Artículos de revistas
Temporal evolution of tubular initial conditions and their influence on two-particle correlations in relativistic nuclear collisions
PHYSICS LETTERS B, AMSTERDAM, v. 712, n. 3, supl. 1, Part 1, pp. 226-230, 38869, 2012
Andrade, Rone Peterson Galvão de
Grassi, Frederique Marie Brigitte Sylvie
Relativistic nuclear collisions data on two-particle correlations exhibit structures as function of relative azimuthal angle and rapidity. A unified description of these near-side and away-side structures is proposed for low to moderate transverse momentum. It is based on the combined effect of tubular initial conditions and hydrodynamical expansion. Contrary to expectations, the hydrodynamics solution shows that the high-energy density tubes (leftover from the initial particle interactions) give rise to particle emission in two directions and this is what leads to the various structures. This description is sensitive to some of the initial tube parameters and may provide a probe of the strong interaction. This explanation is compared with an alternative one where some triangularity in the initial conditions is assumed. A possible experimental test is suggested. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.