Charged-particle angular correlations in XeXe collisions at $\sqrt{s_{_\mathrm{NN}}}=$ 5.44 TeV

  • Shimaa Abu Zeid (Creator)
  • Freya Blekman (Creator)
  • Jorgen D'Hondt (Creator)
  • Isabelle Helena De Bruyn (Creator)
  • Jarne Theo De Clercq (Creator)
  • Kevin Deroover (Creator)
  • Giannis Flouris (Creator)
  • Denys Lontkovskyi (Creator)
  • Steven Lowette (Creator)
  • Ivan Marchesini (Creator)
  • Seth Moortgat (Creator)
  • Lieselotte Moreels (Creator)
  • Quentin Python (Creator)
  • Kirill Skovpen (Creator)
  • Stefaan Tavernier (Creator)
  • Walter Van Doninck (Creator)
  • Petra Van Mulders (Creator)
  • Isis Marina Van Parijs (Creator)



Azimuthal correlations of charged particles in xenon-xenon collisions at a center-of-mass energy per nucleon pair of $ \sqrt{s_{_\mathrm{NN}}} = 5.44~$TeV are studied. The data were collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC with a total integrated luminosity of $3.42~\mathrm{\mu b}^{-1}$. The collective motion of the system formed in the collision is parameterized by a Fourier expansion of the azimuthal particle density distribution. The azimuthal anisotropy coefficients $v_{2}$, $v_{3}$, and $v_{4}$ are obtained by the scalar-product, two-particle correlation, and multiparticle correlation methods. Within a hydrodynamic picture, these methods have different sensitivities to non-collective and fluctuation effects. The dependence of the Fourier coefficients on the size of the colliding system is explored by comparing the xenon-xenon results with equivalent lead-lead data. Model calculations that include initial-state fluctuation effects are also compared to the experimental results. The observed angular correlations provide new constraints on the hydrodynamic description of heavy ion collisions.
Date made available30 Nov 2022


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