Dihadron fragmentation: in vacuum and in matter
Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron road, CA 94720, Berkeley, USA
* e-mail: AMajumder@lbl.gov
Published online: 8 April 2005
Two particle correlations within a single jet produced in deeply inelastic scattering (DIS) off a large nucleus as well as in heavy-ion collisions are explored. These are performed within the framework of the medium modified dihadron fragmentation functions. The modification occurs due to gluon bremsstrahlung induced by multiple scattering. The modified fragmentation functions for dihadrons are found to follow closely that of single hadrons leading to a weak nuclear suppression of their ratios as measured by HERMES in DIS experiments. Meanwhile, a moderate medium enhancement of the near-side correlation of two high p T hadrons is found in central heavy-ion collisions, partially due to trigger bias caused by the competition between parton energy loss and the initial Cronin effect.
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