Jet-like correlations with neutral pion triggers in pp and central Pb–Pb collisions at 2.76 TeV
Adam, Jaroslav; Adamová, Dagmar; Aggarwal, Madan M.; Aglieri Rinella, Gianluca; Agnello, Michelangelo; Agrawal, Nikita; Ahammed, Zubayer; Ahmad, Shafiq F.; Ahn, Sang Un; Aiola, Salvatore; Alme, Johan; Helstrup, Håvard; Hetland, Kristin Fanebust; Kileng, Bjarte; Altinpinar, Sedat; Djuvsland, Øystein; Lønne, Per-Ivar; Nystrand, Joakim; Rehman, Attiq ur; Røhrich, Dieter; Tambave, Ganesh Jagannath; Ullaland, Kjetil; Velure, Arild; Wagner, Boris; Zhang, Hui; Zhou, Zhuo; Zhu, Hongsheng; Arsene, Ionut Christian; Bätzing, Paul Christoph; Dordic, Olja; Lindal, Svein; Mahmood, Sohail Musa; Milosevic, Jovan; Qvigstad, Henrik; Richter, Matthias; Røed, Ketil; Skaali, Toralf Bernhard; Tveter, Trine Spedstad; Wikne, Jon Christopher; Zhao, Chengxin; Langøy, Rune; Lien, Jørgen; Akindinov, Alexander; Alam, Sk Noor; De Albuquerque, Danilo Silva; Aleksandrov, Dimitry; Alessandro, Bruno; Alexandre, Didier; Alfaro Molina, José Rubén; Alici, Andrea; ALICE, Collaboration
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Original versionPhysics Letters B. 2016, 763, 238-250. 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.10.048
We present measurements of two-particle correlations with neutral pion trigger particles of transverse momenta 8 < ptrigT < 16 GeV/c and associated charged particles of 0.5 < passocT < 10 GeV/c versus the azimuthal angle difference ϕ at midrapidity in pp and central Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeVwith ALICE. The new measurements exploit associated charged hadrons down to 0.5 GeV/c, which significantly extends our previous measurement that only used charged hadrons above 3 GeV/c. After subtracting the contributions of the flow background, v2 to v5, the per-trigger yields are extracted for |_ϕ| < 0.7 on the near and for |_ϕ−π| < 1.1on the away side. The ratio of per-trigger yields in Pb–Pb to those in pp collisions, IAA, is measured on the near and away side for the 0–10%most central Pb–Pb collisions. On the away side, the per-trigger yields in Pb–Pb are strongly suppressed to the level of IAA ≈ 0.6for passocT > 3GeV/c, while with decreasing momenta an enhancement develops reaching about 5 at low passocT. On the near side, an enhancement of IAAbetween 1.2at the highest to 1.8 at the lowest passocTis observed. The data are compared to parton-energy-loss predictions of the JEWEL and AMPT event generators, as well as to a perturbative QCD calculation with medium-modified fragmentation functions. All calculations qualitatively describe the away-side suppression at high passocT. Only AMPT captures the enhancement at low passocT, both on the near and away side. However, it also underpredicts IAAabove 5GeV/c, in particular on the near-side.