Measurement of jet suppression in central Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV

Adam, J. and Antičić, Tome and Erhardt, Filip and Gotovac, Sven and Mudnić, Eugen and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Simatović, Goran and Utrobičić, Antonija and Vicković, Linda and Zyzak, M. (ALICE Collaboration) (2015) Measurement of jet suppression in central Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV. Physics Letters B, 746. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0370-2693

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The transverse momentum (pT) spectrum and nuclear modification factor (RAA) of reconstructed jets in 0–10% and 10–30% central Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV were measured. Jets were reconstructed using the anti-kT jet algorithm with a resolution parameter of R = 0.2 from charged and neutral particles, utilizing the ALICE tracking detectors and Electromagnetic Calorimeter (EMCal). The jet pT spectra are reported in the pseudorapidity interval of |ηjet| < 0.5 for 40 < pT, jet < 120 GeV/c in 0–10% and for 30 < pT, jet < 100 GeV/c in 10–30% collisions. Reconstructed jets were required to contain a leading charged particle with pT > 5 GeV/c to suppress jets constructed from the combinatorial background in Pb–Pb collisions. The leading charged particle requirement applied to jet spectra both in pp and Pb– Pb collisions had a negligible effect on the RAA. The nuclear modification factor RAA was found to be 0.28 ± 0.04 in 0–10% and 0.35 ± 0.04 in 10–30% collisions, independent of pT, jet within the uncertainties of the measurement. The observed suppression is in fair agreement with expectations from two model calculations with different approaches to jet quenching.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: jet, suppression, central, Pb-Pb, √s = 2.76 TeV, ALICE, CERN
Date: 30 June 2015
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © 2015 CERN for the benefit of the ALICE Collaboration. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license ( Funded by SCOAP3. Received 6 February 2015. Received in revised form 25 March 2015. Accepted 20 April 2015. Available online 22 April 2015.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: Elsevier
Depositing User: Nikola Poljak
Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 12:37
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2017 18:11

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