Parton energy loss in heavy-ion collisions via direct-photon and charged-particle azimuthal correlations Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Charged-particle spectra associated with direct photon (γ dir) and π0 are measured in p+p and Au+Au collisions at center-of-mass energy √sNN=200 GeV with the STAR detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. A shower-shape analysis is used to partially discriminate between γdir and π0. Assuming no associated charged particles in the γdir direction (near side) and small contribution from fragmentation photons (γfrag), the associated charged-particle yields opposite to γdir (away side) are extracted. In central Au+Au collisions, the charged-particle yields at midrapidity (|η|<1) and high transverse momentum (3

author list (cited authors)

  • Abelev, B. I., Aggarwal, M. M., Ahammed, Z., Alakhverdyants, A. V., Anderson, B. D., Arkhipkin, D., ... Zuo, J. X.

citation count

  • 46

publication date

  • September 2010