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 [Formula Presented] collisions as the incident energy increases is consistent with the calculated results using a stiff nuclear equation of state [Formula Presented] 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. © 1999 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 14

publication date

  • June 1999