Feeding of the elliptic flow by hard partons

Boris Tomik, P. Lévai

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Abstract

We propose that in nuclear collisions at the LHC the elliptic flow may get a contribution from leading hard and semi-hard partons which deposit energy and momentum into the hydrodynamic bulk medium. The crucial effect is that these partons induce wakes which interact and merge if they come together. The contribution to the integrated elliptic flow is estimated with the help of a toy model to about 25% of the observed value and shows strong event-by-event fluctuations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number095101
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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Feeding of the elliptic flow by hard partons. / Tomik, Boris; Lévai, P.

In: Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, Vol. 38, No. 9, 095101, 09.2011.

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