Performance studies of anisotropic flow with MPD at NICA
1 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Moscow, Russia
2 Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
3 GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany
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Published online: 3 April 2019
The Multi-Purpose Detector (MPD) at NICA collider has a substantial discovery potential concerning the exploration of the QCD phase diagram in the region of high net-baryon densities and moderate temperatures. The anisotropic transverse flow is one of the key observables to study the properties of dense matter created in heavy-ion collisions. The MPD performance for anisotropic flow measurements is studied with Monte-Carlo simulations of gold ions at NICA energies using different heavy-ion event generators. Different combinations of the MPD detector subsystems are used to investigate the possible systematic biases in flow measurements, and to study effects of detector azimuthal non-uniformity. The resulting performance of the MPD for flow measurements is demonstrated for directed and elliptic flow of identified charged hadrons as a function of rapidity and transverse momentum in different centrality classes.
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