SN0420 : Discussing the possibility of observation of parity violation in heavy ion collisions

Author(s):S. Voloshin
Date:Apr. 6, 2000
Abstract:It was recently argued that in heavy ion collision the parity could be broken. This Note addresses the question of possibility of the experimental detection of the effect. We discuss how parity violating effects would modify the final particle distributions and how one could construct variables sensitive to the effect, and which measurement would be the (most) conclusive. Discussing different observables we mostly concerned by the question if the ``signals'' can be faked by ``conventional'' effects (such as anisotropic flow, etc.) and make estimates of the signals.