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Measurement of jet p T correlations in Pb + Pb and pp collisions at sNN=2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Ancu, Lucian Stefan / Benoit, Mathieu / Bilbao De Mendizabal, Javier / Calace, Noemi / Chatterjee, Avishek / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Coccaro, Andrea / Delitzsch, Chris Malena / Della Volpe, Domenico / Ferrere, Didier / Golling, Tobias / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Gramling, Johanna Léna / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / Katre, Akshay / Khoo, Teng Jian / Lanfermann, Marie Christine / Lionti, Anthony Eric / March Ruiz, Luis / Mermod, Philippe / Nackenhorst, Olaf / Paolozzi, Lorenzo / Ristic, Branislav / Schramm, Steven / Sfyrla, Anna / Wu, Xin
Published in Physics Letters. B. 2017, vol. 774, p. 379-402
Collection Open Access - SCOAP3
Abstract Measurements of dijet pT correlations in Pb+Pb and pp collisions at a nucleon–nucleon centre-of-mass energy of sNN=2.76 TeV are presented. The measurements are performed with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider using Pb+Pb and pp data samples corresponding to integrated luminosities of 0.14 nb −1 and 4.0 pb −1 , respectively. Jets are reconstructed using the anti- kt algorithm with radius parameter values R=0.3 and R=0.4 . A background subtraction procedure is applied to correct the jets for the large underlying event present in Pb+Pb collisions. The leading and sub-leading jet transverse momenta are denoted pT1 and pT2 . An unfolding procedure is applied to the two-dimensional ( pT1,pT2 ) distributions to account for experimental effects in the measurement of both jets. Distributions of (1/N)dN/dxJ , where xJ=pT2/pT1 , are presented as a function of pT1 and collision centrality. The distributions are found to be similar in peripheral Pb+Pb collisions and pp collisions, but highly modified in central Pb+Pb collisions. Similar features are present in both the R=0.3 and R=0.4 results, indicating that the effects of the underlying event are properly accounted for in the measurement. The results are qualitatively consistent with expectations from partonic energy loss models.
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Measurement of jet p T correlations in Pb + Pb and pp collisions at sNN=2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics Letters. B, 2017, vol. 774, p. 379-402. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:97174

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