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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2017, Article ID 1248563, 15 pages
Review Article

A Review of Elliptic Flow of Light Nuclei in Heavy-Ion Collisions at RHIC and LHC Energies

1Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80000, 3508 TA Utrecht, Netherlands
2School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Jatni 752050, India
3Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati 517507, India

Correspondence should be addressed to Md. Rihan Haque; ln.uu@euqah.r

Received 30 June 2016; Revised 27 September 2016; Accepted 29 May 2017; Published 15 August 2017

Academic Editor: Shi-Hai Dong

Copyright © 2017 Md. Rihan Haque et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.


We present a review of the measurements of elliptic flow () of light nuclei (, , , , and ) from the RHIC and LHC experiments. Light (anti)nuclei have been compared with that of (anti)proton. We observed a similar trend in light nuclei to that in identified hadron with respect to the general observations such as dependence, low mass ordering, and centrality dependence. We also compared the difference of nuclei and antinuclei with the corresponding difference of of proton and antiproton at various collision energies. Qualitatively they depict similar behavior. We also compare the data on light nuclei to various theoretical models such as blast-wave and coalescence. We then present a prediction of for and using coalescence and blast-wave models.