Observation of Associated Near-Side and Away-Side Long-Range Correlations in √sNN=5.02 TeV Proton-Lead Collisions with the ATLAS Detector

G. Aad, T. Abajyan, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, S. Abdel Khalek, A. A. Abdelalim, O. Abdinov, R. Aben, B. Abi, M. Abolins, O. S. Abouzeid, H. Abramowicz, H. Abreu, B. S. Acharya, L. Adamczyk, D. L. Adams, T. N. Addy, J. Adelman, S. Adomeit, P. AdragnaT. Adye, S. Aefsky, J. A. Aguilar-Saavedra, M. Agustoni, S. P. Ahlen, F. Ahles, A. Ahmad, M. Ahsan, G. Aielli, T. P.A. Åkesson, G. Akimoto, A. V. Akimov, M. A. Alam, J. Albert, S. Albrand, M. Aleksa, I. N. Aleksandrov, F. Alessandria, C. Alexa, G. Alexander, G. Alexandre, T. Alexopoulos, M. Alhroob, M. Aliev, G. Alimonti, J. Alison, B. M.M. Allbrooke, L. J. Allison, P. P. Allport, S. E. Allwood-Spiers

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Abstract

Two-particle correlations in relative azimuthal angle (Δρ) and pseudorapidity (Δη) are measured in √sNN=5.02 TeV p+Pb collisions using the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The measurements are performed using approximately 1 μb-1 of data as a function of transverse momentum (pT) and the transverse energy (ΣETPb) summed over 3.1<η<4.9 in the direction of the Pb beam. The correlation function, constructed from charged particles, exhibits a long-range (2<|Δη|<5) "near-side" (Δρ∼0) correlation that grows rapidly with increasing ΣETPb. A long-range "away-side" (Δρ∼π) correlation, obtained by subtracting the expected contributions from recoiling dijets and other sources estimated using events with small ΣETPb, is found to match the near-side correlation in magnitude, shape (in Δη and Δρ) and ΣETPb dependence. The resultant Δρ correlation is approximately symmetric about π/2, and is consistent with a dominant cos2Δρ modulation for all ΣETPb ranges and particle pT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number182302
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume110
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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