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Inclusive Double-Helicity Asymmetries In Neutral-Pion And Eta-Meson Production In <(P) Over Right Arrow> + <(P) Over Right Arrow> Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Jul 2014

Inclusive Double-Helicity Asymmetries In Neutral-Pion And Eta-Meson Production In + Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Results are presented from data recorded in 2009 by the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider for the double-longitudinal spin asymmetry, A(LL), for pi(0) and eta production in root s = 200 GeV polarized p + p collisions. Comparison of the pi(0) results with different theory expectations based on fits of other published data showed a preference for small positive values of gluon polarization, Delta G, in the proton in the probed Bjorken x range. The effect of adding the new 2009 pi(0) data to a recent global analysis of polarized scattering data is also shown ...


Measurement Of Transverse-Single-Spin Asymmetries For Midrapidity And Forward-Rapidity Production Of Hadrons In Polarized P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 And 62.4 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, C. L. Silva, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Jul 2014

Measurement Of Transverse-Single-Spin Asymmetries For Midrapidity And Forward-Rapidity Production Of Hadrons In Polarized P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 And 62.4 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, C. L. Silva, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Measurements of transverse-single-spin asymmetries (A(N)) in p + p collisions at root s = 62.4 and 200 GeV with the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider are presented. At midrapidity, A(N) is measured for neutral pion and eta mesons reconstructed from diphoton decay, and, at forward rapidities, neutral pions are measured using both diphotons and electromagnetic clusters. The neutral-pion measurement of A(N) at midrapidity is consistent with zero with uncertainties a factor of 20 smaller than previous publications, which will lead to improved constraints on the gluon Sivers function. At higher rapidities, where the valence quark ...


Cold-Nuclear-Matter Effects On Heavy-Quark Production At Forward And Backward Rapidity In D + Au Collisions At Root S(Nn) = Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Jun 2014

Cold-Nuclear-Matter Effects On Heavy-Quark Production At Forward And Backward Rapidity In D + Au Collisions At Root S(Nn) = Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

The PHENIX experiment has measured open heavy-flavor production via semileptonic decay over the transverse momentum range 1 < p(T) < 6 GeV/c at forward and backward rapidity (1.4 < vertical bar y vertical bar < 2.0) in d + Au and p + p collisions at root s(NN) = 200 GeV. In central d + Au collisions, relative to the yield in p + p collisions scaled by the number of binary nucleon-nucleon collisions, a suppression is observed at forward rapidity (in the d-going direction) and an enhancement at backward rapidity (in the Au-going direction). Predictions using nuclear-modified-parton-distribution functions, even with additional nuclear-p(T) broadening, cannot simultaneously reproduce the data at both rapidity ranges, which implies that these models are incomplete and suggests the possible importance of final-state interactions in the asymmetric d + Au collision system. These results can be used to probe cold-nuclear-matter effects, which may significantly affect heavy-quark production, in addition to helping constrain the magnitude of charmonia-breakup effects in nuclear matter.


Azimuthal-Angle Dependence Of Charged-Pion-Interferometry Measurements With Respect To Second- And Third-Order Event Planes In Au Plus Au Collisions At Root S-Nn=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Jun 2014

Azimuthal-Angle Dependence Of Charged-Pion-Interferometry Measurements With Respect To Second- And Third-Order Event Planes In Au Plus Au Collisions At Root S-Nn=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Charged-pion-interferometry measurements were made with respect to the second-and third-order event plane for Au + Au collisions at root S-NN = 200 GeV. A strong azimuthal-angle dependence of the extracted Gaussian-source radii was observed with respect to both the second-and third-order event planes. The results for the second-order dependence indicate that the initial eccentricity is reduced during the medium evolution, which is consistent with previous results. In contrast, the results for the third-order dependence indicate that the initial triangular shape is significantly reduced and potentially reversed by the end of the medium evolution, and that the third-order oscillations are largely dominated by ...


Search For Pair Produced New Heavy Quarks In Proton-Proton Collisions With The Atlas Detector At The Lhc, Suyog Shrestha Jan 2014

Search For Pair Produced New Heavy Quarks In Proton-Proton Collisions With The Atlas Detector At The Lhc, Suyog Shrestha

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A search is presented for the pair production of a new heavy quark, T, assuming that it has a significant branching ratio to decay into a W boson and a light-flavor quark, q. The search is based on the 20 fb-1 of proton-proton collision data at sqrt{s}= 8 TeV recorded in 2012-2013 with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Data are analyzed in the lepton+jets channel, which is characterized by a high transverse momentum electron or muon, large missing transverse momentum, and at least four jets. The analysis strategy relies on the substantial momentum transferred to ...


