Azimuthally sensitive correlations in nucleus-nucleus collisions

  title={Azimuthally sensitive correlations in nucleus-nucleus collisions},
  author={Nicolas Borghini and J-Y. Ollitrault},
  journal={Physical Review C},
We define a set of model-independent observables which generally characterize the azimuthal dependence of two-particle correlations in nucleus-nucleus collisions. We explain how they can be analyzed, and show to what extent such analyses are model dependent. We discuss specific applications to the anisotropic flow of decaying particles, azimuthally sensitive Hanbury-Brown Twiss interferometry, and correlations between particles at large transverse momentum. A quantitative prediction is made for… 

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