Measurement of longitudinal flow decorrelations in Pb+Pb collisions at √sNN=2.76 and 5.02 TeV with the ATLAS detector
European Physical Journal C
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Measurements of longitudinal flow correlations are presented for charged particles in the pseudorapidity range | η| < 2.4 using 7 and 470 μ b - 1 of Pb+Pb collisions at sNN=2.76 and 5.02 TeV, respectively, recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. It is found that the correlation between the harmonic flow coefficients v n measured in two separated η intervals does not factorise into the product of single-particle coefficients, and this breaking of factorisation, or flow decorrelation, increases linearly with the η separation between the intervals. The flow decorrelation is stronger at 2.76 TeV than at 5.02 TeV. Higher-order moments of the correlations are also measured, and the corresponding linear coefficients for the kth -moment of the v n are found to be proportional to k for v 3 , but not for v 2 . The decorrelation effect is separated into contributions from the magnitude of v n and the event-plane orientation, each as a function of η. These two contributions are found to be comparable. The longitudinal flow correlations are also measured between v n of different order in n. The decorrelations of v 2 and v 3 are found to be independent of each other, while the decorrelations of v 4 and v 5 are found to be driven by the nonlinear contribution from v22 and v 2 v 3 , respectively.
AuthorsAaboud, M; Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Abidi, SH; AbouZeid, OS; Abraham, NL; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adachi, S; Adamczyk, L; Adelman, J; Adersberger, M; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Afik, Y; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Agheorghiesei, C; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akatsuka, S; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akilli, E; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albicocco, P; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Alderweireldt, SC; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M; Ali, B; Aliev, M; Alimonti, G; Alison, J; Alkire, SP; Allbrooke, BMM; Allen, BW; Allport, PP; Aloisio, A; Alonso, A; Alonso, F; Alpigiani, C; Alshehri, AA; Alstaty, MI; Alvarez Gonzalez, B; Álvarez Piqueras, D; Alviggi, MG; Amadio, BT; Amaral Coutinho, Y; Amelung, C; Amidei, D; Amor Dos Santos, SP; Amoroso, S; Amundsen, G; Anastopoulos, C; Ancu, LS; Andari, N; Andeen, T; Anders, CF; Anders, JK; Anderson, KJ; Andreazza, A; Andrei, V; Angelidakis, S; Angelozzi, I; Angerami, A; Anisenkov, AV; Anjos, N; Annovi, A; Antel, C; Antonelli, M; Antonov, A; Antrim, DJ; Anulli, F; Aoki, M; Aperio Bella, L
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