EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 171, 201817th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter (SQM 2017)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||02 February 2018|
Study of Lambda polarization at RHIC BES and LHC energies
INFN - Sezione di Firenze, Via G. Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy
2 SUBATECH, University of Nantes – IN2P3/CNRS – IMT Atlantique, Nantes, France
3 Universitá di Firenze, Via G. Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy
Published online: 2 February 2018
In hydrodynamic approach to relativistic heavy ion collisions, hadrons with nonzero spin, produced out of the hydrodynamic medium, can acquire polarization via spin-vorticity thermodynamic coupling mechanism. The hydrodynamical quantity steering the polarization is the thermal vorticity, that is minus the antisymmetric part of the gradient of four-temperature field. Based on this mechanism there have been several calculations in hydrodynamic and non-hydrodynamic models for non-central heavy ion collisions in the RHIC Beam Energy Scan energy range, showing that the amount of polarization of produced Λ hyperons ranges from few percents to few permille, and decreases with collision energy. We report on an extension of our existing calculation of global Λ polarization in UrQMD+vHLLE model to full RHIC and LHC energies, and discuss the component of polarization along the beam direction, which is the dominant one at high energies.
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