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Title: Inclusive production of small radius jets in heavy-ion collisions

Abstract

Here, we develop a new formalism to describe the inclusive production of small radius jets in heavy-ion collisions, which is consistent with jet calculations in the simpler proton–proton system. Only at next-to-leading order (NLO) and beyond, the jet radius parameter R and the jet algorithm dependence of the jet cross section can be studied and a meaningful comparison to experimental measurements is possible. We are able to consistently achieve NLO accuracy by making use of the recently developed semi-inclusive jet functions within Soft Collinear Effective Theory (SCET). Additionally, single logarithms of the jet size parameter α$$n\atop{s}$$ln nR leading logarithmic (NLL R) accuracy in proton–proton collisions. The medium modified semi-inclusive jet functions are obtained within the framework of SCET with Glauber gluons that describe the interaction of jets with the medium. We also present numerical results for the suppression of inclusive jet cross sections in heavy ion collisions at the LHC and the formalism developed here can be extended directly to corresponding jet substructure observables.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy and Mani L. Bhaumik Inst. for Theoretical Physics; Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Theoretical Division
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Theoretical Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC). Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1349531
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1352379
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-20230
Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693; TRN: US1700563
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; 2012LANL7033
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 769; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Citation Formats

Kang, Zhong-Bo, Ringer, Felix, and Vitev, Ivan. Inclusive production of small radius jets in heavy-ion collisions. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.03.067.
Kang, Zhong-Bo, Ringer, Felix, & Vitev, Ivan. Inclusive production of small radius jets in heavy-ion collisions. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.03.067.
Kang, Zhong-Bo, Ringer, Felix, and Vitev, Ivan. Fri . "Inclusive production of small radius jets in heavy-ion collisions". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.03.067.
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abstractNote = {Here, we develop a new formalism to describe the inclusive production of small radius jets in heavy-ion collisions, which is consistent with jet calculations in the simpler proton–proton system. Only at next-to-leading order (NLO) and beyond, the jet radius parameter R and the jet algorithm dependence of the jet cross section can be studied and a meaningful comparison to experimental measurements is possible. We are able to consistently achieve NLO accuracy by making use of the recently developed semi-inclusive jet functions within Soft Collinear Effective Theory (SCET). Additionally, single logarithms of the jet size parameter α$n\atop{s}$lnnR leading logarithmic (NLLR) accuracy in proton–proton collisions. The medium modified semi-inclusive jet functions are obtained within the framework of SCET with Glauber gluons that describe the interaction of jets with the medium. We also present numerical results for the suppression of inclusive jet cross sections in heavy ion collisions at the LHC and the formalism developed here can be extended directly to corresponding jet substructure observables.},
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journal = {Physics Letters. Section B},
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year = {Fri Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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