Quadrupole Anisotropy In Dihadron Azimuthal Correlations In Central D Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Nov 2013

Quadrupole Anisotropy In Dihadron Azimuthal Correlations In Central D Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

The PHENIX collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) reports measurements of azimuthal dihadron correlations near midrapidity in d + Au collisions at root s(NN) = 200 GeV. These measurements complement recent analyses by experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) involving central p + Pb collisions at root s(NN) = 5.02 TeV, which have indicated strong anisotropic long-range correlations in angular distributions of hadron pairs. The origin of these anisotropies is currently unknown. Various competing explanations include parton saturation and hydrodynamic flow. We observe qualitatively similar, but larger, anisotropies in d + Au collisions at RHIC compared to those seen ...


Nuclear Modification Of Psi ', Chi(C), And J/Psi Production In D Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Nov 2013

Nuclear Modification Of Psi ', Chi(C), And J/Psi Production In D Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

We present results for three charmonia states (psi' chi(c), and J/ psi) in d + Au collisions at vertical bar y vertical bar < 0.35 and root s(NN) = 200 GeV. We find that the modification of the psi' yield relative to that of the J/ psi scales approximately with charged particle multiplicity at midrapidity across p + A, d + Au, and A + A results from the Super Proton Synchrotron and the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. In large-impact-parameter collisions we observe a similar suppression for the psi' and J/ psi, while in small-impact-parameter collisions the more weakly bound psi' is more strongly suppressed. Owing to the short time spent traversing the Au nucleus, the larger psi' suppression in central events is not explained by an increase of the nuclear absorption owing to meson formation time effects.


Spectra And Ratios Of Identified Particles In Au Plus Au And D Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, C. L. Silva, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Aug 2013

Spectra And Ratios Of Identified Particles In Au Plus Au And D Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, C. L. Silva, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

The transverse momentum (p(T)) spectra and ratios of identified charged hadrons (pi(+/-), K-+/-, p, (p) over bar) produced in root s(NN) = 200 GeV Au + Au and d + Au collisions are reported in five different centrality classes for each collision species. The measurements of pions and protons are reported up to p(T) = 6 GeV/c (5 GeV/c), and the measurements of kaons are reported up to p(T) = 4 GeV/c (3.5 GeV/c) in Au + Au (d + Au) collisions. In the intermediate p(T) region, between 2 and 5 GeV/c, a significant enhancement of ...


Inclusive Cross Section And Single Transverse Spin Asymmetry For Very Forward Neutron Production In Polarized P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Aug 2013

Inclusive Cross Section And Single Transverse Spin Asymmetry For Very Forward Neutron Production In Polarized P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

The energy dependence of the single-transverse-spin asymmetry, A(N), and the cross section for neutron production at very forward angles were measured in the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider for polarized p + p collisions at root s = 200 GeV. The neutrons were observed in forward detectors covering an angular range of up to 2.2 mrad. We report results for neutrons with a momentum fraction of x(F) = 0.45 to 1.0. The energy dependence of the measured cross sections were consistent with x(F) scaling, compared to measurements by an experiment at the Intersecting Storage ...


Medium Modification Of Jet Fragmentation In Au Plus Au Collisions At Root S-Nn=200 Gev Measured In Direct Photon-Hadron Correlations, Andrew Adare, Lei Ding, Alan Dion, Nathan C. Grau, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, C. L. Silva, S. Skutnik, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Jul 2013

Medium Modification Of Jet Fragmentation In Au Plus Au Collisions At Root S-Nn=200 Gev Measured In Direct Photon-Hadron Correlations, Andrew Adare, Lei Ding, Alan Dion, Nathan C. Grau, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, C. L. Silva, S. Skutnik, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

The jet fragmentation function is measured with direct photon-hadron correlations in p + p and Au + Au collisions at root S-NN = 200 GeV. The P-T of the photon is an excellent approximation to the initial P-T of the jet and the ratio Z(T) = P-T(h)/P-T(gamma) is used as a proxy for the jet fragmentation function. A statistical subtraction is used to extract the direct photon-hadron yields in Au + Au collisions while a photon isolation cut is applied in p + p. I-AA, the ratio of hadron yield opposite the photon in Au + Au to that in p + p, indicates ...


