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Non-perturbative computation of double inclusive gluon production in the Glasma

Research paper by T. Lappi, S. Srednyak, R. Venugopalan

Indexed on: 02 Mar '10Published on: 02 Mar '10Published in: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology



Abstract

The near-side ridge observed in A+A collisions at RHIC has been described as arising from the radial flow of Glasma flux tubes formed at very early times in the collisions. We investigate the viability of this scenario by performing a non-perturbative numerical computation of double inclusive gluon production in the Glasma. Our results support the conjecture that the range of transverse color screening of correlations determining the size of the flux tubes is a semi-hard scale, albeit with non-trivial structure. We discuss our results in the context of ridge correlations in the RHIC heavy ion experiments.