Azimuthal anisotropy of charged jet production in √sNN=2.76 TeV Pb–Pb collisions

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We present measurements of the azimuthal dependence of charged jet production in central and semi-central sNN=2.76 TeV Pb–Pb collisions with respect to the second harmonic event plane, quantified as v2 ch jet. Jet finding is performed employing the anti-kT algorithm with a resolution parameter R=0.2 using charged tracks from the ALICE tracking system. The contribution of the azimuthal anisotropy of the underlying event is taken into account event-by-event. The remaining (statistical) region-to-region fluctuations are removed on an ensemble basis by unfolding the jet spectra for different event plane orientations independently. Significant non-zero v2 ch jet is observed in semi-central collisions (30–50% centrality) for 20<pT ch jet<90 GeV/c. The azimuthal dependence of the charged jet production is similar to the dependence observed for jets comprising both charged and neutral fragments, and compatible with measurements of the v2 of single charged particles at high pT. Good agreement between the data and predictions from JEWEL, an event generator simulating parton shower evolution in the presence of a dense QCD medium, is found in semi-central collisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-525
Number of pages15
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 10

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The ALICE Collaboration would like to thank all its engineers and technicians for their invaluable contributions to the construction of the experiment and the CERN accelerator teams for the outstanding performance of the LHC complex. The ALICE Collaboration gratefully acknowledges the resources and support provided by all Grid centres and the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) collaboration. The ALICE Collaboration acknowledges the following funding agencies for their support in building and running the ALICE detector: State Committee of Science , World Federation of Scientists (WFS) and Swiss Fonds Kidagan , Armenia; Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico ( CNPq ), Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos ( FINEP ), Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo ( FAPESP ); National Natural Science Foundation of China ( NSFC ), the Chinese Ministry of Education (CMOE) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (MSTC); Ministry of Education and Youth of the Czech Republic ; Danish Natural Science Research Council , the Carlsberg Foundation and the Danish National Research Foundation ; The European Research Council under the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme; Helsinki Institute of Physics and the Academy of Finland ; French CNRS–IN2P3 , the ‘Region Pays de Loire’, ‘Region Alsace’, ‘Region Auvergne’ and CEA , France; German Bundesministerium fur Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie ( BMBF ) and the Helmholtz Association ; General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Ministry of Development , Greece; National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH), Hungary; Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare ( INFN ) and Centro Fermi – Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche “Enrico Fermi” , Italy; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI and MEXT , Japan; Joint Institute for Nuclear Research , Dubna; National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF); Consejo Nacional de Cienca y Tecnologia ( CONACYT ), Direccion General de Asuntos del Personal Academico (DGAPA), México, Amerique Latine Formation academique–European Commission (ALFA–EC) and the EPLANET Program (European Particle Physics Latin American Network); Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie ( FOM ) and the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), Netherlands; Research Council of Norway (NFR); National Science Centre of Poland ; Ministry of National Education/Institute for Atomic Physics and National Council of Scientific Research in Higher Education (CNCSI-UEFISCDI), Romania; Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation , Russian Academy of Sciences , Russian Federal Agency of Atomic Energy , Russian Federal Agency for Science and Innovations and The Russian Foundation for Basic Research ; Ministry of Education of Slovakia ; Department of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa ; Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas (CIEMAT), E-Infrastructure shared between Europe and Latin America ( EELA ), Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO) of Spain, Xunta de Galicia (Consellería de Educación), Centro de Aplicaciones Tecnológicas y Desarrollo Nuclear ( CEADEN ), Cubaenergía , Cuba, and IAEA ( International Atomic Energy Agency ); Swedish Research Council (VR) and Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW); Ukraine Ministry of Education and Science ; United Kingdom Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC); The United States Department of Energy , the United States National Science Foundation , the State of Texas , and the State of Ohio ; Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of Croatia and Unity through Knowledge Fund , Croatia; Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India; Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú .

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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