Radiative jet energy loss in a three-dimensional hydrodynamical medium and high pT azimuthal asymmetry of π0 suppression at mid and forward rapidity in Au+Au collisions at sNN=200 GeV


Journal Article

The nuclear modification factor RAA for π0 production in Au+Au collisions at s=200A GeV is calculated and studied at high transverse momenta pT. The soft thermalized nuclear medium is described within the framework of relativistic ideal three-dimensional hydrodynamics. The energy loss of partonic jets is evaluated in the context of gluon bremsstrahlung in the thermalized partonic matter. We provide a systematic analysis of the azimuthal asymmetry of π0 suppression at high pT in central and noncentral collisions at mid and forward rapidity. The determination of RAA as a function of pT at different azimuthal angles and different rapidities makes for a stringent test of our theoretical understanding of jet energy loss over a variety of in-medium path lengths, temperatures, and initial partonic jet energies. This lays the groundwork for a tomography of the nuclear medium. © 2007 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Qin, GY; Ruppert, J; Turbide, S; Gale, C; Nonaka, C; Bass, SA

Published Date

  • December 26, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 76 / 6

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-490X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.76.064907

Citation Source

  • Scopus