Effects of the detector non-uniformity in pion directed flow measurement relative to the spectator plane by the NA49 experiment at the CERN SPS
1 National Research Nuclear University (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) Moscow, Russia
2 GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany
3 Goethe-University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
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Published online: 3 April 2019
Results are presented for directed flow υ1 of negatively charged pions measured relative to the spectator plane in Pb+Pb collisions at the beam energy 40A GeV recorded by the NA49 experiment at CERN. The measurements were performed as a function of rapidity and transverse momentum in two classes of collision centrality. The projectile spectator symmetry plane is estimated using the transverse segmentation of the forward hadron calorimeters. Analysis details related to event selection and particle identification are provided along with a description of the procedure used to apply corrections for the limited detection efficiency. Additionally a systematic study of effects due to detector non-uniformity on pion directed flow measurement is presented.
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