Azimuthal decorrelation of jets widely separated in rapidity in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV

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

JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, no.8, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep08(2016)139
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), proton-proton scattering, Forward physics, Jets, Particle correlations and fluctuations, INELASTIC EP SCATTERING, POMERON, CCFM
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The decorrelation in the azimuthal angle between the most forward and the most backward jets (Mueller-Navelet jets) is measured in data collected in pp collisions with the CMS detector at the LHC at root s = 7 TeV. The measurement is presented in the form of distributions of azimuthal-angle differences, Delta phi, between the Mueller-Navelet jets, the average cosines of (pi - Delta phi), 2(pi - Delta phi), and 3(pi - Delta phi), and ratios of these cosines. The jets are required to have transverse momenta, p(T), in excess of 35 GeV and rapidities, |y|, of less than 4.7. The results are presented as a function of the rapidity separation, Delta y, between the Mueller-Navelet jets, reaching Delta y up to 9.4 for the first time. The results are compared to predictions of various Monte Carlo event generators and to analytical predictions based on the DGLAP and BFKL parton evolution schemes.