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Journal Articles Physical Review Letters Year : 2013

Directed flow of charged particles at mid-rapidity relative to the spectator plane in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt{s_NN}=2.76 TeV

B. Abelev
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Laurent Aphecetche
Guillaume Batigne
B. Cheynis
B. Erazmus
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Magali Estienne
Marie Germain
Maxime Guilbaud
Gines Martinez Garcia
Philippe Pillot
Alexandre Shabetai
Diego Stocco

Abstract

The directed flow of charged particles at mid-rapidity is measured in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt{s_NN}=2.76 TeV relative to the collision plane defined by the spectator nucleons. Both, the rapidity odd (v_1^odd) and even (v_1^even) directed flow components are reported. The v_1^odd component has a negative slope as a function of pseudorapidity similar to that observed at the highest RHIC energy, but with about a three times smaller magnitude. The v^even component is found to be non-zero and independent of pseudorapidity. Both components show little dependence on the collision centrality and change sign at transverse momenta around 1.2-1.7 GeV/c for midcentral collisions. The shape of v_1^even as a function of transverse momentum and a vanishing transverse momentum shift along the spectator deflection for v_1^even are consistent with dipole-like initial density fluctuations in the overlap zone of the nuclei.

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in2p3-00835541 , version 1 (19-06-2013)

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B. Abelev, Laurent Aphecetche, A. Baldisseri, Guillaume Batigne, I. Belikov, et al.. Directed flow of charged particles at mid-rapidity relative to the spectator plane in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt{s_NN}=2.76 TeV. Physical Review Letters, 2013, 111, pp.232302. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.232302⟩. ⟨in2p3-00835541⟩
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