In-medium modification of dijets in PbPb collisions at $ \sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}} $ = 5.02 TeV

The CMS collaboration
JHEP 05 (2021) 116, 2021.

Abstract (data abstract)
Modifications to the distribution of charged particles with respect to high transverse momentum $(p_{\mathrm{T}})$ jets passing through a quark-gluon plasma are explored using the CMS detector. Back-to-back dijets are analyzed in lead-lead and proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}} = 5.02$ TeV via correlations of charged particles in bins of relative pseudorapidity and angular distance from the leading and subleading jet axes. In comparing the lead-lead and proton-proton collision results, modifications to the charged-particle relative distance distribution and to the momentum distributions around the jet axis are found to depend on the dijet momentum balance $x_{j}$, which is the ratio between the subleading and leading jet $p_{\mathrm{T}}$. For events with $x_{j} \approx 1$, these modifications are observed for both the leading and subleading jets. However, while subleading jets show significant modifications for events with a larger dijet momentum imbalance, much smaller modifications are found for the leading jets in these events.

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