We present first results of azimuthal (Δϕ) correlations of high transverse momentum (pT) hadrons from the high-statistics Au+Au dataset collected at RHIC in 2004. Previous correlations measurements observed the disappearance of back-to-back (Δϕ∼π) correlations in central Au+Au collisions, supporting the emerging picture of parton energy loss in dense QCD matter. In the present analysis, increasing the pT thresholds reveals a narrow back-to-back dijet peak which emerges above the decreasing combinatoric background. We study the possible medium modification of the dijet fragmentation function and compare to models, to place constraints on the nature and magnitude of in-medium energy loss.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nuclear Physics A|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Aug 2006|
|Event||Quark Matter 2005: International Conference on Ultra-Relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions, 18th - Budapest, Hungary|
Duration: 4 Aug 2005 → 9 Aug 2005