Measurements of photo-nuclear jet production in Pb plus Pb collisions with ATLAS
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Ultra-peripheral heavy ion collisions provide a unique opportunity to study the parton distributions in the colliding nuclei via the measurement of photo-nuclear jet production. An analysis of jet production in ultra-peripheral Pb+Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV performed using data collected with the ATLAS detector in 2015 is described. The data set corresponds to a total Pb+Pb integrated luminosity of 0.38 nb−1. The ultra-peripheral collisions are selected using a combination of forward neutron and rapidity gap requirements. The cross-sections, not unfolded for detector response, are compared to results from Pythia Monte Carlo simulations re-weighted to match a photon spectrum obtained from the STARlight model. Qualitative agreement between data and these simulations is observed over a broad kinematic range suggesting that using these collisions to measure nuclear parton distributions is experimentally realisable.
AuthorsAngerami, A; Aaboud, M; Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Abidi, SH; AbouZeid, OS; Abraham, NL; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adachi, S; Adamczyk, L; Adelman, J; Adersberger, M; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Agheorghiesei, C; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akatsuka, S; Akerstedt, H; Akesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albicocco, P; Verzini, MJA; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M; Ali, B; Aliev, M; Alimonti, G; Alison, J; Alkire, SP; Allbrooke, BMM; Allen, BW; Allport, PP; Aloisio, A; Alonso, A; Alonso, F; Alpigiani, C; Alshehri, AA; Alstaty, M; Gonzalez, BA; Piqueras, DA; Alviggi, MG; Amadio, BT; Coutinho, YA; Amelung, C; Amidei, D; Dos Santos, SPA; Amorim, A; Amoroso, S; Amundsen, G; Anastopoulos, C; Ancu, LS; Andari, N; Andeen, T; Anders, CF; Anders, JK; Anderson, KJ; Andreazza, A; Andrei, V; Angelidakis, S; Angelozzi, I; Angerami, A; Anisenkov, AV; Anjos, N; Annovi, A; Antel, C; Antonelli, M; Antonov, A; Antrim, DJ; Anulli, F; Aoki, M; Bella, LA; Arabidze, G; Arai, Y; Araque, JP; Ferraz, VA; Arce, ATH; Ardell, RE; Arduh, FA; Arguin, J-F; Argyropoulos, S; Arik, M; Armbruster, AJ; Armitage, LJ; et al.
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