Nuclear Physics Seminar

Flow in the RHIC Beam Energy Scan

Alex Schmah (LBL)

Thursday, July 25th, 2013, 10:00am

Elliptic and direct flow are important observables to study the early evolution of the created matter in relativistic heavy-ion collision experiments. It is expected that flow is sensitive to a phase transition from a quark gluon plasma to a hadron gas phase. A beam energy scan program was carried out at RHIC to find signatures for this phase transition. I will present the latest flow results from STAR from the beam energy scan and discuss the number-of-constituent quark scaling of v2 and blast wave fits.

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