Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Azimuthal anisotropy: The higher harmonics
- Author(s): Poskanzer, Arthur M.
- STAR Collaboration
- et al.
We report the first observations of the fourth harmonic (v_4) in the azimuthal distribution of particles at RHIC. The measurement was done taking advantage of the large elliptic flow generated at RHIC. The integrated v_4 is about a factor of 10 smaller than v_2. For the sixth (v_6) and eighth (v_8) harmonics upper limits on the magnitudes are reported.