Jet energy loss in heavy ion collisions from RHIC to LHC energies

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Abstract

The suppression of hadron production originated from the induced jet energy loss is one of the most accepted and well understood phenomena in heavy ion collisions, which indicates the formation of color deconfined matter consists of quarks, antiquarks and gluons. This phenomena has been seen at RHIC energies and now the first LHC results display a very similar effect. In fact, the suppression is so close to each other at 200 AGeV and 2.76 ATeV, that it is interesting to investigate if such a suppression pattern can exist at all. We use the Gyulassy-Levai-Vitev description of induced jet energy loss combined with different nuclear shadowing functions and describe the experimental data. We claim that a consistent picture can be obtained for the produced hot matter with a weak nuclear shadowing. The interplay between nuclear shadowing and jet energy loss playes a crucial role in the understanding of the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-152
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Physics A
Volume862-863
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2011

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Keywords

  • Jet energy loss
  • Nuclear shadowing
  • Quark-gluon plasma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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