arXiv:1202.1192
IPPP-12-01
DCPT-12-02
CERN-PH-TH-2011-322
MCNET-12-02
Eur.Phys.J. C72 (2012) 2028

by: Zapp, Korinna Christine (Durham U., IPPP) et al.

Abstract:
It is widely accepted that a phenomenologically viable theory of jet quenching for heavy ion collisions requires the understanding of medium-induced parton energy loss beyond the limit of eikonal kinematics formulated by Baier-Dokshitzer-Mueller-Peigne-Schiff and Zakharov (BDMPS-Z). Here, we supplement a recently developed exact Monte Carlo implementation of the BDMPS-Z formalism with elementary physical requirements including exact energy-momentum conservation, a refined formulation of jet-medium interactions and a treatment of all parton branchings on the same footing. We document the changes induced by these physical requirements and we describe their kinematic origin.