PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 345 - International Conference on Hard and Electromagnetic Probes of High-Energy Nuclear Collisions (HardProbes2018) - Jets & High-pT Hadrons
Energy loss and modification of photon-tagged jets with ATLAS
D. Perepelitsa* on behalf of the ATLAS collaboration
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: January 11, 2019
Published on: April 24, 2019
Events containing a high-transverse momentum ($p_\mathrm{T}$) prompt photon offer a useful tool to study the dynamics of the hot, dense medium produced in heavy ion collisions. Because photons do not carry color charge, they are unaffected by the medium, and thus provide information about the momentum, direction, and flavor (quark or gluon) of the associated hard-scattered parton before it begins to shower and becomes quenched. In particular, the presence of a high-$p_\mathrm{T}$ photon can be used to select $pp$ and Pb+Pb events with the same configuration before quenching, limiting the effects of selection biases present in other jet measurements. This proceedings reports results from the ATLAS detector using the large statistics $pp$ and Pb+Pb data delivered by the LHC in 2015, including measurements of the overall parton energy loss (via the photon+jet $p_\mathrm{T}$ balance) and the modification of the component of the shower which remains correlated with the initial parton direction (via the longitudinal fragmentation function in cone). Since all results are fully corrected for detector effects with unfolding procedures, direct, systematic comparisons to state of the art theoretical models can be made.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.345.0055
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