Open Access Dissertation
Date of Award
Physics and Astronomy
Measurements of azimuthal correlations at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) have shown an away-side that is suppressed in Au+Au collisions compared to proton+proton/Deuteron+proton collisions. Such suppression is taken as a signature of the predicted QCD dense medium. However, the near-side of the azimuthal correlations shows little modification. The near-side of such correlations is related to the ratio of the dihadron fragmentation function to the single one. As such, dihadron fragmentation functions shall provide a better basis for the interpretation of the near-side correlations. Dihadron fragmentation functions also also provide a baseline of such measurements in heavy ion collisions.
Elnimr, Muhammad, "Dihadron Fragmentation Functions In Proton-Proton Collisions At The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (rhic)" (2010). Wayne State University Dissertations. 66.