Centrality dependence of pion freeze-out radii in Pb-Pb collisions at root s(NN)=2.76 TeV

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Adam , J , Brucken , E J , Chang , B , Hilden , T E , Kim , D J , Kral , J , Mieskolainen , M M , Orava , R , Rak , J , Räsänen , S S , Snellman , T W , Trzaska , W H & The ALICE Collaboration 2016 , ' Centrality dependence of pion freeze-out radii in Pb-Pb collisions at root s(NN)=2.76 TeV ' Physical Review C , vol. 93 , no. 2 , 024905 . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.93.024905

Title: Centrality dependence of pion freeze-out radii in Pb-Pb collisions at root s(NN)=2.76 TeV
Author: Adam, J.; Adamova, D.; Aggarwal, M. M.; Rinella, G. Aglieri; Agnello, M.; Agrawal, N.; Ahammed, Z.; Ahn, S. U.; Aimo, I.; Aiola, S.; Ajaz, M.; Akindinov, A.; Alam, S. N.; Aleksandrov, D.; Alessandro, B.; Alexandre, D.; Molina, R. Alfaro; Alici, A.; Alkin, A.; Almaraz, J. R. M.; Alme, J.; Alt, T.; Altinpinar, S.; Altsybeev, I.; Prado, C. Alves Garcia; Andrei, C.; Andronic, A.; Anguelov, V.; Anielski, J.; Anticic, T.; Antinori, F.; Antonioli, P.; Aphecetche, L.; Appelshaeuser, H.; Arcelli, S.; Armesto, N.; Arnaldi, R.; Arsene, I. C.; Arslandok, M.; Brucken, E. J.; Chang, B.; Hilden, T. E.; Kim, D. J.; Kral, J.; Mieskolainen, M. M.; Orava, R.; Rak, J.; Räsänen, S. S.; Snellman, T. W.; Trzaska, W. H.
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä
University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä
University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä
Date: 2016-02-04
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Physical Review C
ISSN: 2469-9985
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/160885
Abstract: We report on the measurement of freeze-out radii for pairs of identical-charge pions measured in Pb-Pb collisions at root s(NN) = 2.76 TeV as a function of collision centrality and the average transverse momentum of the pair k(T). Three-dimensional sizes of the system (femtoscopic radii), as well as direction-averaged one-dimensional radii are extracted. The radii decrease with k(T), following a power-law behavior. This is qualitatively consistent with expectations from a collectively expanding system, produced in hydrodynamic calculations. The radii also scale linearly with <dN(ch)/d eta >(1/3). This behavior is compared to world data on femtoscopic radii in heavy-ion collisions. While the dependence is qualitatively similar to results at smaller root s(NN), a decrease in the ratio R-out/R-side is seen, which is in qualitative agreement with a specific prediction from hydrodynamic models: a change from inside-out to outside-in freeze-out configuration. The results provide further evidence for the production of a collective, strongly coupled system in heavy-ion collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.
Subject: BOSE-EINSTEIN CORRELATIONS
HEAVY-ION COLLISIONS
QUARK-GLUON PLASMA
TRANSVERSE-MOMENTUM
COULOMB CORRECTIONS
INTERFEROMETRY
FEMTOSCOPY
COLLABORATION
PERSPECTIVE
HADRON
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