Double-Spin Asymmetry Of Electrons From Heavy-Flavor Decays In P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Jan 2013

Double-Spin Asymmetry Of Electrons From Heavy-Flavor Decays In P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

We report on the first measurement of the double-spin asymmetry, A(LL), of electrons from the decays of hadrons containing heavy flavor in longitudinally polarized p + p collisions at root s = 200 GeV for p(T) = 0.5 to 3.0 GeV/c. The asymmetry was measured at midrapidity (vertical bar eta vertical bar < 0.35) with the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. The measured asymmetries are consistent with zero within the statistical errors. We obtained a constraint for the polarized gluon distribution in the proton of vertical bar Delta g/g(log(10)(x) = -1.6(-0.4)(+0.5), mu = m(T)(c)vertical bar(2) < 0.030 (1 sigma) based on a leading-order perturbative quantum chromodynamics model, using the measured asymmetry.


Cross Sections And Double-Helicity Asymmetries Of Midrapidity Inclusive Charged Hadrons In P Plus P Collisions At Root S = 62.4 Gev, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Nov 2012

Cross Sections And Double-Helicity Asymmetries Of Midrapidity Inclusive Charged Hadrons In P Plus P Collisions At Root S = 62.4 Gev, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Unpolarized cross sections and double-helicity asymmetries of single-inclusive positive and negative charged hadrons at midrapidity from p + p collisions at root s = 62.4 GeV are presented. The PHENIX measurement of the cross sections for 1.0 < p(T) < 4.5 GeV/c are consistent with perturbative QCD calculations at next-to-leading order in the strong-coupling constant, alpha(s). Resummed pQCD calculations including terms with next-to-leading-log accuracy, yielding reduced theoretical uncertainties, also agree with the data. The double-helicity asymmetry, sensitive at leading order to the gluon polarization in a momentum-fraction range of 0.05 less than or similar to x(gluon) less than or similar to 0.2, is consistent with recent global parametrizations disfavoring large gluon polarization.


Direct Photon Production In P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev At Midrapidity, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Oct 2012

Direct Photon Production In P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev At Midrapidity, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

The differential cross section for the production of direct photons in p + p collisions at root s = 200 GeV at midrapidity was measured in the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Inclusive direct photons were measured in the transverse momentum range from 5: 5-25 GeV/c, extending the range beyond previous measurements. Event structure was studied with an isolation criterion. Next-to-leading-order perturbative-quantum-chromodynamics calculations give a good description of the spectrum. When the cross section is expressed versus x(T), the PHENIX data are seen to be in agreement with measurements from other experiments at different center-of-mass energies.


Evolution Of Pi(0) Suppression In Au Plus Au Collisions From Root S(Nn)=39 To 200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Lei Ding, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Oct 2012

Evolution Of Pi(0) Suppression In Au Plus Au Collisions From Root S(Nn)=39 To 200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Lei Ding, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Neutral-pion pi(0) spectra were measured at midrapidity (vertical bar y vertical bar < 0.35) in Au + Au collisions at root s(NN) = 39 and 62.4 GeV and compared with earlier measurements at 200 GeV in a transverse-momentum range of 1 < p(T) < 10 GeV/c. The high-p(T) tail is well described by a power law in all cases, and the powers decrease significantly with decreasing center-of-mass energy. The change of powers is very similar to that observed in the corresponding spectra for p + p collisions. The nuclear modification factors (RAA) show significant suppression, with a distinct energy, centrality, and p(T) dependence. Above p(T) = 7 GeV/c, R-AA is similar for root sNN = 62.4 and 200 GeV at all centralities. Perturbative-quantum-chromodynamics calculations that describe R-AA well at 200 GeV fail to describe the 39 GeV data, raising the possibility that, for the same p(T) region, the relative importance of initial-state effects and soft processes increases at lower energies. The p(T) range where pi(0) spectra in central Au + Au collisions have the same power as in p + p collisions is approximate to 5 and 7 GeV/c for root sNN = 200 and 62.4 GeV, respectively. For the root sNN = 39 GeV data, it is not clear whether such a region is reached, and the x(T) dependence of the x(T)-scaling power-law exponent is very different from that observed in the root sNN = 62 and 200 GeV data, providing further evidence that initial-state effects and soft processes mask the in-medium suppression of hardscattered partons to higher p(T) as the collision energy decreases.


