Excitation function of nucleon and pion elliptic flow in relativistic heavy-ion collisions Academic Article uri icon


  • Within a relativistic transport model for heavy-ion collisions, we show that the recently observed characteristic change from out-of-plane to in-plane elliptic flow of protons in midcentral Au+Au collisions as the incident energy increases is consistent with the calculated results using a stiff nuclear equation of state (K = 380 MeV). We have also studied the elliptical flow of pions and the transverse momentum dependence of both the nucleon and pion elliptic flow in order to gain further insight about collision dynamics.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Li, B. A., Ko, C. M., Sustich, A. T., & Zhang, B.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Li, BA||Ko, CM||Sustich, AT||Zhang, B

publication date

  • January 1999