Extraction of the specific shear viscosity of quark-gluon plasma from two-particle transverse momentum correlations

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González, Victor and Basu, Sumit and Marin, Ana and Pan, Jinjin and Ladron de Guevara, Pedro and Pruneau, Claude A. (2021) Extraction of the specific shear viscosity of quark-gluon plasma from two-particle transverse momentum correlations. The European Physical Journal C, 81 (5). ISSN 1434-6044

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The specific shear viscosity, η/s, of the quark-gluon plasma formed in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions at RHIC and LHC is estimated based on the progressive longitudinal broadening of transverse momentum two-particle correlators, G2, reported as a function of collision centrality by the STAR and ALICE experiments. Estimates are computed as a function of collision centrality using the Gavin ansatz which relates the G2 longitudinal broadening to the specific shear viscosity. Freeze out times required for the use of the ansatz are computed using a linear fit of freeze out times reported as a function of the cubic root of the charged particle pseudorapidity density (dNch/dη)1/3. Estimates of η/s based on ALICE data exhibit little to no dependence on collision centrality at LHC energy, while estimates obtained from STAR data hint that η/s might be a function of collision centrality at top RHIC energy.


Item Type:Article
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Particles
Sciences > Physics > Quantum theory
ID Code:74464
Deposited On:20 Sep 2022 13:05
Last Modified:21 Sep 2022 07:45

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