Measurement Of Direct Photons In Au Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev, S. Afanasiev, Sergey Belikov, Paul Constantin, Nathan Conrad Grau, John C. Hill, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Jan Rak, Marzia Rosati, S. Skutnik, Carla Vale, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Oct 2012

Measurement Of Direct Photons In Au Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev, S. Afanasiev, Sergey Belikov, Paul Constantin, Nathan Conrad Grau, John C. Hill, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Jan Rak, Marzia Rosati, S. Skutnik, Carla Vale, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

We report the measurement of direct photons at midrapidity in Au + Au collisions at root s(NN) = 200 GeV. The direct photon signal was extracted for the transverse momentum range of 4 GeV/c < pT < 22 GeV/c, using a statistical method to subtract decay photons from the inclusive photon sample. The direct photon nuclear modification factor R-AA was calculated as a function of p(T) for different Au + Au collision centralities using the measured p + p direct photon spectrum and compared to theoretical predictions. R-AA was found to be consistent with unity for all centralities over the entire measured pT range. Theoretical models that account for modifications of initial direct photon production due to modified parton distribution functions in Au and the different isospin composition of the nuclei predict a modest change of R-AA from unity. They are consistent with the data. Models with compensating effects of the quark-gluon plasma on high-energy photons, such as suppression of jet-fragmentation photons and induced-photon bremsstrahlung from partons traversing the medium, are also consistent with this measurement.


Observation Of Direct-Photon Collective Flow In Au Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Sep 2012

Observation Of Direct-Photon Collective Flow In Au Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

The second Fourier component v(2) of the azimuthal anisotropy with respect to the reaction plane is measured for direct photons at midrapidity and transverse momentum (p(T)) of 1-12 GeV/c in Au + Au collisions at root s(NN) = 200 GeV. Previous measurements of this quantity for hadrons with p(T) < 6 GeV/c indicate that the medium behaves like a nearly perfect fluid, while for p(T) > 6 GeV/c a reduced anisotropy is interpreted in terms of a path-length dependence for parton energy loss. In this measurement with the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider we find that for p(T) > 4 GeV/c the anisotropy for direct photons is consistent with ...


Ground And Excited State Charmonium Production In P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, C. L. Silva, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration May 2012

Ground And Excited State Charmonium Production In P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, C. L. Silva, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

We report on charmonium measurements [J/psi (1S), psi' (2S), and chi(c) (1P)] in p + p collisions at root s = 200 GeV. We find that the fraction of J/psi coming from the feed-down decay of psi' and chi(c) in the midrapidity region (vertical bar y vertical bar < 0: 35) is 9.6 +/- 2.4% and 32 +/- 9%, respectively. We also present the p(T) and rapidity dependencies of the J/psi yield measured via dielectron decay at midrapidity (vertical bar y vertical bar < 0.35) and via dimuon decay at forward rapidity (1.2 < vertical bar y vertical bar < 2.2). The statistical precision greatly exceeds that reported in our previous publication [Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 232002 (2007)]. The new results are compared with other experiments and discussed in the context of current charmonium production models.


Search For A Heavy Charged Gauge Boson Decaying To A Muon And A Neutrino In 1 Fb-1 Of Proton-Proton Collisions At Sqrt(S) = 7 Tev Using The Atlas Detector, Alaettin Serhan Mete Jan 2012

Search For A Heavy Charged Gauge Boson Decaying To A Muon And A Neutrino In 1 Fb-1 Of Proton-Proton Collisions At Sqrt(S) = 7 Tev Using The Atlas Detector, Alaettin Serhan Mete

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The ATLAS detector is used to search for high-mass states, such as heavy charged gauge bosons (W'), decaying to a muon and a neutrino. Results are presented based on the analysis of pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.04 fb-1. No excess beyond standard model expectations is observed. A W' with sequential standard model couplings is excluded at 95% confidence level for masses below 1.98 TeV. Results from the muon channel are also combined with the electron channel to further extend the mass limit up to 2.15 TeV ...


