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2 1 Jet Structure of Baryons and Mesons in Nuclear Collisions l Why jets in nuclear collisions? l Initial state l What happens in the nuclear medium? l Medium modification of jet fragmentation PHENIX Collaboration Barbara Jacak Stony Brook University Aug. 16, 2004

3 2  pressure builds up why jets in nuclear collisions?  K  p  n  d, Reflect (thermal) properties when collisions cease Quark gluon plasma? use short wavelength probes. Fast q, g nearly ideal Hard scattering, heavy quark production. Rate calculable from QCD + nuclear geometry. System expands & cools

4 3 Expected interaction with the medium Hard scattering happens early affected by initial state nucleus Hard partons traverse the interesting stuff Energy loss by induced gluon radiation Modification of fragmentation outside the medium??  recombination with medium partons  radiated gluons nearby!

5 4 Initial state: p+p collisions p-p PRL 91 (2003) Good agreement with NLO pQCD Parton distribution functions Fragmentation functions 00  0 well described by pQCD and usual fragmentation functions To generalize for nuclei: f a/N (x a,Q 2,r)  f a/N (x a,Q 2 ). S a/A (x a,r). t A (r) Nuclear modification to structure function (shadowing, saturation, etc.) Nuclear thickness function

6 5 pQCD in Au+Au? direct photons [ w/ the real  suppression] (  pQCD x N coll ) /  background Vogelsang/CTEQ6 [if there were no  suppression] (  pQCD x N coll ) / (  background x N coll ) Au+Au 200 GeV/A: 10% most central collisions [   ] measured / [   ] background =  measured /  background Preliminary Probe calculation works! p T (GeV/c)

7 6 Nuclear medium modifies initial state Cronin effect for baryons > mesons But shouldn’t initial state scattering and fragmentation factorize?! l Probe response of cold nuclear matter with increased number of collisions. l Initial state multiple soft or semi-hard scattering k T broadening d+Au: Cronin Effect (R dA >1): Multiple Collisions broaden p T spectrum

8 7 Turn to nuclear collisions: single particles h/  0 ratio shows baryons enhanced for pT < 5 GeV/c

9 8 The baryons scale with N coll ! Greco, Ko, Levai: PRC 68 (2003) But observed enhancement can be explained by recombination of thermal quarks from an expanding quark gluon plasma. NOT Jet-like! Jet-like Not suppressed!!?

10 9 So, do jet analysis in Au+Au Trigger: hadron with p T > 2.5 GeV/c Identify as baryon or meson Biased, low energy, high z jets! Plot  of associated partners Count associated lower p T particles for each trigger  “conditional yield” Near side yield: number of jet associated particles from same jet in specified p T bin Away side yield: jet fragments from opposing jet trigger 2 particle correlations near side  < 90° Partner from same jet away side  > 90° opposing jet

11 10 Subtract the underlying event CARTOON flow flow+jet dN N trig d  includes ALL triggers (even those with no associated particles in the event) jet Underlying event is big! Collective flow causes another correlation in them: B(1+2v 2 (p T trig )v 2 (p T assoc )cos(2  )) associated particles with non-flow angular correlations -> jets! Treat as 2 Gaussians 1 combinatorial background large in Au+Au!

12 11 2 particle correlations Select particles with p T = GeV/c Identify them as mesons or baryons via Time-of-flight Find second particle with p T = GeV/c Plot distribution of the pair opening angles

13 12 jet partner equally likely for trigger baryons & mesons Same side: slight decrease with centrality for baryons Larger partner probability than pp, dAu Away side: partner rate as in p+p confirms jet source of baryons! “disappearance” of away- side jet for both baryons and mesons intermediate p T baryons ARE from jets

14 13 What’s going on? Thermal quark recombination Radiated gluons are collinear (inside jet cone) Increases partner yield Fries, Bass & Mueller nucl-th/ Meson trigger baryon Dilutes jet partner yield

15 14 Jet partner distribution on trigger side Corrected to full jet yield Partner spectrum flatter, indicates jet source Partners soften in most central collisions Fragmentation fn. modified! Jet partners Inclusive

16 15 Baryon formation is not outside medium l formation time from hadron size, R h and mass, m h In laboratory frame:  f ~ R h (E h /m h ) consider 2.5 GeV pT hadrons  f,  ~ 9-18 fm/c (R h ~0.5-1 fm);  f,p ~ 2.7 fm/c (R h ~1 fm) So, could expect hard-soft recombination (C.M. Ko) Partner spectrum Hwa & Yang nucl-th/ Soft-hard recomb. can also explain baryon Cronin effect! (4-6 GeV/c)

17 16 Conclusions l Baryon excess has a significant jet component Dilution becoming visible in most central collisions l Jet fragmentation is modified by the medium Au+Au jets richer in soft hadrons than p+p or d+Au effect of induced radiation? Au+Au jets baryon yield increases with medium volume effect of prevalent soft quarks? l See some evidence that jet fragments are beginning to thermalize in the medium, even on near side

18 17 Jets in PHENIX l Large multiplicity of charged particles --solution: find jets in a statistical manner using angular correlations of particles mixed events give combinatorial background l 2 x 90 degree acceptance in phi and |  |< solution: correct for azimuthal acceptance, but not for  acceptance l Elliptic flow correlations --solutions: use published strength values and subtract (could integrate over 90° to integrate all even harmonics to zero) PHENIX PRL 91 (2003)

19 18 Compare p+p and d+Au to PYTHIA d+Au

20 19 Hydro. expansion at low p T + jet quenching at high p T. Coalesce (recombine) boosted quarks  hadrons enhances mid p T hadrons baryons especially pQCD spectrum shifted by 2.2 GeV T eff = 350 MeV R. Fries, et al Are extras from the (soft) underlying event?

21 20 Phase space filled with partons:coalesce into hadrons l ReCo of hadrons: convolution of Wigner functions l Where does ReCo win? W ab (1;2) = w a (1)w b (2) fragmenting parton: p h = z p, z<1 recombining partons: p 1 +p 2 =p h Power law: Exponential: Use lowest Fock state, i.e. valence quarks R. Fries

22 21 Coalescence Model results Fries et al: Phys.Rev. C68 (2003) Greco, Ko, Levai: PRC 68 (2003) particle ratios and spectra OK intermediate p T hadrons from coalescence of flowing partons NOT from jets, so no jet-like associated particles

23 22 k T, j T at RHIC from p+p Data J. Rak, Wed. J. Rak, DNP03 di-hadron Statistical Errors Only near-sideaway-side 

24 23 Pions in 3 detectors in PHENIX l Charged pions from TOF l Neutral pions from EMCAL l Charged pions from RICH+EMCAL Cronin effect gone at p T ~ 8 GeV/c

25 24 Does Cronin enhancement saturate? l A different approach: l Intrinsic momentum broadening in the excited projectile proton: l h pA : average number of collisions: X.N.Wang, Phys.Rev.C 61 (2000) : no upper limit. Zhang, Fai, Papp, Barnafoldi & Levai, Phys.Rev.C 65 (2002) : n=4 due to proton d dissociation.

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