Longitudinal broadening of quenched jets in turbulent color fields.


Journal Article

The nearside distribution of particles at intermediate transverse momentum, associated with a high momentum trigger hadron produced in a high energy heavy-ion collision, is broadened in rapidity compared with the jet cone. This broadened distribution is thought to contain the energy lost by the progenitor parton of the trigger hadron. We show that the broadening can be explained as the final-state deflection of the gluons radiated from the hard parton inside the medium by soft, transversely oriented, turbulent color fields that arise in the presence of plasma instabilities. The magnitude of the effect is found to grow with medium size and density and diminish with increasing energy of the associated hadron.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Majumder, A; Müller, B; Bass, SA

Published Date

  • July 25, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 99 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 042301 -

PubMed ID

  • 17678353

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17678353

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physrevlett.99.042301


  • eng