Measurement Of The Drell-Yan Differential Cross-Section D(Sigma)/D(Pt) At High Dilepton Mass In Proton-Proton Collisions At Sqrt(S) = 7 Tev With The Atlas Detector, Kyoko Yamamoto Jan 2012

Measurement Of The Drell-Yan Differential Cross-Section D(Sigma)/D(Pt) At High Dilepton Mass In Proton-Proton Collisions At Sqrt(S) = 7 Tev With The Atlas Detector, Kyoko Yamamoto

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A measurement of the Drell-Yan transverse momentum (pTμμ) distribution above the Z-boson mass region (116 GeV < Mμμ) in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is presented. Results are obtained using Z/γ* → μ+μ- decays in a data sample collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb-1. The normalized differential cross-section is measured up to pTμμ of 180 GeV. We measure the ratio of the pTμμ distribution in the high mass region to that in the Z-boson mass region and multiply it with ...


Measurements Of Higher Order Flow Harmonics In Au Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Dec 2011

Measurements Of Higher Order Flow Harmonics In Au Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Flow coefficients nu(n) for n = 2, 3, 4, characterizing the anisotropic collective flow in Au + Au collisions at root s(NN) = 200 GeV, are measured relative to event planes Psi(n), determined at large rapidity. We report nu(n) as a function of transverse momentum and collision centrality, and study the correlations among the event planes of different order n. The nu(n) are well described by hydrodynamic models which employ a Glauber Monte Carlo initial state geometry with fluctuations, providing additional constraining power on the interplay between initial conditions and the effects of viscosity as the system evolves ...


Suppression Of Back-To-Back Hadron Pairs At Forward Rapidity In D Plus Au Collisions At Root S-Nn=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Oct 2011

Suppression Of Back-To-Back Hadron Pairs At Forward Rapidity In D Plus Au Collisions At Root S-Nn=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Back-to-back hadron pair yields in d + Au and p + p collisions at root S-NN = 200 GeV were measured with the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Rapidity separated hadron pairs were detected with the trigger hadron at pseudorapidity vertical bar eta vertical bar < 0: 35 and the associated hadron at forward rapidity (deuteron direction, 3.0< eta < 3.8). Pairs were also detected with both hadrons measured at forward rapidity; in this case, the yield of back-to-back hadron pairs in d + Au collisions with small impact parameters is observed to be suppressed by a factor of 10 relative to p + p collisions. The kinematics of these pairs is expected to probe partons in the Au nucleus with a low fraction x of the nucleon momenta, where the gluon densities rise sharply. The observed suppression as a function of nuclear thickness, p(T), and eta points to cold nuclear matter effects arising at high parton densities.


Cold Nuclear Matter Effects On J/Psi Yields As A Function Of Rapidity And Nuclear Geometry In D Plus A Collisions At Root S-Nn=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, C. L. Silva, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Sep 2011

Cold Nuclear Matter Effects On J/Psi Yields As A Function Of Rapidity And Nuclear Geometry In D Plus A Collisions At Root S-Nn=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, C. L. Silva, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

We present measurements of J/psi yields in d + Au collisions at root S-NN = 200 GeV recorded by the PHENIX experiment and compare them with yields in p + p collisions at the same energy per nucleon-nucleon collision. The measurements cover a large kinematic range in J/psi rapidity (-2.2 < y < 2.4) with high statistical precision and are compared with two theoretical models: one with nuclear shadowing combined with final state breakup and one with coherent gluon saturation effects. In order to remove model dependent systematic uncertainties we also compare the data to a simple geometric model. The forward rapidity data are inconsistent with nuclear modifications that are linear or exponential in the density weighted longitudinal thickness, such as those from the final state breakup of the bound state.


Event Structure And Double Helicity Asymmetry In Jet Production From Polarized P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Nathan C. Grau, John C. Hill, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, S. Skutnik, Carla Vale, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Jul 2011

Event Structure And Double Helicity Asymmetry In Jet Production From Polarized P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Nathan C. Grau, John C. Hill, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, S. Skutnik, Carla Vale, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

We report on the event structure and double helicity asymmetry (A(LL)) of jet production in longitudinally polarized p + p collisions at root s = 200 GeV. Photons and charged particles were measured by the PHENIX experiment at midrapidity vertical bar eta vertical bar < 0.35 with the requirement of a high-momentum (> 2 GeV/c) photon in the event. Event structure, such as multiplicity, p(T) density and thrust in the PHENIX acceptance, were measured and compared with the results from the PYTHIA event generator and the GEANT detector simulation. The shape of jets and the underlying event were well reproduced at this collision energy. For the measurement of ...


