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Energy density and path-length dependence of the fractional momentum loss in heavy-ion collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}}$ from 62.4 to 5020 GeV

Nov 2, 2017, 5:45 PM
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Edificio Carolino, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, 4 Sur 104 Col Centro. Puebla City, Mexico


Omar Vázquez Rueda (Universidad Nacional Autonoma (MX))


In this work a study of the fractional momentum loss ($S_{\rm loss}$) as a function of the characteristic path-length ($L$) and the Bjorken energy density times the equilibration time ($\epsilon_{\rm Bj}\tau_{0}$) for heavy-ion collisions at different $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}}$ is presented. The study has been conducted using inclusive charged particles from intermediate to large transverse momentum ($5 < p_{\rm T} < 20$\,GeV/$c$). Within uncertainties and for all the transverse momentum values which were explored, the fractional momentum loss linearly increases with $({\epsilon_{\rm Bj}\tau_{0}})^{3/8}$$L$. The functional form of $S_{\rm loss}$ vs. $({\epsilon_{\rm Bj}\tau_{0}})^{3/8}$$L$ seems to be universal. Moreover, for identified charged hadrons a linear relationship between $S_{\rm loss}$ and $L$ is also observed. The behaviour of data could provide important information aimed to understand the parton energy loss mechanism in heavy-ion collisions and some insight into the expected effect for small systems.

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Omar Vázquez Rueda (Universidad Nacional Autonoma (MX))

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