Performance studies of anisotropic flow with MPD at NICA

Apr 17, 2019, 3:15 PM


Oral High Energy Physics High energy physics


Mr Peter Parfenov (MEPhI, Moscow)


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 \sqrt{s_{NN}}=4−11 GeV 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.

Primary author

Mr Peter Parfenov (MEPhI, Moscow)


Dr Arkadiy Taranenko (NRNU MEPhI) Ilya Selyuzhenkov (GSI / MEPhI)

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