Measurement Of Neutral Mesons In P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev And Scaling Properties Of Hadron Production, Andrew Adare, Nathan C. Grau, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, S. Skutnik, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Mar 2011

Measurement Of Neutral Mesons In P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev And Scaling Properties Of Hadron Production, Andrew Adare, Nathan C. Grau, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, S. Skutnik, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

The PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider has measured the invariant differential cross section for production of K-S(0), omega, eta', and phi mesons in p + p collisions at root s 200 GeV. Measurements of omega and phi production in different decay channels give consistent results. New results for the omega are in agreement with previously published data and extend the measured p(T) coverage. The spectral shapes of all hadron transverse momentum distributions measured by PHENIX are well described by a Tsallis distribution functional form with only two parameters, n and T, determining the high-p(T) and ...


Nuclear Modification Factors Of Phi Mesons In D Plus Au, Cu Plus Cu, And Au Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Sergey Belikov, Paul Constantin, Alan Dion, Nathan C. Grau, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Jan Rak, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, S. Skutnik, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Feb 2011

Nuclear Modification Factors Of Phi Mesons In D Plus Au, Cu Plus Cu, And Au Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Sergey Belikov, Paul Constantin, Alan Dion, Nathan C. Grau, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Jan Rak, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, S. Skutnik, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

The PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider has performed systematic measurements of phi meson production in the K+K- decay channel at midrapidity in p + p, d + Au, Cu + Cu, and Au + Au collisions at root s(NN) = 200 GeV. Results are presented on the phi invariant yield and the nuclear modification factor R-AA for Au + Au and Cu + Cu, and R-dA for d + Au collisions, studied as a function of transverse momentum (1 < p(T) < 7 GeV/c) and centrality. In central and midcentral Au + Au collisions, the R-AA of phi exhibits a suppression relative to expectations from binary scaled p + p results. The amount of suppression is smaller than that of the pi(0) and the. in the intermediate p(T) range (2-5 GeV/c), whereas, at higher p(T), the phi, pi(0), and. show similar suppression. The baryon (proton and antiproton) excess observed in central Au + Au collisions at intermediate p(T) is not observed for the phi meson despite the similar masses of the proton and the phi. This suggests that the excess is linked to the number of valence quarks in the hadron rather than its mass. The difference gradually disappears with decreasing centrality, and, for peripheral collisions, the R-AA values for both particle species are consistent with binary scaling. Cu + Cu collisions show the same yield and suppression as Au + Au collisions for the same number of N-part. The R-dA of phi shows no evidence for cold nuclear effects within uncertainties.


Cross Section And Parity-Violating Spin Asymmetries Of W-+/- Boson Production In Polarized P Plus P Collisions At Root S=500 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Feb 2011

Cross Section And Parity-Violating Spin Asymmetries Of W-+/- Boson Production In Polarized P Plus P Collisions At Root S=500 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, C. L. Silva, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Large parity-violating longitudinal single-spin asymmetries A(L)(e+) = 0.86(-0.14)(+0.30) and Ae(L)(e-) = 0.88(-0.71)(+0.12) are observed for inclusive high transverse momentum electrons and positrons in polarized p + p collisions at a center-of-mass energy of root s = 500 GeV with the PHENIX detector at RHIC. These e(+/-) come mainly from the decay of W-+/- and Z(0) bosons, and their asymmetries directly demonstrate parity violation in the couplings of the W-+/- to the light quarks. The observed electron and positron yields were used to estimate W-+/- boson production cross sections for ...


