What can we learn from dijets? A systematic study at RHIC with VNI/BMS


Journal Article

We present a systematic study of dijet suppression at RHIC using the VNI/BMS parton cascade. We examine the medium modification of the dijet asymmetry A j and the energy distribution within the dijets (jet-shape). Understanding the sensitivity of these observables to properties of the deconfined medium and to experimental factors is vital if dijets are to be useful for QCD tomography. VNI/BMS provides a controllable test-bed with sufficient complexity to model jet modification without confounding results with fluctuations from hydrodynamics and hadronization. Dijets are examined under the modification of: the jet transport coefficient qhat; the path length of leading and sub-leading jets; jet cone angle and the jet-medium interaction mechanism. We find that A j is very sensitive to the distance traveled by the secondary jet, the jet shape is dominated by qhat and the nature of the interaction mechanism. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coleman-Smith, CE; Müller, B

Published Date

  • August 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 910-911 /

Start / End Page

  • 429 - 432

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0375-9474

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2012.12.014

Citation Source

  • Scopus