Di-Jet Imbalance Measurements in Central Au+Au Collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV from STAR

29 Sep 2015  ·  Kauder Kolja for the STAR Collaboration ·

The STAR collaboration reports the first measurements of the transverse momentum asymmetry $A_J$ of di-jet pairs in central gold-gold collisions and minimum bias proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV at RHIC. We focus on anti-$k_T$ di-jets with a leading jet $p_T>20$ GeV/$c$ and a subleading jet $p_T>10$ GeV/$c$, with a constituent cut of 2 GeV/$c$, which reduces the effect of the underlying heavy-ion background... We examine the evolution of $A_J$ while reclustering these same di-jets with a lower constituent cut of 200 MeV/$c$. For the low $p_T$ constituent cut with a resolution parameter of $R=0.4$, the balance between the di-jets is restored to the level of p+p collisions which indicates the lost energy observed for di-jets with a constituent cut of $p_T ^{\text{Cut}}>2$ GeV/$c$ is recovered. Further variations of $R$ and the constituent \pT-cutoff indicate that the lost energy is redistributed in the form of soft particles, accompanied by a broadening of the jet structure. read more

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