Centrality and rapidity dependence of inclusive jet production in √sNN = 5.02 TeV proton–lead collisions with the ATLAS detector

Allison, Lee and Barton, Adam and Beattie, Michael and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina Vassileva and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn Ann Tschann and Henderson, Robert Charles William and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin Eamonn and Love, Peter Allan and Maddocks, Harvey and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William (2015) Centrality and rapidity dependence of inclusive jet production in √sNN = 5.02 TeV proton–lead collisions with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 748. pp. 392-413. ISSN 0370-2693

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Abstract

Measurements of the centrality and rapidity dependence of inclusive jet production in √sNN = 5.02 TeV proton–lead (p+Pb) collisions and the jet cross-section in √s = 2.76 TeV proton–proton collisions are presented. These quantities are measured in datasets corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 27.8 nb−1 and 4.0 pb−1, respectively, recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in 2013. The p+Pb collision centrality was characterised using the total transverse energy measured in the pseudorapidity interval −4.9<η<−3.2 in the direction of the lead beam. Results are presented for the double-differential per-collision yields as a function of jet rapidity and transverse momentum (pT) for minimum-bias and centrality-selected p+Pb collisions, and are compared to the jet rate from the geometric expectation. The total jet yield in minimum-bias events is slightly enhanced above the expectation in a pT-dependent manner but is consistent with the expectation within uncertainties. The ratios of jet spectra from different centrality selections show a strong modification of jet production at all pT at forward rapidities and for large pT at mid-rapidity, which manifests as a suppression of the jet yield in central events and an enhancement in peripheral events. These effects imply that the factorisation between hard and soft processes is violated at an unexpected level in proton–nucleus collisions. Furthermore, the modifications at forward rapidities are found to be a function of the total jet energy only, implying that the violations may have a simple dependence on the hard parton–parton kinematics.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physics Letters B
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 77873
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2016 10:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 02:34
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/77873

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