Explanation of dijet asymmetry in Pb-pb collisions at the large hadron collider


Journal Article

We investigate the medium modification of a partonic jet shower traversing in a hot quark-gluon plasma. We derive and solve a differential equation that governs the evolution of the radiated gluon distribution as the jet propagates through the medium. Energy contained inside the jet cone is lost by dissipation through elastic collisions with the medium and by scattering of shower partons to larger angles. We find that the jet energy loss at early times is dominated by medium effects on the vacuum radiation, and by medium-induced radiation effects at late times. We compare our numerical results for the nuclear modification of the dijet asymmetry with that recently reported by the ATLAS Collaboration. © 2011 American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Qin, GY; Müller, B

Published Date

  • April 20, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 106 / 16

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.162302

Citation Source

  • Scopus