Hydrodynamic predictions for 5.44 TeV Xe+Xe collisions

Giuliano Giacalone, Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler, Matthew Luzum, Jean Yves Ollitrault

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We argue that relativistic hydrodynamics is able to make robust predictions for soft particle production in Xe+Xe collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The change of system size from Pb+Pb to Xe+Xe provides a unique opportunity to test the scaling laws inherent to fluid dynamics. Using event-by-event hydrodynamic simulations, we make quantitative predictions for several observables: mean transverse momentum, anisotropic flow coefficients, and their fluctuations. Results are shown as a function of collision centrality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number034904
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 6 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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