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

Quenching of Hadron Spectra in Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC

2 Oct 2018, 10:00
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


Francois Arleo (Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet)


The $p_\perp$ dependence of the nuclear modification factor $R_{AA}$ measured in PbPb collisions at the LHC exhibits a universal shape, which can be very well reproduced in a simple energy loss model based on the BDMPS medium-induced gluon spectrum. The scaling is observed for various hadron species ($h^\pm$, D, $J/\psi$) in different centrality classes and at both colliding energies, √s=2.76 TeV and √s=5.02 TeV. Results indicate an 10-20% increase of the transport coefficient from √s=2.76 TeV to √s=5.02 TeV, consistent with that of particle multiplicity. Based on this model, a data-driven procedure is suggested, which allows for the determination of the first and second moments of the quenching weight without any prior knowledge of the latter.

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Francois Arleo (Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet)

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