Cross Section And Double Helicity Asymmetry For Eta Mesons And Their Comparison To Pi(0) Production In P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Nathan C. Grau, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, S. Skutnik, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Feb 2011

Cross Section And Double Helicity Asymmetry For Eta Mesons And Their Comparison To Pi(0) Production In P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Nathan C. Grau, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, S. Skutnik, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Measurements of double-helicity asymmetries in inclusive hadron production in polarized p + p collisions are sensitive to helicity-dependent parton distribution functions, in particular, to the gluon helicity distribution, Delta g. This study focuses on the extraction of the double-helicity asymmetry in eta production ((p) over right arrow + (p) over right arrow -> eta + X), the eta cross section, and the eta/pi(0) cross section ratio. The cross section and ratio measurements provide essential input for the extraction of fragmentation functions that are needed to access the helicity-dependent parton distribution functions.


Measurement Of Transverse Single-Spin Asymmetries For J/Psi Production In Polarized P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, C. L. Silva, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Dec 2010

Measurement Of Transverse Single-Spin Asymmetries For J/Psi Production In Polarized P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Alan Dion, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, C. L. Silva, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

We report the first measurement of transverse single-spin asymmetries in J/psi production from transversely polarized p + p collisions at root s = 200 GeV with data taken by the PHENIX experiment in 2006 and 2008. The measurement was performed over the rapidity ranges 1.2 < vertical bar y vertical bar < 2.2 and vertical bar y vertical bar < 0.35 for transverse momenta up to 6 GeV/c. J/psi production at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider is dominated by processes involving initial-state gluons, and transverse single-spin asymmetries of the J/psi can provide access to gluon dynamics within the nucleon. Such asymmetries may also shed light on the long-standing question in QCD of the J/psi production mechanism. Asymmetries were obtained as a function of J/psi transverse momentum and Feynman-x, with a value of -0.086 +/- 0.026(stat) +/- 0.003(syst) in the forward region. This result suggests possible nonzero trigluon correlation functions in transversely polarized protons and, if well defined in this reaction, a nonzero gluon Sivers distribution function.


High P(T) Direct Photon And Pi(0) Triggered Azimuthal Jet Correlations And Measurement Of K(T) For Isolated Direct Photons In P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Nathan C. Grau, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, S. Skutnik, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Oct 2010

High P(T) Direct Photon And Pi(0) Triggered Azimuthal Jet Correlations And Measurement Of K(T) For Isolated Direct Photons In P Plus P Collisions At Root S=200 Gev, Andrew Adare, Nathan C. Grau, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, S. Skutnik, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Correlations of charged hadrons of 1< p(T) < 10 Gev/c with high pT direct photons and pi(0) mesons in the range 5< p(T) < 15 Gev/c are used to study jet fragmentation in the gamma + jet and dijet channels, respectively. The magnitude of the partonic transverse momentum, k(T), is obtained by comparing to a model incorporating a Gaussian kT smearing. The sensitivity of the associated charged hadron spectra to the underlying fragmentation function is tested and the data are compared to calculations using recent global fit results. The shape of the direct photon-associated hadron spectrum as well as its charge asymmetry are found to be consistent with a sample dominated by quark-gluon Compton scattering. No significant evidence of fragmentation photon correlated production is observed within experimental uncertainties.


Azimuthal Anisotropy Of Pi(0) Production In Au Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev: Path-Length Dependence Of Jet Quenching And The Role Of Initial Geometry, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Sep 2010

Azimuthal Anisotropy Of Pi(0) Production In Au Plus Au Collisions At Root S(Nn)=200 Gev: Path-Length Dependence Of Jet Quenching And The Role Of Initial Geometry, Andrew Adare, John C. Hill, Todd Kempel, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, Craig Ogilvie, H. Pei, Marzia Rosati, Alexey Yu. Semenov, Carla Vale, Feng Wei, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

We have measured the azimuthal anisotropy of pi(0) production for 1 < p(T) < 18 GeV/c for Au + Au collisions at root s(NN) = 200 GeV. The observed anisotropy shows a gradual decrease for 3 less than or similar to p(T) less than or similar to 7-10 GeV/c, but remains positive beyond 10 GeV/c. The magnitude of this anisotropy is underpredicted, up to at least similar to 10 GeV/c, by current perturbative QCD (PQCD) energy-loss model calculations. An estimate of the increase in anisotropy expected from initial-geometry modification due to gluon saturation effects and fluctuations is insufficient to account for this discrepancy. Calculations that implement a path-length dependence steeper than what is implied by current PQCD energy-loss models show reasonable agreement with the data.