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Jun 24 – 28, 2019
US/Eastern timezone
5th International Conference on the Initial Stages in High-Energy Nuclear Collisions

Longitudinal fluctuations and decorrelations of anisotropic flows in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

Jun 25, 2019, 6:00 PM
301 (Pupin)



Oral Initial conditions for hydrodynamics & transport coefficients Parallel: Initial conditions for hydrodynamics & transport coefficients


Guang-You Qin (Central China Normal University)


We study the longitudinal decorrelations of elliptic, triangular and quadrangular flows in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC and RHIC energies. The event-by-event CLVisc (3+1)-dimensional hydrodynamics model, combined with the fully fluctuating AMPT initial conditions, is utilized to simulate the space-time evolution of the strongly-coupled quark-gluon plasma. Detailed analysis is performed for the longitudinal decorrelations of flow vectors, flow magnitudes and flow orientations. We find strong correlations between final-state longitudinal decorrelations of anisotropic flows and initial-state longitudinal structures and collision geometry: the decorrelation of elliptic flow shows a non-monotonic centrality dependence due to initial elliptic geometry, while the longitudinal flow decorrelations are typically larger in lower energy and less central collisions where the mean lengths of the string structure are shorter in the initial states.

Primary authors

Guang-You Qin (Central China Normal University) Xiang-Yu Wu Long-Gang Pang Xin-Nian Wang (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

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