Prompt photons from relativistic heavy ion collisions

J. Jalilian-Marian, K. Orginos, I. Sarcevic

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We calculate the inclusive cross section for prompt photon production in heavy-ion collisions at RHIC energies (√s = 130 GeV and √s = 200 GeV) in the central rapidity region including next-to-leading order, O(αemα2s), radiative corrections, initial state nuclear shadowing, and parton energy loss effects. We show that there is a significant suppression of the nuclear cross section, up to ∼30% at √s = 200 GeV, due to shadowing and medium induced parton energy loss effects. We find that the next-to-leading order contributions are large and have a strong pt dependence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041901
Pages (from-to)419011-419014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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