Physics and Astronomy
Journal or Book Title
Physical Review C
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.
American Physical Society
Adare, Andrew; Campbell, Sarah C.; Ding, Lei; Dion, Alan; Grau, Nathan C.; Hill, John C.; Hotvedt, Nels J.; Kempel, Todd; Lajoie, John G.; Lebedev, Alexandre; Ogilvie, Craig; Patel, Milap R.; Pei, H.; Perry, Joshua; Rinn, Timothy T.; Rosati, Marzia; Semenov, Alexey Yu.; Shimomura, M.; Silva, C. L.; Skutnik, S.; Timilsina, Arbin; Vale, Carla; Wei, Feng; et al.; and PHENIX Collaboration, "Scaling properties of fractional momentum loss of high-p(T) hadrons in nucleus-nucleus collisions at root s(NN) from 62.4 GeV to 2.76 TeV" (2016). Physics and Astronomy Publications. 223.