Direct photon elliptic flow in Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN=2.76 TeV
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The elliptic flow of inclusive and direct photons was measured at mid-rapidity in two centrality classes 0–20% and 20–40% in Pb–Pb collisions at TeV by ALICE. Photons were detected with the highly segmented electromagnetic calorimeter PHOS and via conversions in the detector material with the pairs reconstructed in the central tracking system. The results of the two methods were combined and the direct-photon elliptic flow was extracted in the transverse momentum range . A comparison to RHIC data shows a similar magnitude of the measured direct-photon elliptic flow. Hydrodynamic and transport model calculations are systematically lower than the data, but are found to be compatible.
CitationAcharya S, Acosta, Adamová D, Adolfsson J, Aggarwal MM, Aglieri Rinella G, Agnello M, Agrawal N, Ahammed Z, Ahn SU, Alme J, Altenkaemper L, Djuvsland Ø, Ersdal MR, Fionda FMC, Nystrand J, Rehman Au, Røhrich D, Tambave GJ, Ullaland K, Wagner B, Zhou Z, Arsene IC, Bätzing P, Dordic O, Lardeux A, Lindal S, Mahmood SM, Malik QW, Richter M, Røed K, Skaali TB, Tveter TS, Wikne JC, Zhao C, Helstrup H, Hetland KF, Kileng B, Nesbø SV, Storetvedt M, Langøy R, Lien JA, Aiola S, Akindinov A, Al-Turany M, Alam SN, De Albuquerque DS, Aleksandrov D, Alessandro B, Alfaro Molina JR, ALICE C. Direct photon elliptic flow in Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN=2.76 TeV. Physics Letters B. 2019;789:308-322
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