The Landau-Pomeranchuk-Migdal effect within a partonic transport approach

  • In this thesis different descriptions for the non-Abelian Landau-Pomeranchuk-Migdal (LPM) effect are studied within the partonic transport approach BAMPS (Boltzmann Approach to Multi-Parton Scatterings), which numerically solves the 3+1-dimensional Boltzmann equation for massless partons based on elastic and radiative interactions calculated in perturbative quantum chromodynamics. The LPM effect is a coherence effect originating from the finite formation time of gluon emissions leading to characteristic dependencies of the radiative energy loss of energetic partonic projectiles, as e.g. jets in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Due to this non-locality of interactions, such coherence effects are difficult to describe rigorously in transport theory. Therefore we compare in this work three different implementations for the LPM effect: i) a parametric LPM suppression based on a theta function in the radiative matrix elements, ii) a stochastic LPM approach, which explicitly simulates the elastic interactions of gluons during their formation time, and iii) the thermal gluon emission rate from the AMY formalism, which is a hard-thermal-loop calculation exactly considering the non-Abelian LPM effect by resumming ladder diagrams in the large medium limit. After discussing the numerical implementation of the three approaches, we investigate their consequences in different jet-energy loss scenarios: first the academic scenarios of eikonal and non-eikonal jets flying through a static brick of thermal quark-gluon plasma and then jets traversing the expanding medium of ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions at LHC energies. We can demonstrate that although the different LPM approaches show similarities in the radiative energy loss there are differences in the underlying gluon emission spectra, which originate from the specific treatment of divergences in the matrix elements within BAMPS. Furthermore, based on the different LPM approaches we present simulation results for recent jet quenching observables from the LHC experiments and discuss properties of the underlying heavy-ion medium.

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Author:Florian SenzelGND
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Referee:Carsten GreinerGND, Hannah ElfnerORCiDGND
Advisor:Carsten Greiner
Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Date of Publication (online):2020/08/18
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Granting Institution:Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Date of final exam:2020/08/14
Release Date:2020/08/28
Page Number:300
Institutes:Physik / Physik
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht