Measurement of jet fragmentation in 5.02 TeV proton-lead and proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS detector

Aaboud M., Aad G., Abbott B., Abdallah J., Abdinov O., Abeloos B., ...More

NUCLEAR PHYSICS A, vol.978, pp.65-106, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 978
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2018.07.006
  • Journal Name: NUCLEAR PHYSICS A
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-106
  • Keywords: Relativistic heavy-ion collisions, Jets, Fragmentation into hadrons, PB COLLISIONS


A measurement of the fragmentation functions of jets into charged particles in p Pb collisions and pp collisions is presented. The analysis utilizes 28 nb(-1) of p Pb data and 26 pb(-1) of pp data, both at root(TN)-T-s= 5.02 TeV, collected in 2013 and 2015, respectively, with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The measurement is reported in the centre-of-mass frame of the nucleon-nucleon system for jets in the rapidity range vertical bar y*vertical bar <1.6 and with transverse momentum 45 < p(T) < 260 GeV. Results are presented both as a function of the charged-particle transverse momentum and as a function of the longitudinal momentum fraction of the particle with respect to the jet. The pp fragmentation functions are compared with results from Monte Carlo event generators and two theoretical models. The ratios of the p +Pb to pp fragmentation functions are found to be consistent with unity. (C) 2018 CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS Collaboration. Published by Elsevier B.V.