Elliptic flow of resonances in relativistic heavy ion collisions: Probing final state interactions and the structure of resonances


Journal Article

We propose the measurement of the elliptic flow of hadron resonances at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider as a tool to probe the amount of hadronic final state interactions for resonances at intermediate and large transverse momenta. This can be achieved by looking at systematic deviations of the measured flow coefficient ν2 from the scaling law given by the quark recombination formalism. Our method can be generalized to explore the structure of exotic particles, such as the recently found pentaquark Θ+(1540).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nonaka, C; Müller, B; Asakawa, M; Bass, SA; Fries, RJ

Published Date

  • March 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 69 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 031902 - 031901

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.69.031902

Citation Source

  • Scopus