May 13 – 19, 2018
Venice, Italy
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Jet quenching in Z/W+jet in heavy-ion collisions

May 16, 2018, 9:40 AM
Sala Perla, 1st Floor (Palazzo del Casinò)

Sala Perla, 1st Floor

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk Jet modifications and high-pT hadrons Jet modifications and high-pT hadrons


Shanliang Zhang


Gauge boson tagged jet production has long be regarded as a "golden channel" to study the jet quenching effect. Recently, the back-to-back azimuthal alignment $\Delta\phi_{jZ}$, $p_T$ asymmetry $x_{jZ}$ distribution and its mean value, as well as the average number of jet partners per Z boson $R_{jZ}$ of Z associated jet production have been reported in both pp and Pb-Pb collisions by CMS.

In the talk, we report the theoretical calculations of Z/W+jet production in pp and Pb-Pb at the LHC, which are confronted with all available data and very nice agreements between theory and data are observed for all four observables of Z+jet in both pp and Pb-Pb collisions. In the model, a very good description of Z+jet in pp is achieved by utilizing Sherpa, which combines the NLO with resummation by a matched parton shower (PS). To compute observables of Z+jet in Pb-Pb we consider the parton energy loss in hot/dense QCD medium, which is simulated by Linear Boltzmann Transport(LBT) model. Our calculations of distributions of $\Delta\phi_{jZ}$ and $R_{jZ}$ can give excellent descriptions of CMS measurements both in pp and Pb-Pb for the first time. Compared to pp collisions, $R_{jZ}$ is suppressed and smaller fraction of jets is lost for larger initial jet parton energy in Pb-Pb collisions. The distribution of $\Delta\phi_{jZ}$ at large azimuthal angle in Pb-Pb is suppressed relative to that in pp, because jet quenching effect will reduce the contributions of multiple-parton processes. We evaluate the transverse momentum imbalance $x_{jZ}$ simultaneously which is broadened and shifted to lower value, and we find a very good agreement with LHC data for both $x_{jZ}$ distribution and its mean value. Predictions for several observables of W+jet in pp and Pb-Pb collisions are also presented for completeness.

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Primary authors

Shanliang Zhang Tan Luo (Central China Normal University) Ben-Wei Zhang (Central China Normal University) Xin-Nian Wang (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (US))

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