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Title: Tracing the origin of azimuthal gluon correlations in the color glass condensate

Here we examine the origins of azimuthal correlations observed in high energy proton-nucleus collisions by considering the simple example of the scattering of uncorrelated partons off color fields in a large nucleus. We demonstrate how the physics of fluctuating color fields in the color glass condensate (CGC) effective theory generates these azimuthal multiparticle correlations and compute the corresponding Fourier coefficients v n within different CGC approximation schemes. We discuss in detail the qualitative and quantitative differences between the different schemes. Lastly, we will show how a recently introduced color field domain model that captures key features of the observed azimuthal correlations can be understood in the CGC effective theory as a model of non-Gaussian correlations in the target nucleus.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Univ. of Jyvaskyla (Finland); Univ. of Helsinki (Finland)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Heidelberg Univ. (Germany). Inst. for Theoretische Physik
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-112119-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479; R&D Project: KB0301020; KB0301020
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704; AC02-05CH11231
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2016; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; Heavy Ion Phenomenology; QCD Phenomenology
OSTI Identifier:
1335445