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Energy loss as the origin of a universal scaling law of the elliptic flow

  • Carlota AndrésEmail author
  • Mikhail Braun
  • Carlos Pajares
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

Abstract.

It is shown that the excellent scaling of the elliptic flow found for all centralities, species and energies from RHIC to the LHC for pT less than the saturation momentum is a consequence of the energy lost by a parton interacting with the color field produced in a nucleus-nucleus collision. In particular, the deduced shape of the scaling curve describes correctly all the data. We discuss the possible extensions to higher pT, proton-nucleus and proton-proton collisions as well as higher harmonics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlota Andrés
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mikhail Braun
    • 2
  • Carlos Pajares
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías IGFAEUniversidade de Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de CompostelaSpain
  2. 2.Department of High-Energy PhysicsSaint Petersburg State UniversitySaint PetersburgRussia

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