Parton energy loss with detailed balance.


Journal Article

Stimulated gluon emission and thermal absorption, in addition to induced radiation, are considered for an energetic parton propagating inside a quark-gluon plasma. In the presence of thermal gluons, stimulated emission reduces, while absorption increases, the parton's energy. The net effect is a reduction of the parton energy loss. Though decreasing asymptotically as T/E with the parton energy, the relative reduction is found to be important for intermediate energies. The modified energy dependence of the energy loss will affect the shape of suppression of moderately high p(T) hadrons due to jet quenching in high-energy heavy-ion collisions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, E; Wang, XN

Published Date

  • October 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 14

Start / End Page

  • 142301 -

PubMed ID

  • 11580643

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11580643

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.142301


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States