Elliptic and triangular flow anisotropy in deuteron-gold collisions at sNN =200 GeV at RHIC and in proton-lead collisions at sNN =5.02 TeV at the LHC


Journal Article

We study elliptic and triangular flow in the collisions of deuteron-gold nuclei at sNN=200 GeV at RHIC and of proton-lead nuclei at sNN=5.02 TeV at the LHC, utilizing (3+1)-dimensional ideal hydrodynamics for the dynamic evolution of the fireball and a Monte Carlo Glauber based energy deposition model for simulating the fluctuating initial conditions. Sizable values of elliptic and triangular flow are obtained for both colliding systems, and the results are consistent with PHENIX, ALICE, ATLAS, and CMS measurements. For these studied centralities, we find that the elliptic flow in proton-lead collisions is smaller than deuteron-gold collisions, while the triangular flows are comparable in both colliding systems. Our results indicate that the observed collective anisotropic flow in deuteron-gold and proton-lead collisions may be obtained from relativistic hydrodynamic evolution of the fireball with initial-state fluctuations. © 2014 American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Qin, GY; Müller, B

Published Date

  • April 3, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 89 / 4

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-490X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.89.044902

Citation Source

  • Scopus