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Title: The effect of transverse flow on the nuclear modification factor at RHIC and LHC

We determine the nuclear modification factor at RHIC and LHC energies using a generic jet-energy loss model that is expanded by an additional flow factor accounting for the impact of transverse flow. We consider a pQCD-based ansatz with and without jet-energy loss fluctuations that is coupled to a state-of-the-art hydrodynamic prescription and includes a running coupling effect. We show that the nuclear modification factor is a rather insensitive quantity that is barely affected by the flow dynamics of the medium created in a heavy-ion collision.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
  2. Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, 10027 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22499063
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1701; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 11. conference on quark confinement and hadron spectrum, Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation), 8-12 Sep 2014; Other Information: (c) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BROOKHAVEN RHIC; CERN LHC; ENERGY LOSSES; FLUCTUATIONS; HEAVY ION REACTIONS; JETS; MODIFICATIONS; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS