Anisotropic flow in Cu+Au collisions at sNN=200 GeV Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The anisotropic flow of charged hadrons in asymmetric Cu+Au collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider is studied in a multiphase transport model. Compared with previous results for symmetric Au+Au collisions, charged hadrons produced around midrapidity in asymmetric collisions are found to have a stronger directed flow v1 and their elliptic flow v2 is also more sensitive to the parton scattering cross section. Although higher order flows v3 and v4 are small at all rapidities, both v1 and v2 in these collisions are appreciable and show an asymmetry in forward and backward rapidities. © 2006 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, L., & Ko, C. M.

citation count

  • 15

publication date

  • January 2006