Flow analysis from multiparticle azimuthal correlations

@article{Borghini2001FlowAF,
  title={Flow analysis from multiparticle azimuthal correlations},
  author={Nicolas Borghini and Phuong Mai Dinh and Jean-Yves Ollitrault Ulb and Bruxelles Saclay},
  journal={Physical Review C},
  year={2001},
  volume={64},
  pages={054901}
}
We present a new method for analyzing directed and elliptic flow in heavy-ion collisions. Unlike standard methods, it separates the contribution of flow to azimuthal correlations from contributions due to other effects. The separation relies on a cumulant expansion of multiparticle azimuthal correlations, and includes corrections for detector inefficiencies. This new method allows the measurement of the flow of identified particles in narrow phase-space regions, and can be used in every regime… Expand
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