Effects of hadronic potentials on elliptic flows in relativistic heavy ion collisions Academic Article uri icon


  • Within the framework of a multiphase transport (AMPT) model that includes both initial partonic and final hadronic interactions, we show that including mean-field potentials in the hadronic phase leads to a splitting of the elliptic flows of particles and their antiparticles, thus providing a plausible explanation of the different elliptic flows between p and p̄, K+and K-, and π+and π-observed in the recent Beam Energy Scan (BES) program at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC). © 2012 American Physical Society.

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  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Xu, J., Chen, L., Ko, C. M., & Lin, Z.

citation count

  • 48

publication date

  • April 2012