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In proton collisions, fragmentation functions describe the probability that a given parton in the initial state creates a particular hadron in the final state. Understanding fragmentation is essential for a theoretical description of measured asymmetries that provide a glimpse of the proton's spin structure. Proton-gold collisions from the STAR detector at Brookhaven National Laboratory will provide a complementary result, using reconstructed jets, to the global data which comes mostly from electron-positron annihilation experiments. A first step in extracting fragmentation functions is to perform a quality analysis (QA) of the data. This poster shows a look at the data and our method for identifying and rejecting detector runs which are bad in an effort to have a clean sample for physics analysis.
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Knight, Keaghan and Adkins, Kevin, "Data Quality Analysis of 200 GeV Center of Mass Energy p-Au Collisions from STAR" (2022). 2022 Celebration of Student Scholarship - Poster Presentations. 22.
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