Radiative energy loss of high energy quarks and gluons in a finitevolume quarkgluon plasma
Abstract
The medium induced energy loss spectrum of a quark or gluon of high energy E traversing a hot QCD medium of finite volume is studied. We model the interaction by a simple picture of static scattering centres. The total induced energy loss is found to grow as L^{2}, where L is the extent of the medium. This quadratic behaviour holds for L smaller than a critical length L_{cr}α √ E. The solution of the energy loss problem is reduced to the solution of a Schrödingerlike equation whose "potential" is given by the singlescattering cross section of the high energy parton in the medium. These results should be directly applicable to a quarkgluon plasma.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics B
 Pub Date:
 February 1997
 DOI:
 10.1016/S05503213(96)005536
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepph/9607355
 Bibcode:
 1997NuPhB.483..291B
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology
 EPrint:
 29 pages, LaTeX2e, 43 figures