Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Hydrodynamics and jets in dialogue
CERN, Theory Unit, Geneva, Switzerland
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Accepted: 20 November 2014
Published online: 12 December 2014
Energy and momentum loss of jets in heavy ion collisions can affect the fluid dynamic evolution of the medium. We determine realistic event-by-event averages and correlation functions of the local energy-momentum transfer from hard particles to the soft sector using the jet-quenching Monte-Carlo code Jewel combined with a hydrodynamic model for the background. The expectation values for source terms due to jets in a typical (minimum-bias) event affect the fluid dynamic evolution mainly by their momentum transfer. This leads to a small increase in flow. The presence of hard jets in the event constitutes only a minor correction.
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