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Isolation of flow and nonflow correlations by two- and four-particle cumulant measurements of azimuthal harmonics in sNN=200GeV Au+Au collisions

  • Author(s): Abdelwahab, NM
  • Adamczyk, L
  • Adkins, JK
  • Agakishiev, G
  • Aggarwal, MM
  • Ahammed, Z
  • Alekseev, I
  • Alford, J
  • Anson, CD
  • Aparin, A
  • Arkhipkin, D
  • Aschenauer, EC
  • Averichev, GS
  • Banerjee, A
  • Beavis, DR
  • Bellwied, R
  • Bhasin, A
  • Bhati, AK
  • Bhattarai, P
  • Bielcik, J
  • Bielcikova, J
  • Bland, LC
  • Bordyuzhin, IG
  • Borowski, W
  • Bouchet, J
  • Brandin, AV
  • Brovko, SG
  • Bültmann, S
  • Bunzarov, I
  • Burton, TP
  • Butterworth, J
  • Caines, H
  • de la Barca Sánchez, CM
  • Campbell, JM
  • Cebra, D
  • Cendejas, R
  • Cervantes, MC
  • Chaloupka, P
  • Chang, Z
  • Chattopadhyay, S
  • Chen, HF
  • Chen, JH
  • Chen, L
  • Cheng, J
  • Cherney, M
  • Chikanian, A
  • Christie, W
  • Codrington, MJM
  • Contin, G
  • Cramer, JG
  • Crawford, HJ
  • Cui, X
  • Das, S
  • Davila Leyva, A
  • DeSilva, LC
  • Debbe, RR
  • Dedovich, TG
  • Deng, J
  • Derevschikov, AA
  • de Souza, RD
  • di Ruzza, B
  • Didenko, L
  • Dilks, C
  • Ding, F
  • Djawotho, P
  • Dong, X
  • Drachenberg, JL
  • Draper, JE
  • Du, CM
  • Dunkelberger, LE
  • Dunlop, JC
  • Efimov, LG
  • Engelage, J
  • Engle, KS
  • Eppley, G
  • Eun, L
  • Evdokimov, O
  • Eyser, O
  • Fatemi, R
  • Fazio, S
  • Fedorisin, J
  • Filip, P
  • Fisyak, Y
  • Flores, CE
  • Gagliardi, CA
  • Gangadharan, DR
  • Garand, D
  • Geurts, F
  • Gibson, A
  • Girard, M
  • Gliske, S
  • Greiner, L
  • Grosnick, D
  • Gunarathne, DS
  • Guo, Y
  • Gupta, A
  • Gupta, S
  • Guryn, W
  • Haag, B
  • Hamed, A
  • et al.
Abstract

© 2015 The Authors. A data-driven method was applied to Au+Au collisions at sNN=200GeV made with the STAR detector at RHIC to isolate pseudorapidity distance δη-dependent and δη-independent correlations by using two- and four-particle azimuthal cumulant measurements. We identified a δη-independent component of the correlation, which is dominated by anisotropic flow and flow fluctuations. It was also found to be independent of η within the measured range of pseudorapidity |η|<1. In 20-30% central Au+Au collisions, the relative flow fluctuation was found to be 34%±2%(stat.)±3%(sys.) for particles with transverse momentum pT less than 2 GeV/c. The δη-dependent part, attributed to nonflow correlations, is found to be 5%±2%(sys.) relative to the flow of the measured second harmonic cumulant at |δη|>0.7.

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