JW||He, L||Heppelmann, S||Heppelmann, S||Hirsch, A||Hoffmann, GW||Horvat, S||Huang, T||Huang, X||Huang, B||Huang, HZ||Huck, P||Humanic, TJ||Igo, G||Jacobs, WW||Jang, H||Jentsch, A||Jia, J||Jiang, K||Judd, EG||Kabana, S||Kalinkin, D||Kang, K||Kauder, K||Ke, HW||Keane, D||Kechechyan, A||Khan, ZH||Kikoła, DP||Kisel, I||Kisiel, A||Kochenda, L||Koetke, DD||Kosarzewski, LK||Kraishan, AF||Kravtsov, P||Krueger, K||Kumar, L||Lamont, MAC||Landgraf, JM||Landry, KD||Lauret, J||Lebedev, A||Lednicky, R||Lee, JH||Li, X||Li, C||Li, X||Li, Y||Li, W||Lin, T||Lisa, MA||Liu, F||Ljubicic, T||Llope, WJ||Lomnitz, M||Longacre, RS||Luo, X||Ma, R||Ma, GL||Ma, YG||Ma, L||Magdy, N||Majka, R||Manion, A||Margetis, S||Markert, C||Matis, HS||McDonald, D||McKinzie, S||Meehan, K||Mei, JC||Minaev, NG||Mioduszewski, S||Mishra, D||Mohanty, B||Mondal, MM||Morozov, DA||Mustafa, MK||Nandi, BK||Nasim, Md||Nayak, TK||Nigmatkulov, G||Niida, T||Nogach, LV||Noh, SY||Novak, J||Nurushev, SB||Odyniec, G||Ogawa, A||Oh, K||Okorokov, VA||Olvitt, D||Page, BS||Pak, R||Pan, YX||Pandit, Y||Panebratsev, Y||Pawlik, B||Pei, H||Perkins, C||Pile, P||Pluta, J||Poniatowska, K||Porter, J||Posik, M||Poskanzer, AM||Pruthi, NK||Putschke, J||Qiu, H||Quintero, A||Ramachandran, S||Raniwala, S||Raniwala, R||Ray, RL||Ritter, HG||Roberts, JB||Rogachevskiy, OV||Romero, JL||Ruan, L||Rusnak, J||Rusnakova, O||Sahoo, NR||Sahu, PK||Sakrejda, I||Salur, S||Sandweiss, J||Sarkar, A||Schambach, J||Scharenberg, RP||Schmah, AM||Schmidke, WB||Schmitz, N||Seger, J||Seyboth, P||Shah, N||Shahaliev, E||Shanmuganathan, PV||Shao, M||Sharma, A||Sharma, B||Sharma, MK||Shen, WQ||Shi, Z||Shi, SS||Shou, QY||Sichtermann, EP||Sikora, R||Simko, M||Singha, S||Skoby, MJ||Smirnov, N||Smirnov, D||Solyst, W||Song, L||Sorensen, P||Spinka, HM||Srivastava, B||Stanislaus, TDS||Stepanov, M||Stock, R||Strikhanov, M||Stringfellow, B||Sumbera, M||Summa, B||Sun, Z||Sun, XM||Sun, Y||Surrow, B||Svirida, DN||Tang, Z||Tang, AH||Tarnowsky, T||Tawfik, A||Thäder, J||Thomas, JH||Timmins, AR||Tlusty, D||Todoroki, T||Tokarev, M||Trentalange, S||Tribble, RE||Tribedy, P||Tripathy, SK||Tsai, OD||Ullrich, T||Underwood, DG||Upsal, I||Van Buren, G||van Nieuwenhuizen, G||Vandenbroucke, M||Varma, R||Vasiliev, AN||Vertesi, R||Videbæk, F||Vokal, S||Voloshin, SA||Vossen, A||Wang, F||Wang, G||Wang, JS||Wang, H||Wang, Y||Wang, Y||Webb, G||Webb, JC||Wen, L||Westfall, GD||Wieman, H||Wissink, SW||Witt, R||Wu, Y||Xiao, ZG||Xie, W||Xie, G||Xin, K||Xu, YF||Xu, QH||Xu, N||Xu, H||Xu, Z||Xu, J||Yang, S||Yang, Y||Yang, Y||Yang, C||Yang, Y||Yang, Q||Ye, Z||Ye, Z||Yepes, P||Yi, L||Yip, K||Yoo, I-K||Yu, N||Zbroszczyk, H||Zha, W||Zhang, XP||Zhang, Y||Zhang, J||Zhang, J||Zhang, S||Zhang, S||Zhang, Z||Zhang, JB||Zhao, J||Zhong, C||Zhou, L||Zhu, X||Zoulkarneeva, Y||Zyzak, M

publication date

  • March 2016