22-26 October 2018
Hotel Intourist Kolomenskoye 4*
Europe/Moscow timezone

Anisotropic flow measured in Pb-Pb collisions with the NA49 experiment at the CERN SPS

25 Oct 2018, 17:45
Alekseevskiy hall (Hotel Intourist Kolomenskoye 4*)

Alekseevskiy hall

Hotel Intourist Kolomenskoye 4*

Kashirskoye shosse, 39B, Moscow, Russia, 115409
Plenary/section talk Nuclear physics: heavy ion Heavy Ion Physics


Mr. Oleg Golosov


Anisotropic flow at SPS energies was measured by the NA49 Collaboration more than 10 years
ago. Recently new data for Pb-Pb collisions were collected by the NA61/SHINE experiment
during the Pb-ion beam energy scan program at the SPS. This motivated a new analysis of the
available NA49 data, based on modern flow measurement techniques that will also utilize the
spectator fragments for reaction plane determination.
The new results on directed and elliptic flow in Pb-Pb collisions at beam energy of 40 A GeV
recorded with the fixed target experiment NA49 at CERN SPS are presented. Event
classification is based on the multiplicity of produced particles as well as on the energy of the
projectile spectators using the procedure implemented within the Centrality Framework
developed for the future CBM experiment at FAIR. To account for the azimuthal asymmetry of
the fixed target setup of the NA49 experiment, a three-subevent technique is used for the
determination of the reaction plane resolution. The reaction plane is estimated both from the
azimuthal asymmetry of the produced particles measured with the NA49 TPCs as well as by
using the transverse granularity of the NA49 forward VETO calorimeter. Corrections for the
detector acceptance anisotropy in the transverse plane are applied using an extension of the
Qn-Corrections Framework developed originally for the ALICE experiment at the LHC.
The results are compared with those previously obtained by the experiments STAR at RHIC
and NA49 at the SPS. The new study is complementary to the ongoing analysis of the recently
collected Pb-Pb data of the NA61/SHINE experiment at the CERN SPS and provide an
important reference for the performance investigations for the future CBM experiment at

Primary authors

Mr. Oleg Golosov Mr. Viktor Klochkov Dr. Ilya Selyuzhenkov Evgeny Kashirin (National Research Nuclear University MEPhI)

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