Direct Observation of Dijets in Central Au+Au Collisions at √sNN=200  GeV

Adams, J. and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Zuo, J. X. (STAR Collaboration) (2006) Direct Observation of Dijets in Central Au+Au Collisions at √sNN=200  GeV. Physical Review Letters, 97 (16). pp. 162301-6. ISSN 0031-9007

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The STAR Collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider reports measurements of azimuthal correlations of high transverse momentum (p_T) charged hadrons in Au+Au collisions at higher p_T than reported previously. As p_T is increased, a narrow, back-to-back peak emerges above the decreasing background, providing a clear dijet signal for all collision centralities studied. Using these correlations, we perform a systematic study of dijet production and suppression in nuclear collisions, providing new constraints on the mechanisms underlying partonic energy loss in dense matter.

Item Type: Article
Date: October 2006
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2006) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 11:11
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 11:11

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