Observation of Charge-Dependent Azimuthal Correlations in p-Pb Collisions and Its Implication for the Search for the Chiral Magnetic Effect

Khachatryan V., Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Asilar E., Bergauer T., ...Daha Fazla

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, cilt.118, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Charge-dependent azimuthal particle correlations with respect to the second-order event plane in p-Pb and PbPb collisions at a nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energy of 5.02 TeV have been studied with the CMS experiment at the LHC. The measurement is performed with a three-particle correlation technique, using two particles with the same or opposite charge within the pseudorapidity range broken vertical bar eta broken vertical bar < 2.4, and a third particle measured in the hadron forward calorimeters (4.4 < broken vertical bar eta broken vertical bar < 5). The observed differences between the same and opposite sign correlations, as functions of multiplicity and. gap between the two charged particles, are of similar magnitude in p-Pb and PbPb collisions at the same multiplicities. These results pose a challenge for the interpretation of charge-dependent azimuthal correlations in heavy ion collisions in terms of the chiral magnetic effect.