Campus Units

Physics and Astronomy

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2-22-2016

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review C

Volume

93

Issue

2

First Page

024911

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevC.93.024911

Abstract

Measurements of the fractional momentum loss (S-loss = delta p(T) / p(T)) of high-transverse-momentum-identified hadrons in heavy-ion collisions are presented. Using pi(0) in Au + Au and Cu + Cu collisions at root s(NN) = 62.4 and 200 GeV measured by the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and and charged hadrons in Pb + Pb collisions measured by the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, we studied the scaling properties of S-loss as a function of a number of variables: the number of participants, N-part, the number of quark participants, N-qp, the charged-particle density, dN(ch)/d(eta), and the Bjorken energy density times the equilibration time, epsilon(Bj)tau(0). We find that the p(T), where S-loss has its maximum, varies both with centrality and collision energy. Above the maximum, S-loss tends to follow a power-law function with all four scaling variables. The data at root s(NN) = 200 GeV and 2.76 TeV, for sufficiently high particle densities, have a common scaling of S-loss with dN(ch)/d(eta) and epsilon(Bj)tau(0), lending insight into the physics of parton energy loss.

Comments

This is an article from Physical Review C 93 (2016): 024911, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.93.024911. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

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application/pdf

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