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30 September 2018 to 5 October 2018
Aix-Les-Bains, Savoie, France
Europe/Zurich timezone

Inclusive jet measurements in pp and Pb-Pb collisions with ALICE

3 Oct 2018, 11:05
Aix-Les-Bains, Savoie, France

Aix-Les-Bains, Savoie, France

Aix-Les-Bains, Congress Center Student Lectures Day: September 30 at CERN
2a) Jets and high-pT hadrons (TALK) Parallel 2


James Mulligan (Yale University (US))


Measurements of jet yields in heavy-ion collisions can be used to constrain jet energy loss models, and in turn provide information about the physical properties of deconfined QCD matter. ALICE reconstructs charged particle jets (charged jets) with high-precision tracking of charged particles down to $p_{\rm T}^{track} = 150$ MeV/$c$, and jets (full jets) with the addition of particle information from the electromagnetic calorimeter down to $p_{\rm T}^{cluster} = 300$ MeV/$c$. By including low momentum jet constituents, ALICE is uniquely situated at the LHC to measure jets down to low jet momentum, to determine the modification to the soft components of jets, and to measure medium recoil particles.

Two complementary sets of measurements with ALICE over $R = 0.2 - 0.4$ and extending to low jet $p_{\rm T}$ will be presented:
(1) New results of inclusive full jet measurements in pp and Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}} = 5.02$ TeV will be shown, and compared to theoretical predictions. These will include the jet $R_{\rm AA}$ and the jet cross-section ratio for different jet $R$, and will constitute the first such full jet measurements at low transverse jet momentum at this collision energy.
(2) The first measurements of charged jet production using a mixed-event technique to correct for combinatorial background in Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}} = 2.76$ TeV will be shown, over a variety of collision centralities. The mixed-event technique allows for extending jet spectra to lower transverse momenta and larger jet radii without imposing a bias on the jet fragmentation. Details of the mixed-event method will be provided, as well as a discussion on conceptual differences between the mixed-event approach and other background correction methods.

Primary authors

ALICE Collaboration James Mulligan (Yale University (US))

Presentation materials