System size and energy dependence of near-side dihadron correlations

Agakishiev, G. and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Zoulkarneeva, Y. (STAR Collaboration) (2012) System size and energy dependence of near-side dihadron correlations. Physical Review C, 85 (1). pp. 14903-16. ISSN 0556-2813

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Two-particle azimuthal (Δφ) and pseudorapidity (Δη) correlations using a trigger particle with large transverse momentum (pT) in d+Au, Cu+Cu, and Au+Au collisions at √sNN = 62.4 GeV and 200 GeV from the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider are presented. The near-side correlation is separated into a jet-like component, narrow in both Δφ and Δη, and the ridge, narrow in Δφ but broad in Δη. Both components are studied as a function of collision centrality, and the jet-like correlation is studied as a function of the trigger and associated pT. The behavior of the jet- like component is remarkably consistent for different collision systems, suggesting it is produced by fragmentation. The width of the jet-like correlation is found to increase with the system size. The ridge, previously observed in Au+Au collisions at √sNN = 200 GeV, is also found in Cu+Cu collisions and in collisions at √sNN = 62.4 GeV, but is found to be substantially smaller at √sNN = 62.4 GeV than at √sNN = 200 GeV for the same average number of participants (〈Npart〉). Measurements of the ridge are compared to models.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: system, energy, dihadron, correlations, STAR
Date: January 2012
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2012) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Project code: 119-0982887-1006
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2014 11:35
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 16:44

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