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Saturation and forward jets in proton-lead collisions at the LHC

Jan 12, 2021, 7:20 PM
Andrea’s room 3 (vDLCC)

Andrea’s room 3


oral Physics at low-x and gluon saturation CGC


Dr Heikki Mäntysaari (University of Jyväskylä)


Particle production at forward rapidities in proton-nucleus collisions provides access to the target structure at very small momentum fraction x, where non-linear QCD dynamics is expect to play an important role. Recently, the CASTOR calorimeter at CMS [1], covering pseudodapidity region -6.6 < eta < -5.2, has released first jet spectra measurements in proton-lead collisions, probing nuclear structure down to Bjorken-x values of the order of 10^(-6).

In this talk, based on Ref[2] we investigate the forward-jet energy spectrum within the Color Glass Condensate framework, focusing on the kinematic range covered by the CMS-CASTOR calorimeter. We show that our saturation-model calculations are compatible with the CASTOR measurements and that to optimally reproduce the data, effects of multiparton interactions need to be included on top on non-linear QCD dynamics. We predict a significant nuclear suppression — reaching down to 50% at the lowest considered jet energies E_jet∼500  GeV.

[1] CMS Collaboration, JHEP 05 (2019) 043, arXiv:1812.01691 [hep-ex]
[2] H. Mäntysaari, H. Paukkunen, Phys.Rev. D100 (2019) no.11, 114029, arXiv:1910.13116

Primary author

Dr Heikki Mäntysaari (University of Jyväskylä)


Hannu Paukkunen (University of Jyväskylä)

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