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Dependence of Energy Loss of Hard Jets on the Initial Thermodynamic State of Deconfined Matter at RHIC

Gallmeister, K.; Kämpfer, B.; Pavlenko, O. P.

The dependence of the radiative energy loss of hard partons (E<10 GeV) on the initial thermodynamic parameters
is studied for deconfined matter to be expected at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC).
We demonstrate that the specific QCD radiation pattern with a nonlinear dependence of the energy
loss on the propagated distance leads to a strong increase of the energy loss with increasing initial
entropy of deconfined matter supposing its lifetime is less than the average time to pass through the medium.
This is in contrast to a parametrization with constant energy loss per unit length of propagation.
For a sufficiently high initial temperature a two-regime behavior of the energy loss as a function
of the initial parton momentum occurs. The angular structure of the energy loss of hard jets with
respect to the initial temperature is also discussed for RHIC conditions.

  • Phys. Rev. C 66 (2002) 014908

Publ.-Id: 4816