Physical Review C 81,6 (2010)
We investigate effects of cluster particle correlations on two- and three-particle azimuth correlator observables sensitive to local strong parity violation. We use two-particle angular correlation measurements as inputs and estimate the magnitudes of the effects with straightforward assumptions. We found that the measurements of the azimuth correlator observables in the STAR experiment can be entirely accounted for by cluster particle correlations together with a reasonable range of cluster anisotropy in nonperipheral collisions. Our result suggests that new physics, such as local strong parity violation, may not be required to explain the correlator data.
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