May 22 – 28, 2011
Centre Bonlieu
Europe/Zurich timezone

Investigating jet and non-jet contributions to long range pseudo-rapidity correlations in di-hadron measurements from STAR.

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Théâtre National (Centre Bonlieu)

Théâtre National

Centre Bonlieu

Board: 15
Poster Jets


Chanaka De Silva (University of Houston)


Two particle number correlations in relative azimuth and pseudo-rapidity ($\Delta \phi$, $\Delta \eta$) develop novel features in heavy ion collisions at 200 GeV when compared to p+p results at the same energy. Earlier STAR results have shown a $\Delta \eta$ elongated structure for the small $\Delta \phi$ angles (on the same-side) and the development of significant deformations at $\Delta \phi \aprox \pi$ (on the away-side). In this talk we will present new results from such correlation analysis that show unambiguously formation of a double-hump structure on the away side in raw correlation measured in very central Au+Au collisions for intermediate pT (2$<$pT$<$5GeV/c) particles. We carry out systematic investigation of the same- and away-side features by varying the event centrality and kinematic selection for 200GeV Cu+Cu and Au+Au collisions. To characterize the observed correlation structure we fit the data with a multi-component model that includes a same side Gaussian and higher order Fourier moments (vn; n = 1,2,3,4). The impact of including the third Fourier moment in the fit on the elongated same-side structure and the second Fourier moment (related to the elliptic flow strength) is discussed. Finally we compare our data to theoretical expectations based on CGC initial conditions [1], [2], initial density fluctuations [3] and pQCD [4]. We conclude that, within the studied model, the same-side eta elongated structure is consistent with a coexistence of jet and non-jet contributions. [1]. Gavin, McLerran and Moschelli: Phys.Rev.C79:051902, 2009 [2]. Moschelli and Gavin: Nucl.Phys.A836: 43-58, 2010 [3]. Alver and Roland: Phys.Rev.C81:054905, 2010 [4]. T. Trainor and D. Kettler: Phys.Rev.C.83:034903, 2011

Primary author

Chanaka De Silva (University of Houston)

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