Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Time reclustering for jet quenching studies
LIP, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 2, 1649-003, Lisbon, Portugal
2 Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001, Lisbon, Portugal
3 Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund University, Sölvegatan 14A, 223 62, Lund, Sweden
Accepted: 17 June 2021
Published online: 30 June 2021
The physics program of ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC) has brought a unique insight into the hot and dense QCD matter created in such collisions, the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP). Jet quenching, a collection of medium-induced modifications of the jets’ internal structure that occur through their development in dense QCD matter, has a unique potential to assess the time structure of the produced medium. In this work, we perform an exploratory study to identify jet reclustering tools that can potentiate future QGP tomographic measurements with jets at current energies. Our results show that by using the inverse of formation time to obtain the jet clustering history, one can identify more accurately the time structure of QCD emissions inside jets, even in the presence of jet quenching.
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