Strange hadron elliptic flow from 200 GeV Cu+Cu collisions

Research paper by Shusu Shi, for the STAR collaboration

Indexed on: 20 Jun '09Published on: 20 Jun '09Published in: Nuclear Experiment


Collective flow reflects dynamical evolution in high-energy heavy ion collisions. In particular, the strange hadron elliptic flow reflects early collision dynamics. We present results from a systematic analysis of the centrality dependence of strange hadron elliptic flow ($v_2$) measurement of $K_{S}^{0}$, $\Lambda$ and $\Xi$ for Cu + Cu collisions at 200 GeV. Results for Cu + Cu collisions are compared with results previously reported for Au + Au collisions. We will also compare our data with results from ideal hydrodynamic calculations.