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1 Trigger Particle Correlations at STAR Jason Glyndwr Ulery 21 June 2005 Purdue University For The STAR Collaboration RHIC and AGS Annual Users Meeting

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Trigger Particle Correlations at STAR. Jason Glyndwr Ulery 21 June 2005 Purdue University For The STAR Collaboration RHIC and AGS Annual Users Meeting. Outline. Motivation Charged Hadron-Hadron Correlations Near Side Δη - Δ φ Correlations Away Side Δ φ Correlations Systematics - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Trigger Particle Correlations at STARJason Glyndwr Ulery21 June 2005Purdue UniversityFor The STAR CollaborationRHIC and AGS Annual Users Meeting

  • OutlineMotivationCharged Hadron-Hadron CorrelationsNear Side - CorrelationsAway Side Correlations SystematicsCorrelations with Identified Pions, Protons, Ks and LambdaSummary

  • Motivation ITo create and study QGPA state of deconfined, thermalized quarks and gluons predicted by QCD at high energy density.

    F. Karsch, hep-lat/0401031.Lattice QCD prediction:JetsCan be calculated from pQCD thus are well calibrated in vacuum.Are expected to be modified by the medium and therefore can give information on the properties of the medium

  • Motivation IIA parton traverses and interacts with the medium, causing modification to its fragmentation Study this modification by looking at jets.Thermalization can be addressed.Additionally look at identified trigger particle jets to study the baryon/meson puzzle.

    STAR, nucl-ex/0501016

  • Correlation MethodA trigger particle is chosen within a particular pT range.Look at angular distributions =assoc-trigger =assoc-triggerMixed events are modified by v2 average of reaction plane and 4 particles cumulant Then normalized to the valleys of the distributions around ||=1Systematic uncertainties primarily fromV2Background normalizationAuAu Year 4 4
  • d+Au and pp ComparisonSimilarity between d+Au and pp trigger particle correlation function and associated particle spectra.This implies that jet suppression is not an initial nuclear effect.d+Au can be used as a reference.Excellent match-up of d+Au and pp trigger particle correlations.


  • Au+Au, pp and d+AuHigher associated pTSuppressed away side yield.Inclusive associated pTEnhanced yield on both sides.Broadened away side width.0.15
  • and CorrelationsDifferences present in the near side structure. for particles ||
  • Near Side - Correlations3
  • Near Side Widths and YieldSignificant broadening for low pT triggers for near side .Same Gaussian peak yield for all collision types.Underlying reasons not fully understood.D. Magestro, Hard Probes 2004STAR Preliminary

  • Away SideAway side has a much softer spectra in Central Au+Au than pp. Mean pT on the away side approaches inclusive in central collisions Partial thermalizationSTAR, nucl-ex/0501016 STAR, nucl-ex/0501016

  • Number and PT Correlations

    Number correlations pT weighted correlationsMean pT by taking the ratio of these two.More robust b/c some systematic errors cancel4

  • Novel Feature in Mean PTDip in mean pt at the center of the away side in central Au+Au.Stronger for lower trigger pTMiddle of away side jet appears more thermalized with the medium.Conical Flow?Stoecker, nucl-th/0406018. Casalderra, Shuryak, Teaney, hep-ph/0411315.

  • Centrality & PT DependencePeripheral Au+Au similar to pp.Away side broadens and flattens in more central collisions.Away side enhanced at low pT and suppressed at high pT.pp away side narrows with pTAu+Au away side broadens with pTconical flow?

    STAR Preliminary0.15

  • Unidentified Correlation Summaryd+Au and pp are very similarNear side and studied pedestal in Au+Au Gaussian yield consistent between collisionsAway side studiedBroader in Softer mean pT, partial thermalizationnovel dip in mean pT distribution

  • Baryon/Meson PuzzleGreatly enhanced baryon over meson ratio in central Au+Au relative to pp.Ratio nicely described by coalescence/ recombination.But coalescence no angular correlationsIdentified trigger particle jets can give insight into this puzzle.

    PHENIX, PRL 91, 172301 (2003)M. Lamont (STAR), QM2004?

  • Particle Identification in TPCParticle identification from TPC dE/dx distribution after the relativistic rise.Fit with Gaussians fixing kaon yield from measured +/k0s.Select high dE/dx particles as pions and low dE/dx particles as protons/anti-protons.NSigma = (dE/dx-predicted dE/dx) /resolution

    NSigma Log dE/dxYear 2 AuAu CentralSTAR Preliminary

    eKp Log pT75% Proton 95% +

  • d+Au Identified TriggerCorrelation functions for all four trigger particles are similar.

    STAR PreliminarySTAR Preliminary3

  • Au+Au Identified Trigger3
  • Identified Trigger Particle Spectrad+Au MB Spectra for 3
  • Strange Identified Trigger,bar and Ks as the trigger particle.Correlations are fit to 2 Gaussians + flow + constant.Y. Guo (STAR), RIKEN Jet Correlations Workshop +h Correlations for Au+Au 200 GeV/c

  • Strange Trigger Particle SpectraNear side spectra.3
  • Identified Trigger SummaryLeading +, -, p, pbar, , bar, and Ks studied.No significant differences between correlation functions with leading baryons and mesons despite significant increase of baryon/meson ratio in central collisions.Jet fragmentation appears to play important role at intermediate pT.

  • Conclusion and SummaryTwo particle angular correlation systematics were studied on both the near and away side.Near side shows as Gaussian + pedestalAway side softer pT and partial thermalizationbroadens with multiplicity and associated pTdip at in as a function of Identified trigger particle correlations were examined.Little difference between different trigger particle species seen.