Spectra and elliptic flow for identified hadrons in 2.76A TeV Pb + Pb collisions
Using the vishnu hybrid model that couples (2+1)-dimensional viscous hydrodynamics to a microscopic hadronic transport model, we calculate the multiplicity, pT spectra, and elliptic flow for pions, kaons, and protons in 2.76A TeV Pb+Pb collisions, using mc-kln initializations with smoothed initial conditions, obtained by averaging over a large number of events. The results from our calculations are compared to data from the ALICE Collaboration, showing nice agreement over several centrality bins. Using the same inputs, we predict the pT spectra and elliptic flow for Ï• mesons and explore their flow development in the strong and weak coupling limits through hydrodynamic calculations with different decoupling temperatures. In addition we study the influence of baryon and antibaryon annihilation processes on common observables and demonstrate that, by including annihilation processes below a switching temperature of 165 MeV, vishnu provides a good description of the multiplicity and pT spectra for pions, kaons, and protons measured by PHENIX and ALICE at both the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). © 2014 American Physical Society.
Song, H; Bass, SA; Heinz, U
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