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Title: Parton model description of multiparticle azimuthal correlations in p A collisions

In [1], an initial state “parton model” of quarks scattering off a dense nuclear target was shown to qualitatively reproduce the systematics of multiparticle azimuthal anisotropy cumulants measured in proton/deuteron-nucleus (pA) collisions at RHIC and the LHC. The systematics included i) the behavior of the four-particle cumulant c 2{4}, which generates a real four-particle second Fourier harmonic v 2{4}, ii) the ordering v 2{2} > v 2{4} ≈ v 2{6} ≈ v 2{8} for two-, four-, six-, and eight-particle Fourier harmonics, iii) the behavior of so-called symmetric cumulants SC(2,3) and SC(2,4). These features of azimuthal multiparticle cumulants were previously interpreted as a signature of hydrodynamic flow; our results challenge this interpretation. We expand here upon our previous study and present further details and novel results on the saturation scale and transverse momentum (p ) dependence of multiparticle azimuthal correlations. We find that the dependence of v 2{2} and v 2{4} on the number of color domains in the target varies with the p window explored. We extend our prior discussion of symmetric cumulants and compute as yet unmeasured symmetric cumulants. We investigate the N c dependence of v 2{2} and v 2{4}. We contrast our results, which include multiplemore » scatterings of each quark off the target, to the Glasma graph approximation, where each quark suffers at most two gluon exchanges with the target. We find that coherent multiple scattering is essential to obtain a positive definite v 2{4}. We provide an algorithm to compute expectation values of arbitrary products of the “dipole” lightlike Wilson line correlators.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. American Physical Society, NY (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Physics Department
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Physics Department; Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Physics Department
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-203402-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704; FG02-88ER40388; AC02-05CH11231
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
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; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1418085
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1430888