Angular dependence of jet quenching indicates its strong enhancement near the QCD phase transition.

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We study dependence of jet quenching on matter density, using "tomography" of the fireball provided by RHIC data on azimuthal anisotropy v_{2} of high p_{t} hadron yield at different centralities. Slicing the fireball into shells with constant (entropy) density, we derive a "layer-wise geometrical limit" v_{2};{max} which is indeed above the data v_{2} < v_… (More)

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@article{Liao2009AngularDO, title={Angular dependence of jet quenching indicates its strong enhancement near the QCD phase transition.}, author={Jinfeng Liao and Edward V. Shuryak}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2009}, volume={102 20}, pages={202302} }