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Volume 345 - International Conference on Hard and Electromagnetic Probes of High-Energy Nuclear Collisions (HardProbes2018) - Jets & High-pT Hadrons
Measurements of the jet internal sub-structure and its relevance to parton evolution in p+p and Au+Au collisions at STAR
R. Kunnawalkam Elayavalli
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Pre-published on: 2019 January 11
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Abstract
Recent measurements of jet structure modifications at RHIC and LHC highlight the importance of differential measurements to study the nature of jet quenching. Since these jet structure observables are intimately dependent on parton evolution in both the angular and energy scales, measurements are needed to disentangle these two scales in order to probe the medium at different length scales to study its characteristic properties such as the coherence length. To that effect, the STAR collaboration presents fully unfolded results of a jet's sub-structure via the SoftDrop shared momentum fraction ($z_{g}$) and the groomed jet radius ($R_{g}$) in p+p collisions at $\sqrt{s} = $ 200 GeV as a function of jet momenta. Having established the p+p baseline, we present the first measurement of the jet's inherent angular structure in Au+Au collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}} = $ 200 GeV via an experimentally robust observable related to the SoftDrop $R_{g}$: the opening angle between the two leading sub-jets ($\theta_{SJ}$). In Au+Au collisions at STAR, we utilize a specific di-jet selection as introduced in our previous momentum imbalance ($A_{J}$) measurement and the recoil jet spectra differentially as a function of jet transverse momentum belonging to particular angular lasses based on the $\theta_{SJ}$ observable. With such measurements, we probe the medium response to jets at a particular resolution scale and find no significant differences in quenching for jets of different angular scales as given by $\theta_{SJ}$.
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